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Robert Sayler has owned and operated Big Sky Bikes since 2008. The shop is staffed by avid cyclists. Whether you’re interested in road, trail, commuting, or triathlon, we have knowledgeable staff eager to help. Not sure what you’re looking for? We’ll ask you many questions, all to help pinpoint the bike that will do the best job for you. 

We have highly skilled, professional mechanics on our team to help you keep your bike in top shape. From safety checks to full overhauls to boxing bikes for shipping, there’s no challenge too great. Don’t know what your bike needs? Consults are always free.

We don’t just provide equipment and extras—we offer camaraderie as well. As local cyclists, we’re the best source to learn about great rides, new equipment, friends to pedal with, competitive events, charity rides and everything else that will make cycling the most fun for you. 

Staff


Rob Sayler - owner of Big Sky Bikes

Robert Sayler - Owner

Robert enjoys Doublehaul IPA, riding his Levo, and hanging out with golden retriever, Koda.

 
James Farrugia

James Farrugia - Sales Manager

James grew up in Libertyville, IL, where he developed a strong passion for riding and working on bikes. He was just 14 years old when got his start working at George Garner Cyclery. Originally a BMX punk, over the past decade James has learned to appreciate the diversity of cycling. You can find him going full roadie as he guides for The Cycling House in the off-season, or rocking baggies in the summer when he races Enduro. 



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Evan Harmon - Mechanic/ Sales

Evan has worked at bike shops and ridden trails all over the west coast - from Montana to Colorado to Oregon. Evan started riding as a kid. His dad wrote the trail guidebook for Helena and Bozeman in the early 90s. Evan tagged along exploring with his dad. Imagine the 90s version of this video.
 
 
Dan Mazza - Mechanic/ Sales

Dan has worked at Big Sky Bikes for three summers now and knows many customers through his racing. If Dan had to pick his favorite style of riding, it's gravel riding. He specializes in finding new, interesting loops in the Missoula area. Dan originally came to Missoula to attend UM, where he majored in Community Health and Prevention Science. What he likes most about bike shop work is its puzzle-like nature - there's always something to piece together. 


Evan Ruddell

Evan Ruddell - Master Technician

Hailing all the way from Philadelphia, PA is everyone's favorite salty and finely seasoned bike mechanic. With over 13 years of shop experience, Evan is our veteran mechanic with an impressive wealth of knowledge on all things two-wheeled. Make sure to ask him about his favorite Philly bike parts slang, or that one time he hiked the PCT, CDT, and AT all in one year. (But it would be wise to feed him or give him a beer first.)

 

Shane Balgaard - Mechanic

Shane grew up racing BMX around Wisconsin. He and his sister both won the state BMX championship the same year. On his 16th Birthday, he received the best present he could have ever asked for -- a job at his Uncle’s bike shop in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.  

"What I enjoy most is talking with customers about our experiences riding (or in any sport, really) and how we generally end up at the same destination: pure happiness. Riding bikes and getting to know others that share the same hobbies and lifestyle has been great for me."



Megan Andrews-Sharer - Sales Associate 
Megan started riding as a way to commute around Minneapolis while in Americorps. She worked at Bicycle Doctor in Dousman, Wisconsin for the past two years. Her favorite part about shop life is getting to know customers and finding ways to engage the community, despite COVID. 

Her biggest riding accomplishment was making it around Lake Michigan with her dad in six days. 

Allison Wilson - Sales Associate

Allison has been all over the country. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and went to college at Appalachian State. She's led kids on backpacking, climbing, rafting, mountain biking in NC, CA, WA, and UT. She has great stories - ask about it! She spent the last year doing wilderness therapy in Utah. She is new to Missoula and stoked about the mountain bike community. 

Hannah Baumes - Sales Associate

Native to Missoula, Hannah will be attending Western Washington University next year to study graphic design. Keep an eye out for the cool artwork she's been whipping up for the shop. Hannah has been riding since the age of five and now volunteers for Missoula's NICA chapter -- Mammoths. Ask her about how to get your kiddos riding! She currently rides a Specialized Camber Mountain Bike.

Ross Creveling - Sales Associate

Ross grew up mountain biking San Diego and went to UM for Business & Entertainment management. He worked at bike shops in San Diego before returning to Missoula again. His golden retriever named Ellie can be found racing Ross on a bike ride or run. Ross loves riding the Rattlesnake.