About 

Marcus Santy

MARCUS SANTY

TOUR GUIDE

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!

 

My name is Marcus Santy and I have been teaching for 16 years. Nine of those years were at the 7th and 8th-grade level and the past seven years have been at the high school level. I have taught a multitude of Social Studies classes at all levels. I am also an avid fundraiser for the Pan-Mass Challenge raising over $33,000 since 2011. I live in Portsmouth, NH, and love all that the seacoast has to offer.

Dean Merrill

DEAN MERRILL

CHIEF BIKE MECHANIC

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.

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BETH JEFFERSON

LEAD GUIDE

BETH learned at an early age that two wheels are a fun, efficient way to navigate the city. After a few decades in the corporate world, Beth now enjoys meeting the global visitors to the NH Seacoast and sharing the sites and pleasures of cycling the city. 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!

Venera

VENERA GATTONINI

TOUR GUIDE

Venera is a Comprehensive Technology Education and Art Teacher at Newmarket Junior/Senior High School

Dover, New Hampshire. When she's not in school teaching, she's a yoga instructor and bicycle enthusiast with a love for the outdoors. She is a master-craft woman who creates amazing art. 

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DAWN PRZYCHODZIEN

HEAD LEAD GUIDE

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.

We are thrilled each and every time we take a group of riders out on a tour!  We all have a passion and a love of the area and the rich history.  Our small team of tour guides live in the area and are experienced riders with a deep love of New Hampshire history and preservation.

 

I'm sure when you take one of our tours, you'll experience the enthusiasm and excitement as we turn each corner on one of our tours. 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! 

The New Hampshire residents are among the most independent and gnarley folks in America.  Look, we had a clan of Patriots who started one of the first attacks on the British at Fort William and Mary. We have also been living free since the beginning of the nation and still revel in our spirited gritty reputation. We take the role of protecting our land seriously, by maintaining some of the most intense conservation programs in the country.

While instantly friendly, the folks of New Hampshire, especially in Portsmouth, have a deep-seated tolerance for different creeds, races, and religions. We have always insisted that everyone is entitled to live their lives the way they want to, and it’s this attitude that attracts many people to Portsmouth who wants the chance to be themselves without judgment and LIVE FREE OR DIE is our state's motto.

At PortCity Bike Tours, we want all of our customers to rave about their time with us in Portsmouth. Numerous elements can make a bike tour run smoothly. How the bike tours are run, who operates them, when you ride, how much you ride and more have an influence on your getaway. Whether you’re searching for bike tours, boat tours, or food tours, we invite you to look behind the scenes. Read on to learn all about the logistics, cultures, and technical details of our tours.

 

All of our bike tours are created from our experiences in traveling around the world 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.

There are countless details that we focus on to ensure that we provide the highest quality of service to our guests. From how we answer the phone, respond to emails, say hello, etc., we are committed to making your time in Portsmouth, New Hampshire the best it can be. Here are a few of our favorite characteristics of our bike tours that we feel separate us...

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

  • We guarantee our legendary customer service every day.

  • We offer more tours at more times to the places you want to visit most.

  • We want you to feel special and have fun.

  • Our tours are limited to 6 bicycle riders for safety.

  • All of our guides are first aid certified, are very familiar with our streets, and are committed to safety. 

The PortCity Bike Tours Team (YAY)