About

About or History?

For more than 30 years, Great Divide Cyclery has provided the city of Helena with a fun, friendly atmosphere for top-notch bicycle purchasing and maintenance.

Opened in April 1984 by Eric Grove, the shop was purchased by its current owner, Daniel Barry on April Fool’s Day 2014. In 2016, Great Divide Cyclery made the official merge with its neighbor, and custom-bike-building partner shop, The Garage. “The two shops compliment each other,” Dan said. “You can’t have one without the other.”

Great Divide is a licensed Specialized and Santa Cruz dealer and stocks a wide array of fully built bicycles for riders of all ages, from 2-year-olds on up! We try not to cater to any one rider demographic, and carry full lines of kids bikes, mountain bikes, and gravel grinders to suit cyclists of all styles and sizes.

Dan has been working in bike shops since 1996 and grew up racing road bikes before he started racing mountain bikes more recently. “I love introducing people to bikes, because it’s something I love so much,” he said. Regardless of your style, there’s no doubt we’ll be able to find the perfect bike for you.

That being said, we here at Great Divide Cyclery have a big focus on community, and Helena is definitely a mountain biking town. Stop in to try out a mountain bike for yourself of the kids and start tearing it up on the South Hills trails today!

"I can't rave enough about the quality of service and products at Great Divide Cyclery.
More importantly, they care about the greater mission:
investing greatly and continually supporting all efforts to grow, sustain and improve the biking community of Helena and Montana."

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Mission

Great Divide Cyclery's mission extends far beyond selling bikes. GDC strives to be a community anchor and trail adventure resource as well as provide the biking community of Montana with the best services available. 

We believe outdoor adventure is paramount to a healthy and happy lifestyle. As most Montanan's would agree, our trails and wild places define our way of life and are among the most important reasons why we live in this great state. GDC is dedicated to inspiring every generation and ability level to explore, adventure and absorb all the outdoors have to offer. 

Great Divide Cyclery is dedicated to nurturing a vibrant, collaborative and well-supported Helena community. GDC supports local non-profits, charities, outdoor recreation fundraisers and more. GDC donates a significant portion of sales to local causes every year. In addition, we foster an extended network of folks dedicated to preserving the health of our trails and outdoor spaces so generations to come can enjoy all nature has to offer. Find out more about our community involvement. 

Whether you are new to biking or a seasoned expert, we are here to offer top-of-the-line services, advice and support. Stop in, demo a bike or let our skilled repair team get your current steed ready to hit the trails or road.