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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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Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante to Shrink by Nearly 2 Million Acres
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Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante to Shrink by Nearly 2 Million Acres

Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante to Shrink by Nearly 2 Million Acres

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - President Trump has announced that he will dramatically scale back both Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, both of which were designated under the 1906 Antiquities Act by President Obama. This move will be the largest reduction of the protection of public lands in U.S. history. It will shrink Bears Ears by more than 1.1 million acres and Grand Staircase-Escalante by more than 800,000 acres. Trump's decision will shrink Bears Ears and Grand

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Watch: The Top Three Runs From Rampage 2017
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Last Friday, history was made yet again in the desert around Virgin, Utah. 18 of the world’s best freeriders faced off and pointed their bikes down some of the rowdiest terrain on the planet at Red Bull Rampage 2017. Cam McCaul, recently retired from Rampage competition, announced the event, and hailed it as the best Rampage he has ever seen. Clean runs, no career-ending crashes, and just an absolute good time for all; here are the top three runs: Canadian Kurt Sorge went on an absolute

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Rampage Has Already Had Some Near Misses

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Tomorrow is the big day, the finals of the biggest event in freeride mountain biking, Red Bull Rampage. Riders have spent all week hiking, building, shaping, and now finally riding their lines. Of course, this involves testing speed, and sometimes that means coming up a little short on those absolutely massive features. Here are a few clips from riders getting a little sketchy on course during their practice runs.  Vincent Tupin dropping into his massive chute: Reed Boggs overshooting a