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 Items You Need on a Charity Ride

At ERIK’S we often have people come into our shop who will be doing charity rides for the first time. One of the most common questions we get is, “What cycling gear do I need to complete one of these rides?” Obviously, there are a lot of different rides and lengths, but we’ve put together …

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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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World Fat Bike Champ Catches Arctic Fat Fever

Recently, ERIK’S and Excelsior Brewing hosted Arctic Fat Fever, a fat bike race on the frozen Lake Minnetonka in Excelsior Minnesota.  The race featured Robbie Squire, the 2016 Borealis Fat Bike World Champion!  Not surprisingly, he was also the winner of the 2017 Arctic Fat Fever.  We caught up with Robbie post-ride for his thoughts …

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Milwaukee’s Riverwest 24 Hour Bike Race

It’s the one block party that all of my friends go to. Well, maybe not literally, but  they’d all be welcome. At the Riverwest 24 Hour Bike Race in Milwaukee, WI, you see all types from within the cycling world—seasoned road racers in full kit alongside bike messengers in cutoff jeans; recumbent riders at eye …

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Tour of America’s Dairyland Report

This past weekend found the Regional Race Team in Wisconsin for events related to the Tour of America’s Dairyland (ToAD). Taking place annually in SE Wisconsin, ToAD is one of the premier cycling events for Midwest Racers. The weekend also was the first race for the Women’s Racing Program. Read on for more reports from …

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How to: Warm up for a race

With race season peaking this month, the Erik’s Regional Racing team found themselves at the Giro de Grafton as part of the Tour of America’s Dairy Land racing series in Wisconsin. While adequate rest, nutrition, and gear are all obvious essentials to having a successful race, when race day rolls around, their focus shifts to …

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Weekend Highlights and Tour of America’s Dairyland on the Horizon

This past weekend was a busy one for Erik’s Regional Race Team; Wisconsin hosted the State Criterium Championships took place in Mukwonago, and Maya Holzman placed 4th in the women’s open category. As one of the top WI residents she received the second place medal as result. Way to go Maya!   In Minnesota, there …

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Get Ready for the MS150 & Get adjusted by Erik’s at the Minnesota MS ride.

We know you’ve spent a lot of time fundraising for the upcoming Minnesota MS 150, and we hope you’ve been logging some training miles through Erik’s Riders Club or on your own, but how much attention to you give your bike? Set yourself up for success with a free safety check at any Erik’s location …

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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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