Photo: Paul Morrison
Evolution Whistler opened July 1st 1995. An energetic 21 year old wrote the business plan, saved up some funds working in Japan, secured a location in her home town of Whistler and opened up a bike and snowboard shop. 25+ years later we are definitely still Evolving with the industries and technologies - but one thing has stayed the same for Jenine & the Evolution Crew: mad passion for riding mountains.
THE EVOLUTION WHISTLER CORE CREW:
At 21 years of age, Jenine wrote the business plan for a bike and snowboard shop. The business incorporated in April 95 and Evolution Whistler opened July 1st 1995. As Whistler grows and changes (evolves!), her passion remains unchanged for riding down mountains, and helping others have as much fun possible doing so as well.
Our shop manager is part mountain machine. The number of days Trev rides his bike and snowboards each year is hard to wrap you head around. The number of days he rides his bike usually hits 350 each year and the number of days snowboarding is over 100. Just try and beat this guy up a climb on your 29er hardtail!!! Nope.
Lucky for us the gov let us convince them that this rad import from the south is someone we needed to have working at Evolution!! Racing DH and Enduro in the summer and asending mountains in order to decend them clad in pow in the winter, XTR is a fit Whistler Woman! Yay Whistler Women!!
Also watch Christina Chappetta host many videos on PinkBike - including the entire PinkBike EWS video series!!
Our sweetest rad staff member! Sammy G has all of the bike nerd knowledge and also slays the hills!
One of our bike techs plus knowledgeable sales crew. Liam is organized, methodical and a stand out polite Canadian! We like to take pictures of his beautiful work bench with all parts lined up and spaced out perfectly on shop towel :)
Liam is also an excellent photographer traveling around BC a lot as well as other places taking photos you have probably seen on industry websites & media!
Evolution is very busy keeping our Super-Performance rental fleet and our customer's bikes out on the trails in the Summer months. And we are busy from December through March helping create excellent experiences in the snowy months.
In the summer months we run 4 Mechanics at a time and 2-3 Sales staff at a time. We are always looking for skilled mechanics who can build wheels, change frame bearings, and rebuild forks all day long.
And we are always looking for keen riders of dirt and snow who are passionate about our life in the mountains; people who are kind and honest and understand that excellent gear which fits well will give the customer the best experience possible in the mountains. Shoot Jenine & Trevor an email if you feel you fit our modo and would like to be a part of our crew.
Many of our excellent bike techs return year after year - plus a there are alwasys a few new addition each year. You will find the Evolution Bike Techs friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Please do not be offended if these rad dudes do not give you more that a few minutes of chat time though as they are super busy keeping the best bikes in Whistler rolling!
We love that Ross found Evolution! Ross is a perfect example of the Evolution vibe: friendly, smiling, absolutely keen to help anyone and everyone have the best experience possible! Ross also has many many years experience working in the snow and bike industries in customer service and has a vast knowledge of tech.
We are stoked to have had James in the tech shop for many years. James has worked in many bike shops and even run his own bike service business - his extensive expereince is evident in in his pro style.
We were stoked to welcome Matt and his non-stop knowledge to the shop as a mechanic and sales Crew member. Matt has many years experience in the industry and also many other industries! Matt is also a photographer and has an amazing eye for animal and scenery images.
Lucia, or Pasta as we know her by, will have you giggling along with her shortly after you meet her. Her adorable Slovakian accent throws you off as she throws her intelligent jokes at you along with her vast knowledge of sport!! Lucia has lived on mountains her whole life and has the same mad passion for riding them as Jenine - the two were fast friends and we love having Pasta in the core Evolution Crew!