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.

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.

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