Comor Sports opened the first of their three locations on Hastings & Boundary in 1974 which is still thriving today! Owner Steve Curell has since added a store in Whistler, BC and in Kitsilano on Burrard. The Comor B4 Bike Store is located across the street temporarily from the kits locale at 1758 west 4th.
Cycling has because a very popular sport in Vancouver thanks to The Tour de France, The Ride to Conquer Cancer, The Granfondo & the Gastown Grand Prix! It is a low impact exercise that attracts men and women of all demographics for health & social reasons! It has become a big community connector in cities everywhere!
John Prowse, the manager and one of the bike mechanics at B4 Bikes is very knowledgeable & an avid cyclist himself. He has grown up around bikes his entire life due to the love story of his parents meeting at a bike race in England years ago! They later moved to Penticton and opened The Bike Barn which is still a well known shop today! John’s parents now in their 80’s, still cycle on a regular basis!
John has been working for Comor bikes for 3 years and is surrounded by a great team; Blair, Andy, Pavel, Christie, David & Graham who are all big into cycling as well! John is also a well established TV & Theater Actor and has appeared on shows like Fringe, Stargate, Supernatural, various movies and stage performances in Vancouver.
B4 is a fully loaded store offering Norco & Electra road bikes, hybrids, & mountain bikes, clothing, helmets & every accessory you would ever need! They also sell elite bikes like “Felt & Specialized” which are used in professional races all over the world! Custom fittings are offered to all their clients & they also have a “trade in” bike program for juniors. They provide technical support for The Ride to Conquer Cancer & also register a Comor Team for the annual charity ride! (The Comor bike group also supplies tech support for the annual Whistler Granfondo Race!)
Cycling is a year round sport in Vancouver but for those fair weather riders B4 offers indoor cycling sessions Wednesday evenings at 6pm during the winter months. Starting in April outdoor cycling resumes where people of all levels can join in for the ride. There is a “no drop” policy & everyone is welcome regardless of experience. Just meet up at the back of the store Wednesdays before 6PM. There is always a social debriefing after the ride at a local establishment in Kitsilano. I’ll see you there in the Spring; I’ll be in the back of the slow group!