ERIK’S Opens New Store In Skokie, Illinois

ERIK’S is excited to announce the opening of their new Skokie, Illinois, store – the second in Illinois.

“We are excited to open our newest shop in Skokie,” said Erik Saltvold, Founder and Owner. “ERIK’S has the largest selection of bikes in the Midwest. The new store has the perfect layout to show our extensive inventory of bikes including mountain, road, electric, recreation, commuter, BMX, and more. Plus, the shop has an impressive service department that can fix any issue with any bike brand.”

“The store will be opening in the middle of our famous Big Bike Clearance – a once-a-year cycling clearance sale,” Saltvold added. “Cycling customers will find huge discounts on bikes, cycling apparel, and gear. But hurry, the sale ends soon.”

The new store is located at 3801 Oakton Street – a couple of blocks east of North Crawford Ave – on the corner of Oakton Street and Hamlin Ave in Skokie, Illinois. The shop is three-quarters of a mile west of the popular North Shore Channel Trail.

In addition to Bikes, Cycling Apparel, and Gear, ERIK’S also sells & services Downhill Skis, Snowboards, Scooters, Skateboards & Longboards, plus all the gear that goes with them. ERIK’S will offer ski and snowboard service from October through February.

ERIK’S was founded by Erik Saltvold in his parents’ barn in 1977 when he was only 13 years old and he still owns 100% of the company today. ERIK’S has grown into a collection of award-winning stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. ERIK’S has been recognized as America’s Best Bike Shop and has won several Top Retailer and Gold Star Retailer awards from Bicycle Retailer And Industry News and local media.

ERIK’S partners with great bicycle brands such as Specialized, Bianchi, Pivot, and Haro to bring a fantastic selection of cycling products to riders. ERIK’S is a recognized industry leader with award-winning service and a 40+ year history of operational excellence. We look forward to expanding our huge selection and outstanding service to the Illinois cycling community.

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