About Us

We sell bicycles and all related accessories year-round. We carry quality, serviceable products with emphasis on the ability to repair the major items and we service what we sell. Our full-service bike repair shop is dedicated to keeping your bike in tip-top shape. We’d be glad to inspect your bicycle and provide recommendations for repair before our mechanics get started. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or just thinking about getting your first bike, we’re here to help so please don’t be afraid to ask questions. Our goal is to get you on the best bike for you!

Looking to learn more about your bike? Want to become more involved in the Bozeman bike community? Check out our Community page for more information on events we’re hosting, supporting, sponsoring, or just really like.

Our History

When we say we’ve been in the biking business for a long time, we mean it! Owenhouse Cycling is part of the Owenhouse Hardware Company; founded in 1879. What started as a mercantile carrying all the goods a person of that time would need, including bikes, has since grown and expanded to become what is now Owenhouse Cycling and Owenhouse Ace Hardware. The Owenhouse Cycling building was originally constructed in 1949 as a showroom for tractors and other farming implements. Things have changed a bit over the years, with our latest remodel taking place in 2014.

Our Staff

Learn more about the Owenhouse Cycling crew:

Eric Bowman – Owner

I’m the 4th generation of my family to own and operate the Owenhouse Hardware Company, going back to my Great-Grandfather Whitfield Spain. Some of my earliest memories are of my brother and I exploring the hardware store basement or hanging out watching the many TVs we stocked in that era. I took my first job at the store when I was 14. I would show up after school to haul the garbage and cardboard the dumpsters, assemble a few odd things, and then head home with my father for dinner. I worked at the store until the end of high school when I decided I needed a break and took some different jobs while I worked my way through the Engineering program at MSU. At the end of my college career I made the decision to work my way into ownership of the business and came to work full-time in the summer of 2001. It was an incredible privilege to be able to work alongside my father for 15 years until his retirement in 2016. It’s now my responsibility, as the current caretaker of Owenhouse, to guide the business through the challenges that are ahead and leave it in a place that sets up the next generation for success.

I spend most of my free-time enjoying all the outdoor adventures that Bozeman has to offer with my wife Molly, and two children Rylie and Ross. We’re passionate about riding bikes and trying to open up cycling opportunities to others. We’ve helped to found the Bozeman Youth Cycling program, and volunteer time and resources to the Bozeman Pedal Project, Team Rockford/Owenhouse Cycling, the Mystic MTB Race, and the fall cyclocross race series with the hopes of building a sustainable bike culture in Bozeman.

Tom Johnson – Shop Manager

I have been the Shop Manager of Owenhouse Cycling since 2016 and have over 40 years of retail experience in a variety of products/gear: outdoor footwear, sporting goods, hunting gear, and now bikes. I’ve been cycling for over 30 years almost exclusively in road and mountain but more recently added fixey and cross to my list. I’ve seen a lot of cycling gear come and go, and some even come back again! No matter what your cycling pleasure, stop by and let us help you continue your ride!

Ben Dodge – Assistant Manager

I’m a Bozeman native with over 15 years of bike shop experience including running my own shop in Bend, Oregon for a couple years. I come from a primarily BMX background with a spritz of downhill mixed in. I enjoy all aspects and disciplines related to cycling and love making people happy on their bikes. When I’m not riding my bike, you’ll likely find me at the disc golf course or spending time with my wife and kids.

Branham Snyder – Mechanic

I grew up in Pátzcuaro, a small town in South-Central Mexico that I still call home. I moved to the US after high school and ended up in Bozeman through a series of fortunate events. I became a mechanic at Owenhouse in 2015, and have since fallen in love with Bozeman’s trails and cycling community. I’m a coach for the Bozeman Pedal Project and Bozeman Youth Cycling, and I help where I can with the Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association. In my spare time I race in the Montana Enduro Series and other regional races, but have mostly moved on to the Big Mountain Enduro series with aspirations to race in the Enduro World Series in years to come.

Dylan Gillespie – Sales & Service

I grew up in The Land of 10,000 Lakes (Minnesota) but moved to Bozeman in 2011. I’m the black sheep at the shop because I do not own a mountain bike! Instead you can find me riding my murdered out BMC Timemachine 01 (with Justin Raynes trying to hold my wheel). I’m a triathlete so whenever I’m not at Owenhouse you can find me swimming, biking, and running. You might also see me stretching between customers. And if there’s a bike on our sales floor there’s a good chance it was built by me.

Hayden Mans – Mechanic

I am from a small town called Jamestown, located just outside of Boulder, Colorado. I grew up in the mountains and worked as a trail builder for Boulder County throughout high school, and then at a local bike shop. I moved to Bozeman in fall of 2015 for college and started my career at Owenhouse shortly after. I am a full-time student so you can find me working part-time during the school year and full-time in the summer. Mountain biking is my passion. I recently got into the Enduro scene and raced in the Montana Enduro Series, but relaxed trail riding with a few friends is my main source of adrenaline. If I’m not riding my Transition Patrol you can find me dirt jumping, fly fishing, woodworking, ski building, skiing, trail building, or just being in the woods. Owenhouse is an awesome shop with a good crew of hard workers and I wouldn’t trade my job here for anything at this time in my life. Live to ride!

Jade Ellingson – Sales & Service

I first started working at bike shops in my hometown of Bismarck, North Dakota in 2014. My background is primarily in cross-country biking but when I moved to Bozeman in 2016 I was introduced to the world of trail and enduro riding, which are now my main interests in mountain biking. I also enjoy commuting to school and work whenever possible. When I am not on a bike you can find me snowboarding or fly fishing. Swing by the shop sometime and let’s talk bikes!​

Jordan Aid – Sales & Service

I have been with Owenhouse Cycling since 2015. One of my favorite things about my work here is getting to meet and help cyclists of every skill and interest level. Whether it’s someone just starting out or a seasoned expert. During the riding season, when I’m not at work, you can typically find me exploring one of Bozeman’s many trails.

Justin Raynes – Mechanic

In 2011, I moved from Virginia to Bozeman to work at Owenhouse Cycling. I used to race road and cross country very competitively but have cut back since moving. I still race occasionally though so you might see at some of our local races, like the Mystic MTB Race. My favorite foods are probably donuts or a good calzone!

 

Kevin Fitzgerald – Mechanic

I’m originally from Groton, Massachusetts but have lived in Bozeman since 2000. In 2017, I graduated from Montana State University with a degree in GIS and Planning. While studying, I worked as the Outdoor Recreation Program Bike/Ski Shop Manager, and since then I have been a Bridger Ski Foundation (BSF) Youth Ski League Nordic coach, an assistant coach for the BSF Development team, and a coach with Bozeman Youth Cycling. I have not spent much time racing, but I love my time in the saddle and think everyone should get to experience the fun and excitement of mountain biking. I’m excited to explore more of the world by bike and hope to encourage everyone to do the same. That’s why I love being the Rental and Demo mechanic at Owenhouse Cycling!

 

Ryan Davis – Sales & Service

I was raised in Duluth, Minnesota, where I spent my time racing nordic skis and eating Mom’s tater-tot hotdish. I’ve been in Bozeman since 2013, riding mountain bikes occasionally but my real passion is commuting to and from school. When I am off of two wheels you can find me climbing, skiing, flying, or hanging out with my marmot friends. Come say hi next time you’re at Owenhouse, but I usually work in the back so you might have to climb over piles of boxes to get to me.

Image is an artist’s rendering of Ryan hanging out with his marmot friends. Courtesy of the Ryan Davis archives.

 

Sam McMain – Sales & Service

I started working in bike shops in 2008 at a small shop on my island home of San Juan Island, Washington. I grew up riding mostly downhill mountain bikes; the riding in the Pacific Northwest is arguably some of the best in the world. However, living on an island makes the logistics of exploring new places quite difficult. To travel to the mainland (the distance of Bozeman to Belgrade), it would take almost three hours by ferry. After high school, I moved to Bozeman; in part due to the University and also due to the riding in the area. I’ve lived in Bozeman since 2013 and still feel like I’ve just scratched the surface. I graduated from MSU in 2016 and since then I’ve enjoyed getting out and exploring deeper back country rides. I adopted a puppy surrender from Heart Of the Valley Animal Shelter, and she quickly became my adventure partner. If you see someone riding a multicolored bike and a helmet covered in smiley faces out riding with a very energetic Aussie in tow, come say hi. We love making new friends and chatting about all things bikes.