Meet Our Team
Daniel Barry, Owner
Dan may not have purchased Great Divide Cyclery until 2014, but he’s had a passion for bikes his entire life. He started working in his first bike shop in 1996, while he was in high school racing road bikes at the time, and has been wrenching away ever since.
His favorite part of owning the shop is bringing the joy of biking to others, and hoping to spark in them the same passion that burns inside of him. “I love introducing people to bikes, because it’s something I love so much.”
When he’s not busy running the shop or orchestrating Milkshake Fridays for his epic staff, Dan rides and races mountain bikes in Montana. He enjoys riding in Helena’s South Hills and shredding hard in the Montana Enduro Series, taking third overall in the 2017 Pro series.
Cole Johnson, General Manager
If you’ve ever been into The Garage, then you’ve likely seen Cole Johnson. With over 10 years of experience at the shop, Cole serves as the head mechanic on The Garage side. He went to school for welding and machining but has harbored a passion for mountain bikes since one of Steve Coen’s (the original owner of The Garage) best friends was his babysitter as a youngster.
“We would always visit Steve (who was working at GDC at the time), and go on rides while he babysat me,” Cole said.
That led to the natural progression of Cole working for Steve in the early years of The Garage. “I absolutely love working in the bike shop,” he said. “Fixing things has always been a passion of mine. The bike shop is a very chill atmosphere and typically a place where people like to hang out, which makes the job fun.”
Cole is a mountain biker, through and through. He loves riding on the trails around Helena, his favorite being Muskrat Creek in Boulder.
“The feeling when you ride a bike is unlike anything else I can think of,” he said. ” To me, total freedom is riding a bike.”
When he’s not on a bike, Cole’s passions include hunting, fishing, backpacking, DJing/underground House music, and fidget spinners.
What he rides: Transition Carbon Scout/Santa Cruz Carbon V10 CC
Dream ride: Whistler with all of his friends
Dillon Key, Sales Manager
Dillon started working at Great Divide Cyclery towards the end of 2019, shortly after moving to Helena from Billings. While originally from Texas, Dillon has lived in Montana since 2012 and can’t see himself anywhere else.
Dillon’s passion for bikes began through commuting and tinkering with vintage steel road bikes. After years of commuting year round, he got into mountain biking and shortly after into gravel riding, which is when things really took off.
Dillon enjoys being able to switch between gravel and mountain, keeping things fresh and continuing to ride through every season. Dillon has a passion for getting new riders on bikes and watching them fall in love with cycling.
What he rides: Salsa Warbird, Specialized Stumpjumper, Santa Cruz Chameleon
Dream Ride: Any ride with his wife and their dog, Corbie.