Bob Robinson has been an avid cyclist for over 35 years. During this period he has raced both road and mountain bikes, organized races for both road and mountain bikes, built mountain bike trails, served as cycling club president, organized bicycle tours, and worked as a committee member for the National Trails Symposium. He has also ridden many extended self-supported bicycle tours. Bob knows firsthand the requirements for a safe and enjoyable cycling adventure, and designs his guidebooks to fulfill those needs.

Bob’s two previous bicycle guidebooks, Bicycling Guide to the Mississippi River Trail and Bicycling Guide to the Lake Michigan Trail, have been well received by the cycling community and have sold several thousand copies in the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, England, France, and other countries.


In his latest guidebook, Bicycling Guide to Route 66, Bob followed Adventure Cycling Association’s Bicycle Route 66 map set. The “Mother Road”. There still remain many Classic Roadside Attractions leftover from Route 66’s heyday that makes this an interesting adventure. With the interstate now being the main route followed by motorists much of the old Route 66 highways have little traffic and make it for a great cycling environment.

So add Route 66 to your list of tours. I hope our paths pass while touring so we can swap stories about our Great Adventures! 

The author with a friend he met in Red Wing, Minnesota.