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: Taking on the Bullies

November 3, 2014

By Bob Mionske Cheryl, a former client of mine, was riding one of her regular routes, one she had ridden probabl...

Road Rights- Not So Slow

April 14, 2014

By Bob Mionske Photo: vetta/Getty Images A common misconception about cyclists is that we are in the ...

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 ...

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. Since 2009, Bob has continued his advocacy on behalf of the rights of cyclists with Road Rights, a column on bicycle law for Bicycling magazine.

Announcements

Announcing The Bike Law Network!

March 19, 2014

By Bob Mionske When I wrapped up my cycling career in 1994, I knew I wanted to stay involved with cycling in som...

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

Vigilante cyclists reunite owners with stolen bikes

September 5, 2014

Chicago Reader: Vigilante cyclists reunite owners with stolen bikes Fed up with bike theft, Chicago cyclists ar...

Court rules that even on a bicycle, it's reckless driving

July 21, 2014

The San Francisco Chronicle: Court rules that even on a bicycle, it's reckless driving Bob Egelko M...

Letter: Cyclists are not a menace on the roads

July 20, 2014

The Montreal Gazette: Letter: Cyclists are not a menace on the roads The Montreal Gazette July 20, 2014 Re:...

Bicyclists rally to demand safer streets

July 18, 2014

The Times-Picayune: Bicyclists rally to demand safer streets By Jonathan Bullington, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayu...