About Cascade Cycleboats

Cascade Cycleboats was inspired on a sunny summer afternoon in 2012 while Kyle and Anne were enjoying a beer alongside the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon. While watching dozens of people floating down the river on inner tubes, air mattresses and paddle boards, they thought it would be awesome to have some sort of bar on the water.

The idea to create a human-powered boat with a bar was born and they spent the next two years bringing the concept to fruition by building a prototype and working with the U.S. Coast Guard and Marine Safety Center to obtain commercial certification. Cascade Cycleboats is proud to fabricate their tour boats from the ground up with a fun and hardworking team in Central Oregon.

Cascade Cycleboats Team 2016

Kyle Allen


Kyle has always been a hard-working entrepreneur with a passion for creating. He started a painting contracting business when he was just 23 and continued operating it while getting Cascade Cycleboats up and running. Most of his days are spent working on the shop floor with our eight full-time employees.

Kyle grew up alongside the Tualatin River outside of Portland, Oregon. He has lived in Bend since 2002 and loves the vast outdoor playground it provides. He spends his free time playing with his son and golfing whenever he gets the chance.

Anne, Co-Founder

Anne has helped Kyle bring the vision of Cascade Cycleboats to reality by managing marketing, web design, social media, accounting, human resources and all of the “paperwork.”

Her background includes being a paralegal for over a decade, founding a holistic health practice and teaching yoga. After spending most of her life on California beaches she now loves exploring the Cascade mountains and lakes with Kyle, their son and their dogs.

Anne, Co-Founder

Nate, Sales

Nate has owned and operated over 20 businesses in an intriguing and varied career. He began promoting in the rock concert business, then public safety software and spent fifteen years in fine art publishing.

He loves pioneering new ideas and the challenge of finding creative solutions. Nate is excited about finding enthusiastic entrepreneurs and seeing them succeed with their new business enterprises.

Lance, Shop Manager

Lance, Shop Manager

Lance was instrumental in building the first Cycleboat prototype. His experience in welding includes architectural design, structural steel, precision mold making, and aerospace. He is an American Welding Society Certified Weld Inspector.

Kevin, Welder

Kevin, Senior Welder

Kevin has been an essential and dedicated member of our team since the first commercial Cycleboat went out the shop door.

He began as an Assembly Technician and has advanced to become our Lead Welder-Fabricator.


Our crew taking Release the Kraken out for a cruise on Lake Billy Chinook before she went to her home at Kraken Cycleboats in Tampa Bay Florida.

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Bend, Oregon 97702

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