An 8 year ride for kids

Put an end to Bullying & Adolescent Suicide

In year 3 of this mission, I introduced a bicycle ride to my travels to raise
awareness about issues kids are having to deal with at far too young an age.
Bullying and Adolescent Suicide are two of these challenging burdens most kids
will unfairly have to overcome throughout the remainder of their lives. At rides
end we will have ridden enough miles to traveled the perimeter of the earth, twice.
My mission on this ride has but one focus: To save kids lives.

We could Sure Use Your Support

July 29th, 2015


Honor Ride for WWII Veterans

July 26th, 2015


I will drive/ride around the perimeter of Florida for WWII veterans late this year. Please stay tuned for details.

Wise Words

July 24th, 2015


Thank you to Fari for stopping by the Kindness Bicycle. She says it is so important to give kids a “sense of purpose.” What wise words!


July 20th, 2015


Where there is a crowd, I try to be there, especially if the makeup of the crowd will be families. The Taste of Tremont festival afforded me the opportunity to connect with thousands of people. John and Darla Motil stopped by the Kindness Bicycle. Darla has been a long term executive of the Achievement Center for Children which helps children with autism.


July 18th, 2015


The 2nd annual VeloSano ride to cure cancer is taking place this weekend. Thousands of riders are raising millions of dollars to fund research for this disease. I have been raising awareness about this ride during my rides throughout northeast Ohio. Good luck to all riders!


July 18th, 2015
The Kindness Bus is in dire need of mechanical repairs…and we don’t have the funds. It is imperative that we have a fundraiser. I am also asking for support for the 2015-2016 school year expenses.
The link below will take you to our fundraising page and video. Please help us by doing your part in supporting this noble mission.
Thank you,
Bob Votruba and Bogart too!!

Protecting Children from Harm

July 16th, 2015


There are many people who work to protect children from harm. Two people I would like to mention are Sondra Miller of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and Chelsea Graham a Juvenile Probation Officer. Their actions are having a positive impact on children’s lives throughout Northeast Ohio.