At Pedal we put people on bicycles, then take them on an adventure to discover some of the great vistas, buildings, plazas, streets, pathways, landmarks, restaurants, shops, cafés, houses and natural beauty that makes Portland such a great place.
Our founder has been riding bicycles since his first hand-me-down Schwinn. He had a paper route at age 13, saw his first road biker a few years later and used money that was supposed to be for college to get his first road bike. Never liking to sit still and drive, he's dragged bikes to everywhere he's lived including Eugene, Rome, San Diego, Seattle, Zurich and now Portland. Todd has done bike tours all over the west coast, Canada and Europe. Todd started Pedal tours to provide visitors and locals alike the experience of the most bike friendly large city in America.
Scott grew up riding his 2 geared "Street Machine" through the humid neighborhoods of Meraux, Louisiana. Later he graduated to a 21 speed mountain bike which he often rode past the ruins of antebellum homes along the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge. Eight years ago, he found himself in love with Portland, Oregon and has been here ever since. On any given day you can find him cruising the streets of SE Portland on a black Long Haul Trucker.
This half-native Portlander claims to be the fastest, smartest, and coolest person on earth. Fortunately, he is merely mortal. When he isn't giving tours around Portland on his bizarre reflective candy cane bicycle, Sam works as an advocate for bringing more bike paths to the Columbia Gorge. Sam Haffner’s nickname, 'bike-robat' comes from his amazing ability to do wacky bike stunts while under the influence of being Sam Haffner.
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He used to be an aspiring chef, however felt burnt out on the industry and studied history. He spent the last two years teaching English in South Korea, but missed cycling and Portland so much, he had to return. When he’s not bicycling around Portland, you may find Jason hiking around Oregon or frequenting one of Portland’s many brewpubs!
A desert boy from Southern Utah and an accomplished artist, Brad now spends much of his time taking bikes apart and putting them back together. Brad holds the honor of being the official Roll mechanic. If he's not at Pedal, he's wrenching at Todd's brother's shop, Metropolis. He brings years of valuable experience to our shop. Proud to be a grease-monkey, Brad suggests that everyone "shred-gnar!"
Pedal Bike Tours was lucky to capture this busy individual in 2012, and we're not letting her go. When she's not giving tours, crumping rope, hammercising or working her other non-profit job, Sarah is probably busy doing one of a dozen other interesting things - at top speed.
A recent graduate from George Washington University's Anthropology Masters Program, Melanie spent 8 months in Valparaiso, Chile as a tour guide before moving to Portland and joining the Pedal team. Her enthusiam for all things Portland is contagious. And her love of four legged furry animals of the dog variety is unparalleled - even in Portland...and that's saying a lot.
Before coming to Pedal, Domonic worked as a caretaker for the elderly and substituted as a Pre-School and Kindergarten teacher. As a second job, Domonic also repairs computers and electronics equipment. His excellent customer service skills and technical know-how make him the perfect person to represent Pedal at our front desk. When not wrangling rental bikes, Domonic is busy decorating his new apartment in the South Waterfront.