Started Melbourne By Bike in 2010 from a desire to offer herself as a guide to visitors to Melbourne in a way she believed could show it off best. Passionate about Melbourne. Loves sharing Melbourne with others and meeting new people. Has travelled lots herself. Loves being active. Her three grown children do not like cycling! :( Michelle is an accredited tour guide and is an active member of the Professional Tour Guide Association of Australia.
Geoff is equally passionate about Melbourne: he really enjoys its multicultural identity, its Arts, its changing seasons and its pre-eminence as the sports capital of Australia. When not hosting cycling tours, Geoff may well be found somewhere on a bike exploring and discovering within Australia or some other exotic location in other parts of the world, or, equally, heading to the Melbourne’s wonderful sports precinct to enjoy international sports events such as the Australian Tennis Open, Cricket or Australia’s unique code of football.
Rick loves staying active: whether it is sailing, golf, 2 or 3 day bike rides or especially showing off the city of Melbourne to our visitors. Rick loves what Melbourne has become: upbeat, vibrant and multi-cultural. We are blessed with cuisine from all around the world and the best coffee in Australia. His family has lived here since the 1850s. Rick is intrigued by the way Melbourne developed into one of the world’s great cities in its first 50 years. Having lived overseas and travelled extensively, he still calls Australia home. Come and experience his enthusiasm. Rick is an accredited tour guide and is an active member of the Professional Tour Guide Association of Australia.
Trine has called Melbourne home for most of her life, apart from a period of time living several years in Sydney. She took off at a young age to explore the world. Her adventurous spirit took her to many far off places, including six months hiking around Africa. These days, she likes to keep her travels closer to home. Melbourne and the State of Victoria are her passion. Its rich history and culture have become her major interest having discovered her forebears were among the early pasturalists. Her spare time is spent discovering new points of interest, off the beaten track. Her many years in the communications industry have served her well to move into tour guiding. When not taking tours, Trine loves bush walking, golf, theatre and the arts, coffee and of course, cycling!
Leanne is a true-blue Melbournian, having lived and worked here for all of her adult life. She loves exploring our city's extensive bike path network and rail trails in country Victoria, as well as participating in cycling events that support charities. Leanne brings strong research and storytelling skills, a naturally curious nature and a keen desire to give clients a personalised quality experience of Melbourne's history, culture and hidden gems, to our bike tours. She recently completed a self guided cycle tour of the Camino de Santiago in Spain and regularly participates in activities around our city to add value to our own tours.
Peter's many exciting years working in the Fashion Business in Flinders Lane, Melbourne, has inspired him to explore ,experience and share in the culture that makes Melbourne one of the most liveable city’s. Peter likes to be active; cycling and sharing his stories about Melbourne, that will intrigue you. He loves to find those hidden Laneways; where new Street Art has appeared ; and where those hidden Coffee shops and Bars can be found. Peter will share his knowledge on the Fashion Shopping scene, and loves nothing more than riding through Melbourne’s beautiful Parks and Gardens and along the Yarra River to the Tennis Centre and the MCG . Peter loves to have a chat and a laugh to bring a personalised experience to those on tour. When not on Tour Peter can be found on the Golf Course or Travelling and Skiing .Peter is an Accredited Tour Guide and is an active member of the PTGAA.
Although Birgitta was raised in Bruges, Belgium, she has made Australia home the last 26 years. Prior to that, she worked as a multi-lingual tour guide in the United States. Birgitta loves languages (speaks Flemish/Dutch, French, German and English fluently), people, history and Melbourne's coffee and food culture. When not at work, she loves reading, watching foreign language films, travelling to some remote part of the globe or hiking. Birgitta is an accredited tour guide and is an active member of the Professional Tour Guide Association of Australia.