Biking Community in Bozeman, MT
They say it takes a village to raise a child, and the same can be said about building an awesome biking community. There are a lot of excellent groups and events in the Bozeman area that play key roles in making ours what it is. These groups are doing a great job fostering the biking community and we’re glad to support them. Don’t be surprised if you run into some of the Owenhouse crew at upcoming meetings or events; we hope to see you there!
What Our Riders Say
My Santa Cruz has always been so so good to me. I have been riding the 2017 SC 5010 for 6 years! I love how nimble and playful it is, making every type of trail fun. From group rides to enduro races, the 5010 always puts a smile on my face.
A bike is a great way to see the world when you’re on the ground. I ride a Santa Cruz HighTower, which allows me to have one bike to do everything I would enjoy riding. I like the way it pops off of everything and allows me to wiggle my way up and down the trails and around town.
I like the way it squishes, and I think it is put together nicely. I always have fun riding it and enjoy how the 27.5 wheels handle.
You should never underestimate the happiness a bike can bring you. When I first bought my 5010, I remember being over the moon, and continue to be impressed with how the bike pushes me to be a better rider so that I’m riding the way I imagine the bike wants to be ridden.
Owenhouse Cycling is an excellent bike shop. They have a great selection of products and the staff is super kind and helpful. I always enjoy shopping at this store and am glad that they are a part of the Bozeman community 🙂
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Latest Community Involvement
Rowdy little downhill/freeride track. I discovered this trail while out with my friend one day. A long, long, did I mention long? Fire road that circles Mauna Kea. Most climbs are of the paved/fireroad variety, most descents are a mix of loose rock, fixed rock, and good dirt. From there the trail stretches out and travels pretty fast into a big berm with a view out into the valley.
Bike Events In Bozeman
At Owenhouse Cycling, we’re always looking for ways to expand and improve the biking community. Outside of our regular work hours you might find us hosting bike clinics in our shop or putting on events around town.
In The Shop
Throughout the year we host a number of in-house bike clinics and other events to help you build your biking knowledge.
The Advanced Clinics are for those who already have their basic bike skills dialed in. For $50 you can take advantage of this great opportunity to learn even more about your bike. You’ll leave the clinic with your bike tuned, lots of good knowledge, and a free cleaning kit (worth $50 retail)! For these clinics, you’ll need to bring your bike and clothes that can get dirty. We’ll partner you with another attendee and one of our mechanics, then walk you through the stages of tuning your bike: washing/degreasing, brake adjustments, shifting adjustments, bike inspection, etc.
Liv Ambassador Clinics
Owenhouse works closely with our local Liv Ambassador to host a number of women’s only events at the shop. These events range from bike maintenance clinics to learning about riding technique. The subject matter varies widely but more information will be available as the events are scheduled.
Please check our Facebook page for information on upcoming Liv sponsored Clinics.
For questions about any of our past, present, or future clinics contact Molly@owenhouse.com
Out Of The Shop
Not everything can be done from within the shop. Sometimes we need to get outside to make things happen.
What better way to meet fellow riding enthusiasts and try out that new trail or stretch of road than a group ride? Check our Facebook page or stop by the shop to find out when we have one coming up. And if we don’t have one planned, we may know of another group in town that has something in the works.
At least once a year our reps roll out their demo vans so you can test ride their newest bikes. It’s a great time to compare bikes across brands or just test ride something completely different, no strings attached.
We usually host these events in the south (back) parking lot of the Bozeman Library where riders have access a number of in-town trails. A credit card and photo ID are required to demo the bikes. Depending on how long our reps are in town, these events may also include a group-ride.
Learn more about upcoming demo days through our Facebook page.
Bozeman and the surrounding area has tons of great trails, but those trails don’t maintain themselves. Trees fall, ruts form; erosion happens. Someone needs to step up and fix these things, and that’s where we come in. Working in conjunction with other local groups we organize trail days throughout the riding season to keep our trails in good condition.
You’ll want to bring water, sunscreen, gloves, and dress appropriately. Lunch will usually be provided, as well as some swag giveaways for volunteers. Tools will also be provided but feel free to bring along your favorite trail tools. Carpooling may be available.
Learn more about upcoming trail days through our Facebook page.