BicycleLaw founder Bob Mionske is an avid cyclist and attorney. He is a two time Olympian and former US National Champion.


Recent Articles

Road Rights- No Crime, No Punishment

March 26, 2014

Why do dangerous drivers receive more protection from the law than their victims do? By Bob Mionske When a ...

Road Rights- There's Another Way

October 29, 2013

In the US and the Netherlands, two children on bikes are struck by cars—and the responses couldn’t be mor...

Road Rights- Class Dismissed

June 27, 2013

If you get a ticket while riding, here’s how to wipe your record clean By: Bob Mionske Whether you&rs...

ABOUT BOB MIONSKE

Bob Mionske is a nationally-known cycling lawyer and advocate for the rights of cyclists. A former U.S. Olympic and pro cyclist, Bob amassed a record of over 100 wins during his racing career. Bob represented the United States in the 1988 games in Seoul, South Korea, where he made the winning break in the men’s Individual Road Race, finishing in fourth place.  In 1990, Bob was the U.S. National Champion in the Men’s road race.  Bob again made the United States Olympic team for the 1992 games in Barcelona, Spain, assisting teammate Lance Armstrong to a fourteenth-place finish. Bob turned pro after the 1992 games, racing for Team Saturn for one season, and then retired to become director of the team for 1993.

At the end of that season, Bob left pro cycling behind and headed off to law school. After passing the bar exam, Bob set up the first bicycle law practice in the nation, representing professional racers David Zabriskie, Michael Barry, Tom Danielson, and Kevin Livingston, while also defending the legal rights of weekend warriors, commuters, and messengers. Bob also began writing his internationally accaimed bicycle law column, Legally Speaking, featured on VeloNews.com. Bob's perspective on bicycle law and the rights of cyclists has also been featured in national magazines, including Esquire, Bicycling, and Outside.

In 2001, Bob wrote the legal analysis section in Bicycle Accident Reconstruction for the Forensic Engineer, and in 2007, Bob authored Bicycling & the Law, the first book on bicycle law written for cyclists since The Road Rights and Liabilities of Wheelmen was published in 1895. Since publication of Bicycling & the Law, Bob has made numerous media and speaking appearances advocating on behalf of the rights of cyclists. In February 2009, Bob continued his advocacy on behalf of the rights of cyclists with Road Rights, a new column on bicycle law for Bicycling magazine.

Announcements

Welcome Bob Mionske to the Bike Law team!

January 28, 2014

Welcome Bob Mionske to the Bike Law team! We (Ann and Peter) are thrilled to welcome Bob Mionske to the Bike Law...


News

Texting Driver Who Slammed Cyclist: I, Like, 'Just Don't Care'

April 16, 2014

The Huffington Post: Texting Driver Who Slammed Cyclist: I, Like, 'Just Don't Care' by Andy Campbell ...

'I just don't care': Texting P-plate driver hits cyclist

April 15, 2014

The Standard: 'I just don't care': Texting P-plate driver hits cyclist By ANDREW THOMSON April 15,...

Bicyclist dies after Lakewood Ranch traffic accident

April 8, 2014

The Bradenton Herald: Bicyclist dies after Lakewood Ranch traffic accident By SARA KENNEDY April 8, 2014 ...

Peace in the Middle Lane: FAQs About Cars and Bikes

April 7, 2014

Los Angeles Magazine: Peace in the Middle Lane: FAQs About Cars and Bikes Sharing the Road Defining “sha...