JOHN SCHLITTER

Test pilot,
Product Development,
Build Expert
Co-Owner Vite Bikes, LLC DBA Schlitter Bikes
Spring Hill, FL, USA 

About John

John was one of the pioneers of the US recumbent industry in the late 1970s and became R&D and production manager at RANS (his brother Randy Schlitter's company) for the next 20 years, where he also handled the ultralight / light aircraft activities. He then became one of the co-founders of Bacchetta. 


In 2012 John left Bacchetta and opened Vite Bikes with his wife Jacquie. The goal was to represent several high end recumbent bikes and trikes and to create an environment where all recumbent riders, regardless of brand affiliation, could feel welcome and supported. 


He is also a well respected endurance cyclist with many years of competitive cycling experience. He holds many ultracycling records and was the first recumbent rider to complete the Race Across America in 2008 as a solo participant. 


JACQUIE SCHLITTER

Test pilot,
Product Development,
Build Expert
Co-Owner Vite Bikes, LLC DBA Schlitter Bikes
Spring Hill, FL, USA 

About Jacquie

Jacquie is a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and spent 22 years in clinical practice and nursing education prior to launching Vite Bikes in late 2012 with John.


Since 2012, John and Jacquie have shared the responsibilities of all the day to day operations and strategic planning of Vite Bikes and Schlitter Bikes.


Jacquie’s first foray into endurance racing began at the 2011 12 hrs of Sebring race where she set a new women’s overall record of 254 miles which has since been beaten. At the 2012, 24 hrs of  Sebring event she set an all-out historic women’s record of 516 miles which still stands. Jacquie went on to finish the 2012 Race Across America in a 4 person mixed recumbent team where they set a new record in the 50+ age group. 


She also participated in the 2014 Race Across America as a solo rider but had to stop short at 2350 miles.

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Schlitter Bikes

18642 Rogerland Rd Spring Hill, Fl 34610

352-777-4120 • (cell) 727-385-7371

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