Jes opened up Gettysburg Schwinn on Buford Avenue in 1991 after graduating from Salisbury University in 1989. He competitively raced mountain and road bikes from 1986 until 1997 with his wife Thora, who he married in 1990. Their daughter Lydia was born in 1997. As the business grew fast and a larger shop was needed, Jes built the current shop in 1999 on Third Street on the opposite side of town. Jes has his Level One Trek Certification in fitting. In 1996 the first Michaux mountain bike race took place at Big Flat, the Curse of Dark Hollow. Success from that race has led to the expansion of new a three race series; The Michaux Endurance Series. The Terror of Teaberry’s debut was in 1999, with Michaux Maximus coming the following year. The shop continues to promote the race series as well as celebrating 25 years of service for the Gettysburg area. Jes has a few Trek Project One Superfly 100’s, Specialized Epic FSR, Specialized Epic HT, Trek Project One Emonda SLR, and Checkpoint SL.
Kent came to the shop in 2005 when he was attending Penn State. After graduating with his Business degree, he came on full time and has focused his time on bicycle fitting. He has obtained his BG FIT Masters Degree and has his Level One Trek Certification. Kent used to race downhill and cross country mountain bikes from 2000-2008. Kent rides a Trek Session, Yeti 160e, Pivot Point, Trek Superfly 100 and Superfly SS
This Pats first year with us and is an Adams County local. After falling in love with mountain biking in Michaux State Forest early 2021, the opportunity to start at the shop this year was an obvious choice. You may see him walking his dog Leo around Gettysburg or getting in some miles on the Ibis Ripmo AF, Polygon T8, or Van Dessel Aloominator.
This is Kobe’s 3rd year at the shop and is currently in his Freshman year at Towson University getting his Business Administration degree. When he’s not in class expect to see him on his bike riding his Yeti SB150, SB130, Trek Madone 4.7, FX 1 or his FitBikeCo BMX bike. Kobe has raced in many of the Mid Atlantic Super Series as well as his fair share of XC races while on the Adams County Composite Team.
What shop would be complete without some awesome shop dogs? Most days when you come trough the door, expect to be greeted by Koda and Rue!