Best Bike Shop

Bicycle Hangar

In business since 1980, The Bicycle Hangar offers bike repair, free tuneups for life if you purchase a bike and rentals. It sells road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids, electric, gravel and kids’ bikes plus clothing and accessories.

1801 Brooks


Finalists, Best Bike Shop

2. Free Cycles. 732 S. First W. 541-7284.

3. Missoula Bicycle Works. 708 S. Higgins Ave. 721-6525.

Best Flyfishing Guide

Jacob Hensley

Missoula River Lodge guide Jacob Hensley helps clients find fish with everything from single dry flies to streamers and nymphs, backed by extensive experience on western Montana’s waterways.

Finalists, Best Flyfishing Guide

2. Will Plumhoff

3. Kelly Harrison

Best Flyfishing Shop

Grizzly Hackle

Over the past 30 years, Grizzly Hackle has turned into western Montana’s premier fly shop and Missoula fly fishing outfitter. It's a friendly shop for all types of fly fishers from beginners to seasoned veterans.

215 W. Front St.


Finalists, Best Flyfishing Shop

2. The Missoulian Angler. 802 S. Higgins Ave. 728-7766.

3. Kingfisher Fly Shop. 926 E. Broadway. 370-4027.

Best Golf Course

Canyon River

Canyon River Golf Course is Missoula’s newest 18 hole course designed for any skill level. Challenge yourself with the fairways, water and sand traps while enjoying spectacular views. You may even see fox.

1268 Bandmann Trail


Finalists, Best Golf Course

2. The Ranch Club. 8501 Ranch Club Road. 532-1000.

3. University Golf Course. 515 South Ave. W. 728-8629.

Best Health Club

The Peak Health & Wellness

When it was purchased and rebranded in May 2006, there were 500 members at the original Peak on Blue Mountain Road. Thirteen years later there are thousands of Missoulians getting their sweat on in 120,000 square feet worth of health clubs — including the Racquet Club and the Peak Downtown.

5000 Blue Mountain Road


150 E. Spruce St.


Finalists, Best Health Club

2. The Women's Club. 2105 Bow St. 728-4410.

3. The Source. 255 S. Russell. 541-3114.

Best Paddle Sports Gear

The Trail Head

From classic canoes to the latest ultra-light inflatables, the Trail Head dominates human-powered watercraft. A new showroom for nonmotorized boats will open at 2505 Garfield St. in June 2019.

221 E. Front St.


Finalists, Best Paddle Sports Gear

2. Bob Ward's.  3015 Paxson St. 728-3220.

3. REI. 3275 N. Reserve St. 541-1938.

Best Place to Get a Snowboard

Board of Missoula

Board of Missoula opened in 1989. It specializes in skateboards, snowboards, clothing and shoes for men, women and kids.

618 S. Higgins Ave.


Finalists, Best Place to Get a Snowboard

2. Bob Ward's. 3015 Paxson St. 728-3220.

3. Gull Ski. 2601 W. Broadway. 549-5613.

Best Sporting Goods Store

Bob Ward's Sports & Outdoors 

For 102 years Bob Ward’s has been reader’s choice for all things sporting — camping gear, hunting gear, apparel and footwear, golfing gear, snow sports.

3015 Paxson St.


Finalists, Best Sporting Goods Store

2. REI. 3275 N. Reserve St. 541-1938.

3. Trail Head. 221 E. Front St. 543-6966. 

Best Store for Guns

Bob Ward's Sports & Outdoors 

Bob Wards’ firearms counter has extensive inventories of handguns, hunting rifles, shotguns, tactical weapons and optics, as well as clothing and other accessories for safety and comfort in the field. 

3015 Paxson St.


Finalists, Best Store for Guns

2. Axmen Firearms. 5175 Hwy 93 S. 251-3399.

3. Sportsman's Warehouse. 2323 N. Reserve St. 523-9000. 

Best Store for Mountaineering Gear

The Trail Head

The downtown store features both a wide range of technical equipment and clothing as well as an experienced staff able to provide advice about local mountaineering opportunities. 

221 E. Front St.


Finalists, Best Store for Mountaineering Gear

2. REI. 3275 N. Reserve St. 541-1938.

3. Bob Ward's. 3015 Paxson St. 728-3220.

Best Place to Buy Skis

Gull Ski & Snowboard

Long a fixture of the Missoula ski scene, Gull Ski and Snowboard helps winter fans of all ages and abilities find the gear appropriate to their needs.

2601 W. Broadway


Finalists, Best Place to Buy Skis

2. Bob Ward's.  3015 Paxson St. 728-3220.

3. REI. 3275 N. Reserve St. 541-1938.