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Great Northern Cycle & Ski

Full Service Bike & Ski Shop

We are a specialty bike and ski shop with products and services best suited for the terrain of the Flathead Valley. We are known for our performance level mountain and road bikes, high end rental bikes, timely and meticulous service, and high quality espresso. Swing by our 100 year old brick building pre or post adventure to get your caffeine fix and chat with our friendly and knowledgable staff. See below for a little more history and the group ride schedule.


Monday - Friday 10-6

Saturday 10-4

Our first owner moved to the Flathead Valley and created a shop that carried the good stuff - performance level alpine skis, boots, mountain bikes and road bikes and all the accessories to match. After nine years building a shop and a community, the original owner stepped aside and handed the shop keys over to two of his employees. Willie and Stella grew up riding the single track of the Flathead Valley and exploring the powder of Big Mountain. Between semesters at college, Willie would come back to run the service shop of GNCS while Stella manned the espresso bar upstairs. After finishing school, the two moved back to their hometown of Whitefish and welcomed the opportunity of taking over the business with open arms. In it's tenth year of operation, Great Northern Cycle & Ski continues to embody the same values as when it began. We believe in taking the time to choose the best equipment for the individual. We believe in sharing our love and expertise for the mountains, the roads and the trails. And we believe in pedaling, dammit. Summer 2017 Weekly Group Rides Wednesday Night Worlds 6PM 2-3 hours of faster paced road riding Riders should be comfortable riding in a group and should be able to ride a faster pace Friday Brew Ride 2PM 2 hours of moderate road riding All levels welcome Enjoy beverages on the patio of the shop post ride Bob’s Saturday Spin 9AM 2-3 hours of road riding All levels welcome