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Paul Rawlings

Local Leaders

Our leaders are charismatic hosts and cycling pros who anticipate your every need. They know the history and lay of the land. Our leaders will share their love of the area and put their spirit of spontaneity to work while making unscheduled stops. There is always something to see: passing ships, tugboats, seals, schooners, or something we must see!

Meet Our Tour Leaders, Mechanic, and Owner

Our PortCity Bike Tour leaders know the roads and landmarks like the backs of their hands. They also happen to be teachers, students, and scholars with guide experience. But above all, they’re local—which translates into personal connections worth sharing. To top this, they love telling the stories of the people before us: from the indigenous people, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Signer of the US Constitution, a Revolutionary War Hero, 400+ ships and submarines, Navy, and most of all, the transformation of a sleepy 17-19th century seaport into this magical most magical destination. Our bike tour leaders love Portsmouth and are leaders on and off the road, fixing flat tires and cheering you on through a ride. But a PortCity Bike Tour leader does more... They’re your compassionate and intuitive companions, carefully selected, trained, and trusted to make your time with us extra special. 

PortCity Bike Tours Difference

We’re fascinated with local character, culture, food, and the historic vibe of our wonderful city! Our bike tours allow you to see our little corner of the world. We want to connect you with the best places to eat, the most popular coffee spot, and a place to grab a beer or watch a live show.  We want to brag about our historic preservation efforts and the desire to retell our history. There’s no detail too small, no surprise too extraordinary, and no nuance too subtle when we set the stage for your tour experience. We will bypass the main roads and get off the beaten path to show you the hidden gems. We will take you to places you may never see on your own. On our bike tours, you will receive a unique experience from a local and you will get a great feel of the place we love and call home. 

Small Group Sizes

Bigger isn’t always better because we believe in the immersive power of sightseeing and pedaling in a city. Our scheduled departures never exceed eight guests per leader. We want you to have a one-on-one experience and deliver an intimate tour. 

Tammy Gewehr



Tammy brings years of experience as a bike tour guide. and former river guide. She had previously worked for UNH as a Director of the McNair Scholars Program; New England Educational Opportunity Association; Academic Counselor at Daniel Webster College and Allan Hancock College. She has also worked at the Neverland Valley Ranch and trained two African elephants, tigers, dromedary camel, lynx, and exotic birds. Tammy is an extrovert who loves meeting new people and sharing historic stories with visitors. She loves Portsmouth history and enjoys being outdoors biking! We are super excited to have her on our team! 

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.   

Beth Jefferson



Beth is retired and has learned at an early age that two wheels are a fun, efficient way to navigate 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 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!




Matt is a bicycle lover and enthusiast, who loves the NH Seacoast and the outdoors. From Kittery, Maine, Matt has worked in local bike shops as a mechanic, and more recently, he works with dogs and bikes. We are ecstatic to have him on our team. He's a professional bicycle sales/service person with more than 30+ years of experience.




Marcus is a Social Studies teacher, bicycle enthusiast, a 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 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.




Donna is two years into retirement from being a Nutrition Services Administrator for the State of New York and an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University (teaching in nutrition sciences, exercise science, and recreation departments). She's a certified group fitness instructor, inclusive of a spinning Instructor. She taught at Golds Gym and taught fitness at Syracuse University ( 23 years). She is currently teaching at Barre & Soul in Portsmouth. Donna is an experienced cyclist, and has led many groups. She is CPR/ AED certified and has a Basic First Aide certification. Donna had recently biked across the Netherlands. and found that the experience has taught her that biking and being among the locals is the best way to  experience a city.




We are happy to announce that we are going into our ninth season! At PortCity Bike Tours, we are proud to offer guided bike tours that give guests an unforgettable experience. Our passionate and knowledgeable guides love what they do, and they personalize every tour to ensure that each guest has the best possible experience. We carefully select the most interesting and beautiful points of interest in the area, so you can rest assured that you will see the best of what the area has to offer. Join us on a bike tour today and discover the beauty, scenery, and history of the area!


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