If your bike was stolen in Fall of 2014, you may be able to get it back. Police are seeking victims in a bike-theft bust that recovered 69 stolen bikes.  Read more here.


The Bike Recovery System is a virtual bulletin board for posting about your stolen bike. Please be as descriptive as possible with the facts, and remember to come back and remove your entry if your bike was recovered. While very few bike thefts result in the owner recovering their property, it does happen on occasion. Try to help us keep this page clean by using the following template:


Date or Date Range that your bicycle was stolen. Make sure to include the year.

Place your picture(s) here. Double click on your picture and set the width to no greater than 600. Remember, not everyone has that 27-inch iMac. People can always click on your picture to see it bigger.

Place your description here. Be as descriptive as possible. Color, make, model, accessories, stickers, serial number, tires, etc. Include contact information. Name, phone, email address, etc.

STOLEN  before 7am 3/17/2015 (Marin Kentfield dark blue bike)

Dark blue Marin Kentfield bike stolen outside my apartment (Casitas, North Davis). It has two registration stickers on the seat post, a small scratch on the seat,  and black shiny bar tape. The brake handles are shiny silver in black rubber (unlike in the photos). It has 7 rings on the cassette, and 2 chain rings (14-speed).  The tires are 700, and pretty worn down.

Please contact me with any information you have about my bike, it would be much appreciated:
Brynna at 707-494-0281 or bmthigpen@ucdavis.edu
Thank you!

Stolen February 2, 2015 or before at 9:00 PM

This bike was stolen from my back porch at Avalon Apartments in South Davis. The last time I saw it was December 31, 2014 when I returned to Davis. On the top crossbar is the word COSMO! It's about 48-49cm. My U-lock and possibly my bike light (Planet Bike, different from the one pictured) were also stolen along with my bike. Any info would be much appreciated. Contact: jenlanguyen@gmail.com

Stolen November 29 or 30, 2014 between 3:00 PM and 9:00 AM

Stolen from my front porch! On University Ave between 2nd and 3rd. Bike: Specialized Tricross; size small; black, white, and silver frame; drop handle bars; red handle bar tape; brown saddle; rear rack and fenders; was stolen with lock. The only major change since this picture is the bike now has clips instead of pedals. Serial Number: WUD80809107D Reward: $150 or more. crbelden@ucdavis.edu

Stolen November 17, 2014 between 2:30 and 4:15 PM

Stolen from bike parking lot under east side of Briggs Hall, UC Davis Campus. Bike: Masi Evoluzione Apex, 2012 model, 47cm frame, black Lizard Skins tape. See image. Changes since photo taken: front tire replaced with Continental Gatorskin, Blackburn CF cage on down tube, black bracket for pump on seat tube. Serial Number: Available upon request. Reward: $300 Contact: zikhoury.dms@gmail.com

STOLEN night of Wednesday, November 5th, Trek Fuel EX 6.5 (2008 | Blue finish | Full Suspension) $150 Reward

Stolen from in front of 5th Avenue Place apartments at the intersection of Pole Line Rd and 5th street between 10 pm, Nov 5 and 8 am, Nov 6. Bike: Trek Fuel EX 6.5 - (Image is not of actual bicycle; fair to good condition) Serial number: [to be added] Reward: $150 reward for recovery of the bike. Contact: hmarchaeo@gmail.com

STOLEN night of Friday October 31st, Motobecane 29er SL (silver hardtail)

Stolen from in front of 8th & Wake apartments on Wake Forest Dr. Bike: Motobecane 29er SL Pro (Large Frame—larger then in picture—black mavic wheels) Serial number: [to be added] Contact niwals+bike@gmail.com

STOLEN between Tuesday, October 28th - Wednesday, October 29th, Fuji Sunfire (Black and Silver)

Stolen from: The parking spot in front of Sigma Nu Fraternity in Cuarto. Bike: Fuji Sunfire Serial number: ICFJ11I10802 The bike looks like the picture and has a scratch on the left gear-meter It was stolen between Tuesday 28Oct at 11pm - Wednesday 29Oct at 10am Contact method: ssbaghlaf@ucdavis.edu

STOLEN Between Thursday, Oct. 9th - Sunday, Oct. 12th, Trek Mountain Bike (Black, Blue, White)

Bike was stolen from within Davis Townhouse Apartment Complex (across from Central Park on the corner of 4th and B street). The bike is fairly large, with big Bontrager tires. Has a 'freewheeler' sticker that includes the product ID number. The left side of the fork and handle bars has been scratched by the U-Lock. Has hydraulic shimano disk brakes, and shimano gear shifters. White seat with red and blue stripes.

Any info would be great mgwwong@gmail.com


STOLEN Friday, October 3rd between 12pm and 5pm, Trek Road bike (Black, Silver, and Red)

Road bike, Trek 1200 SL - an older model racer - aluminium frame with carbon fiber fork. 18 speed. 700c wheel size. Approx 20 inch frame. Looks almost exactly like the photo. Two water bottle holders attached and pedal cages. Trek decal slightly peeling. TAPS sticker and CA bike license sticker were on the frame below the seat post facing the front of the bike. Bike was stolen from Aggie Gardens apartment complex parking lot.

If you have any info please contact me at pjbitt21@gmail.com


STOLEN between September 29 1:00am to 10:00am, Light Blue Diamondback Insight 2

Light Blue Diamondback Insight 2. It is as shown in the picture except with two collapsible baskets in the back. Last seen in North Davis. Any information would be extremely helpful. Email:mpaddock12(at)yahoo.com

STOLEN between September 20 and September 23, Diamondback Vital 2

Dark blue diamondback back 21 speed bike. Had a black wire basket on the front and a drink holder on the frame. Black Fenders. Nearly identical to the picture except with the items mentioned added (sorry for the bad quality, never actually got a photo of the bike). If seen or found please contact at selena.h127@gmail.com.

STOLEN September 11th late pm or 12th early am, 2014, Trek 7000 WSD with DoggyRide Mini trailer

Light green 21-speed bike (with clover markings) and trailer. Bike has checkerboard duct tape over rusting spots on frame, plus a kickstand, back rack with white rainflap attached, quick release front tire and bolted back tire, and unique star washer setup for trailer hitch attached to back tire. Trailer back pouch had dog toys, water bowl, and clip-on light. Trailer color has faded since picture was taken. Stolen from carport overnight on Sept. 11th from Woods Cir in West Davis. Please contact if found: mbaskett(at)gmail.com.

STOLEN September 2, 2014 Raleigh Cadent 2 Black Between 7:45 am - 2:00 pm

Looks almost identical to this picture except it has a rear rack, with one collapsible basket on the left side. On the other side there is place for a removable soft carrier. Kickstand is below rack at back wheel. The seat is a grayish color, that was not standard to the bike Only two months old. Stolen from in the bike racks on Old Davis Road at the Robert Mondavi Institute. Please contact if found. kathryn.v.pratt@gmail.com


Looks identical to this picture with a few exceptions. Has TAPS stickers at base of seat post holder. Has a rear cargo carrier and red under seat storage bag. Seat post is locked with special key. Has a white carbon fiber seat instead of pictured black seat. Also has 105 SPDL clip in pedals. Was stolen from behind my patio wall on Sycamore Ln behind the Petco. Patio was locked. Whomever stole the bike left a beat up white Mongoose mountain bike outside my patio.

Please contact thehand81@gmail.com with any information.

Thank you.




Stolen from INSIDE house contact: adi.hamou@gmail.com


Stolen from in front of the house. Contact: marusa@physics.ucdavis.edu


Was parked at the Multifaith Living Community behind Cal Aggie Christian Assocation between 9:00pm and 11:30pm on 1/15/2014. Grip tape is black and the bike did have a slot for a flash light on the front handle bars. The bike had a black seat with details on flyer below. If you see this in person or online please contact me ASAP. Bike has been reported to the Davis Police Department but I definitely would like any other extra help. Thank you!

Contact: maryling707@gmail.com CALL/ TEXT: 559-363-2409


Was parked by Gladys Valley Hall and Scrubs Cafe by UC Davis Veterinary Campus between 11:30am and 1:30pm on 1/11/14. Grip tape is white and the bike did have on a flash light on the front handle bars and a red blinking light behind the seat. The bike also had a rack covering the rear wheel. If you see this in person or online please contact me ASAP. Bike has been reported to the Davis Police Department but I definitely need more eyes out there.

Contact: gyng@ucdavis.edu


It was noticed gone this morning, Jan. 8th, but could have been stolen a day or two ago. Taken from right in front of unit at Pinecrest Apartments on J Street. The frame is an 11" men's road bike, turquoise with orange writing. The parts are Shimano 105s, and most accessories (grip tape, pedals, tires) are orange. If seen in person or online (eg. Craigslist, etc.), please contact me ASAP. The bike was registered and the theft has been reported with the Davis Police Department, but any help would be greatly appreciated.

Contact: esther.dicarlo@gmail.com


My daughter's Bakfiets was stolen from their apartment complex on East 8th Street overnight. It was chained to another bike and a pole in the parking lot with a heavy duty chain. It also has a lock integrated into the rear wheel which can only be unlocked with a key. The other bike was locked to the Bakfiets with a u-lock. Both the chain and u-lock were removed somehow and, curiously, the other bike was left behind. We are beyond sad about this since this is our daughter's only means of transporting her 2 children (1 and 4). As a family we have been car free since 2003 and my children (both adults) have never driven cars, relying solely on public transportation, their feet and bikes. This is like someone stealing a family's only car.

Rob Davis: robbathome@gmail.com