Latest News from Erik's Bike and Board Shop


-2014-

Erik's announces Grand Opening Celebrations for new Milwaukee Area Stores

arrowDetails:  Erik's is excited to announce the Grand Opening Celebrations for our two newest stores. Both in the Milwaukee area, Grafton and Whitefish Bay are both celebrating their Grand Openings March 28th - April 6th, 2014. Click here for full details of the Grand Openings and here for the official Press Release. Erik's is incredibly excited to be in the Milwaukee area, so come down and check out our new stores!

Erik's St Cloud customer featured in Legends of the Cloud Video series

arrowDetails:  One of our good customers at Erik's St Cloud Store was featured in a recent video put out by the St Cloud Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Dallas Light, an 11 year old BMXer, shows off his skills in this video filmed at our St Cloud Store!

Erik's Madison West Store wins ABC Award

arrowDetails:  Erik's Madison West Store recently won the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Award for excellence in construction. Come and check out our newest Madison Location!

Adult Skater - Learning to Skate as an adult

arrowDetails:  Experience Life Magazine features a story about learning to skate as an adult. In the article they talk to Erik's employees about different styles of boards for different riding needs.


-2013-

Bike Lane sharing initiative in Eau Claire, WI

arrowDetails:  WEAU in Eau Claire, Wisconsin discusses a new Bike Lane Sharing initiative. Eau Claire has recently started using Sharrows to indicate shared lanes, and WEAU interviews Kielor Eggen at our Eau Claire store for his input on this strategy.

MPR discusses popularity of Longboards

arrowDetails:  MPR article about the new rise in popularity of Longboards. They talk to Rob, the store manager at our New Highland Park Store about styles of longboards, what they are used for and who is buying them.

Kare 11 features new Highland Park Store

arrowDetails:  Kare 11 does a piece on the re-generation of the area around the old Ford Plant. Stand on the corner of Ford Parkway and Cretin Avenue and you'll see a tale of two time periods. On the south side of the street you can see the crews gutting the old Ford plant. On the North side you can see the brand new Erik's Highland Park Store.

Erik's makes donation to local Man serving his community by bike

arrowDetails:  A local man (also an Erik's Roseville customer) who serves his community as a safety bike patrol, recently had his bike stolen. KSTP News covered the story and thanks to generous donations from the community he now has a bike again. Erik's then also made a donation to get his bike all geared up again so he is ready to go out on patrol.

Erik The Bikeman talks to WCCO CBS News about the Do's and Don'ts of Biking in a Group

arrowDetails:  In a recent segment for WCCO CBS Local News, Erik The Bike Man gives the Morning News Team a lesson about how to ride in a group. With key points to remember when biking with others, don't forget Erik's runs Free Erik's Riders Club Group Rides all season long.

Products from Erik's highlighted in Minneapolis/St Paul Magazine article

arrowDetails:  MSP Magazine recently published an article highlighting the fact that bike commuting has inspired a look that is as hip as it is sporty. The clothes and gear in the article will take you from road to office to dinner and a number of these items are sold at your local Erik's Bike Shop. Scroll through the images to see the specific items we carry.

Products from Erik's highlighted in Kare 11's Fashion on Two Wheels

arrowDetails:  Kare 11 recently highlighted the rise in bike commuting and how that is driving more fashionable bike apparel and accessories. During the section, Kare 11 highlights a number of products that Erik's carries.

Erik's Helps out at Build-A-Bike Event for Children In Need

arrowDetails:  Thomson Reuters employees assembled 100 bikes for Children In Need in a Bike Build Event. Erik's Bike Shop employess were on hand to check all the built bikes to ensure they meet our usual safety standards. Then the bikes were all donated to area children between the age of 4 and 10 years old.

Erik's Madison West store wins Best New Retail Development Award

arrowDetails:  We have been really excited about our new Madison West Location, and for good reason! That location just won an award from the 2013 IB Commercial Design Awards. CDA judges liked it enough to name it Best New Retail Development!

Metal Construction News highlights new Erik's Madison West Location

arrowDetails:  Metal Construction News has an article highlighting the construction used in the new Erik's Madison Westside Store.

Gear up for Spring with Erik the Bike Man

arrowDetails:  Fox News 9 in Minnesota featuring our own Erik The Bike Man with instructions on how to get ready for Spring Riding!

Getting Ready for Spring Riding with Erik's in Eau Claire, WI

arrowDetails:  Check out this article and video about getting ready for Spring Riding with Erik's Bike Shop in Eau Claire!

Erik's Announces new store coming to St Paul, MN in 2013

arrowDetails:  Erik's is very excited to announce that we will be rolling into the Highland Park area in St Paul, MN. We are in the process of remodelling and refitting the old Ford Union Building on Ford Parkway. Stay tuned for news of the Grand Opening!

Erik's Announces new store coming to Whitefish Bay, Milwaukee, WI in 2013

arrowDetails:  Erik's is very excited to announce that we will be rolling into Milwaukee. We are in the process of remodelling and refitting a storefront in Whitefish Bay. Stay tuned for news of the Grand Opening!


-2012-

Erik's Opens New Madison Westside Store

arrowDetails:  Erik's is excited to announce that our brand new Madison Westside store is now open. The address is 6610 Seybold Road, Madison, WI, 53719. Stop in and check out this awesome new location!

Erik's Opens Eau Claire and Rochester BG Fit Labs

arrowDetails:  Erik's is pleased to announce it has launched two all-new BG Fit Labs at our Eau Claire and Rochester locations. Get a state-of-art Body Geometry fit at a value that can't be beat! "My average speed has increased, and my knee pain and hand numbness is gone!" - Andrew F.

Grand Re-Opening at All-New Rochester Location

arrowDetails: - To better provide an excellent cycling experience for Southeast Minnesota residents, Erik's opens it's all-new huge Rochester location with a grand re-opening at its new location off 16th St. SW, Rochester between Trader Joe's and Chuck E. Cheese. Erik's now has the best selection of bicycles and gear in southern Minnesota!

Erik's to Sponsor High School Cycling League

arrowDetails:  Erik's Bike and Board shop – voted Best Bike Shop in the USA – is pleased to announce sponsorship for the newly formed Minnesota High School Cycling League, which will introduce the sport of mountain bike racing to Minnesota high schools this year.


-2011-

NEW - Kid’s Downhill Ski & Snowboard Lease Program

arrowDetails: - Setting your children up with ski or snowboard gear for the season just got a whole lot easier. Erik’s Bike and Board Shop – your local shop for downhill ski and snowboard sales & service – now also offers seasonal leasing for kids skis and snowboards!
Extra Bonus offers: Each Leased Ski or Snowboard Package comes with 2 FREE padded equipment bags - pre-tagged with your child's name!

Erik's Bike Shop 13th Annual Walloping Warehouse Sale

arrowDetails: - Erik’s Bike and Board Shop is opening the warehouse to the public for outstanding deals on overstock and clearance apparel, gear, bikes, alpine skis and snowboards collected from all 18 stores. Mark your calendars for the biggest sale ever!
Extra Bonus offers: Re-Cycle your used bike with a Trade-in or Donate your used Kids Bike to FreeBikes4Kidz.com  & Pick up Pre-Season 50% off Ski and Snowboard Service Coupons!
Stop by the warehouse at 9201 PENN AVE S. in BLOOMINGTON for the biggest clearance event of the year. Look for the red tents! Only 5 days to save - shop early for the best selection. Sale is at the Erik’s Warehouse location only - starts Wed. Sept. 14th! Special Sale Hours: Wed. 4-9pm, Thurs. & Fri. 11-9pm, Sat. and Sun. 10-7pm.

Fitness, Philanthropy unite on Facebook-like Site

arrowDetails: - Staying in shape this summer could have an added benefit for Twin Cities residents -- it could help them raise money to support causes they believe in, while cheering on and challenging others to do the same. The Sabes Jewish Community Center in St. Louis Park has teamed up with Erik’s Bike and Board to promote greater community wellness by utilizing an innovative social networking site called Plus 3 Network (www.plus3network.com).

Erik's Bike and Board Announced the Grand Re-Opening Dates for their Newly Expanded Eden Prairie Location

arrowDetails: - Erik’s Bike Shop, (www.eriksbikeshop.com), voted Best Bike Shop in the USA, announced the Grand Re-Opening Celebration Dates for their newly expanded Eden Prairie store at 16570 Main Street, conveniently located off of Highway 5 and Eden Prairie Rd, near the Kowalski's store. Get ready Eden Prairie! It's a Cycling Nirvana!

Erik's Bike and Board Announced the Grand Opening Dates for their New Eau Claire Location

arrowDetails: - Erik’s Bike Shop, (www.eriksbikeshop.com), voted Best Bike Shop in the USA, announced the Grand Opening Celebration Dates for their brand new Eau Claire store at 4130 Commonwealth Ave, conveniently located off of Highway 53, just behind the Best Buy store.

Erik's Bike and Board rolls out the red carpet for their new store in Minnetonka/Ridgedale

arrowDetails: - Erik’s Bike Shop, (www.eriksbikeshop.com), voted Best Bike Shop in the USA, today announced the Grand Opening Dates for their new Minnetonka Store, located at 12500 Wayzata Boulevard, located just North of Ridgedale Mall off of Highway 394, near the Plymouth Road Exit.


-2010-

Erik’s Bike And Board Nominated for Annual STARR Awards

arrowDetails: Last December, Erik’s Bike and Board moved into 16570 Main Street in Eden Prairie, MN. Within a few months, they had transformed the former medical offices into a unique and vibrant retail store. In recognition for this remodeling effort, Erik’s Bike Shop Eden Prairie has been nominated for the Annual STARR Awards presented by the Minnesota Shopping Center Association. These awards will be presented at the Year End Holiday Party/STARR Awards on December 7 at the Golden Valley Country Club. For more details on the event, visit www.msca-online.com.

Erik’s Bike And Board Partners with Cascade Mountain - Free Lift Tickets

arrowDetails: Erik's Bike and Board has teamed up with Cascade Mountain again to offer Madison residents a fun way to get out and have fun in the snow - FREE LIFT TICKETS! All week long, starting Mon. Dec. 6 through Sat. Dec. 11, stop by any Madison Erik’s Bike Shop and get a free Adult lift ticket worth $49! Ticket valid for Sat. Dec. 11 or Sun. Dec. 12 at Cascade Mountain.  One ticket per person, while supplies last. Tickets only available at Erik's Bike and Board. No purchase necessary.

Erik's Bike and Board enters the Twin Cities Downhill Ski Market

arrowDetails: Last year, Erik's Bike and Board introduced downhill skis to the Madison market, and due to its success, Erik's Bike and Board is now rolling out downhilll skis to select Twin Cities locations. As Erik’s Bike and Board approaches its 34th anniversary, the addition of downhill skis for the Twin Cities was the next logical place to apply their expertise. “Expanding our services to the ski market seemed a logical step for a company who promotes an active lifestyle,” commented Erik Saltvold, CEO and Founder of Erik’s Bike and Board. “Our fully certified and highly trained sales and service professionals are ready to offer their professional services to local skiers.”Find snowboard product and gear at all Erik’s locations. Find downhill ski product and gear at select Erik’s locations - Bloomington, Burnsville, Woodbury, Eden Prairie, Madison Eastside and Madison Westside. Stop in today and get the whole family geared up for a winter adventure – whether boarding or skiing, make family day a fun day! Winter, Bring it on!

Erik's Bike Shop 12th Annual Walloping Warehouse Sale

arrowDetails: It's finally here! Erik’s Bike Shop is opening the warehouse to the public for outstanding deals on overstock and clearance apparel, gear, bikes and snowboards from all 16 stores. Mark your calendars for the biggest sale ever!
Extra Bonus offers: Free Install for all Saris Trunk Racks purchased & pick up Pre-Season 50% off Ski and Snowboard Service Coupons
Stop by the warehouse at 9201 PENN AVE S. in BLOOMINGTON for the biggest clearance event of the year. Look for the red tents! Only 5 days to save - shop early for the best selection. Sale is at the Erik’s Warehouse location only! Special Sale Hours: Wed. 4-9pm, Thurs. & Fri. 11-9pm, Sat. and Sun. 10-7pm.

Star Tribune names Erik's Bike Shop to Star Tribune's Top Workplaces 2010

arrowDetails: Erik's Bike Shop, a leading bike, ski and snowboard retailer, today announced their company was named a Top Workplace in the Twin Cities metro area based on an employee-based survey project from the Star Tribune.

MN Women's Press: Best Women Friendly Bike Shop

arrowDetails: What Women Want! is the annual voter survey from Minnesota Women's Press. Voters have selected Erik's Bike Shop as the Best Women Friendly Bike Shop. Thank you MN Women's Press Readers!

Improving bicycling comfort and safety: Pedaling with Pat on Kare11

arrowDetails: This weeks installment of Peddling With Pat tackles increasing your comfort and safety while on two wheels. Erik Saltvold, aka Erik The Bike Man was our guest on Kare 11 News @4 and offered the following tips. Be sure to click on the video on the right hand side of the screen and watch Pat and Erik the Bikeman at our new Eden Prairie store.

Erik's Bike Shop announces the Grand Re-Opening Celebration of their Eden Prairie Store

arrowDetails: Erik’s Bike Shop announces the Grand Re-Opening Celebration of their new bike shop at 16570 Main Street, located on the NW corner of Hwy 5 and Eden Prairie Rd, near Kowalski’s Market. Although Erik’s Bike Shop has been in Eden Prairie since 1995, Erik felt it was time to find a more visible and larger location to serve the Eden Prairie community. Stop on by for amazing instant savings and enter to win fun prizes.
See you at the Grand Re-Opening - starts Thurs. April 22!

Tonka Times Readers have voted - Erik's Bike Shop - Best Bike Shop

arrowDetails: Tonka Times Readers have voted and the ballots have been counted - Erik's Bike Shop was selected as the Best Bike Shop in the 1st Annual Compass Awards for 2010. Thank you Tonka Times Readers!

M.A. Rosko from Fox 9 News Gets Spring Riding Tips from Erik the Bikeman

arrowDetails: Now that you’re on your bike, do you experience pain after riding a long time? Think about having your bike professionally fit to your body. Often, pain in the seat, or numbness in your hands is the result of a poorly-adjusted bike — not a lack of padding. Also, find out more about group rides, bike repair seminars (some just for women!) and classes to get the wee ones off the training wheels. Erik the Bikeman and M.A. Rosko have fun reviewing Bike Riding Tips and Products for Spring.

Erik's Spring Cup Update for 2010

arrowDetails: Erik's Bike Shop began the Erik's Spring Cup race at Buck Hill 16 years ago and since then, it has become the traditional start of the mountain bike race season for Minnesota. In 2003, Erik's Bike Shop and MORC worked together to turn the race into a fund raiser for the MORC organization. To date, this event has raised over $29,000 for the MORC organization to use towards gaining and maintaining trails. "We are excited that MORC is going to continue this great race. It has and will continue to be a great event for promoting mountain bike racing and for raising funds towards trail projects and education." stated Erik Saltvold, CEO and Founder of Erik's Bike Shop.

Erik’s Bike And Board Eden Prairie Store - Moving Update

arrowDetails: This is the final week of the Erik’s Bike and Board Eden Prairie Moving Sale! Hurry, don’t miss out!
The last day of the sale is Sun. Jan. 24, 2010.  Help us lighten our upcoming move and take advantage of huge savings on bikes, snowboards and skateboards. We will then relocate over to our new store, just across Eden Prairie Road - stop on by and see our new 8,000 sq foot store at 16750 Main Street on Thurs. Jan. 28, 2010 – it will be twice as large as our existing store and it will have a broader selection of products and a larger service and fitting departments.

Erik’s Bike And Board Enters the Ski Market

arrowDetails: Erik's Bike and Board is excited to offer Madison shoppers an amazing selection of skis and ski gear for the winter months. That’s right, at Erik’s Bike and Board, you can find the best products for biking, snowboarding, and now - skis!

Erik’s Bike And Board Moving to Larger Digs in Eden Prairie

arrowDetails:Erik’s Bike Shop Inc. is moving its Eden Prairie store to a bigger, more visible location. The Bloomington-based retailer, which sells bikes, skateboards, snowboards and accessories, is renovating an 8,000-square-foot building at 16570 Main St. that formerly was occupied by medical offices. It sits in the parking lot of a shopping center anchored by Kowalski’s Market.


-2009-

Erik’s Bike And Board Kicks off the Ski and Snowboard Season with Free Lift Tickets for Buck Hill

arrowDetails: Erik's Bike and Board has teamed up with Buck Hill to offer Twin Cities residents a fun way to get out and have fun in the snow - free lift tickets! All week long, starting Mon. Dec 7 through Sat. Dec. 12, stop by any Twin Cities Erik’s Bike Shop and get a free Kids lift ticket worth $30! Ticket valid for Sat. Dec. 12 at Buck Hill.  One ticket per person, while supplies last. Tickets only available at Erik's Bike and Board. No purchase necessary.

Erik’s Bike And Board Kicks off the Ski and Snowboard Season with Free Lift Tickets for Cascade Mountain

arrowDetails: Erik's Bike and Board has teamed up with Cascade Mountain to offer Madison residents a fun way to get out and have fun in the snow - free lift tickets! All week long, starting Mon. Dec 7 through Sat. Dec. 12, stop by any Madison Erik’s Bike Shop and get a free Adult lift ticket worth $49! Ticket valid for Sat. Dec. 12 or Sun. Dec. 13 at Cascade Mountain.  One ticket per person, while supplies last. Tickets only available at Erik's Bike and Board. No purchase necessary.

Erik’s Bike Shop 11th Annual Walloping Warehouse Sale Event: September 16 - 20, 2009

arrowDetails: Once a year, Erik’s Bike Shop opens their warehouse to the public for outstanding deals on overstocks and clearance apparel, gear, bikes and snowboards from all 16 stores. Mark your calendars for the biggest sale ever! Erik’s Bike Shop has moved into a bigger and better warehouse. Stop by our NEW LOCATION at 9201 PENN AVE S. in BLOOMINGTON for our biggest clearance event of the year. Look for the red tents! Only 5 days to save - shop early for the best selection. Sale is at the Erik’s Warehouse location only! Special Sale Hours: Wed. 4-9pm, Thurs. & Fri. 11-9pm, Sat. and Sun. 10-7pm.

Erik’s Bike Shop Announces the Grand Opening Celebration of their New Shop in Madison, WI

arrowDetails: Erik’s Bike Shop announces the Grand Opening Celebration of their new bike shop at 795 University Ave, on the North side of the all-new University Square Building, located near Park Street and just north of the Kohl Center. Starting Thurs. August 27 and running through Sun. August 30, Erik’s Bike Shop will be offering amazing deals on bikes and gear! 
An added bonus - each day of the Grand Opening, Specialized Bicycles Demo Truck will be set up on the East Campus Mall, next door to our new store, offering free demo rides on their 2010 lineup of incredible bikes. Stop by for the fun, get a free t-shirt and save on bikes and gear. Hurry! 100 Free T-Shirts – given out each day of the Grand Opening!

Erik’s Bike Shop Voted 2009 National Retailer of the Year Award

arrowDetails: At the Bicycle Leadership Conference, held in Monterey, California, Erik’s Bike Shop was voted the 2009 National Retailer of the Year by Bicycle Retailer and Industry News (BRAIN). This award is voted on by bicycle Industry suppliers and representatives across the country and has only been awarded 3 times in the last 8 years. There are over 4,500 retail bike stores in the United States and Erik’s Bike Shop has been recognized as the best overall.

Local Bicycle Retailer Gains National Recognition for Five Straight Years

arrowDetails: Erik’s Bike Shop has been recognized as a 5 Star Bicycle Retailer by a panel of leading manufacturers’ sales representatives. This new designation is intended to recognize bike shops that have made the Top 100 Retailer list for five years in a row, from 2005 through 2009.

Erik’s Bike Shop announces the Grand Opening Celebration of their new shop in Eagan, MN

arrowDetails: Erik’s Bike Shop announces the Grand Opening Celebration of their new bike shop at 1296 Town Centre Drive, just off Highway 35E and Yankee Doodle Road, in the Eagan Town Centre, near Rainbow Foods, Old Chicago and Kohl’s. Starting Thurs. April 23 and running through Sun. April 26, Erik’s Bike Shop is pulling out all the stops with fantastic deals on bikes and gear! 
Free Gift Cards – given out each day of the Grand Opening!

Erik's Bike Shop announces the Grand Re-Opening celebration of their shop in Maple Grove, MN.

arrowDetails: Erik’s Bike Shop announces the Grand Re-Opening Celebration of their bike shop at 6850 Hemlock Lane N, located on County Road 61, next to the Maple Grove Junior High School. Erik’s Bike Shop originally opened at this location over ten years ago, and now, the doors are re-opened to a bigger and better bike shop - overflowing with bikes and gear.

Erik's Bike Shop announces the Grand Opening Celebration of their new store in Woodbury, MN.

arrow<Details: Erik’s Bike Shop announces the Grand Opening Celebration of their new bicycle superstore at 1825 Radio Drive, conveniently located at the corner of Valley Creek Road and Radio Drive, in the City Centre East Mall, near Panera Breads.

Erik's Bike Shop Mechanics Earn Race Certification at USA Cycling Mechanics Clinic.

arrowDetails: Erik’s Bike Shop sent 13 of their service managers to participate in the USA Cycling Bill Woodul Race Mechanics Training Clinic in Colorado Springs, which took place January 10-13, 2008, and four of them earned the top score.




 


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