Police in Lincoln arrested a 52-year-old man after they found nine bikes at his house in the Ermine.
He was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods from his home on Welton Gardens.
He remains in custody awaiting questioning.
There was an August spike in bike thefts in Lincoln, with 21 being reported to police in less than a month in the city centre.
Meanwhile, officers have been busy recovering and returning the bicycles to their rightful owners.
PC Templeman has been delivering the bikes almost single-handedly, with Lincoln Police taking to social media to ask for patience.
“PC Templeman has been working tirelessly to try and identify the owners of the bikes we have seized.
“Remember we have a lot of previous crime reports and numerous bikes in addition to those seized today to work through and we are only a small team of officers.
“Most of the work being done solely by PC Templeman. So give us time and we will do our absolute best!”
If you believe any of the bikes belong to you, contact police by calling 101.