16 responses

  1. Bob
    July 18, 2014

    Daryl; I could easily envision Bob Marley riding a bike, but in all likelihood not a drop-bar racing bike. I would envision an older, well-used bike with hi-riser handlebars and a basket on front and on the back.

  2. Paco
    July 18, 2014

    He did ride bike and apparently made deliveries from his first record shop in Trench Town

    he’s bicycle is located on the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston

    • Darryl (@lovingthebike)
      July 18, 2014

      That’s awesome, thanks for letting us know. Can’t believe it took 3 years for someone to give us information like this. We’ll have to check out the museum.

  3. Matt
    August 7, 2013

    I am not sure the photo is real. That is Marley but the bike appears photoshopped into the picture. The bike may not be right for the period but I can’t say for sure. The sun is near high noon judging from the shadows on Bob’s face but the bike casts no shadow at all. Also the rims and wheels appear semi-translucent against the foreground. Look closely at the grass around the wheels and you will see the photo doesn’t look quite legit. Despite my questions about it the photo is an interesting image for sure.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike
      August 7, 2013

      Hi Matt, the photo is not real at all. I mention this in the article and explain about it being photoshopped.

  4. Blah
    April 25, 2012

    Awesome Pic!!!

  5. Julie
    May 11, 2011

    Oh, and Good luck with your search!

  6. Julie
    May 11, 2011

    Man, I surprised you stayed awake after that drink! That is an herbal formula for helping people with sleeping problems.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike
      May 11, 2011

      Hahahaha, yeah it sure would be a great drink to get you to sleep. Thanks for checking out the post and for leaving your comments.

  7. Darryl is Loving the Bike
    March 31, 2011

    I received an e-mail today from one of our Loving the Bike Readers, Michael Krause, and he told me that there is a picture of Bob Marley riding a bike in the book “Exodus-Exile 1977″ edited by Richard Williams. It’s located on page 55 and I’ve asked him to send it to me.

    Through the power of blogging and social media, I was able to find my answer in less than a day. Thank you, Michael.

  8. VitaminLee
    March 31, 2011

    Soooo I asked my Dad (he taught me a lot about Bob and the culture of the Ratas when I was a kid) and he’s confident that since poverty was rampant and Bob lived for a while as an “outlaw” it’s more likely than not that he rode… I gotta say I agree with my dad – cause back home (a decade ago and earlier) it was just the thing to do.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike
      March 31, 2011

      I really should have come to you when I was researching this. I didn’t realize that your Dad was such a Marley historian. If there’s anyone I know who can relate to what Bob would have experienced riding the roads of Jamaica….it’s you.

  9. Amanda Gale Kotyk
    March 30, 2011

    Awesome picture of Bob and the bike! I really hope you get an answer one day….I don’t know for sure, but I would guess that yes, he road a bike. I can picture him on cruiser in Jamaica.
    Great post! :)

    • Darryl
      March 30, 2011

      Yeah, Myron did a great job with that photo. I wish I had a real one of him riding, but even the Marley family doesn’t seem to have one.

      Darryl

  10. middleagedmaninlycra
    March 30, 2011

    I’m also a big fan of Bob Marley and it would be great to think he shared with me a love of bikes. However, I think given the poor state of the roads in Jamaica during Bob’s time, he’s more likely to have ridden a mountain bike! But then again, Bob Marley would have made anything on two wheels look cool.

    • Darryl
      March 30, 2011

      I’ve ridden a lot of roads in the Caribbean and I agree that back in the days of Bob the Jamaican roads were probably not all that great. I sure would have loved to ride with him.

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