Erik’s Bike Shop Announces The Future Opening Of Our New Location In Grafton, Wisconsin.
Grafton, WI, October 17, 2013 – Erik’s is pleased to announce the plan to open our newest shop to be located in Grafton, Wisconsin. Situated just north of Milwaukee, the new location is only a 20-minute drive (or a 17 mile bike ride on the Interurban Trail) from our recently opened Whitefish Bay location.
Erik’s has purchased the commercial property and remaining inventory of Grafton Ski & Cyclery, which had occupied 1275 Washington Street in Grafton, Wisconsin. Grafton Ski & Cyclery has shut down and is no longer in business.
A liquidation sale of the remaining Grafton Ski & Cyclery inventory, which will be open to the public, is planned for October 30th-November 3rd. Following the liquidation, the doors will close until December when Erik’s plans to open their all-new Grafton location in the same commercial space.
Owner and Founder, Erik Saltvold, is very excited for the opportunity to open in Grafton. ‘Grafton is a beautiful community, we look forward to getting the new location opened to serve Grafton and it’s surrounding communities”
For more information regarding the inventory liquidation, visit www.graftonskiandcyclery.com
Erik’s, established in 1977, already operates a collection of 20 shops in Wisconsin and Minnesota and is recognized as a leading specialty retailer and service provider to the ski, snowboard and cycling markets.
Erik’s, represents top ski brands including K2, Line, Fisher and Elan; snowboard brands Ride, K2, Lib Tech, Roxy and Gnu; cycling brands Specialized, Raleigh, Wilier, FIT, and Haro. Erik’s also offers a full selection of apparel, accessories and service items.
John O’Connor, VP USA Sales at K2 Sports states ‘K2 sees Erik’s as one of the most progressive and customer-centric retailers in the industry; their commitment to staff education, service and overall customer experience is second to none.’
Erik Saltvold, founded Erik’s in a red barn behind his parents home in 1977 and was only 13-years-old when he started the business. Erik’s now operates 20 locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin specializing in the sales and service of bicycles, downhill skis, and board sports. Since his humble beginnings, as the staff member, Erik has seen his business grow to over 300 employees. Erik’s has won numerous industry awards including repeated Gold Star Retailer awards and was also voted USA’s Number One Bike Shop.
For more information on Erik’s locations, products, services and community support, please visit shoperiks.com.