Recovery Stories

The bike was identified by a good samaritan who contacted me after looking up the serial number on Bike Index! We worked with the local police department to successfully recover the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lincoln Bike recovered 2023.9.8

Carol, a local dog walker, messaged me on this platform and helped me locate where the bike was. I was able to get it recovered this AM! Thank you translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Aaron Bike recovered 2023.9.8

Thank you as well to all the people at bike index. I actually got inspiration to use Bike Index from a This American Life Episode 766: Well Someone Had to Do SOMETHING!" translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Shay Bike recovered 2023.9.7

Calgary Police found it abandoned downtown on September 4 and returned it to me on September 5. They verified the serial number against the report and the bike index post. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jorge Bike recovered 2023.9.7

I got an email from another Bike Index user, this morning saying he saw my bike for sale on Facebook Marketplace. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Claudine Bike recovered 2023.9.5

24hrs after reporting this to the Edmonton police and they were able to recover my bike. Thank you everyone for helping me getting my bike back.. Thank you to the West division police officers who went and located my bike and thank you bike index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ernie Bike recovered 2023.9.5

Someone saw it, looked on this site and contacted me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Vicki Bike recovered 2023.9.4

A person in Saskatoon contacted me to say he had bought the bike on Kajiji and then realized it was stolen translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Neil Bike recovered 2023.9.2

The bike thief sold it and the new owner brought it into a bike shop. The bike shop recognized that the bike was suspicious, especially being an electric bike and the owner didn’t have the key. The bike shop found us on bike index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jasmine Bike recovered 2023.9.2

Found it on Facebook Marketplace. Contacted the seller and organized with Stolen Bikes NOLA to get it back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tommie Bike recovered 2023.8.31

The officer found the bike with another guy riding it. The officer saw the bike and quickly recognized my bike and finally returned to me! Thank you EPS and constable Terry! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Arvin Bike recovered 2023.8.31

Edmonton Police Service recovered the bike in only 3 days! Thank you! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ed Bike recovered 2023.8.30

Calgary police arrested individual after crime and checked the bike he was trying to escape on against bike index. They then reached out to me and delivered my bike back. Bike was returned within 5 days. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Simon Bike recovered 2023.8.30

The police found someone with the bike and looked it up in the Bike Index system. The officers said this was the only reason they could returned it, since their internal filing has processing delays. The bike is back in quite good shape, and even with my bike lights! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Natalie Bike recovered 2023.8.29

Calgary Police called and let me know that they had recovered my bike! They used Bike Index and worked with Ridley's Cycle to find me and get it back to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike DaynaH Bike recovered 2023.8.28

Somebody bought it from a pawn shop and looked up the serial number. They saw the bike listed here on Bike Index and helped get it back to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Toby Bike recovered 2023.8.27

A nonprofit in Seattle called Bike Works had the bike come through their shop. They found it on Bike Index and contacted me through the website. It's my partner's bike and was stolen from a bike rack on a van while he was traveling through Seattle in 2012. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Vick Bike recovered 2023.8.27

Louisville PDs Detective Haymoore's diligent police work. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Joe Cargo Bike (Rear Storage) recovered 2023.8.27

Thanks to Andrew for spotting it in Ballard and Tracy for the support. Can't believe I got it back. HUGE! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Patrick Bike recovered 2023.8.26

Recovered by police in my area, after seeing it posted here on Bike Index this morning. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Janelle Bike recovered 2023.8.25

Someone saw an ad for it on offer up. Looked the bike up on bike index and contacted me. Set up a meet with the person selling it, called the police, and got it back the next day. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Cory Bike recovered 2023.8.25

The kindest woman in the world found it stashed in some bushes. Thanks to this site and the local Trek store, she was able to track me down and return it! Never though I would see this bike again! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2023.8.25

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Photo of recovered bike Dylan Bike recovered 2023.8.24

EPS contacted me to say they found a bike that was listed as stolen on Bike Index and co-ordinated its return to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Grant Bike recovered 2023.8.23

Someone bought it at a bike swap and called me! 2 years later!! They got my number thanks to bike index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike TKO Bike recovered 2023.8.23

Saw someone riding it down the street, told them it was registered and they gave it back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sasha Bike recovered 2023.8.23

Tracy from Bike Index did a badass recovery! Thanks so much! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Vickie Bike recovered 2023.8.22

The bike was recovered by Calgary Police after exactly two weeks from when it was stolen. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jagmeet Bike recovered 2023.8.22

A gentleman who had his truck stolen found it in the bed of the truck when he truck was found by police. Police were no help to him, the manufacturer was no help, but Bike Index saved the day! Success story for two cyclists who met by chance. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Michael Bike recovered 2023.8.22

Someone in the community found it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Peter Bike recovered 2023.8.21

Someone found it stashed in the bushes. He contacted me through Bike Index. Forever thankful. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brian Bike recovered 2023.8.19

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Photo of recovered bike Bike Bike recovered 2023.8.18

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Photo of recovered bike Bike Bike recovered 2023.8.18

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Photo of recovered bike Meika Bike recovered 2023.8.18

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Photo of recovered bike Lizzy Bike recovered 2023.8.18

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Photo of recovered bike Jack Bike recovered 2023.8.18

Someone messaged me this morning saying they purchased my bike. We were able to meet up and exchange. The police sticker was sanded off. It will need some love, but I am very happy to have my bike back. Thank you very much. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Khaled Bike recovered 2023.8.17

Police founded it in Calgary downtown translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Roberto Bike recovered 2023.8.17

Calgary Police Services found my bike and reached out to me through Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brett Bike recovered 2023.8.17

I found my bike on the UC Davis campus in front of the ARC. It was left unlocked on the bike rack with everything still intact and functional. There was a clear attempt to remove UCD bike license sticker which ultimately appeared to be unsuccessful. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Karena Bike recovered 2023.8.17

It has a sticker on it for Skunk River Cycles in Ames, IA, and also a sticker for registration with the City of Ames - Iowa State University. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jason Bike recovered 2023.8.16

Police got it back after looking on bike index!!! Thank you!!!! That’s two of the three that were returned in a week :) translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Elliott Bike recovered 2023.8.16

Your amazing contacts found it for sale and contacted me. I was happy to reimburse for the small amount she had to pay the guy to get it back for me. Thank you so much!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike brandith Bike recovered 2023.8.15

Potential buyer of stolen bike looked it up on Bike Index and reported it to police on site. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ken Bike recovered 2023.8.14

The bike was recovered by Calgary police. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Fraser Bike recovered 2023.8.10

Police returned it translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Elliott Bike recovered 2023.8.9

A neighbor found it abandoned on the side of a path, checked the serial number saw it was stolen, reached out after taking it to his backyard to keep it safe until I picked it up. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tyson Bike recovered 2023.8.9

I pulled into Walmart and saw my bike. After showing him that I had it posted on bike index he realized I was the actual owner and he gave up. Thanks. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Greg Bike recovered 2023.8.8

Found and searched serial number linked to this website translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Grace Bike recovered 2023.8.7

Calgary Police found it with a known suspect nearby. However to the credit of Bikeindex.org, it was really the fact that i was able to report this stolen online quickly that aided in the recovery. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Hayden Bike recovered 2023.8.7