Christian Prost, 31 is the owner/operator of North Riders, a bicycle sales
and service store. A graduate of Lakehead University, he has a degree in
Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism, and a BA in Sociology. In 2008, he
won the North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce Young Professional
of the Year Award.
is your greatest accomplishment?
A: My greatest accomplishment
is opening a successful small
business in northern Ontario, in
a city that I was not born in. This
accomplishment is thanks to both
my perseverance, drive, and
expertise to make North Riders
work, and the acceptance of the
community that I now call home.
Q: Who is your most valued mentor?
A: My parents encouraged me
throughout this venture, and have
taught me invaluable lessons about
business, life, and success.
Q: What do you love most about North Bay
and area ?
A: I love both the sense of community
and the natural beauty that
surrounds us as a natural
Q: What else would you like to
A: I am at the beginning phase of
this.I want to expand my store
and be able to service all facets of
cycling to the best of my abilities.
The new store will have more
room to house more product and a
service shop featuring an "express"
section eliminating the need to
leave your bike with us, which
results in less downtime for my