How do I get into bicycle racing? – Announcing Erik’s Women’s Racing Program

Whatever form you cycling takes, at Erik’s we want to get you out there. We’ve got Erik’s Riders Club for riders from beginner to advanced, casual to competitive and road to mountain with everything in between. Erik’s Regional Race Team is holding things down on the competitive side and Erik’s Ambassadors are out there in force, but we have heard from many women about a growing desire to get into racing, but often they don’t know where to begin.

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Do it for you!

Erik’s is excited to announce our Women’s Racing Program for 2014. Whatever your goals, whatever your style, we can get you started. To do this, we’re rolling out a women’s only program and supporting you on select race days in Minnesota and Wisconsin. We’ll be at road, mountain and cyclocross events – for the complete schedule, see the Women’s Racing Page on our website. The first race will be June 1st at the Capital Criterium in Saint Paul, Minnesota. We want to provide you as the new racer with support so you can focus on your race.

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Race Day Support

As part of the Women’s Racing Program, you get exclusive access to a VIP tent on race day. We’ll have a dedicated space to sit down in, prep for your event or unwind afterwards. Whether you’re warming up or cooling down, you can have a place to take a break, fill your water bottle, grab a bit of ride fuel, and get adjustments to your bike. That’s right – Erik’s mechanics will be on hand to get your tire pressure dialed in or make that last minute adjustment, and if you need to stow some extra gear nearby, we’ll be on hand to take care of you.

Community

Membership in the program gives you access not only to the tent on race day, but to other women who are experienced in racing, from organizing group rides with other riders or getting tips and tricks from people with a bit more experience. The Women’s Racing Program gives you the support of other riders – leading up to your event, you’ve got the community and on the event, you’ve got people who you can strategize with and race along side.

How do I join?

Joining is as simple as buying the Women’s Racing Program Jersey. We just got these in and they should be in stores by the end of the week. You can also buy these online via the women’s racing program page here. Come join us this summer! We’ll see you at the races.

 

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