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July 18, 2021
Luce Line Bike Trail

Luce Line State Trail in Minnesota — Bike Trail Review

The Luce Line State Trail in Minnesota offers 63 miles of paved, crushed granite, and mowed grass trail to explore. Running from the urban city of Plymouth to rural Cosmos, cyclists will be delighted by the scenic variety they encounter along the Luce Line! Watch our video for a preview of what you can expect on […]

July 16, 2021
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Best Bike Trails in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin has a plethora of amazing bike trails to ride! Whether you favor riding singletrack, like the challenge of steep hills, or enjoy flat, paved terrains — there’s a trail out there waiting for you to explore — no matter your skill level. Keep reading to learn what trails our staffers love and recommend […]

July 14, 2021
Specialized Bicycles on a Car Rack for Traveling

5 Tips for Traveling with Your Bike

Want a sure-fire way to increase the fun factor on your next roadtrip? Bring your bike! With your bike in tow you can easily check out new riding spots enroute to break up a day of driving. And, once you’ve reached your destination, you’ll be able to park your car and explore by bike! This […]

July 13, 2021
Specialized S-Works Recon Cycling Shoes worn on Gravel Rider

S-Works Recon Cycling Shoes, Now With Laces!

Classic styles for gravel miles, the Specialized Recon cycling shoes combine the timeless look of lace-up shoes with the proven performance and comfort that come from Body Geometry enhanced footwear.

July 12, 2021
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Bike Seat Buying Guide

One of the most common conversations that we have with customers at ERIK’S is how to find a comfortable bike seat (also called bike saddle). It’s difficult to know whether the stock seat on your new bike will fit you. After a few rides, some customers find their saddle just doesn’t feel as though it […]

July 7, 2021
Person with Bicycle with racks and bags for bikepacking

4 Tips For Bikepacking

Love cycling? Love camping? Love adventure? Why not mix all those passions together to experience the thrill and chill of bikepacking?!

July 5, 2021

5 Tips for how to Commute by Bike

Got the rush-hour blues? Imagine instead enjoying your morning and evening work commute by bicycle! Commuting by bike, whether it’s to work or to simply run errands, provides physical exercise, fresh air, Vitamin D, and an environmentally friendly way to get from point A to point Z. Here are five useful tips that will help […]

June 29, 2021

Best Comfort Bike – The Specialized Roll

If you want to feel good in every way while riding — the Specialized Roll is the bike for YOU. Designed to keep you extra comfy, you’ll find yourself smiling more, feeling happier, and simply having more fun on this bike! Keep reading to learn why we think the Specialized Roll is the best comfort […]

June 20, 2021

7 Reasons Why You Need Cycling-Specific Clothing

You probably have regular activewear in your closet. Cycling is an active sport. Therefore, you can just wear general activewear for cycling, right? The short answer is no. Cycling apparel has specific features to make you more comfortable, more efficient, more protected, and generally happier riding your bike. Check out our list of 7 reasons […]

June 18, 2021

Bike Tire Buying Guide

You’ve likely landed here because you are considering buying new bike tires but you’re not sure what kind you need. Let us help! With so many bike tire options out there, we understand how confusing it can be to figure out which type will serve you best. In this Bike Tire Buying Guide we’ll walk […]

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