4 Things to do Before Your Charity Ride

Charity rides are a great way to get out and meet new people, get some exercise in, and raise money for worthy causes. Maybe you’re riding 25-40 miles in the scenic suburbs. Maybe you’re gearing up for your first triathlon. Maybe you’re looking at a multi-day ride doing anywhere from 150-300+ miles! Whatever big event …

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8 Tips On Group Riding

Group Rides at ERIK’S shops start by the first week of May.  There are over 30 rides in total for all styles and levels of cycling.  Riding in a group is a great way to meet new people, spend time with friends and share your love of riding with other like-minded cyclists. During these rides, …

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The Philosophy of A Group Ride: KC Mid Day Mid Week

The Mid Day Mid Week (MDMW) Ride started rolling in the spring of 2006 with a ‘handful’ of riders.  At the time there were plenty of weekend club rides.  And plenty of weekend Fitness Center rides.  On most evenings in the summer one could find a “blow and go” ride launching from a neighborhood drinking …

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Shop Ride Highlight: Low Road River Ramble

If you are looking for a fun group ride that goes through the Minnesota River Valley, then you should check out the Low Road River Ramble out of our ERIK’S shop in Bloomington, MN. This ride starts at 6pm every Tuesday evening. This is a ‘no drop’ ride and all skill levels are welcome.

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Erik’s Women’s Racing Program “Why I Race” by Renee

I wish I could say that I got into racing for some noble cause or because a coach noticed how fast I was and recruited me. But I can’t. In all honesty, my motives were much more simple and common than most women probably think. I had just gotten out of an unproductive relationship and …

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What stands between you and being a better rider?

We all ride for different reasons, but one thing we all agree on is that if we can be more comfortable during our rides, or ride more, that would be great. Whether you’re a commuter, casual rider, or aspiring racer, improving your fitness level can make a big difference in your riding. Being more fit …

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Erik’s Regional Race Team Report – Memorial Day Weekend Recap

  What a weekend! Great weather in Minnesota and Wisconsin means the start of many people’s cycling season, but for Erik’s Regional Race Team, the season is already going strong. Ben Schinke submitted this report from the weekend. Take a look: Circuit race, started off with Dan Casper trying a couple digs but really overall …

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Women’s Ride Day at Erik’s! – Join us May 31st

It’s time again for the Specialized Women’s ride Day at Erik’s! Erik’s has some great route options available for this year’s women’s ride day, with various rides in Minneapolis/Saint Paul and Milwaukee. We’ve got rides for new riders and experienced riders alike, for mountain bikers, road bikers and casual riders who love coffee! See the …

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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 …

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Group Rides are go! Erik’s Rider’s Club

Spring arrived this past week in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and you may be itching to get your bike on the road or trail. While the mountain bike trails still need a little while to dry out, the roads and paths around Erik’s locations are in great riding condition. Erik’s Rider’s Club rides began this week …

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