Recovery Stories

The bike got dumped near a commercial property after a flat and the workers spotted it. They checked Bike Index and notified me via email! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mikel Bike recovered 2022.8.12

The police ran the serial number of the bike and it came back stolen from the police report I filed. The detective assigned to my case called me to let me know. I went down to the bike impound lot to pick it up and now I have it back!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Henry Bike recovered 2022.8.11

Police caught someone suspicious riding it. They checked the serial on Bike Index and it matched police report. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chris Bike recovered 2022.8.10

Thanks to this community we were able to find this bike on a Facebook ad. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Raelee Bike recovered 2022.8.10

CPS has contacted me as they found it couple of blocks away with an individual that was arrested. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mostafa Bike recovered 2022.8.9

This bike was being sold on Facebook marketplace. A Bike Index ambassador met the seller, verified it as stolen, and recovered it. Thanks for such an amazing service! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Amanda Bike recovered 2022.8.8

Police saw the bike, looked it up here, contacted me through Bike Index and returned it to me translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chris Bike recovered 2022.8.8

I got extremely lucky. Someone found my bike dumped in front of their home. The homeowners called me after checking Bike Index and seeing my bike listed stolen. I am so grateful to have my bike back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Alice Bike recovered 2022.8.7

I posted this link to a facebook group dedicated to stolen bikes in my city. An officer phoned me at 5 pm to inform me she saw my post earlier in the morning in the group and noticed it was recovered when she came to work. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Clarita Bike recovered 2022.8.7

Someone found it on Facebook marketplace, confronted the seller, and brought it back to me! Amazing! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Phillip Bike recovered 2022.8.6

I am so happy that my bike is recovered after just one day! I don't know what to say, but I just want to say thank you for all the help and great favor! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Yun-Chen Bike recovered 2022.8.6

Ad on Kijiji spotted by someone who saw stolen status on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mary-Ann Bike recovered 2022.8.6

Police officer created an 'abandoned bike' listing on Bike Index. Bike Index matched the serial number on their listing to my 'stolen' bike. I reached out and I was able to recover my bike fully intact! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Alston Bike recovered 2022.8.5

Peace Officer recovered it and contacted me through Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Donna Bike recovered 2022.8.5

Good Samaritan saw bike as stolen on Bike Index and contacted me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brian Bike recovered 2022.8.4

Good Samaritan saw the stolen bike on Bike Index and contacted me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brian Bike recovered 2022.8.4

A good person found it tossed away, with flat tires and cut brake lines while they were out walking their dog. Few accessories were missing but in good condition! They were able to locate me as the owner through the serial number and contacted me via Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Karen Bike recovered 2022.8.4

Good Samaritan bought it from a flea market and returned it to authorities. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ethan Bike recovered 2022.8.4

Portland Police found it and returned it to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bryan Bike recovered 2022.8.3

Police contacted me once they recovered it! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Shaina Bike recovered 2022.8.2

Someone saw it listed on kijiji and checked Bike Index, notified me that it looked like mine, so I told the police, who went and recovered it! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kevin Bike recovered 2022.8.2

Someone found it and brought it to the Edmonton Police. They contacted me for pick-up! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dominique Bike recovered 2022.8.2

Police verified it on bike index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike TYLER Bike recovered 2022.8.2

Police called me saying they had recovered my bike after 4 years! Thank you! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike max Bike recovered 2022.7.29

It was sold at a pawn shop and recorded by the pawn shop. Since it was reported as stolen on Bike Index police were able to track it down and it was returned to me today. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jennifer Bike recovered 2022.7.28

A citizen found the bike in a park. He noticed a QR code Bike Index Sticker and then found the contact details for us translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Derrick Bike recovered 2022.7.25

Good Samaritan checked the serial number and contacted me through Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Rob Bike recovered 2022.7.25

The person who bought it got suspicious that it was stolen and checked on bike index! Also a bike index volunteer supported me through the process of getting it back! Hooray for Bike Index!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike kim Bike recovered 2022.7.21

Police found and matched serial to police report translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dave Bike recovered 2022.7.21

The Calgary Police Service contacted me to let me know they have it almost 3 years after it had been stolen. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nolan Bike recovered 2022.7.20

Calgary Police officer found our bike with the help of Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Veronique Bike recovered 2022.7.20

Tracy with Bike Recovery Action Team - Seattle found it on offerup and pretended to buy then confronted the seller that she knew it was stolen and she got it!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Marianna Bike recovered 2022.7.19

POLICE CPS GREAT WORK THANK YOU translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Matt Bike recovered 2022.7.18

Bike returned through the efforts of the CPS and members of the Bike Index community. Had I not registered my bike on Bike Index and reported it stolen I would not have it today. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike michael Bike recovered 2022.7.17

Got a phone call this morning from the police. They had the bike which had been abandoned in a park here. They traced the bike to me through Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike John Bike recovered 2022.7.15

It was abandoned on someone’s lawn and they checked this site and called me translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Emily Bike recovered 2022.7.15

Amazing Calgary Transit officer saw a person on a bike clearly not theirs. Checked the serial number on Bike Index and recovered it for us. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bob Bike recovered 2022.7.15

The calgary police saw someone riding it, they pulled him over and he had warrants so they took him in and found out the bike was reported on Bike Index and they called me the same day. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike kale Bike recovered 2022.7.14

Police spotted a guy riding my bike illegally on the sidewalk. They pulled him over and ran the serial number. He got arrested and I got my bike back. Unfortunately it was stripped of the motor, battery, and front brake, but at least I can fix it or part it out. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Charles Bike recovered 2022.7.14

Someone from an Edmonton Facebook group that tries to recover stolen bikes contacted me because they saw a posting on FB Marketplace that looked like my bike (it was). I followed up with Edmonton Police and they recovered the bike from the seller. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mark Bike recovered 2022.7.14

Located with Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Derek Bike recovered 2022.7.13

With the help of Tracey at BRAT! She is unreal! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike abbydell Bike recovered 2022.7.13

Holy crap what a story. Thanks to bike index, a new friend was able to match it with a bike that was listed on Facebook marketplace. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Blaine Bike recovered 2022.7.12

Through the help of people on Bike Index and EPS I was able to recover my bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Johnathan Bike recovered 2022.7.12

The NZ Police located on a property in Katikati in July 2022, someone had tried to grind off the serial number. Making the Police Report was key. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Richard Bike recovered 2022.7.11

A good Samaritan found it being posted on facebook market and the seller looked suspicious. He found out about the bike being stolen on Bike index, found my info and contacted me. I later worked with Manchester PD to retrieve the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Xiaoxiao Bike recovered 2022.7.11

Many thanks to Tracy from BRAT Seattle t. Tracy monitored our bike and found a listing on OfferUp. She helped me walk through the process to get a police escort to help recover the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Farhan Bike recovered 2022.7.9

Edmonton Police Service members found this bike abandoned at one of our local libraries. It was painted black and some accessories were exchanged. My bike lock and cable were gone. It was returned to me late yesterday! Thank you everyone! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2022.7.9

A network of volunteers searched for it. It was found on offerup. The person selling eventually agreed to return it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Renee Bike recovered 2022.7.8

Edmonton police service constable emailed me to say it was found in downtown Edmonton. I was stunned as I never expected to see it again. Obviously Bike Index works! I have made a donation. And thank-you! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Michael Bike recovered 2022.7.7