Locally owned since 1994!

Quick facts


  • Whistler Bike Co. established


  • Dealing Giant Bicycles


  • Developing mountain biking
  • Expanding to a second location


  • Pemberton Bike Co. opened (year-round)


  • Mountain biking exploded
  • Consolidating into main shop


  • Giant Whistler Store opened (year-round)

  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. However, after a first decent season Bike Co. was back in Summer 1995, bringing Giant Bicycle on board.

Together with partners, Bike Co. was developing 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, Bike Co. expanded to a second seasonal location in Whistler and opened the Pemberton Bike Co. in 2000 as year-round operation 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 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 Bike Co. 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 in April 2017.