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Our Story

an interview with Big Sky Cycling's owner

Cycling, a Sense of Freedom

Jim Barnes and his wife, Melinda, have owned and operated Big Sky Cycling since 1986. Jim was only 5 years old the first time he plopped down on the saddle of a bike. But he’s been hooked ever since. With more than 45 years of experience in the industry, he is Helena’s local expert on all things bicycle related.

Jim built a team at Big Sky Cycling, where our passion for riding is second only to our love for the community of cyclists we serve. In fact, we have been named one of America’s Best Bike Shops numerous years by the National Bicycle Dealers Association.

We value our customers and we pass along that value to you through carefully chosen products that provide long-term satisfaction. Why waste your valuable time researching, ordering, and returning the wrong products? From the beginning, our experts will equip you with the right tools for your adventure.

We understand that you have many options to fill your bicycling needs. Our goal is to serve as your bike shop that fulfills those needs, plus a little extra. Whether you want to get back into biking for transportation or exercise, or you’re ready to try mountain biking for the first time, we will guide you along the way. From beginner to professional, from the young to the “young at heart,” we offer not only products, but knowledge-of, and support-for the sport we love!  Our aspiration is to provide excellent customer service, quality merchandise, and extensive knowledge to everyone who walks through our door.

Big Sky Cycling is your best resource for hitting the trails, carving the ice, and maximizing your adventures! We look forward to passing on our passion for riding to you.

Bicycle Retailer Excellence

America’s Best Bike Shops 2022

Big Sky Cycling has been rated as “One of America’s Best Bike Shops” for the TEN years in a row by the National Bicycle Dealer Association.

It is a significant honor as only 170 shops out approximately 4000 in the US were recognized.

Why Shop With Us?

From professional bike repair and fitting services to top cycling products at exceptional prices, we've got you covered.

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Quality & Value

We sell products from the best bicycle brands in the world. We offer great value to our customers through competitive pricing, quality products, and superior customer service.

Helpful Staff

Friendly Staff

We aren't your average bike shop. Our staff is helpful and crazy about cycling. We listen to your needs and work hard to help you find precisely the right products for you.

Bike Accessories

Low Price Promise

If you find the same product in stock locally for a lower price within 30 days of your purchase, we’ll happily credit you the difference. Get the best products at the best price.

Browse Our Bike Selection

Find your dream bike today and visit us for a test ride. We'll ensure that you're on the right bike to meet your needs and the right frame size for a comfortable, safe cycling experience.