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 FS’s, Trek Fuel EX 9.9 and Trek Project One Emonda SLR, and an S-WORKS Epic.
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 Yeti SB150, Trek Superfly 100, Trek Superfly SS, and a few classics.
This is Harley’s first year working at the bike shop. He graduated from Shippensburg University in 2017 with his Bachelors in Fine Arts. During graduate studies at the University of Florida Harley volunteered at the local bike co-op, The Freewheel Project, where he serviced kid’s bikes to be donated back into the community. Outside of shop hours Harley is a full time ceramic artist making and selling wares in the Gettysburg area. In his free time you can find him riding his Leader LD-735TT bike around town and dating the boss’s daughter.
This is Kate’s first year working at the bike shop. She holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Denver and Carnegie Mellon University. When not riding her bike, you can find her playing the trumpet in many of central Pennsylvania’s ensembles. Kate fell in love with riding bikes during her graduate studies and loves to explore the roads less traveled on her Cannondale CAADx or Centurion Accordo. She is also a mediocre unicyclist.
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