Gary

When did you start working here: May 2007

Where are you from: Chicago, Green Bay, San Francisco, St Paul, Boise, St Paul, Cape Coral

Favorite Segway Tour: St Paul Magical History Tour

Favorite thing to do in the city: Spend time at Como Park

Restaurant recommendation and why: 112 Eatery in Minneapolis and Louis Ristorante in St Paul – both have exceptional food.

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: Meeting people!

Fun fact: I have the same birthday as William Jennings Bryan, Glenn Close, Wyatt Earp and Bruce Willis.

Michael

When did you start working here: June 2012

Where are you from: Northeast Minneapolis

Favorite Segway tour: Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Insider Tour

Favorite thing to do in the city: Go to Minnesota United FC Soccer games

Restaurant recommendation: Kramarczuk’s. They serve great eastern European cuisine, and have the best meat market around.

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: I enjoy seeing rider’s reactions to my, usually bad, jokes on tour.

Fun fact: I’m also a history columnist at the Mill City Times, read my articles here.

Greg

When did you start working here: May 2012

Where are you from: Born and raised in Chicago, but I’ve lived in the Twin Cities for over 40 years

Favorite Segway tour: I enjoy them all, but the St Paul History Tour.

Favorite thing to do in the city: fish our great metro lakes

Restaurant recommendation: Revival. It has two locations, and the best fried chicken in the Twin Cities. Just so happens that’s where we being and end out St Paul Tour.

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: The people you meet on each tour. They truly represent not only our whole country, but some far away destinations I’ll only visit through their acquaintances. Also, all the young people I work with. They keep me “young.”

Fun fact: I think I’m the oldest Segway guide in the world!!!

Ben

When did you start working here: June 2013

Where are you from:  Southside of Minneapolis

Favorite Segway tour:  Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Insider Tour

Favorite thing to do in the city: Explore all of the beautiful parks

Restaurant recommendation: Longfellow Grill. They have the best sweet potato fries. Also, Soberfish has amazing Thai food, with great sushi, especially the spicy sushi.

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: I get to educate and entertain people at the same time.

Fun fact: I have a Human on a Stick tattoo.

Jim

When did you start working here: July 2013

Where are you from: Grew up and went to college in Duluth, lived in San Diego for a couple of years, and have been in Minneapolis since 1970.

Favorite Segway Tour: Minneapolis Magical History Tour, and the Sculpture Garden Insider Tour

Favorite thing to do in the city: Eat at the Monte Carlo, and then go to a play at the Guthrie

Restaurant recommendation: Definitely Spoon and Stable in Minneapolis.

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: I love that both the customers and the guides are always in a good mood.

Fun fact: My wife and I are celebrating our 50th anniversary in June!

Maria

When did you start working here: June 2013

Where are you from: Central Minnesota

Favorite Segway tour: St Paul Magical History Tour

Favorite thing to do in the city: Explore the many parks in Minneapolis and St Paul

Restaurant recommendation: The Naughty Greek. It has the most authentic Greek food you will get in Minnesota, and Angelo the owner is the most welcoming person you’ll ever meet.

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: Being able to share the history of St Paul with guests from around the world. I also lived in Seattle, so I enjoy talking about how James J Hill had an impact on both the Twin Cities and Seattle.

Fun fact: I love museums and have a MA in Museums Studies.

Gillian

When did you start working here: June 2016

Where are you from: Sydney, Australia

Favorite Segway tour: The classic Minneapolis Magical History Tour

Favorite thing to do in the city: I love to go see diverse theatre around the Twin Cities.

Restaurant recommendation: Pizzeria Lola. It has delicious, delicious pizza, and what else could you want in life? There’s also a cool photo booth.

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: It’s cool to watch and help someone who is initially terrified of Segwaying overcome their fear, become more comfortable, and eventually love it!

Fun fact: I love to sing, and have performed in musicals around the Twin Cities.

Lindsey

When did you start working here: June 2015

Where are you from: Mars…

Favorite Segway Tour: St Paul Magical History Tour

Favorite thing to do in the city: Go to the Foshay Tower and pretend I’m fancy, or go to a drag or burlesque show at LUSH.

Restaurant recommendation: Matt’s Bar

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: Making people laugh

Fun fact: I lived in Thailand for a year and a half, and love to travel! I’m also a writer. You can check out my blog funnygirlsfinishlast.com

Thomas

When did you start working here: June 2016

Where are you from: Chanhassen MN

Favorite Segway Tour: St Paul Magical History Tour

Favorite thing to do in the city: The MN Fringe Festival every August. It’s the largest independent theatre festival in the Midwest, and largest un-juried festival in the country!

Restaurant recommendation: The Groveland Tap has an amazing and interesting tap list, with great happy hour deals.

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: Being able to ride a Segway all summer, and meeting people from around the world.

Fun fact: I enjoy performing in theatre all over the Twin Cities!

Rachel

When did you start working here: May 2016

Where are you from: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Favorite Segway tour: Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Insider Tour

Favorite thing to do in the city: Visit local breweries! They are all so unique and fun to try.

Restaurant recommendation: Republic. They have amazing french fries, an extensive tap list, and one of the best happy hours in town.

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: I like learning more about the city I love, and being able to share that with riders.

Fun fact: In 2017 I was a World of Beer Drink It Intern finalist.

Ray

When did you start working here: June 2017

Where are you from: Orcas Island, Washington

Favorite Segway tour: Minneapolis Magical History Tour

Favorite thing to do in the city: See a concert!

Restaurant recommendation: Trieu Chau in St Paul. The best bowl of pho in the cities, and I will argue that claim.

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: I love meeting customers from all over.

Fun fact: I recently ate the world’s hottest pepper, the Carolina Reaper. I do not recommend it!

Noah

When did you start working here: October 2015

Where are you from: North Minneapolis

Favorite Segway Tour: Minneapolis History Tour

Favorite thing to do in the city: Bike around places I’ve never been. Being a student at the U, the places accessible by bike are innumerable, and I definitely take advance of Minneapolis’s status as number one city of bikers.

Restaurant recommendation: Pineda. It is one of the best, and cheapest places you can get quality Mexican food in Minneapolis. Eat the best street tacos you’ll ever have out of a paper tray with salsa and carnitas juice dripping down your hand.

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: Meeting new people from literally around the world, and getting to spend my days outside while doing so.

Fun fact: I have played guitar and piano for a combined 14 years.

Ruth

When did you start working here: August 2015 I decided to become a tour guide after going on one of our tours. Two weeks later, I was employed here.

Where are you from: Born in Cloquet, MN, but grew up in Carlton MN

Favorite Segway tour: St Paul Magical History Tour

Favorite thing to do in the city: Bike the trails, and enjoy the wonderful patios on a summer night.

Restaurant recommendation: Sea Salt by Minnehaha Falls. The food is fabulous, and the location near the falls is spectacular!

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: Being outside while on the job, and meeting the interesting people that decide to take the tour.

Fun fact: When I’m not riding Segways, I like riding my bike. I’ve biked the MS 150 between Minneapolis and Duluth to raise money for MS. Twice!

Denny

When did you start working here: August 2016 I was a customer on several tours before finally joining the Segway team.

Where are you from: South Minneapolis

Favorite Segway tour: Minneapolis Magical History Tour

Favorite thing to do in the city: I’m an avid golf player, and play 3-4 times a week, and I’ve been lucky enough to get a hole in one!

Restaurant recommendation: Manny’s Steakhouse. Although it’s expensive, the service can’t be beat. On a more reasonable budget, I recommend a summer visit to Sea Salt at Minnehaha Falls. The fish is superb.

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: Working at Segway allows me to meet a variety of people both local, and from out of town, while showing them some parts of the city they otherwise may not have seen.

Fun fact: I have been to 49 states (still missing Alaska), each province in Canada, and 30 countries.

Cara

When did you start working here: June 2016

Where are you from: born and raised in the Twin Cities, currently live in Apple Valley

Favorite Segway tour: It’s between the Minneapolis Magical History Tour, and the St Paul Magical History Tour. Both have so many great stories and sites along the way. It’s hard to chose!

Favorite thing to do in the city: It really is our Segway tours, but I also live musical theatre at the Orpheum, and plays at the Guthrie.

Restaurant recommendation: FIKA at the Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. It was awesome, original food and drink, and a really cool museum to visit afterwards.

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: I love meeting people that are trying a Segway for the first time. It’s so much fun to watch them have fun!

Fun fact: Ten years ago, after my first Segway tour in Dallas TX, I vowed to someday become a Segway tour guide – and here I am, Dreams do come true!

Jessie

When did you start working here: May 2017

Where are you from: I’m originally from Nebraska, but moved to Minnesota in 2003

Favorite Segway tour: Minneapolis Magical History Tour

Favorite thing to do in the city: Fishing on the river

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: I like working here, because I like interacting with people. I also get to be outdoors enjoying the weather.

Fun fact: Fishing is my life, I want to catch a catfish over 60 pounds.

Julia

When did you start working here: June 2017

Where are you from: right here in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Favorite Segway tour: The Minneapolis Magical History Tour, because I get to see the river and city skyline everyday.

Favorite thing to do in the city: I like to visit the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, because of its fascinating collections.

Restaurant recommendation: Tea House. It has delicious Chinese food!

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: Working here is fun because I get to meet a lot of new people from all over the world.

Fun fact: When I was 4, I broke my leg after being dropped on a futon frame.

Tate

When did you start working here: May 2017

Where are you from: I was born on the East coast, but if you ever hear a slight accent, it’s fake, I don’t know why I do that.

Favorite Segway tour: Minneapolis Magical History Tour

Favorite thing to do in the city: Explore our wicked park system, and insane number of breweries, at the same time.

Restaurant recommendation: The Uptown Diner.I have good memories of their classic American breakfast on weekend mornings.

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: The sun, and interacting with people from outside of our city, state, and nation.

Fun fact: I’m a massive proponent for pineapple on pizza, and I speak Spanish and Portuguese.

Chris M

When did you start working here: May 2015

Where are you from: Spirit Lake, IA

Favorite Segway Tour: Minneapolis Magical History Tour

Jenna

When did you start working here: May 2017

Where are you from: Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Favorite Segway tour: St Paul Magical History Tour

Favorite thing to do in the city: To go and see theatre!

Restaurant recommendation: Young Joni’s. They have great pizza and appetizers. Sea Salt. They have wonderful seafood options that you can eat outside at Minnehaha park.

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: Our guides are amazing! It’s great to spend the summer with such wonderful people!

Fun fact: In high school I was an alpine ski racer.

Emily

When did you start working here: September 2017

Where are you from: Iowa

Favorite Segway tour: Minneapolis Magical History Tour

Favorite thing to do in the city: eat good food, there’s so much of it

Restaurant recommendation: Black Sheep. It has some of the most delicious pizza I’ve ever consumed!

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: Meeting wonderful people from all around the world!

Fun fact: I have seasonal allergies.

Sarah

When did you start working here: May 2018

Where are you from: Minneapolis, and Sioux Falls SD

Favorite Segway Tour: Minneapolis Magical History Tour

Favorite thing to do in the city: I love going to movies in the park in the summer

Restaurant recommendation: Sebastian Joe’s. Best ice cream hands down!

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: I love getting to meet people and hear their stories

Fun fact: I am an ice cream aficionado, and self-proclaimed history nerd.

Phil

When did you start working here: May 2018

Where are you from: I was born in England, and raised in Australia, New Guinea, and the US Virgin Islands. My Minnesotan accent is a work in progress.

Favorite Segway Tour: Minneapolis Magical History Tour

Favorite thing to do in the city: Riding my bike along the riverside parkways.

Restaurant recommendation: Spoon and Stable for fine dining. Chef Gavin Kaysen is a genius at grafting French cuisine onto the gastronomic roots of his native Minnesota. Try the bison tartare!

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: Being outside, learning about the area’s history, and introducing visitors to beautiful parts of the Twin Cities.

Fun fact: I’m a semi-retired writer and editor, who wrote a book about scenic drives in Minnesota. I also used to work at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, a stop on the Minneapolis tour.

Isaac

When did you start working here: June 2018

Where are you from: St. Paul

Favorite Segway Tour: Minneapolis Segway Tour

Favorite thing to do in the city: Going to Timberwolves games! It’s great to watch the worst sports franchise in the US.

Restaurant recommendation: Pizza Nea: best pizza in town

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: The shirts, of course!

Fun fact: A movie was filmed in my house! Sugar and Spice (It’s an awful movie)

Anna

When did you start working here: May 2018

Where are you from: I’m from Minneapolis

Favorite Segway Tour: The Minneapolis Magical History Tour, it has some of the coolest views.

Favorite thing to do in the city: I love going on walks and finding new great places to eat.

Restaurant recommendation: Dancing Ganesha. It has great Indian food, and if you’re vegetarian or vegan, it’s awesome!

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: Meeting all of the interesting people!

Fun fact: I’ve hiked Half Dome, and have been to 8 different national parks!

Elizabeth

When did you start working here: April 2018

Where are you from: Washington DC

Favorite Segway Tour: Minneapolis Magical History Tour, specifically the part that goes through Nicollet Island

Favorite thing to do in the city: I love the artist-designed mini golf at the Walker Sculpture Garden

Restaurant recommendation: 5-8 Club! Make sure you try their Juicy Lucy

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: Great laid-back co-workers

Fun fact: I spent a year on my bicycle touring 14 countries in Europe

Luc

When did you start working here: June 2015

Where are you from: Minneapolis

Favorite Segway Tour: The Minneapolis History Tour (the classic)

Favorite thing to do in the city:  Go to shows at the 7th St Entry!

Restaurant recommendation: Football Pizza on Central Ave in Northeast. Be sure to get both the green and the white sauces!

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: Being outside and seeing the cormorants from the Stone Arch Bridge every tour.

Fun fact:I make stamps out of rubber bands, beer bottles, and Elmer’s glue.