What is The Bob Project?

The Bob Project started out in 2002 as a way to entertain myself during long-distance travel. And now it's expanded to be everything about Bob.

Do you even notice in the comics when they need a name of a business it most often has the name "Bob" in it? I noticed that Gary Larsen's Far Side cartoons did this fairly often. Well, that got me to thinking - how many signs with "Bob" in the name could I find during my travels.

And it just so happened I was going on a long-distance trip. Specifically a trans-continental bicycle tour starting in Anaheim, California (Disneyland) and ending in Orlando, Florida (Disney World). The ride covered 3,300 miles over 48 days. And I found about 30 different Bobs during the trip.

Since then, whenever I travel, on a bike tour or not, I try to find all the Bob signs that I can. And for this web-site I have made lists of all the Bobs that I could find. Enjoy.


Every year a new Bob Project calendar is created using signs from the previous year travels.

2003 Calendar 2004 Calendar 2005 Calendar 2006 Calendar
2003 2004 2005 2006
2007 Calendar 2008 Calendar 2009 Calendar 2010 Calendar
2007 2008 2009 2010
2011 Calendar 2012 Calendar 2013 Calendar 2014 Calendar
2011 2012 2013 2014
2015 Calendar 2016 Calendar 2017 Calendar 2018 Calendar
2019 Calendar 2020 Calendar 2021 Calendar 2022 Calendar

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