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About PortCity Bike Tours




We're so excited to have this guy on our team. You will love him just like we do! Social Studies teacher, bicycle enthusiast, lover of the outdoors and the NH Seacoast!


Marcus Santy has been teaching history on the seacoast since 2001. When he is not teaching you can find him at a UNH hockey game, in the garden with his family, or biking around the beautiful seacoast with PortCity Bike Tours! Marcus has always ridden bikes but became a more dedicated cyclist as he got ready to ride his first Pan Mass Challenge in 2011. Marcus loves the seacoast and all it has to offer and can’t wait to share it with you on a tour this season! 




Steve is an avid, lifelong cyclist. and history buff. He is knowledgeable of the NH seacoast area terrain and history. Steve enjoys all forms of biking, from roads to trails. Familiar with all aspects of cycling maintenance, and upkeep. He spends most of his time at the coast; beaches, all of the forts (which he especially enjoys and is very familiar with the history of), Great Island Common, and of course, Portsmouth. He loves to be outside and conversing about the heritage and history of our short, but wonderful coast. Steve is retired, but his former positions included; product design, project manager, and electrical engineering manager. 


Vinny Benevento


We're very happy to have Vinny on our team. He is happily retired as a  SENIOR SUPPLY CHAIN / PROCUREMENT LEADER.  Vinny is an avid cyclist and will sometimes bike the 15 miles into PortCity Bike Tours! Hi my name is Vinny, I’ve been an avid bicycle rider in the Seacoast area for over 35 years. I was also one of the original riders on the Pan-Mass Challenge back in the early 80’s.

Vinny loves the seacoast and all it has to offer and can’t wait to share it with you on a tour this season! 

Paul Rawlings



When not attending the University of St Andrews in Scotland (studying Modern History), you can find Paul biking the New Castle loop, SUP or windsurfing the back channel, or volunteering as a deckhand on The Gundalow. He was born and raised in the New Hampshire Seacoast and loves nothing better than to enlighten both visitors and locals about the area's rich history. Paul is excited to share two of his favorite things, biking, and storytelling, with our PortCity Bike Tour’s guests.   

Dean Merrill



We're super excited to have this guy on our team! He will be caring for our fleet of bicycles and you will love him just like we do! He's a bicycle lover and enthusiast, loves the NH Seacoast and outdoors! From New Market, Dean has worked in local bike shops as a mechanic, and more recently, he designs customer bicycles. We are honored to have him! He's a professional bicycle sales/service person with more than 15+ years of experience.




Beth is retired and has learned at an early age that two wheels are a fun, efficient way to navigate the any city while traveling. After a few decades in the corporate world, Beth now enjoys meeting and touring our global visitors around the NH Seacoast. She has been living in the area and has seen the landscape change and enjoys sharing the sites and pleasures of cycling with you. When not in the city on a bike, she enjoys skiing, boating, the New England food, and travel. She’ll be happy to share many of the great known and hidden food and beverage spots in and around Portsmouth!




Steve is a retired educator who has been both a teacher and school administrator on the
seacoast and in the mountains of NH for over thirty years. He is an avid cyclist and often
commuted to work on his bike. He loves learning about and sharing the history of his hometown Portsmouth with others.
Steve is fortunate to have a friend who owns a small plane, and on occasion, they can be seen
packing their bikes into the plane for day rides on Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and other
New England destinations with airports.




Our tours and routes will bring you the best of points of interest in the area. I have traveled around the world trying different bike tours and want to bring the best of the best experiences to you. Our tours are personalized and are meant to be inclusive. We want all of our guests to enjoy the beauty, the scenery, and the history of the area. We’ll show you the best spots to watch the sunset, where to take in an area’s unique history, our favorite restaurants, and small tucked-away brewers. I'm just asking you to pack your sense of adventure and she'll take care of the rest.

PortCity Bike Tours is a five-star rated adventure that offers an exciting and educational way to see the city. Our experienced guides bring you to some of the city's most stunning sights and hidden gems, while also providing you with an informative and educational tour. Whether you're a local or a visitor, you'll get to experience the city from a unique and fun perspective. Come join us and explore the city on two wheels!


We're thrilled each and every time we take a group of riders out on a tour.  We all have a passion and a love for where we live and the work that it has taken to preserve our history. Our small team of tour guides live in the area and are experienced riders with a deep love of New Hampshire's history and preservation.


I'm sure when you take one of our tours, you'll experience the enthusiasm and excitement as we round each corner.  The beauty in what we do is constantly changing, from the gardens of Prescott Park to the repainted historic homes, to the rapid tides of the Piscataqua River...we fall in love all over again. ​Call us geeks, call us whatever, but you can tell we all love the Seacoast! 

Our team is what makes us really stand out. We’re fun, friendly people who love to share the enthusiasm for Portsmouth, and biking on the NH Seacoast. We can also point you towards all the hidden gems on a self-guided tour whether in Portsmouth or the surrounding area. 

All of our bike tours are created from our experiences in traveling around the world and trying different tours. We want to share the entire PortCity Bike Tour experience with you. Our tours are personalized and include time to explore picturesque places on your bike as well as off. We’ll show you the best spots to watch the sunset, take in an area’s unique history, or local cuisine and craft beers. Tours are available for all ages and abilities. Just pack your sense of adventure and we'll take care of the rest.

Here are a few of our favorite details that we feel separate us.:

  • Our guides are local, educated, interested, funny, and just all-around wonderful. 

  • All of our guides are held to a high standard with paid training, shadowing and periodic reviews.

  • Our guides want you to feel special and have fun, but also want you to be safe while riding.

  • We keep our tours small for a one-on-one experience.

  • Our tours are limited to six to eight bicycle riders for safety.

  • All of our guides are first-aid certified, they put safety first, are very familiar with our streets, and are committed to ensuring the best possible experience. 

The PortCity Bike Tours Team 

Prescott Park

Our Core Values

  • Excellence defines our daily commitment.

  • Fun is our main ingredient.

  • Unforgettable experiences deliver memories that last a lifetime.

  • Authentic connections build genuine relationships.

  • Professionalism demands consistent character and integrity.

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