As the sport of skibobbing spread across the country, the entrepreneurial spirit
could not be denied.
American bikes of various designs were created and manufactured to supplement the
already available. Some of the Yankee offerings are showcased below...
* This is definitely a work in progress... If you have any information or photos
relevant to this subject that you would like to share, please contact: postman[at]ski-bike.org
SITZSKI (top & bottom photos)
Mfg by: Spectra Sports Inc, San Rafael, CA | List: $155 |
Owner: Fred Petersen
ALL AMERICAN | Mfg by: American Skibob Mfg Corp, Littleton, CO
The SKI-BIKE | Mfg by: Ski-Bob Inc, Stratford CT | Features: Carved solid wooden
skis | Owner: Rod Ratzlaff
Note: The patent design application for this youth bike was filed in 1957 and granted
in 1959. This is probably the first skibike manufactured in the USA in the modern
(post 1950) era. I purchased this bike brand-new in the box in 2005.
SKI BUG | Mfg by: Totalmold Inc, Englewood, CO | Features: Fiberglass construction
WOOSTER Sno-Bob | Mfg by: Wooster LTD, Division of Rubbermaid Inc.
Original price: $39.95
Owner: Dave Gonzalez
APOLLO | Mfg by: De-Vol, Minneapolis, MN | Made in Japan | Owner: Ron Mickelberry
SKI-BIKE | Mfg by: Ski Bike Inc, Montclair, NJ | Patent applied for April 9, 1946
by Morris Aubrey Elliott | Owner: Lee Sauder
Note: The bike owner says his father purchased this bike for him in 1946-47, at a
fund raiser. That dating would make this the first known adult production skibike
manufactured in the U.S. This bike has some very significant historical ramifications...
Snow Bike | Mfg: Orinda, California | Patent applied for December 19, 1968 by: Mason
Latch and Ali R. Saeedi | Features: Aluminum bike-skis & foot-skis | Have any info?
NGC | Mfg by: C.E. White, New Washington,OH | Features: Very wide aluminum skis
* This appears to be a close copy of the Wooster
Ski-Bob | Patent applied for May 19, 1965 by Harry L. Broschart, New Castle, PA.
(Ski Sled) | Owner: Dean Markley |