Sold out online, but you may be able to find a copy at Bangtail Bikes, Barnes & Noble Bozeman & The Postal Annex
A bicycle is more than a series of tubes, cables, gears, pulleys and pistons - it is a time machine.
Human-powered by pedal strokes - whirring gears have the power to transport to a simpler time and place.
Let's go ride!
-by Corey Hockett
Bryan Schaeffer is at it again with his second book of The Last Best series. He came out with The Last Best Ski Montana in the fall of 2020 and didn’t hesitate long before starting a new project. In his latest, The Last Best Bike Montana (SINTR, $30) Schaeffer dives into all things mountain biking, continuing his innovati
-by Corey Hockett
Bryan Schaeffer is at it again with his second book of The Last Best series. He came out with The Last Best Ski Montana in the fall of 2020 and didn’t hesitate long before starting a new project. In his latest, The Last Best Bike Montana (SINTR, $30) Schaeffer dives into all things mountain biking, continuing his innovative approach to publishing.
While this handbook provides detailed route descriptions for over 20 trails, The Last Best Bike Montana is not just a guidebook—though it is a great one at that. Schaeffer covers the gamut from tips and tricks before buying a bike, to finding tasty après after your ride. The hard copy is filled with colorful hand-drawn illustrations from the local artist and links to interviews with area experts. Links in a book, you ask? That’s right, embedded throughout its 110 pages are QR codes that provide access to videos, podcasts, and creative animations. Part knowledge, part advice, and part entertainment, this interactive work is exactly as advertised: a portal to mountain biking the greater Bozeman area.
Praise for Discover Montana Treasures
"With this multimedia Platform, Bryan created a new category of book."
Praise for The Last Best BIKE
"This is my favorite type of book because it gets to the point." It's really the best of both worlds - beautifully illustrated book and you get the digital world if you want it. It's always great to have a reference guide to get you started."
Bike Fitting - Jason Lunden, Excel PT
Bozeman Youth Cycling - Molly Bowman
Gallatin Valley Land Trust - EJ Porth
Bozeman NICA - Hedi Makoutz
Riding Big Sky Resort - Christine Baker
Southwest Montana Mountain Biking Association - David Tucker
Crosscut Mountain Sports Center - Scott Schmidt
Big Sky Community Organization - Adam Johnson
The Big Sky Biggie - Natalie Osborne
Big Sky Mountain Bike Alliance - Bob Allen
The Pedal Project - Mel Cronin
The Bike Kitchen - Hailey Renner
The Simplest thing we can do to improve our physical & mental health for ourselves, our family and the planet is to exercise outdoors in nature every day. This Podcast is getting outside and offline with accomplished skiers, hikers, runners and mountain bikers. With expert tips on fitness, planning, gear and how to have the best experiences exploring year-round trails - this is your trailhead to adventure. Join us as we explore the thriving communities within these life-long sports.
Hi, I'm Bryan. Illustrator, animator and volunteer NICA mountain biking coach. Our family loves to ride together on the trails around Bozeman. We think you will too! When not riding; I love to illustrate our favorite local scenes. This book project is a culmination of the past four years local of mountain bike trails mapping, illustrated artwork from these adventures and podcast interviews about having the best experiences on your bike.
Opening day for mountain biking is conditions-dependent and typically occurs between July 1-15 each year.