Our Team

We are now hiring tour guides, an operation coordinator, and customer service agents for our 2022 season. Please contact us if you like to join our team!

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Maria Rasouli, Escape Founder tells her story and why she created Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals in Ottawa

Maria Rasouli

Escape Founder and your tour operator

I grew up in a small village in the north of Iran, near the Caspian Sea. My greatest joy was riding my bicycle every day after school with my best friend, Eli, balanced on my handlebars.

Hans Moor, an experienced, local, fun and knowledgeable tour guides at Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals lead Ottawa bike tours

Hans Moor

Your Tour Guide!

Since he got his first bicycle as a seven year old, Hans has been using bicycles as a means of transport to school, university and work. Not only does he find it an economical way to get around, he also finds it a very social way to move through the city.

Sparky, an experienced, local, fun and knowledgeable tour guides at Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals lead Ottawa bike tours

Sparky M. Paquette

Your Tour Guide!

Sparky grew up in Ottawa and, along with her two sisters, spent many happy hours and days riding her bike, exploring the different parts of Ottawa and it’s hidden gems.

Nora, an experienced, local, fun and knowledgeable tour guides at Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals lead Ottawa bike tours

Nora Balogh

Your Tour Guide!

Nora has lived in Ottawa for more than 35 years and has always had a keen interest in her city, its history and happenings. Recently retired from the Federal Public Service, where she held Director and Chief positions, Nora enjoys leading groups and is genuinely interested in people.

Mike, an experienced, local, fun and knowledgeable tour guides at Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals lead Ottawa bike tours

Mike Robinson

Your Tour Guide!

Mike Robinson loves to commute by bicycle along the beautiful Ottawa River from his home in Westboro Village. He moved to Ottawa with his wife Sheilagh after retiring from a 30 year career as a Physical Education and Guidance Teacher in Woodstock Ontario.

David, an experienced, local, fun and knowledgeable tour guides at Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals lead Ottawa bike tours

David Chernushenko

Your Tour Guide!

Pedaling since the age of 5, David has seen cycling in Ottawa go from a little bit crazy in the 1970s to insanely fun today. As a city councillor, from 2010-18, he was a key player in some challenging decisions that brought more cycling infrastructure to Ottawa. He loves to share how some of the successes were achieved.

Denis, an experienced, local, fun and knowledgeable tour guides at Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals lead Ottawa bike tours

Denis L’Heureux

Your Tour Guide!

Cycling is his #1 passion. The history of Ottawa comes next. So when Denis decided to retire from his finance job in 2019, becoming a tour guide on bicycle was a no brainer. He is passionate about the job and wants to share his passions with you. Denis is currently bike touring in Europe and hopes to re-join the team after his trip.

Cindy Courtemanche

Your Tour Guide!

Cindy cannot wait to show you around this beautiful city by bike. Ottawa is brimming with so many beautiful spots, and stories – the best way to experience them is on two wheels.

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