More stolen bikes recovered

Because of savvy readers, we’ve recovered two bikes in the past two weeks. I just love it when this happens and it’s proof that by keeping your eyes open and regularly checking the Stolen Bike Listings we can leverage the power of community to re-unite bikes with their owners. Here are the stories of these two recent recoveries:

Here’s the original listing. And the story:

Great News! I am writing to let you know that an individual that had access to my wife’s bike was prompted to make contact with me after coming across my stolen bike posting on your website. I’ll spare you the details here, but you and the rest of the community can be assured that the high visibility of your stolen bike postings were critical in recovering the bike. Chalk up another win!

Original listing. Recovery story:

“Saturday night someone emailed me about a Lemond they saw out front of a soup kitchen/mission on Grand and had thought it looked out of place so he checked up on your site and saw my posting. I put a notice on Livejournal to see if anyone in the area could go check it out (as my bike was my means of transportation and it was gone)…Sunday morning my roomate took me up there and my bike was just hangin out locked up to the bike rack. Everyone said it had been there a few days. It took a while but we got someone to chop off the lock. My bike is a bit broken (not too bad) BUT ITS BACK!” Thanks man!”

So far in the month of February I’m averaging about one stolen bike listed every day. I’m working with the guy behind to add some cool features to the listings so stay tuned….and keep your eyes peeled out there!

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Founder of BikePortland (in 2005). Father of three. North Portlander. Basketball lover. Car owner and driver. If you have questions or feedback about this site or my work, feel free to contact me at @jonathan_maus on Twitter, via email at, or phone/text at 503-706-8804. Also, if you read and appreciate this site, please become a supporter.

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