Stay Motivated & Ride Anywhere with Smart Trainers

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Have you ever wanted to cycle a grueling climb in the Alps? Maybe you’ve dreamed of doing a stage of the Tour De France? Or the entire race? Now you can do any number of famous cycling routes and more with the new generation of Indoor Cycling Trainers: Smart Trainers, the smarter, better, more capable sibling of the old boring trainer you have sitting in a forgotten corner of your basement collecting dust.

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Sweet New Winter Brands at ERIK’S!

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We are excited to announce some new brands that ERIK’S has added to our winter product line-up for 2016/2017. These products are durable and will stand up to your active winter lifestyle. These brands are perfect for the slopes, or riding your bikes and we hope that you enjoy them as much as we do. Read More…

Understanding Your Legal Rights as a Cyclist

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Each year more than 450,000 Americans end up in the emergency room because of bike accidents. The most serious of these accidents typically occur because of collisions with automobiles. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that nearly 750 cyclists are killed in traffic accidents annually. Far too many of these accidents happen because drivers simply do not know how to share the road with cyclists. Unfortunately, many drivers view cyclists as a nuisance. Every driver must learn that cyclists have every bit as much right to the road as any automobile. Read More…

Cycling – Not Just for Men

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Walking into a bike shop can be intimidating, especially for a woman. There is this air of male-dominated elitism that pours out of the door as you open it. You worry that they will know just by looking at you that you’re not an avid cyclist. And if you end up speaking to someone, will you be able to understand the lingo that they speak? Will they snicker at your riding style or the distance you plan to ride? You try to blend in as much as possible as you move across the sales floor, but you feel like you stick out like a sore thumb. You finally find the women’s section in the back corner and the selection is small and all pink.

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ERIK’S Junior Apprentice Program

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Know of a teen crazy about bikes?  Maybe they’ve talked about getting into the cycling industry?  Send them our way!

ERIK’S Junior Apprentice Program is now accepting application.  Click here to apply now! Read More…

Specialized 2017 Sequoia

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The long wait for the return of the Specialized Sequoia is over!  The new version of this popular bike enhances Specialized’s line-up of adventure road bikes. Read More…

Buck Hill: Neveplast® Review

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We all know that winter is coming. To some that may cause a twinge of fear, but to others that means skiing, snowboarding, fat bike riding and many other winter activities. For all you winter junkies who have been waiting all summer long for that first run down the mountain, your wait is over… and may never have to go away. Dust off your snowboard and skis, because Buck Hill in Burnsville, MN just opened up their new Neveplast® slopes.

Neveplast® is an innovated design of plastic bristles that simulate real snow conditions. There are different types of Neveplast® for downhill skiing/snowboarding, tubing and Nordic skiing. At Buck Hill they have Neveplast® slopes for your downhill sports as well as Neveplast® for tubing. They plan to have these slopes open all year round. But once the snow making conditions are ideal they will cover up the Neveplast® slopes and everything will be back to normal. Read More…

Industry Changing Specialized Alibi

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Ninja stars. Throwing axe. Machete.

After stabbing the Specialized Alibi with everything we could find – including items like screws, nails and glass that you might actually find on the road – the bike kept rolling.  This new bike from Specialized just might change the cycling industry. Read More…

2017 Specialized Roubaix Review

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I’ve ridden quite a few endurance road bikes over the years, but I have never ridden a bike like the Specialized 2017 Roubaix.

Specialized has released the newest – some say revolutionary – 2017 Roubaix and Ruby.  I was granted the honor of giving it a test ride and I was blown away! Why? Because Smoother is Faster! Read More…

Explore MN

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Even though summer is starting to wind down, there is still plenty of biking season left. Fall is actually a great time to get out and explore some of the beautiful sights Minnesota has to offer. Read More…

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