In 1977, Erik Saltvold started his bike shop at the age of 13. Using money from his job as a paperboy, he bought 50 used bikes to repair and sell and ran his business out of a barn in his parents' backyard. More than 40 years later, ERIK'S is the largest independent bike dealer in the U.S. with 32 shops throughout the Midwest and online. A lot has changed, but Saltvold’s core business principles remain: professional staff, unbeatable customer service and remarkable product expertise — all in a friendly store environment. Even after all these years, Saltvold still enjoys working in the shops to help customers find their perfect ride.