Our Staff truly defines Schlegel Bicycles.
We all share a passion for riding, however not all of us do it the same way. That is why we hand picked our employees from enthusiasts with a variety of cycling expertise.
We each have our own love of the sport; let our staff help you find yours.
STEVE SCHLEGEL – CEO
Steve started in the bike business in 1980 when he got his first job at House of Wheels on NW Expressway so he could pay for the repair of his bicycle. He was only 12 years old. Little did Steve know this would turn into his life's passion. Steve has ridden all types of bikes and knows more about them than most people. He has won multiple Oklahoma State Championship medals (gold, silver and bronze) in all disciplines of cycling (road, mountain, cyclocross, timetrial, triathlon and criterium racing) from 1986-present. He has also competed as a Cat 1-2 in many regional and national races. Steve was awarded the Jim Thorpe Cycling Man of the Year award in 2004. Steve has also been recognized in his business career. In 2005, he was nominated for OKC Biz Forty Under 40.
Steve is always looking to learn more on bicycle fitting and injury prevention. Recently Steve has attended the Serotta Cycling Institutes Fit Symposium as well as, Trek's Fit Certification. Steve is a member of several organizations including the United States Cycling Federation, the National Off Road Bicycle Association, the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the United States Triathlon Association, the Bicycle League of Norman, the Oklahoma Bicycle Society, the Oklahoma Earthbike Fellowship (OEF) and the Oklahoma City Tri Club. Steve also serves as a board member for the Redbud Classic.
Steve continues to share his passion for cycling with the community, and he races and rides in many local events. He has also joined the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training and Team Young Life as a cycling coach to help cyclists achieve their fitness goals of completing a 100-mile bike ride. He enjoys being a part of the local cycling community and working with local city organizations to improve the future of cycling in Oklahoma City. email@example.com
LESLIE SCHLEGEL – CFO
Leslie has been doing bookkeeping and accounting since 1995 and in 1998, Leslie started Schlegel Bookkeeping, Inc. which grew to have 3 employees and 29 clients (including Schlegel Bicycles). She specialized in small business. In 2003, Leslie closed her bookkeeping company and joined the team at the bike store full-time to handle the accounting, marketing and manage the office. Shortly after joining the store full-time, she started riding a hybrid around Lake Hefner and not long after that, she took on mountain biking, until an accident at Lake Tahoe. Leslie then decided to try road cycling and fell in love with it (no trees). In 2007, only eight months after a total hip replacement, Leslie joined Team in Training and completed 56 miles at Lake Tahoe. Not long after that Lake Tahoe ride, Leslie had baby number three. She is back on her bike and looking forward to Lake Tahoe this year. firstname.lastname@example.org
STEVE SWANSON – GENERAL MANAGER
“Little Steve” as we lovingly call him, has been with the company since March 2011. Steve is like a mullet, the perfect blend of business and party. He can always bring a smile to your face with his lighthearted attitude. Working at Schlegel Bicycles is a joy to Steve because of the easy going environment and his like-minded coworkers and customers. Steve enjoys road biking – the sights, sounds and smells of riding in the country and the challenge of exercise. A former chef and bartender, his hobbies include cooking, running and educating himself in the world of lagers and ales. When asked if he has any awards, Steve said, “voted coolest person to ride a bike… ever.” email@example.com
MARTY BUCHANAN – SERVICE ADVISOR
Marty joined the team in April 2007. He has proven to be a great asset to the company and yes, his accent is real! Originally a downhill mountain biker in his home country of Wales, UK, he swapped over to road and time-trial racing from 2008-2016 and was the 40-45 Oklahoma State TimeTrial Champion in 2014. More recently he has returned to his roots of mountain biking as well as getting into gravel races and rides He really enjoys working with the awesome Service Staff of qualified and experienced mechanics at Schlegel Bicycles and has admitted that he “…pretty much learns something new every day!” firstname.lastname@example.org
DAN CHAPMAN – FIT SPECIALIST
Dan began his competitive career at the age of 9 swimming on the Huntington Beach swim team and Olympic development program. Living close to the beach his athletic development was comprised of swimming in the ocean, running miles in the sand, BMX, biking, skateboarding, surfing just to name a few.
Dan traveled abroad to compete and represent the USA as a soccer player, runner and a swimmer. The bike at this time was just a means of transportation to get from point A to B. Dan is now a retired professional who enjoys teaching, reading and staying updated on the latest human and sport science.
As a former professional and educator Dan offers a wealth of knowledge, patience and understanding for the athlete’s he work with. As a National coach with multiple licenses Dan has sent many of his athletes across the globe to compete internationally. Dan’s emphasis on technique, working hard, nutrition and healthy habits have always been stressed over winning. The details have afforded Dan and his athletes better than acceptable results.
Earning degrees in architecture, advertising design, sports physiology and sports psychology Dan is always researching innovation and how it translates into better addressing the needs of athletes at all levels of their sport.