About us

In summer 1994 John Inglis and Peter Colapinto opened the Whistler Bike Co.. The mountain bike scene in Whistler was still small with primarily local riders. But the Bike Co. showed a profit in it's first season and was back for the 1995 season, bringing Giant Bicycle on board as their primary bike brand.

Growth over the latter half of the Nineties was slow and steady. Together with partners Bike Co. was helping develop the sport as a whole through activism with the Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association, sponsoring races and other events, and local trail building and maintenance. 

In the late Nineties the Bike Co. expanded to a second location in Whistler, and in 2000 opened the Pemberton Bike Co., which operates year-round in the warmer, more arid climate north of Whistler where riding eleven months a year is not unusual.

Mountain biking truly exploded in the Whistler area during the 2000’s. Whistler-Blackcomb opened the Bike Park, full-suspension bikes had matured into functional alternatives to hard-tails, hydraulic discs finally allowed confident braking, and the sport had begun to be accepted as something that appealed to a wider demographic than just adrenaline fired twenty-something males. During this period the Bike Co. consolidated the two Whistler stores into one larger store in the ’Taxi Loop’, the main entrance to Whistler’s pedestrian Village where they remained for over a decade.

In 2016, after 23 summers of operation in Whistler (making them the oldest Independent Bike Dealer in town), Inglis and Colapinto decided that Whistler was mature enough to support a year-round bike shop and opened up a fantastic 3135 square-foot space in Whistler’s Marketplace.

Continuing and expanding their 22-year relationship with Giant Bicycles, the Bike Co. worked with Giant Bicycles Canada to design and create Giant Whistler, a unique experience in Whistler retail. Opened in early April 2017, Giant Whistler is a full-service bike shop offering sales of Giant and Liv bikes, service to all makes, a full rental fleet and cycling accessories from all the major suppliers that Whistler’s riders demand. Not just a pretty face, Giant Whistler offers a fully modern shopping experience backed by 23 years of real world mountain bike history.