My name is Gabby Hennes, and I grew up in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. I found a passion for cycling thanks to my first job at a local bike shop. One of the employees sold me an old road bike for $200, and later that summer I bought a full-suspension mountain bike in preparation for my move to Bozeman. I went to school at Montana State University and graduated in December 2021. I fell in love with Bozeman, the mountains, and all the activities it has to offer. When I am not working at the shop or riding bikes you can find me cross country skiing, trail running, or rock climbing. During the summer of 2020, I completed the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, a gravel bike packing route that runs along the Rockies from Mexico to Canada. Needless to say, adventure riding has my heart. I also love trail and cross country rides in the backcountry. I enjoy working at Owenhouse because it allows me to share my love for riding with others, and it helps me stay connected to the cycling community in Bozeman. Happy trails!
Sourdough Canyon to Mystic Lake
Out and back ~ 20 miles
Elevation gain +1500 ft
I love to ride Sourdough on my gravel bike because it is a two-track trail that is closed to cars. Other riders may choose a hardtail or trail bike for extra cushion. I can ride to the trailhead from my house, and be riding in the trees in well under an hour. Sourdough is also a “choose your own adventure” ride. You can hop on some single track on the Wall of Death, or ride to Hyalite Canyon via Moser Creek. A snack break at Mystic Lake is a must, but keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. I have seen several moose on the trail, and others have sighted bears closer to the lake. Enjoy!