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. 



Product Development and Design,
Build Expert and Test Pilot
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/health/pharmaceutical education prior to launching Vite Bikes in late 2012 with John.

Since 2012, Jacquie has been responsible for operations, management, marketing and sales and has shared the responsibilities of day to day operations and strategic planning of Vite Bikes and Schlitter Bikes with John.

Jacquie holds many ultracycling records with her first foray into endurance racing at the 2011 12 hrs of Sebring race where she set a new women’s overall record of 254 miles. At the 2012, 24 hrs of Sebring event she set an all-out historic women’s record of 516 miles in 24 hrs. Jacquie went on to finish the 2012 Race Across America in a 4 person mixed team where they set a new record and then participated in the 2014 Race Across America as a solo rider.

Contact Us

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Schlitter Bikes

18642 Rogerland Rd Spring Hill, Fl 34610

352-777-4120 • (cell) 727-385-7371