Bob joined the Board of Directors in January 2024, having been a MOA member since 2004. After retiring from his career as a veterinarian in early 2021, Bob took the opportunity to get involved with the MOA, joining his local charter club, and becoming a MOA Regional Coordinator in February 2022. It was in October 2023 when Bob attended one of the Premier Training sessions in Greer, SC that he had the opportunity to meet many of the MOAF Directors and was excited to volunteer and get involved with the Foundation’s mission.
Having experienced a couple of accidents over the many years and miles of riding, Bob is committed to advocating for regular rider training for all motorcyclists. Working with his fellow Board members, he’s looking forward to helping all motorcyclists become aware of and pursue regular training, and also working to build the SafeMiles Endowment to be a self-sustaining source of funds for rider training well into the future!
Bob has been riding motorcycles since his college days, when his best friend taught him to ride a Suzuki 185. There was no looking back after that, as there was almost always a motorcycle or two in the driveway or garage. He rode many Honda sport-touring machines through the 70’s and 80’s, purchasing his first BMW somewhere around 1988. And there have been many BMW’s since that time, along with an occasional MV Agusta, Ducati, and an Aprilia.
Bob lives on the Downeast Coast of Maine with his wife, Bonnie, as well as a couple of four-legged critters. He currently owns a 2018 R1200GS, a 2000 R1100S, is restoring a 1986 R80 . . . and is still looking for that “perfect” R100RS.