40 years doing what we love and serving the Ballarat community
Giant Ballarat has a rich and established history in the cycling industry, established in 1978 by Dennis Shaw off the back of a successful cycling career as both amateur and professional. Initially the business was located in Albert St Sebastopol however Dennis and the business had quickly outgrown that location and moved to a shared location in Skipton St Ballarat.
In the early 1990’s Dennis would be part of a landmark group of bicycle retailers that would form the founding members of Giant Bicycles Australia. In 2010 the business again outgrew its location and expanded to take up both shop fronts at the Skipton St location where Giant Ballarat can be found today.
In 2016 Patrick Shaw (Dennis’s Son), joined the business, like his father Patrick had enjoyed a very successful cycling career as both amateur and professional in Australia and abroad, having competed in Europe and Asia.
Together Dennis and Patrick share a rich passion for community and make supporting local charities a major part of the business. You will also find both regularly at the local cycling club racing at Ballarat Sebastopol Cycling Club and Eureka Cycling Club.