Locked bike stolen, pawned, recovered by San Francisco Police
Thanks to you and the San Francisco Police I have been reunited with my Bianchi
bicycle that I had registered with you. It had been stolen by removing my Kryptonite-locked
bicycle that had been locked to a diagonal bar of scaffolding. I have thus learned
that scaffolding is not the place to which to lock a bicycle. A week after its theft,
it was pawned for $20 at a pawnshop only a few blocks from my home.
Bob S, San Francisco, CA
Bike gone for 6 months, returned
I'd like to thank you for finding my bike. I had really lost hope. It had been gone
six months and the police themselves even had difficulty finding records of it.
But one evening you called me on the phone and the next day I had my expensive bike
back in good condition. I know you were just delivering on the service you promised,
but to me it was a miracle.
Robin K, Milwaukee, WI
Diamondback bike stolen from playground, returned less than a week later
My son’s Diamondback bike was stolen from his playground. Not a week later, NBR
called me and said the bike was found. The bike was $139. It took a lot to buy that
back. When it got stolen, it was a great loss for us. Having it back means everything!
We’re very grateful as stolen bikes don’t get usually returned.
Johanna L, homemaker, Clifton Heights, PA
Locked Diamondback stolen, returned by Portland Police
My Diamondback bile was stolen on August 5-6 from my porch where it was locked.
It was a new bike and cost $340. Then, beginning of September, the National Bike
Registry sent me an e-mail to let me know my bike was found by the Portland Police
Department. I almost deleted the e-mail as I thought it was spam. When I read it,
I wondered how someone would know my bike was stolen. Then, I remembered I had registered
the bike with the National Bike Registry. It is wonderful. Such great news! I never
thought I would get the bike back.
Adam S, front desk, Hilton hotel, Portland, OR
Raleigh bike stolen, returned 3 weeks later
My Raleigh bike was stolen about the end of August from in front of my house. It
was shortly before 8 pm and we had just had dinner and were getting ready for a
bike ride. I called the County Sheriff's Department and filed a report. I knew that
I had registered the bike for the National Bike Registry service through Raleigh.
So, I was waiting for someone to call that they found my bike. I was called about
three weeks later by a person from the Bike Shop in Stuart, FL, where I bought the
bike from, saying that the National Bike Registry had found my bike. I then called
the number they gave me for the National Bike Registry and was provided with instructions
how to retrieve my bike. It means a lot to me to have the bike back since I live
in an area where it is most helpful to have a bike. I certainly recommend the National
Bike Registry and if I got another bike, I would most certainly register it with
J. Dean, retired military, Stuart, FL
Reported stolen bike sold by thief for $500, returned by honest new owner
My bike got stolen beginning of December and, having heard of the National Bike
Registry, I went to their website to report it stolen. Then, on December 29, the
people from the National Bike Registry called me to let me know that a person, who
had purchased my bike from a suspicious individual outside of Boulder, CO, had contacted
them to check if the bike was stolen. The finder was willing to cooperate and return
my bike and I agreed that the National Bike Registry put us in touch to resolve
the situation. I assume my insurance would cover the $500 the finder paid to the
criminal. We're also contacting the local police department for a further investigation.
I'm thrilled the bike was found. I hope we can find the person who stole it, as
well. I appreciate that people are honest and reported my stolen bike found.
Tait S, Boulder, CO
Returned Torker tricycle means everything to owner
My Torker Tri-Star tricycle was stolen from right in front of my door. I could not
believe when the National Bike Registry called and said the bike had been found.
I was ecstatic. I’m handicapped and this bike means everything to me. It's my only
means of transportation. Thank you.
Heidi D, American Falls, ID
Student’s bike stolen from campus, returned by Norfolk Police, VA
I came back home for Easter break and left my bike locked on school campus. When
I got back to school the following Monday, it wasn’t there. The afternoon police
recovered the bike, National Bike Registry called with the good news. The bike is
a primary means of transportation for me. Without it it was very difficult to move
around campus. Having it back allows me get to my classes on time. Thank you, National
Scott C, student, Partlow, VA
Family bikes returned
I was very pleased with the service that National Bike Registry provided. They alerted
me to who had my stolen Giant bike which also lead to the recovery of the second
Electra bike I had also stolen. I plan to register all my bikes with NBR. The Electra
belongs to my wife. I fixed the Giant bike and gave it to my daughter who rides
it and loves it.
Paul S, assistant manager, Houston, TX
National Bike Registry protects a child’s Christmas gift
My son left his Diamondback bike unlocked in front of the youth center he goes to.
When he came out, the bike was gone. Just two days ago we filed a theft report with
the MPs at the local air force base. We're very excited we're getting the bike back.
My son just got it forty days ago as his Christmas gift. We were worrying as the
longer the bike was out there, the less the chances to get it back.
Michelle B, mother, Riverside, OH
Student’s bike stolen - back before you know it!
I had my bike locked. It has to have been stolen. I thought you guys did a great
job in notifying me even before I knew the bike was gone. It means a lot. It's a
$300 bike and one of my main means of transportation.
Sarah P, college student, Chico, CA
Stolen bikes don’t get usually returned, unless they’re registered with NBR
That is great! I am impressed - usually when you get your bike stolen, you never
expect to have it back.
Jayme B, Chico, CA
Daughter’s bike stolen from school, returned after a week
That is great! It is my daughter's bike. It was probably stolen from my daughter's
school as it is missing since last Thursday or Friday.
Frank S, professor, Davis, CA
Diamondback bike stolen from student, returned by Albuquerque Police
I don't have a car and the bike is my only means of transportation. I go to work
and to school with it, so it is everything to me. I was totally lost when it got
stolen. I am so happy to get it back with the help of National Bike Registry and
the Albuquerque University Police.
Arielle W, student/waitress, Albuquerque, NM
2 years after the theft, stolen bike still gets back to owner
I am shocked to hear you found my Specialized bike. My parents called me today you
have my bike. I can't believe it - it got stolen more than two years ago when I
had just moved from New York to my new apartment in Boston. Thank you so much!
Marian Q, Boston, MA
Del Sol Shoreliner bike found abandoned on neighbor’s lawn, returned
It's awesome. It's cool. I didn't even know my Del Sol bike was gone. I just looked
out as I am speaking to you and it is not there. I feel very happy to get it back.
Christine W, Chico, CA
Giant bike returned by Orinda Police, CA
I have other bikes stolen in Lafayette before, this looks like my son’s bike but
I have to confirm when I get back home. That is quite impressive; you got my bike
even before I knew it was missing!
David S, Lafayette, CA
Stolen bike posted on Craigslist, returned with help from Oakland Police
I am amazed and grateful to NBR for having this type of service. This is my son’s
Giant Rincon mountain bike. He’s been without it for a year. The bike was returned
with the cooperation of the Oakland Police after it was posted for sale on Craigslist.
Two interested buyers saw the bike and called NBR to check if it was stolen, and
NBR immediately contacted me. Turns out the seller had purchased the bike at a police
auction in Oakland. I had mailed a stolen report to the Oakland Police earlier but
I guess it never made it into their database. We’re delighted to have the bike back.
I will always register my bikes with the National Bike Registry. It’s just wonderful
how well everything came out.
Caroline M, hospital administrator, Oakland, CA
Kid’s Redline bike returned
This is my son’s Redline BMX bike. He’s had two bikes stolen so far but this one
he registered with the National Bike Registry. Bike was stolen a couple of weeks
ago. My son went to a friend’s house and parked the bike outside. When he got out
to come back home, the bike was no longer there. It makes us happy to have our son’s
bike back. It cost $200. Now, we don’t have to buy him a new one. You can’t just
buy your kid any bike. It has to be a good bike and good new bikes are expensive.
Paul H, receiver for CNS Wholesales grocery store, Agawam, MA
Raleigh bike returned by Atlanta Police, helps apprehend thief
I am grateful to NBR for having this type of service available to police, otherwise
I would not have had my Raleigh bike back. I’m still amazed the length the thief
went to steal my bike, but I’m thankful it was registered with NBR. Otherwise it
would have been lost forever.
Seng P, Atlanta, GA
Bicycle falls off car rack, returned
Thanks so much! Our Bacchetta bicycle wasn't actually stolen, but fell off the bike
carrier on our car without us noticing. We did recover the bike and am SO glad I
registered it with the National Bike Registry. It does pay off.
Cheri S, Kansas City, MO
$1,000 bike returned to student owner by a Good Samaritan
Thank you so much, you made my day! I am a graduate student at Salt Lake City University.
Yesterday I went to school and locked up my bike around noon, went to the lab for
the afternoon and when I returned later that evening it was gone - all of it, the
lock, the bike, everything. I was very upset. I had to take the bus home. I immediately
notified my bike team, the bike shop and the police to keep an eye for it. I also
reported it to your organization as a method of getting it back. I heard of the
NBR from my bike shop when I bought the bike. The finder is a very nice gentleman.
He was outside his office yesterday when he saw a homeless person walking with this
very nice bike. He thought it seemed out of place and he offered to buy the bike
for $60. Then he called NBR and his suspicion that the bike was stolen was confirmed.
I got the bike from him today. The bike is worth $1000 so I am very happy. I am
writing an email to all my friends and family to let them know this amazing story.
Thank you again.
Kimberly B, student, Salt Lake City, UT