Recovery Stories

Sold to an unsuspecting buyer on Offerup, because Offerup is terrible then ID'd as stolen in the Bike Index. translated from English

Medium recovery 1088 Greg Cargo Bike (Front Storage) recovered 2019.5.6

Someone saw my bike downtown, called me via the Bike Index, and flagged down the police! translated from English

Medium recovery 1089 Craig Bike recovered 2019.5.6

Stolen Bikes YEG found it online. The police followed up and caught the thief red-handed cruising down Whyte Ave on my bike. They contacted me via the Bike Index! translated from English

Medium recovery 1086 Mary Bike recovered 2019.5.2

The bike was found at local bike shop and we were notified via the Bike Index! Thanks. translated from English

Medium recovery 1084 Kristin Bike recovered 2019.5.2

A fine citizen found it on Craigslist and checked the Bike Index to see if it was stolen. He contacted me and voila! He had bought it from someone who, we presume, bought it from the thief (or dealer). translated from English

Medium recovery 1085 Joshua Bike recovered 2019.5.1

Stolen Bikes Nola found it with the help of the Bike Index! translated from English

Medium recovery 1080 Matt Bike recovered 2019.5.1

King county Sheriff's office spotted and recovered bike in downtown Seattle. They contacted me via the Bike Index translated from English

Medium recovery 1081 Thomas Bike recovered 2019.4.30

David from Stages Cycling spotted it in inner SE and helped recover it. They contacted me via the Bike Index. translated from English

Medium recovery 1082 Adam Bike recovered 2019.4.30

Found by Portland Police, identified by serial number listed on the Bike Index! translated from English

Medium recovery 1083 Taylor Bike recovered 2019.4.30

Bike came into a bike shop for repair and owner became suspicious and checked the Bike Index! translated from English

Medium recovery 1079 Anne Bike recovered 2019.4.26

A number of people noticed a suspicious bike for sale online. They checked the Bike Index to see if this bike matched the description of any stolen bikes (and came across mine!) which allowed me to contact the Edmonton police to recover my bike! translated from English

Medium recovery 1078 Stephen Bike recovered 2019.4.25

The wonderful folks from stolen bikes NOLA tracked my bike for over an hour and were able to get the bike thief to hand the bike back. Once they recovered it, they were able to find me via the Bike Index translated from English

Medium recovery 1077 Elbers Bike recovered 2019.4.25

A person contacted me through the Bike Index to let me know my bike was posted on a selling website Offerup.com (thanks Bryan!). I took this to DC police and they assigned a detective, Officer Bemiller. translated from English

Medium recovery 1076 Henry Bike recovered 2019.4.24

Edmonton police pulled a guy over who was riding it and ran the serial number through the Bike Index. translated from English

Medium recovery 1075 Natasha Bike recovered 2019.4.24

Good Samaritan found out in some bushes and found it using the Bike Index! translated from English

Medium recovery 1073 Mike Bike recovered 2019.4.23

Recovered through Bike Index, the CA distributor from Tern, & two awesome people that found it and held it for a month! translated from English

Medium recovery 1074 Taylor Bike recovered 2019.4.23

Police located it and contacted me via the Bike Index! translated from English

Medium recovery 1072 Max Bike recovered 2019.4.17

I was contacted by a person who had purchased the bike from whoever stole it. He saw my listing on the Bike Index and contacted me to let me know he was in possession of the bike. translated from English

Medium recovery 1061 Evan Bike recovered 2019.4.14

Recovered by Nola PD and identified using the Bike Index! translated from English

Medium recovery 1062 Marlon Bike recovered 2019.4.13

Stolen Bikes Nola recovered this and found me with the help of the Bike Index! translated from English

Medium recovery 1063 Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.4.12

Stolen bikes Nola recovered this bike and found me with the help of the Bike Index! translated from English

Medium recovery 1064 Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.4.12

Stolen bikes Nola recovered this bike and contacted me using the Bike Index! translated from English

Medium recovery 1065 Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.4.12

Stolen bikes Nola recovered this bike and contacted me using the Bike Index! translated from English

Medium recovery 1066 Jorge Bike recovered 2019.4.12

The bike was recovered by Stolen Bikes Nola, and they contacted me via the Bike Index! translated from English

Medium recovery 1067 Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.4.12

The bike was recovered by Stolen Bikes Nola, and I was contacted about it via the Bike Index! translated from English

Medium recovery 1068 Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.4.12

Stolen bikes Nola recovered this bike and found me with the help of the Bike Index! translated from English

Medium recovery 1069 Stolen Bikes NOLA Tricycle recovered 2019.4.12

Thanks to the bikes task force and the Bike Index I have my bike back! Just shows how important it is to register your bike. translated from English

Medium recovery 1058 Thestoner Bike recovered 2019.4.11

I got a message from someone on the Bike Index who saw it posted on Craigslist! Thanks so much! translated from English

Medium recovery 1070 Jesse Bike recovered 2019.4.10

Scott of Splendid Cycles is my HERO!!! He spotted it at a camp and did all the footwork to get it back in my hands. What an amazing human he is. : ) translated from English

Medium recovery 1056 Sarah Cargo Bike (Front Storage) recovered 2019.4.10

The Portland PD recovered my bike and called me to pick it up. translated from English

Medium recovery 1059 Bryan Bike recovered 2019.4.9

Found and ID'd in the Bike Index. translated from English

Medium recovery 1057 Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.4.9

An officer from the SFPD recovered the bike and I couldn't be happier! Don't lose hope - register with the Bike Index and a huge thank you to the SFPD! translated from English

Medium recovery 1049 Eric Bike recovered 2019.4.9

I was contacted by a bike shop who recognized the bike via my listing on the Bike Index. Someone had brought it in for repairs. translated from English

Medium recovery 1046 Sharon Bike recovered 2019.4.6

After our bikes were stolen, we registered them on the Bike Index, and a local hero contacted us to say that there's a sketchy listing on OfferUp with a bike that looks a lot like one of ours. It definitely was. translated from English

Medium recovery 1047 Valeria Bike recovered 2019.4.5

The Edmonton Police Services recovered my bike on April 5, 2019 at the Coliseum LRT station. They were able to use the Bike Index to ID me as the owner. I met the Constable at the station and brought my bike home. translated from English

Medium recovery 1048 Gillian Bike recovered 2019.4.5

The police received a hit the Bike Index that a pawn shop had entered in the serial number of the bike and it was a stolen bike. translated from English

Medium recovery 1060 Shawn Potts Bike recovered 2019.4.4

Stolen Bikes NOLA called me and I picked it up Saturday, 30 March 2019 ! Thank You so much Stolen Bikes NOLA & Bike Index! translated from English

Medium recovery 1044 Stephen Bike recovered 2019.4.2

Someone posted on Stolen Bikes Nola that they bought a bike locally. Another member shared my post from Bike Index, and I was able to make contact and verify it was my bike! You guys definitely helped, and I will say this: from now on I will take many pictures and make sure I register my serial #! translated from English

Medium recovery 1045 Chin-Sun Lee Bike recovered 2019.4.1

The wonderful team of Stolen Bikes NOLA found it and contacted me via the Bike Index March 18th to recover it. I was out of the country and came back last night: today I picked it up. translated from English

Medium recovery 1041 Esme Bike recovered 2019.3.31

Thief posted bike for sale on line. People saw my add on here and contacted me about the add. Would have never been able to contact police services as quickly as I did without the Bike Index! Thank you!!! translated from English

Medium recovery 1042 Andrew Bike recovered 2019.3.30

I had someone I know pretend like they were interested in buying it and when they went to exchange the money he just took it! Found using the Bike Index. translated from English

Medium recovery 1071 Bailey Bike recovered 2019.3.30

Someone saw the bike on the Bike Index's twitter and recognized it on the street. translated from English

Medium recovery 1043 Patrick Bike recovered 2019.3.29

Recovered 5 years later after someone found it abandoned and then used the Bike Index to identify it! translated from English

Medium recovery 1040 Julie Bike recovered 2019.3.21

The Portland Police located the bike after 3 months missing and used the Bike Index to contact me! Thanks Bike Index. translated from English

Medium recovery 1039 Toblerpwn Bike recovered 2019.3.19

After it was stolen at the end of last week, my bike apparently took a trip downtown Seattle. I'm told it was sold on the street to a guy for $150. The "new owner" was led to believe it was not stolen - but when he went to register it on Bike Index realized it was mine. Thank you Bike Index! translated from English

Medium recovery 1038 Lauren Bike recovered 2019.3.18

The Bike Index sent me a link to the seller who had listed it on LetGo. I worked with local law enforcement and we recovered it 2 years after it was stolen! translated from English

Medium recovery 1034 Christopher Bike recovered 2019.3.16

I visited the seller's home where I posed as a buyer and visually identified the bike, then cops picked it up and verified the serial number. The Bike index was useful to quickly share the information with friends and the police, and as a reference for myself. translated from English

Medium recovery 1036 Julie Bike recovered 2019.3.10

Someone contacted me after seeing that I posted my bike missing on the Bike Index. Turned out it was my bike and I was able to get it back home within a few hours! translated from English

Medium recovery 1035 Jeff Bike recovered 2019.3.6

Person who purchased it checked the Bike Index and saw that it was stolen. They were awesome enough to give me a call so I could recover it! Thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Medium recovery 1037 Forest Bike recovered 2019.3.1

Person who bought it returned it after seeing it on the Bike Index. translated from English

Medium recovery 1033 Peter Bike recovered 2019.2.28