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Montana Treasures // Big Sky with Tom Owen


Montana Treasures // Big Sky with Tom Owen

Tom Owen has owned and operated Gallatin Alpine Sports in Big Sky, Montana for 31 years. Through the retail world, he shares his love for mountain bikes and the opportunities to explore public lands with everyone who walks into his shop.

Every mountain bike community has its individuals who are constantly striving to progress the sport. Be it trail building, advocacy, land management or retail, every avenue is an equally important part of creating a thriving movement.

Montana Treasures is a series about a few of the many people who embody the state’s greater mountain bike scene through their actions and endeavors.
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Freehub Magazine Issue 8.3, the Montana Photo Book
Issue 8.3, the Montana Photo Book, is a visual guide to the trails of the Treasure State. We selected four local photographers, Reid Morth, Jason O'Neil, Tom Robertson and Nick VanHorn, to document their respective hometowns of Big Sky, Helena, Missoula and Whitefish and capture the experience and vibe that fill the mountains of the Montana high country. Save 40% off a subscription to Freehub Magazine with our Shared Reader Discount. Subscribe today and save!

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