Robert A. Tiebout


“Bike Elf Bob” is an invaluable member of our team. He brings mechanical acumen for repairing bicycles, an enthusiasm for our mission and a heart of gold for the children and organizations we serve.

You might find Bob driving Bike Elf bicycles all over East Tennessee in his vintage International Harvester pickup. He rarely misses a Bikes for Brains & Hard Work giveaway program at the Boys & Girls Club.

Robert A. Tiebout, U.S. Marine Corps, Lt. General, Retired has lived in Townsend since 1994. During his 33-year career, General Tiebout served in nearly every area of logistics throughout the corps. He distinguished himself as being the first marine engineer ever to achieve a three-star rank. Since his retirement, Bob has served on the Laurel Valley neighborhood association, the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association, in leadership roles at his church and other community organizations.