Sioux Falls, SD, February 6, 2019 – ERIK’S is excited to announce the purchase of Two Wheeler Dealer. The Sioux Falls shop will join ERIK’S collection of stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The transaction occurred on February 1, and the store will reopen as ERIK’S on February 8.
“We worked closely with the owners and store managers Kamp Kirsch and Christie Kennelly to ensure we continue with what makes the shop great,” said Erik Saltvold, Founder and Owner of ERIK’S. “The shop name is changing, but you’ll see the same faces. We are so happy that Kamp, Christie, and the team will continue to run the shop and provide the excellent customer service the shop is known for.”
A lot about the shop won’t change. All shop rides, including the Moon & Stars Ride, will still happen. The shop will continue to be a strong partner with the cycling community in Sioux Falls. “We will continue to support local groups like Falls Area Bicyclists and Falls Area Singletrack,” Saltvold added. “This shop has been a great friend to the cycling community and it is important that that continues.”
Other than the name, there will be a few upgrades.
During the transition, the shop will be closed from January 31 to February 7. It will reopen as ERIK’S on February 8. “The store will be reopening in the middle of our famous Big Clearance – a preseason cycling clearance sale,” Saltvold said. “Cycling customers will find huge discounts on bikes, cycling apparel, and gear.”
The store is located at 3315 S. Spring Ave. just off 41 St. and Minnesota Ave., about half a mile north of Tomar Park and the River Greenway Bike Trail.
In addition to bikes, cycling apparel, and gear, starting in the fall of 2019 ERIK’S will also sell & service downhill skis and snowboards, 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. ERIK’S has grown into a collection of award-winning stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and now South Dakota. 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, Raleigh Electric, GoCycle, 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 Sioux Falls cycling community.
For more information on ERIK’S locations, products, services, and community support, please visit shopERIKS.com.
Here is a list of questions you may have. (FAQ):
Q: Who can I contact at ERIK’S with questions?
Q: When does ERIK’S officially take over?
Q: Will ERIK’S employees replace Two Wheeler Dealer staff?
Q: What about Two Wheeler Dealer gift cards?
Q: What about career opportunities at ERIK’S?
Q: How does ERIK’S invest in its employees?
Q: How does ERIK’S support the cycling community?