Meet the Urban AdvenTours Team!
Every one of our staff members loves bikes and offers a unique perspective on bicycling in Boston and its surrounding areas. With such diverse backgrounds, they can offer a multitude of information on just about anything related to Boston or bicycles. From where to get the best pizza to recommending the best bike for your cycling needs, someone on our team can answer any question you throw at us.
Thanks for stopping by our website and seeing what Urban AdvenTours is all about. As the Chief Wheel Officer of Urban AdvenTours, my goal is to get everyone riding bikes. We do it by offering quality rentals, selling and servicing bikes, and providing an awesome experience on our tours. All the guides you will ride with here are passionate cyclists, who use the bike for transportation and recreation, and love showing off our wonderful city by bicycle.
Ok, so you want a little more info on me? Waterford High School football captain, to Wesleyan University Psychology/Sociology degree, to recruiter, bartender, world traveler, accountant, marketing manager for Anheuser-Busch, to BioBus driving fool. It is nice to be doing something I sincerely believe in, providing a great work environment for my crew and a great experience for our guests.
Geoff was born in San Francisco, but grew up in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei. While studying Urban Planning and Environmental Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Geoff started the bike club and bike shop at his university.
His love for riding bikes started at a very young age and having worked for a bike share company in Los Angeles, CA, Geoff is determined to get more people on bikes.
A proud owner of the Cycling Merit Badge, Alex (center) was born and raised in Concord MA, a town rich with American History and beautiful bike rides. Alex graduated from Hamilton College in 2016 with a BA in Geosciences. While in school, he ran the campus bike shop, and raced with the college cycling team. Alex also led long-distance bike tours for high-school aged youth for several summers. These tours included various week-long trips in and around New England, three-week tours from Eugene, OR to San Francisco, a cross-country tour from Charleston, SC to San Diego, and a cross-Europe tour from Amsterdam to Venice.
In 2019, Alex rode his bicycle solo from Boston to Seattle (shown above). Alex hopes to share his passions by becoming an educator in the field of Earth Sciences and Outdoor Education – all the while supporting cycling in any way possible.
Justin moved to Boston at the age of six weeks, living on Beacon Hill until the age of six, interrupted by a year and a half in London, when he moved to the suburbs. He has lived in greater Boston ever since, with the exception of college in New York City.
He has worked as a software engineer, general contractor, fish monger and, finally, bicycle mechanic for the past seven years. He is a year-round bicycle commuter, hiker, sea kayaker and enthusiastic amateur cook.
Scott moved to Boston from Ireland after graduating in Product & graphic design. He previously worked at another bike rental company in California and has used bikes to commute to college and work for the last 5 years.
Back in Ireland he used to ride his bike through the sand dunes on his weekends. When not sending guests out on tours & rentals Scott can usually be found working on a design project or two. Around the office he usually goes by Appleseed, Skippy or Shotgun!
Michael grew up in the Boston suburbs, graduate from the University of Vermont in Business Administration and has lived in Ireland, Los Angeles, Maui and NYC. He has cycle-toured British Isles, Seattle to LA, Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia.
When not giving tours, repairing bicycles or giving restaurant tips, he enjoys media editing, arboretums and getting lost. His favorite ride is Haleakala (ascending and descending).
Brad is from Greenville, South Carolina, so he doesn’t mind the heat. He has lived in Boston since graduating from Clemson University and loves every second of it.
Since moving to Boston he has adopted cycling as his primary form of transportation because it’s faster, healthier, and cleaner.
As he’ll tell you on his tours, Craig hails from the small town of Temple, Maine, and moved down to Boston in 2008 to attend Boston University. He could talk about Boston all day, from the history, to the little-known facts, to the weird things that almost no one remembers anymore.
He has an innate sense of direction gained from exploring hundreds of roads and trails in the state of Massachusetts. He also enjoys homebrewing beer and riding his motorcycle.
Lexie is a Massachusetts native who was first drawn to biking in an attempt to live a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle. While studying environmental science and art history at Dickinson College and spending a semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, Lexie discovered that two-wheeled transportation is her favorite way to get around.
Currently, Lexie’s pursing graduate degrees in Urban Planning and Food Systems at Tufts University and spending her commute and free time exploring the roads of Greater Boston by bike. Aside from biking, Lexie’s passionate about cooking, agriculture, and art.
Austin grew up in Lexington, MA riding the Minuteman Trail from a young age. He has since spent time living in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and London and loves to explore new places by bike.
He moved back to Boston in 2012 and gets around the city on his bike as much as he can. Outside of Urban Adventours, Austin works as a freelance musician and can be seen performing at solo and dueling piano shows all over New England!
Greg is a Chicagoan by birth. After attending the Univ. of Arizona, he lived in southern CA before moving to Boston about the same time as Larry Bird. He has been biking the streets of Boston ever since. Greg’s favorite bike trips include hostelling along the Pacific coast, slickrock trail in Moab and the bike path to Madaket beach. He is actually celebrating his 50th anniversary of being off training wheels.
When not riding Greg enjoys books, music, beer and a day at the beach. After ten years as a stockbroker he spent 15 years in the bicycle business on Nantucket Island. When guiding the city tour he enjoys telling tales of the old days at Fenway Park and the Boston Garden. Greg resides in Jamaica Plain and is happy to recommend his favorite restaurants around the city.
Born in Philadelphia, Pell has lived in Boston since 1970 and has commuted by bike for over 40 years. He’s really into Boston Architecture, and loves sharing his favorite buildings. He holds degrees from Kenyon College and Lesley University and attended Harvard University for additional study in animation.
Pell developed an award-winning curriculum that uses animation as a vehicle for teaching and learning. He has taught animation at MIT, the Boston Arts Academy, the Boston Museum of Science and in the Boston and Cambridge Public Schools.
Winn hails from the Bluegrass State. She has been in Boston for over 20 years. Now a triathlon enthusiast, she is always looking to get in junk miles on any bike with green fenders. If she isn’t biking, she is practicing changing flats, swimming, running or drinking bourbon.
Enjoys encouraging people to ride safely around the city and sharing Boston facts along the way. Her favorite training ride from downtown is to Wachusett Mountain and back-106 miles.
Lee has a thirty-year history of riding on the roads of Massachusetts. She has ridden long distances on skinny tires to raise money to fight AIDS, MS, and in support of the hunger-relief efforts of the Boston Area Gleaners.
Lee’s favorite long-distance routes include strategic stops for ice cream. Since graduating law school, Lee has been a year-round bike commuter, logging about 4,000 miles a year in almost all weather. Lee has also run five marathons (including Boston in ’13 and ’14) and completed a handful of triathlons.
Len grew up in the Bronx, but has been happy to call Brookline home for the past 13 years. His favorite spot in Boston is the Blue Hills Reservation….so much to do, so little time. While he loves Chamber and blues music; reading non-fiction and biographies, he’s also a wild man, into rugby, basketball, road and mountain biking, backpacking, Nordic backcountry skiing and motorcycle touring.
Yep he’s into both kinds of bikes. His best vacation ever was a six week motorcycle tour through western Europe and England. Len has also traveled the world including the Galapagos, Venezuela, Monaco, Belgium, Denmark, Tanzania, Japan, Hong Kong, China and many more.
Born and raised a few miles from Urban AdvenTours Shop just outside Boston, Bob learned at an early age that two wheels are a fun, efficient way to navigate the city. After a few decades in the corporate sales world Bob now enjoys meeting the global visitors to Boston and sharing the sites and pleasures of cycling the city. When not in the city Bob enjoys mountain and off road riding, great New England food, and travel.
Skiing when the snow falls. Favorite bike memories are riding a new “big bike” to school in 2nd grade, a few Europe cycling trips, and mountain biking New England trails. Boston trails and streets will always remain a favorite. He’ll be happy to share many of the great known and hidden food and beverage spots in and around Boston.