Orrville Cycling & Fitness - Orrville, OH - Phone: 330-682-1911
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Our History
Back in 1957, Leo Amstutz rekindled the interest and passion he had as a boy for tinkering on bicycles and began refurbishing old bicycles for resale. Also at that time he ordered five new Schwinns from a distributer in Columbus, Ohio to include in the inventory of his new store, Kidron Cycle & Toy, which was located on his 80 acre farm just south of Kidron Ohio. As the name reflects, Leo also carried numerous other non-bicycle products as well. While those other products eventually faded away over time his passion for bicycles did not.

After selling the farm in 1965, Leo moved his fledgling business to Orrville. He primarily focused his attention on bicycle sales/service and at that time changed the store’s name to Orrville Schwinn Cyclery. It was located between Buehler’s and Bennett’s Appliances. (That location is currently the fresh produce section of Buehler’s.)

After his five year lease expired in 1970, Leo moved his business to its current location (about 1.5 miles west of Buehler's). He remodeled the existing building that stood next to his home and transformed it into his bicycle shop.

Leo continued in the bicycle business until his retirement in 1974, at which time sons Earl and Roger assumed ownership. Having both grown up in the family business they were equipped to successfully carry on the tradition started by their father. For the next 11 years, Earl and Roger saw the business grow and eventually needed to hire extra help in order to keep pace with the growing market.

Earl retired from the bicycle industry in 1985 leaving Roger to run the family business. (Roger is still the present day owner.) About that same time Roger expanded the size of the shop to include a new service and storage area. In 1996 he again remodeled and increased the size of the showroom. That year the store’s name was also changed to Orrville Cycling & Fitness in order to better reflect the broad scope of bicycle brands that were in the store’s inventory.. (Many locals and longtime customers still refer to us as “the Schwinn shop on the hill”.)

Even though the building and staff have changed over the years, one thing has remained the same – the passion that Roger and his staff have for cycling and the dedication and commitment that Orrville Cycling & Fitness has to provide the best service possible to its customers.

Roger
Roger Amstutz - owner

John
Jon Krabill

Paul
Paul Beck
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