Erik's Riders Club is an excellent way to connect with Erik's. We offer Free Weekly Club Rides so you can get out and ride your bike with experienced ride leaders on a wide range of ride types and levels

Erik's Riders Club Twin Cities Weekly Ride Calendar

Erik's Riders Club offers free weekly rides and is sponsored by Erik's Bike Shop. Rides run all year round in select markets. Here are the details:
  • Free membership details - click here or become a FREE member when you show up for the ride.
  • Premium membership details - click here. To purchase a premium membership please visit any of our locations in Minnesota or Wisconsin or purchase your jersey online and receive the form through email.
  • At each ride please bring: your bike, a helmet, plenty of water and a friend.
  • State law requires white headlight and red tail lights on all bicycles after dusk. Please plan accordingly during late season, winter, and night rides.
  • Note: Summer rides occur from May to August from each of our locations. Winter rides are scheduled from November through April, check the calendar regularly for availability of winter rides.
  • Note: Most rides leave from an Erik's Bike Shop location unless otherwise noted. We encourage exploring multiple rides to find the group and the pace that works best for your riding style.

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Erik's OTR

When: Wednesdays, 6:00 pm

Where: Phoenix Park - See Map

Ride Leader: Craig Manthe & Jon LaVelle

Ride Pace: Mountain/Fast paced

Distance: 20 - 35 miles

Ride Description: Now On
Ride meets at Phoenix Park, then heads out to one of the many trails systems Eau Claire has to offer. These guys ride hard, but always make sure that everyone's having a great time! The ride attitude is about getting out with friends for a good yet challenging ride, while having fun! Be aware that this ride rarely is cancelled. A road ride may take place if conditions don't allow any off-road. Also, because cancelations are rare, be prepared for all weather conditions, except lightning, lightning scares us.

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Shane's Sunday Shred Spectacular

When: Sundays, 6:00 pm

Where: Quarry Ridge - See Map

Ride Leader: Shane McLaughlin

Ride Pace: Set by group

Distance: Set by group

Ride Description: Starts 4/12/15
A casual ride with many trail options for beginners to advanced riders alike! This ride can accommodate to anyone! There are three small loops with varying ranges of difficulty. Due to total mileage of all three trails(5 miles), it will be up to the group to decide how long to stay out. If you're looking for a fun time on your mountain bike with a fun group, this ride is what you need!

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The 50 Ride

When: Tuesdays, 5:30 pm

Where: Erik's Bike Shop - Rochester - See Map

Ride Leader: Steven Roe

Ride Pace: 17 - 18mph

Distance: 50 miles

Ride Description: Starts 4/14/15
Each and every week, rain or shine, join us as we pedal through 50 miles of beautiful southeastern Minnesota countryside. Each week, we'll set out on a new route covering Rochester's cycling community's favorite roads! The pace will have to be moderate to up-tempo to ensure we make it back to the shop before dark. In the off chance that we take a break at a local ice cream shop, lights will be mandatory

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Grafton Road Ride

When: Tuesdays, 5:30 pm

Where: Erik's Bike Shop - Milwaukee Grafton - See Map

Ride Leader: Nick Kochelek & Richard Guidry

Ride Pace: 17 - 18mph

Distance: 25 - 35 miles

Ride Description: Starts 5/12/15
This casual, but brisk ride guides you through the rural areas north of town. Flat roads combined with gradual elevation changes (200-1500 ft), is sure to improve your climbing and endurance! Nick and Richard will help you practice pace lines as well as group riding etiquette. If improving your riding skills while having a good time is what you're looking for, join these guys Tuesday evenings!

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Tuesday Night Thunder

When: Tuesdays, 6:00 pm

Where: Erik's Bike Shop - Eagan - See Map

Ride Leader: Ryan Foley

Ride Pace: 17 - 18mph

Distance: 30 - 35 miles

Ride Description: Starts 5/12/15
Starting at our Eagan location, Ryan will guide you through smooth country roads, averaging 18 mph. You'll embark on a couple decent hill climbs, and work your way into U-More Park. The ride will become more fast paced through the outskirts of Rosemount, and you'll come back through the heart of Apple Valley. Note: an alternate ride into St. Paul through Lilydale, down Summit Avenue, and back on Big River's Trail past Minnehaha Falls and Fort Snelling will offer a nice change up throughout the summer months.

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Battle Creek Run Around

When: Wednesdays, 6:00 pm

Where: Battle Creek Recreation Center - See Map

Ride Leader: Douglas Holtz

Ride Pace: Set by group

Distance: Set by group

Ride Description: Starts 4/29/15
This is a fun and friendly ride! It's a great opportunity to meet fellow mountain bikers in a group setting that allows for learning new skills on the trail. Pace will vary each week and everyone stays together with predetermined stop points along the route. New to Battle Creek or want to learn the trail system? This is the best way to learn the trail!

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Tale of Two Lakes

When: Wednesdays, 6:00 pm

Where: Matoska Park, White Bear Lake - See Map

Ride Leader: Daniel Bierschank

Ride Pace: 15 - 16mph

Distance: 18 miles

Ride Description: Starts 5/6/15
Newer to road riding? Want to ride in a group with fun people in a comfortable atmosphere? Then you've found the perfect ride! Join Dan each Wednesday for this beginner to intermediate road ride. You'll average about 16 mph, depending on the group, on this 18 mile road ride around Bald Eagle and White Bear Lake. Remember to bring your comfy shorts for a post ride beverage at Big Wood Brewery to talk about the ride!

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Westsiders Ride

When: Wednesdays, 6:00 pm

Where: Erik's Bike Shop - Eden Prairie - See Map

Ride Leader: Jeffrey Nordstrem

Ride Pace: 17 - 18mph

Distance: 30 - 32 miles

Ride Description: Starts 4/8/15
A nice weekly group ride that will go out about 30- 32 miles averaging a pace of 17-18 mph! Riders should expect to ride around 20 -25 mph for majority of the ride. This will give you a great chance to enjoy some of the western suburbs on your bike! Most of the ride will take place on the road with a few miles on the Dakota Trail between 19 and Wayzata. So, whether you've ridden with this group in the past, or you're new, this ride is sure to give you a great two hour workout with a great group! *DROP BAR ONLY*

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Thursday Night Eagan

When: Thursdays, 5:30pm

Where: Erik's Bike Shop - Eagan - See Map

Ride Leader: Todd Watts

Ride Pace: 21+

Distance: 30 - 40 miles

Ride Description: Starts 5/7/15
During this fast paced ride you'll head downtown St. Paul for some awesome hill climbs and interval sprints! On your way back you'll climb out of St. Paul on Ohio to Dodd and back to the shop. The group will have a meet up points throughout the ride so everyone stays together. So, join Todd each Thursday for this fun yet challenging road ride! *DROP BAR ONLY*

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Scenic Suburbs

When: Thursdays, 5:45pm

Where: Erik's Bike Shop - Eden Prairie - See Map

Ride Leader: Chris Erickson

Ride Pace: 17 - 18mph

Distance: 30 miles

Ride Description: Starts 4/30/15
This fast but social paced ride focuses on riding in a close group to make the most of the camaraderie and efficiency of riding together. The ride will start off slow with a lot of turns to get your legs warmed up! Later on, you'll hit some straighter roads that lead to higher speeds! In order to keep everyone together, we will soft pedal so we can re-group at the top of hills or when necessary. This is a great route with challenging hills, beautiful scenery, and with low auto traffic! *DROP BAR ONLY*

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WATTS UP TONIGHT

When: Thursdays, 6:00pm

Where: Erik's Bike Shop - Eau Claire - See Map

Ride Leader: Kyle Retallick

Ride Pace: 19 - 20mph

Distance: 35 -40 miles

Ride Description: Starts 5/7/15
Join Kyle for this 35-40 mile, 19-20mph road ride through Eau Claire. We'll start off from the shop and warm up as we head towards the countryside. Get ready to crank up the watts to hit a variety of challenging hill climbs and finish strong with a leg-snapping sprint back to the shop. KOM (King of the Mountain) and sprint points will be awarded on every ride! If you're looking for a fun challenge, that will test your endurance and your climbing skills, this is your perfect fit! *DROP BAR ONLY*

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Jamie's Saturday Ride

When: Saturdays, 8:00am

Where: Erik's Bike Shop - Milwaukee Grafton - See Map

Ride Leader: Jamie Vogel

Ride Pace: 15 - 16mph

Distance: 30 miles

Ride Description: Starts 5/2/15
Ready to start off your weekend right? Well, we're pretty sure you've found it! Join this casual paced ride with Jamie. She will guide you through the country, along the lake, or maybe to a couple of coffee shops from time to time. Drop bar bikes are not required.

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