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May 29, 2024
A man and woman ride fat-tire bikes down a paved trail.

Our Favorite Biking Trails in ERIK’S Markets

In honor of National Bike Month this May, our team members throughout ERIK’S markets—which stretch all the way from Minnesota (where we started) to South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, the Kansas City area, all the way down to Scottsdale, Arizona—have offered their suggestions for the best biking trails in their location. For each of the […]

May 28, 2024
person standing next to e-bike by the water

Minnesota E-Bike Rebate Program: Everything You Need to Know 

Note: The Minnesota e-bike rebate program has been updated as of June 26, 2024. For more information about the program’s relaunch, visit the Minnesota Department of Revenue’s webpage. UPDATE: After the Minnesota e-bike rebate program was delayed due to technical difficulties, the Department of Revenue has issued a number of updates. The online application for […]

May 28, 2024
A man wearing a helmet and resting on his bike smiles at a child in a helmet riding a bike in front of him.

Cycling Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Below are some awesome gift ideas for Dad…but what he really wants is time together! Shoot him a text or go old-fashioned and give him a call. Schedule some time to hop on two wheels together and go for a bike ride. Get a coffee or a beer, or just cruise the trail. And don’t […]

May 24, 2024
A man wearing a blue cycling jersey and a helmet unloads four bikes from a hitch rack.

Best Bike Racks for Cars: ERIK’S Car Bike Rack Guide

Ready to take your bike on an adventure but don’t know how to safely bring it along with you? Sounds like you need a car rack! With summer upon us, now is the perfect time to find a new rack for your vehicle and bring your beloved bike(s) to your next vacation destination. In this […]

May 15, 2024
A collection of the components in the SRAM RED AXS groupset.

Introducing the SRAM RED AXS Groupset

Every part of SRAM’S RED AXS groupset has been refined to create an effortless ride, including light brake feel, comfortable ergonomics, smooth front shifting, fully wireless connectivity, and expanded gearing choices to fit every rider. RED is packed with features like accurate and reliable power measurement, new shift points, and greater braking adjustability, all while […]

May 9, 2024
Two adults and a child ride bikes on a city path on a sunny day.

Ride to Work or School in Honor of National Bike Month 

We hope you’re making the most of National Bike Month this May and getting out on two wheels to enjoy the ride as often as possible. Throughout the month, we’ll be posting about various National Bike Month activities and events to celebrate the arrival of perfect biking weather. Check out our first post, about the […]

May 1, 2024
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Discover the History of National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month, aka the best time of the year! As spring weather finally approaches and the sun (hopefully) emerges from hibernation, cyclists are eager to celebrate National Bike Month by revisiting their favorite trails, discovering new roads, meeting up for social rides, and getting out on two wheels as much as possible.   […]

September 26, 2023

The All-New Specialized Creo 2 E-Bike

Road or gravel? Five miles or five hours? Climb or descend? More power or less weight? The Specialized Creo 2 electric road bike isn’t about having to choose. It’s about having it all. With more power, bigger range, a lighter weight, huge tire clearance, and Future Shock 3.0 assembly, the Specialized Creo 2 is category-defying, […]

September 13, 2023
A woman wearing a bike helmet installs an e-bike battery onto her e-bike.

E-Bike Battery Safety Tips for Secure Bike Riding

As electric bikes have grown more popular over the last few years, e-bike batteries have become a burning topic—specifically their safety and maintenance. When used properly, electric bike batteries are safe and reliable. But, as with any new technology, it’s important to learn the important details and follow guidelines from reputable manufacturers like Specialized and […]

September 12, 2023

The All-New 2024 Specialized Roubaix

The 2024 Specialized Roubaix SL8 is Specialized’s updated entry into the endurance road category. They made the Roubaix lighter, faster, and smoother than its predecessor. The new Roubaix SL8 takes Specialized’s philosophy of “Smoother is Faster” to the next level. The Roubaix SL8 is made for the person who wants to push their bike to […]

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