Celestial Cycles started as a way for owner Sheridan Marquardt to keep his love for cycling alive. Growing up in OKC, Marquardt, like most kids, rode his bike all over town, and he raced BMX throughout childhood. All that stopped in high school, but in college, he discovered mountain biking, including racing.
In order to support his passion, he took a job at a bike shop, and then another one, until he decided to open his own place in 1999, when he was 28. Before it became Celestial Cycles, Marquardt’s shop was a frame-building business, but within a year, he knew he’d have to expand operations, and so in 2002, the business transitioned to a full-service bike shop. In the 80’s Celestial Seasonings was sponsoring women’s competitive cycling, and he loved the name and the commitment, so he drew inspiration from, of all places, a tea company. It worked.
Now, nearly 20 years later, Celestial Cycles is an Oklahoma City institution, and Marquardt employs a full-time mechanic and a fitter to ensure you get the best possible biking experience and quality support. The best part about Celestial Cycles—other than the personalized assistance you get from a shop full of local biking enthusiasts—is that it’s a one-stop shop.
At Celestial Cycles, you’ll find a full line of leisure, BMX, mountain, and road race bicycles, as well as accessories, apparel, parts and service, the latter from head mechanic Bryan Hulseburg, whom Marquardt calls “the best mechanic I ever worked with.” Everyone in the shop is a knowledgeable, experienced biking enthusiast, and we are happy to offer our expertise to answer questions about any issue related to biking.
Education is also extremely important to Celestial Cycles. We want you to feel fully comfortable with your bike, your purchases, your experience and your safety. Riding a bike should be fun, and it’s a great form of exercise, too, no matter your age or weight. Also, riding a bike is one of the best ways to bond as a family, and to meet your neighbors. To help facilitate that, we carry all types of bikes for every age and size!
Because we are committed to our community and to maximizing the fun of your biking experience, we will service any bike, no matter where you purchased it. Just bring it in; you’re still part of our community, and we want to help! We also have a low-price guarantee: if you find a better price from an authorized retailer of the exact same in-stock item in our shop, we will match the price.
Celestial Cycles proudly supports our community, as well as local charity rides and bike races, and we sponsor local club team OKCX. We work to keep your trails and roads safe, accessible and fun, and are always there with a smile when it’s your time to play. We are conveniently located in north-central OKC at 2929 W. Hefner Rd. Feel free to stop by the shop and meet the team, or call us with any questions at 405-751-8809.