Making Santa Monica A Better Place Walk, Bike and Play!
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 Worldbike.org and Xtracycleâ€”a pioneering manufacturer of electric and lifestyle bicycles. Rossâ€™s two sons believe him to be 3.14 parts dragon. He is constitutionally unemployable.