Around 1939, Roger Sawtelle began repairing bikes at a small shop in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Washington, D.C.. In the early 1950's Roger and his brother's bought the store and during the next few years he worked to bring new levels of quality and excellence to professional bicycle service. Things grew and Roger opened more locations which expanded into the Greens Chevy Chase Bicycle Company.
The recessions of the early 1990's forced them to consolidate operations into just one location, Laurel Bicycle in Laurel, Maryland.
Laurel Bicycle opened it's doors in 1982 and has been a part of the community ever since. Providing the quad-county area with quality bicycles, parts and service for over 35 years.
Throughout these many years our mission and focus has remained constant; to provide all cyclists, not just the elite riders, with quality merchandise that lasts at a good value with professional and knowledgeable service.
The staff at Laurel Bicycle consists of: Glenn, Stan & Steve.
Steve, the manager at Laurel Bicycle, has been with the company for over 30 years. Steve started working at Rockville Bicycle. In addition to managing the Laurel store Steve has served as the manager of Clinton Bicycle Center, Clinton, MD, and Chevy Chase Bicycle Service, in Chevy Chase, MD.
Glenn has been with the company for over 35 years. He has been a store manager, service manager, and sales manager over the years. Glenn was the store manager of Rockville Bicycle, Rockville, MD, Gaithersburg Bicycle, Gaithersburg, MD, and Clinton Bicycle, Clinton, MD, before joining the Laurel crew.
Stan has worked at Laurel Bicycle for over 20 years and currently works as part of the sales staff. He began working in the warehouse and was involved in developing and setting up the first computerized POS system for tracking sales and merchandise at the different locations. Stan continues to split his time between helping with the office management of the store and working with customers on the show room floor.