Ross Evans, Founder and CEO of Xtracycle and family

In 1995, 19-year-old Ross Evans stowed his Stanford University textbooks and traveled to Nicaragua, carrying with him bike tools, a welder, and a question for his undergraduate thesis: could a different kind of bicycle help lift the poor out of poverty? Alongside a group of war-disabled men, he set out to design an elegant, affordable solution. His passion to empower people with transformational tools continues today at the helm of and Xtracycle—a pioneering manufacturer of electric and lifestyle bicycles. Ross’s two sons believe him to be 3.14 parts dragon. He is constitutionally unemployable.

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