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About Us

Your local Winnipeg bike and ski experts - here to help you get outside.


Meet Robb & Phil... two guys who love bikes, and the people who ride them. Together they're writing the next chapter in the story of Olympia Cycle & Ski.  
Phil started his career in bikes at Olympia. After 30+ years as a store owner and manager Phil is excited to return to Olympia on Portage.   
Robb comes from the not-for-profit world. He has been coaching children and families through the Kids of Mud program in Winnipeg to get on their bikes since 2007. Together they want to continue Olympia's long history as Winnipeg's premier bike shop.

It all started with Lindsay Gauld. Lindsay has always had a profound love of cycling nurtured through 15 years of elite racing which culminated in his representing Canada in the 200 km road race at the 1972 Munich Olympics. That love of cycling was coupled with a desire to encourage people to become more active through cycling and cross-country skiing. So Lindsay started a bike ‘store’ in 1979 as part of another retail chain in the city. Olympia came into being as a stand-alone business in 1983. 

Passion for the activities of cycling and cross-country skiing is still the driving force at Olympia Cycle & Ski today — the staff at Olympia are avid cyclists and skiers themselves, and love to share their passion with you.

In 2006 long-time employee Scot Miller took over ownership of the store and maintained the high level of quality and service customers had come to expect from Olympia. Scot continued to connect with the active public through organizing bike advocacy group rides, by continuing to support many local bike and ski groups and programs.  

2021 marked a new chapter in the story of Olympia Cycle & Ski. With a new ownership team of Robb and Phil. There has been a big a facelift to both the store and our online presence. Continuing with Olympia's reputation for high quality service and products, we are growing to give you a better shopping experience both in-store and online.

Come on down to our Winnipeg bike shop at 1813 Portage Avenue. Also now you can shop online.
Bike Shop Sales Floor
Cyclists on an unpaved bike trail
Bikes inside shop

Browse Our Bike Selection

Find your dream bike today and visit us for a test ride. We'll ensure that you're on the right bike to meet your needs and the right frame size for a comfortable, safe cycling experience.