Michael

How long have you been working here: 5 and a half years

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.

Rachel

How long have you been working here: This is my 3rd season

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

How long have you been working here: I’ve been Segwaying for 2 years

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!

Maria

How long have you been working here: 6 years

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.

Jesse

How long have you been working here: I started last season

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.

Denny

How long have you been working here: This is my 3rd summer. 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.

Gillian

How long have you been working here: This is my 3rd summer.

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.

Julia

How long have you been working here: This is the start of my 2nd season

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.

Cara

How long have you been working here: This is my third season

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!

Ruth

How long have you been working here: This is my 4th year. 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!

Julie

How long have you been working here: This is my first season as a guide

Where are you from: Minneapolis

Favorite Segway tour: The Minneapolis Magical History Tour of course!

Favorite thing to do in the city: People watch

Restaurant recommendation: Maxwell’s downtown. If you like small, comfy little bars, they have a good happy hour, and great casual food.

Favorite part of being a Segway tour guide: Meeting new people every tour.

Fun fact: My first job when I was a teenager was detasseling corn by hand in Iowa. Now a days they have machines to do that.

Tate

How long have you been working here: This is my second summer of Segway

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.

Emily

How long have you been working here: Since 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.

Jenna

How long have you been working here: 1 year!

Where are you from: Coon Rapid, Minnesota

Favorite Segway tour: St Paul Magical History Tour

Favorite thing to do in the city: 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.

Greg

How long have you been working here: This is my 7th season

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!!!