Welcome to the K-Man Family!
We truly believe that you are who you surround yourself with. Come meet the family here at K-Man Cyclery. We are here to take care of all your cycling needs, whether you're a seasoned pro, or just getting started. We are in it for the long haul, so please come say hello, and support the shop that supports your community. We can't wait to meet you!
Keith Schmidt "k-Man"
"I started cycling in 1980. I commuted to Cal Poly 3 days a week from Atascadero. I began racing triathlons after I finished Cal Poly in 1982. I raced as an age group athlete for 3 years before going pro in 1985. I raced professionally for five years, from 1985 until 1990. I managed Sunstorm Cyclery in Atascadero from 1988 until 1998, and started K-Man Cyclery in 1999. I have two beautiful children - Samantha, 18, and Kameron, 15. My bride of 20 years is Robyn, my rock solid, love of my life. My future plans are to give both shops to my managers, Steven and Jon when our building in Atascadero (K-Man World Headquarters) is paid off. My ride in life has been nothing short of amazing and I thank God each and every day for all that I have. Thank you all for your continued support, and together we will create some amazing fruit. Ride on!!"
"I got my start as a punk kid riding BMX bikes, and I have now been a bicycle mechanic for over half my life, and have worked at the shop since 2001. I ride everything - primarily mountain bikes these days, with some road, BMX, and cyclocross mixed in. I am proficient in working on all types of bikes, and I love what I do. Breaker is the name of my trusty trail-dog, and we like all bikes, ride all trails, and own a quiver of bicycles. I try to diversify my riding to keep my skills honed on anything bike-related. I have a rad wife whom I met when she was embarking on a cross-county bike tour, and we live a beautiful life with our rescue-dog Breaker, right here in Atascadero."
"I became hooked on riding bicycles at 4 years old. I loved the sense of freedom it gave me racing up and down the driveway. My brother bought me my first BMX bike when I was 11. A friend introduced me to BMX racing a couple years later, and I immediately found myself at the track every chance I had, racing every weekend, and doing sprints around the neighborhood. My love for cycling expanded to freestyle BMX and mountain biking. I reluctantly began road riding, thinking it couldn't possibly be fun to just ride around and not catch air or do tricks. It didn't take long, though, when I found myself buying matching lycra kits and shaving my legs. After hanging out at the local bike shop everyday after school, they offered me my first job. For eighteen years now, in SLO county, I've been wrenching on bicycles and helping introduce people to the pleasure of riding a bike. I get to share my passion for cycling with my wife and my two daughters, and I couldn't be happier."
"Bikes have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid bikes were transportation. We got from point A to point B on a bike. I rode all through High School and College. My young adult years I ventured off into the motorcycle world, and to train for motorcycle riding I started to bicycle again, lots. I realized quickly I was better at riding a bike than riding a motorcycle, so I sold all the motorcycle stuff and bought a new bike and some spandex. The riding lead me to eventually owning my own shop, named Bikemasters. I have been in the bike industry for years and don't plan on leaving anytime soon. My preferred style of riding is road and I do some cyclocross as well. My favorite places to ride are on the Central Coast, preferably on the west side and the coast. I love being in the hills and I love climbing. I have been married to the most wonderful woman for 24 years and we have 2 sons."
"I've been riding pedal bikes for as long as I can remember. I started off on BMX and then graduated to big-boy bikes at about the age of 18 and it's been downhill ever since. Haha! I've been in the bicycle industry since I was 15 and I'm addicted to it. I don't really see what else I want to do with my life other than ride, travel, and be with my family and son. I enjoy racing and going on adventures to new places with my awesome crew of friends and that's what I plan to keep doing. Other than bikes, I quite enjoy dark beer and burritos. Cheers!"
"My name is Jesse Buerster. I bought my first BMX bike from K-Man himself when I was 13 years old. I started racing BMX at age 15 and then started riding freestyle BMX shortly afterward. I spent most of my cycling years in skateparks and on dirt jumps trying to get as much airtime as possible. After having multiple injuries, and a spine surgery at 29, I started riding mountain bikes, and fell in love. I currently ride a 2016 GIANT Reign, the suspension is forgiving and the speed and adrenaline gets me my fix. I started racing mountain bikes in 2016 for #teamkman and it has been some of the best times of my life. Good trails, good bikes, good friends, what more could a guy ask for."
"They call me Scoot, I'm 19 years old and just like my fellow bike shop friends, I have been enjoying bicycles as long as I can remember. As a kid I grew up learning how to ride BMX and motorcycles, so the tranisition to riding mountain bikes was seamless. I got a mountain bike when I was 16, and then a job from Kman when I was 18, and I am now racing with Team Kman in enduro & downhill events. My favorite part about being involved in the bike industry is getting to meet all kinds of crazy people that share the same passion as I do. The technology on bikes these days is getting very advanced and I am thankful to have Steven Anzel showing me the ropes. I look forward to many more rad years to come with the K-Man crew."