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 Minnesota 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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Eau Claire OTR

When: Wednesday, 6:30pm

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

Ride Leader: Craig Manthe

Ride Pace: Set by group

Distance: 10+ miles

Ride Description: The group ride will meet at Phoenix park in downtown Eau Claire. Craig and Jon will lead the group to one of our great mountain bike trail systems. Each week will provide fun, fast and flowling single track. This ride will be challenging and is sure to keep your heartrate up. Riders will regroup regularly to ensure everyone can finish safely but may spread out across the trail while moving quickly.

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Endorphin Junkies A Ride

When: Wednesday, 5:30pm

Where: Erik's Bike Shop - Coon Rapids - See Map

Ride Leader: Ken McFarlane & Rick Soderbeck

Ride Pace: 20-23mph

Distance: 35-45 miles

Ride Description: Ride Starts 4/13/16
Come join Ken, Rick, and Jim on a fun and fast paced group ride! The A ride will consist of two groups (A+ & A) We will start out together for the first half. The pace will quicken as the A+ group is a drop ride. If you get dropped, the A group will sweep you up. There will be a B group that is averaging 16-19mph and is a no drop ride. The B group is a great place to learn pace lining skills if you have never ridden in one before or a good group to ride in if you are wanting to go at an easier pace and have a lot of fun. All groups will leave at 5:30pm during the spring, but as daylight hours increase we will be leaving at 6pm in the summer. A groups will ride around 35-45 miles and the B group will ride 25-40 miles.

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Endorphin Junkies B Ride

When: Wednesday, 5:30pm

Where: Erik's Bike Shop - Coon Rapids - See Map

Ride Leader: Jim Coder

Ride Pace: 16-19mph

Distance: 25-40 miles

Ride Description: Ride Starts 4/13/16
Come join Ken, Rick and Jim on a fun and fast paced group ride. There will be three groups (A+, A & B). Jim will be leading the B group at an average pace of 16-19 mph. This is a no drop ride and is a great place to learn pacing lining skills if you have never ridden in one before. If you are looking to go a little faster, Ken & Rick will be leading the A+ and A groups at a 20-23mph pace. All the groups will be leaving at 5:30pm in the spring, but as the daylight hours increase we will leave at 6pm in the summer. The B group will ride 25-40 miles, while the A group will ride 35-45 miles.

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Minnetonka Tuesday Night TRI Ride

When: Tuesday, 6:00pm

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

Ride Leader: Laura Swartz

Ride Pace: 17-18mph

Distance: 23 miles

Ride Description: Ride Starts 5/03/16
This ride is a "no drop" B level ride. We will average 17-18 mph, meaning we will ride 19+ mph a good portion of the ride. The route will go west to Medina coming back through Wayzata. This is a great ride for triathletes and road cyclists looking to improve their group riding skills and get stronger on the bike. See you on the road!

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Roseville TRI Ride

When: Wednesday, 5:50pm

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

Ride Leader: David Voss & Noelle Andrychowicz

Ride Pace: 17-18mph

Distance: 15+ miles

Ride Description: Ride Starts 5/11/16
This is Triathlon! We intend to do rides that incorporate a run after the ride OR a swim during the ride. Wear appropriate apparel and bring running shoes and swimming goggles, etc. Triathletes are competitive but fun and support each other - we are a no drop group ride. Come join us for some fun training!

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HUMP DAY FUN DAY

When: Wednesday, 6:30pm

Where: Lebanon Hills West Trailhead (under the chalet overhang) - See Map

Ride Leader: Nathan Cox

Ride Pace: Set by group

Distance: 8-10 miles

Ride Description: Ride Starts 5/25/16
Are you looking for a fun way to attack that midweek hump? Would you like to start mountain biking, but not sure where to start? If so, then this is the ride for you! This ride is geared toward the novice mountain biker looking to expand their skills, explore new trails and above all else have fun! A mountain bike and helmet are required.

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TGIF

When: Friday, 6:00pm

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

Ride Leader: Brian Klein

Ride Pace: Set by group

Distance: 15 miles

Ride Description: Ride Starts 5/06/16
End the week right with TGIF! We will leave from ERIK'S in Eden Prairie, bike to the Hopkins Depot for coffee, snacks, bathroom breaks or whatever! The trail is pretty flat with one hill, but this ride is about having fun and starting the weekend off with a good start. This is a no drop ride.

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Hump day Brew-HAUL

When: Wednesday, 6:00pm

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

Ride Leader: Brant Egertson

Ride Pace: 15-16mph

Distance: 15-20 miles

Ride Description: Ride Starts 5/1/16
Join ERIK'S LynLake crew and get yourself over that midweek hump! We will lead a "fitness fun" pace with the halfway mark being a brief stop at one of our favorite watering holes for a quick refreshment. We will ride back to the LynLake store for a post ride gathering. This is a no drop ride.

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Battle Creek Run Around

When: Wednesday, 6:00pm

Where: Battle Creek Community Rec Center - See Map

Ride Leader: Blake Kirchner & Doug Holtz

Ride Pace: Set by group

Distance: 10-20 miles

Ride Description: Ride Starts 5/4/16
Come join us for a fun group ride at Battle Creek. All rider abilities welcome. Ride typically lasts 2 hours and covers at least one full lap. The terrain can be ridden by someone new to the sport and at times challenge the best of riders. There is something for everyone at this ride. So come on down to Battle Creek every Wednesday night and enjoy the fun!

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Velotraumatic

When: Tuesday, 6:00pm

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

Ride Leader: Ryan Foley & Garth Ryan

Ride Pace: 17-18mph

Distance: 30 miles

Ride Description: Ride Starts 5/24/16
This is a great B level ride starting at our shop in Eagan. Each week we will choose one of two routes to take. Our first option is a great ride south from the store through Eagan and into Rosemount and back. Our second option is to follow the river and head into St. Paul. Here is where we would tackle both hills on Ohio Street and Ramsey. This route also includes a scenic ride down Summit Ave. This is a no drop ride.

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St. Louis Park Wednesday Night Ride

When: Wednesday, 5:30pm

Where: Erik's Bike Shop - St. Louis Park - See Map

Ride Leader: Troy Mundahl, Dale Forde & Zach Garner

Ride Pace: 19-20mph

Distance: 35-40 miles

Ride Description: Ride Starts 5/4/16
This is a fast ride! The Wednesday night ride from St. Louis Park has been a staple of ERIK'S Riders Club since 2004. This fast paced peloton style ride will take you through the rolling hills of the western suburbs for 35-40 miles. The ride will begin as a complete group, then split into A and B groups after an 8 mile warm up. The A group will move along at a pace of 21+mph while the B group will average 19-20mph. This ride is fast! Drop bars only.

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SUMMERTIME SPIN

When: Monday, 6:00pm

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

Ride Leader: Heidi Foley & Greg Dahlstrom

Ride Pace: 12-14mph

Distance: 17-20 miles

Ride Description: Ride Starts 5/2/16
This will be a moderately paced, casual ride starting at the ERIK'S in Eagan. Each week we will choose to ride to one of two destinations: Minnehaha Falls or Harriet Island. Both men and women are welcome. This is a great ride for beginners as well as seasoned riders. Join us for a scenic ride that offers loads of fun and fellowship. This is a no drop ride.

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ERIK'S x Next Door Brewing Thirsty Tuesday Casual Ride

When: Tuesday, 6:30pm

Where: Next Door Brewing - See Map

Ride Leader: Carson Bell

Ride Pace: 10-12mph

Distance: 15-20 miles

Ride Description: Ride Starts 5/3/16
Looking for a spandex-free good time? Join the Erik's and Next Door Brewing Company crew for a super fun, super casual urban ride through Madison. Earn deals on beers before and after the ride. Free pints for first-time riders courtesy of Next Door, as well as happy hour pricing for all of our riders all night. We will meet up at Next Door around 6, grab a beer, brief the riders and take off at 6:30, returning to Next Door at the conclusion of the ride for a post ride drink and snack. Come hang!

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Tough Girl Tuesday

When: Tuesday, 6pm

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

Ride Leader: Caitlin Kaelber & JoAnna Griffith

Ride Pace: Set by group

Distance: 16-25 miles

Ride Description: Ride Starts 5/03/16
Welcome to Tough Girl Tuesday ride! Despite the name, this ladies-only ride is perfect for new and beginner riders. Cate and JoAnna will go over group ride etiquette, techniques, and safety skills. The pace and distance will be set each week by the group. The route is roughly 25 miles along the beautiful bike paths of Minneapolis, including the River Parkway, Minnehaha Trail, Chain of Lakes and Cedar Lake Trail. If the group chooses to do the shorter route, it is about 16 miles and comes back on the Greenway rather than the Cedar Lake Trail. This is a no-drop ride, so we leave together and come back together, no one gets left behind. Please bring lights, a helmet and a flat kit just in case. Be sure to get to the Dinkytown store early if you need to air up your tires or fill your water bottles. There is parking behind the store! Drop bar road bikes and road hybrids only, please.

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On the Road Again

When: Monday, 6:00pm

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

Ride Leader: Tim LeCloux, Aaron Robinson & Matt Galligan

Ride Pace: 17-18mph

Distance: 30 miles

Ride Description: Ride Starts 5/02/16
We will start at the ERIK'S in Woodbury and wind our way through the hills and valleys of the lower St. Croix Valley. Over the rolling hills we go with challenges along the way. This is a no drop ride.

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Rolling 30

When: Tuesday, 5:30

Where: Erik's Bike Shop - Madison Westside - See Map

Ride Leader: Gavin LaFave

Ride Pace: 15-20mph

Distance: 30 miles

Ride Description: Ride Starts 4/26/2016
The Madison Westside Rolling 30 is a spirited ride through the rolling terrain west of Madison. We will leave the Westside shop at 5:45pm on Tuesdays all summer long. After a few mile warm up north through Middleton, we will work on group riding skills and pacelining. We then hit a few exciting strava segments including some challenging climbs and thrilling sprints. We roll a few miles back through town to cool down. All ability levels are welcome on drop bar bikes. Come on out for a Rad time.

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River Maddness

When: Wednesday, 6pm

Where: Erik's Bike Shop - Milwaukee Whitefish Bay - See Map

Ride Leader: Andrew Temperly

Ride Pace: 10-14mph

Distance: 8 miles

Ride Description: Ride Starts 5/4/2016
Tour of our trails along the Milwaukee River starting from Whitefish Bay heading down towards the Eastside of town. We will ride both the East and West sides of the river, finishing up back at the shop.

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Jeremy's Jamming Jamboree

When: Sunday

Where: Erik's Bike Shop - Madison Eastside - See Map

Ride Leader: Jeremy Wade

Ride Pace: 10-14mph

Distance: 10 miles

Ride Description: Ride Starts 5/08/2016
This is a ride for all experience levels and ages, from the enthusiast to those looking to find something new or polish those single-track skills. As a father with a six year old rider, I am slowly teaching my daughter the rules & skills of single-track riding. I hope this group ride can be the same for our Madison area riders, fun and informative. There will be 2 separate groups if there are younger riders as some terrain is more difficult.

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Watts Up Tonight

When: Thursday

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

Ride Leader: Kyle Retallick

Ride Pace: 19-20mph

Distance: 35-40

Ride Description: Ride Starts 5/5/2016
Join Kyle for this 35-40 mile, 19-20 mph average road ride through Eau Claire and surrounding areas. We'll start off from the shop and warm up as we head toward the countryside. Get ready to crank up the watts to hit a variety of challenging hill climbs and finish strong with a leg-snapping spring 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 hill climbing skills, this ride is your perfect fit!

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