Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Catherine Illian, Owner   

Greetings, My name is Catherine Illian and I’m the founder of Richmond Rides.  I love biking. Not only do I love riding,  I want you to see our city, Richmond on a bike because I think biking shows her off like no other experience. From Richmond’s oldest neighborhoods, we can tell the history of the city, the state, and really the whole country.  You’ll learn a ton and have fun while doing it. Come check out our awesome bike tours and see for yourself. I’ve called Church Hill home since 2004. In 2010, my husband and I began hosting tourists through the website Airbnb. As we introduced dozens of guests from all over the world to Richmond we  saw the need for a dynamic tour of Richmond and specifically Church Hill. We’ve crafted a tour that capitalizes on its emerging food scene, history and bikeability.  We love being outside and biking around our fair city. I pedal with my three sons  with my bike trailer and kid seat as my primary mode of transport and can be seen ferrying our kids to school, farmer’s market and around Church Hill.  


Photo Credit:  Mitya Ku

Matt Illian, Guide 

Hi I'm Matt Illian. I'm passionate about biking, history, and Church Hill.
I love guiding tours with Richmond Rides. I'm an an avid mountain biker and winner of the 2013 Xterra Triathalon on Brown’s Island.