Bob Saffell

Bob grew up riding his Schwinn all over his neighborhood in Lexington, Ky. In high school, he bought a touring bike and set off on daylong adventures all over central Kentucky. In the early 90's, some friends introduced him to mountain bikes and he spent most weekends at Cave Run Lake, learning how to go over the bars with minimal injury. Fast forward to 1999 in Salt Lake City, he discovered the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in the Avenues and met some good people on the trails. After a year of riding with this group after work, one of them said "Bob, you are kind of fast, you should come race 24 Hours of Moab with us." Thus began a lifelong relationship with mountain biking and number plates. Bob and his wife Lyna have raced hundreds of events from the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde solo, to the Breck Epic, and the 45-minute silly fun of cyclocross (and they have no plans to stop). He has several blue ribbons and series awards, yet his best days on the bike are when he is with a small group of friends for long, epic singletrack rides in the empty alpine expanses.

Bob has led the Scalded Cats Cycling team, now known as Bingham Cyclery-Peak Fasteners for 13 years. He was a partner with the popular Utah State Championship Series. He is currently serving his first year of 2 with the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Committee. The committee serves an advisory role for the USAC Board of Directors and Staff.

Bob earned his Masters of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Kentucky and subsidizes his bike habit by working for Wolters Kluwer Health, Learning, Research and Practice as the Director of Content Operations

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