Erik's is proud to support organizations, charitable events, and community programs that encourage healthy lifestyles through cycling, skiing, snowboarding or skate. Erik's offers Grants, donations and Event support to organizations that meet eligibility requirements and benefit the communities and lifestyles we serve.

Erik's Grants and Community Involvement Programs

Erik's is proud to support organizations, charitable events, and community programs that encourage healthy lifestyles through cycling, skiing, snowboarding or skateboarding. We encourage all members of our communities to be active and support efforts that help bring positive experiences to others. Please check our Eligibility Requirements before applying for Grants or Events Support.

Erik's Community Giving

Erik's is proud to be a founding sponsor of the Minnesota High School Mountain Bike League
Nica Highschool MTB Racing

Erik's Grants and Donations programs are designed to offer in-kind financial support for organizations and events committed to cycling and wellness. Please review the application timeline and the eligibility requirements prior to submitting your request.

Erik's Community Giving Fund provides small incentive prizes for raffles, door prizes and giveaways to many qualifying organizations. This fund primarily provides donations in the form of Erik's Gift Cards which can be used to purchase small prizes in-store or as prizes themselves. Examples of organizations who qualify for these donations include, but are not limited to; bike rodeos, youth bicycle safety programs and community wellness fairs.

Erik's Grant Program has helped to fund many great organizations and events with a dramatic result on our local cycling communities. If you are interested in applying for a grant through Erik's please include detailed information about your cause and any details about the program or project an awarded grant will help complete. Examples of past Grant awardees are the Minnesota High School Cycling League, Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists and many, many more.

Apply Now for a Grant from Erik's Bike Shop

 
For Events in: Application Deadline: Decision Deadline:
January, February or March December 1st December 31st
April, May or June March 1st March 31st
July, August or September June 1st June 30th
October, November or December September 1st September 30th

Erik's Events Program

Erik's Event Marketing team proudly supports charity bike rides, races, bike rodeos and unique cycling events throughout our markets. If you have an event in Minnesota or Wisconsin you would like us to support please complete the following Event Support survey. This survey will be sent straight to our Events Manager, upon receipt we will provide you with an initial response within 14 days.

Apply Now for Event Support from Erik's Bike ShopOur event calendar fills up quickly each season, please submit your request no less than 60 days prior to your event. Event support requests can be submitted at any time throughout the year for consideration for events up to 12 months away.

 

Eligibility Requirements

All eligible grant and donation requests must be for a community program or event that meets at least two of the following criteria:
  • Promotes bicycling, snowboarding, skiing, and/or skateboarding
  • Encourages health and wellness through active lifestyles
  • Supports bicycle safety and advocacy efforts
  • Benefits a non-profit organization dedicated to health and wellness
  • Provides educational and recreational opportunities for youth
Erik's does not award grants or donations to:
  • Individuals for personal gain or personal fundraising
  • Applicants located outside of Erik's business communities
  • Religious or political organizations
  • Athletic teams or events unrelated to health & wellness, bicycling, snowboarding, skiing or skateboarding
If you have any questions concerning these programs, please email us at donations@eriksbikeshop.com.



 


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