ABOUT US

JOURNEY RIDES

Established as an eco-friendly alternative to ATV, UTV and other desert guided tours, we began hosting Electric bike adventures back in the summer of 2012 and have been on a journey ever since! This e-bike experience is all about personally engaging in the majestic Sonoran desert, free from the noise and dust created by petrol tour vehicles. Our bikes also give the rider the ability to get as little or as much exercise as you would like. The Journey Rides experience runs through trail systems with no garbage, gun ranges or petroleum-powered vehicles that you find on many tours given on public lands. We pride ourselves in our experience, as well as being your one-stop shop for electric bike tours, rentals, demos, and sales!

BRANDON BUCKLES 

Brandon is a 10-year career guide from Steamboat Springs, Colorado who founded Journey Rides in 2012. Prior to E-biking you through the desert, he worked as operations manager for Desert Wolf Tours for 5 years and Arizona Outdoor Fun for 2 years. Additionally, he worked as a contract guide alongside AZ Hummer Tours and Stellar Adventures. His experience in the industry has proven overly successful in delivering a five-star experience. Brandon has great insight into proper customer service, guest satisfaction and the flawless delivery of an unforgettable adventure.

KEVIN NEWMAN

Being a guide has given me the opportunity to share my passion and enthusiasm with people from all over the world and inspire others to look at this beautiful planet from a different perspective.

I started teaching at a very young age, working with several zoos, camps and schools mostly around the New York metropolitan area. My family operated a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation organization that gave me the chance to work with an array of wild animals. Today I continue following that dream in the beautiful state of Arizona.

Over the years I have worked as an adventure guide, a Sonoran Desert guide and an off-road guide for several tour companies including AZOF, AZ Hummer Tours, Stellar Adventures and Journey Arizona. Throughout my adventures I have accumulated over 200 "5 -star" reviews on TripAdvisor and I have led groups from just a 1 person tour looking for a quick escape to the desert, to an over 100 person tour on corporate events through several Destination Management Companies and I even guided several Pro Sports teams including the Phoenix Suns and Detroit Redwings.

My tours focus on bringing the desert to life, as an avid survivalist and naturalist. Not only will you learn what plants may save your life but I want to to give you an up close and personal experience with the Sonoran Desert like you've never experienced before. From Tarantulas the size of your hand to catching the deadliest snakes in North America you can feel safe and confident in me as your guide as I take you on a Journey unlike anything you have seen.