Owen Gue is the owner and president of the Cycling House. Born and raised in Missoula, MT his parents taught him the importance of getting outside and loving what you do.
Q&A WITH OWEN
What do you love about working at the Cycling House
I've always found a huge amount of value in being part of delivering a really special, unique experience to riders. But the thing I love the most about working here is the relationships that are created through the Cycling House. I've seen riders create life long friendships through our trips and it's also a place I've made some of my closest friends. I also love the physical challenge and the teamwork that's needed because everyday you feel and actually see that something meaningful was accomplished - I think that's why I've always loved doing dishes :)
Mount Lemmon in Tucson is my favorite. It's such a special ride for me and TCH on many different levels. A close 2nd is the Big Hole Valley section of the Tour de Montana.
One of the best days you've ever had on the bike
I'm lucky because I've had many amazing days on the bike. One that comes to mind is from the French Alps trip we did a few years ago. Brendan, Anya and myself were leading the trip and we also a great group of folks with us that we had known and become close with through our Tucson camp. We organized one huge day where we climbed the Telegraphe and Galibier and finished at the base of Alpe d'huez with tons of food and a cold beer. It was a beautiful day, lots of climbing and everybody was tired and happy.