Erik the Bike ManGraduate business students and alumni are invited to attend Master’s Pub with presenter Erik Saltvold, Founder and CEO of Erik’s Bike Shop.

Master’s Pub
Friday, September 23, 2011
4:30 – 6:30 pm

Opus Hall, Room 201
Minneapolis campus

Come network with Opus College of Business students and alumni. Pizza, beer/wine, and soft drinks will be served.

Please RSVP by Wed., September 21

Satvold was 13 when he started Erik’s Bike Shop. His first bike, a hand-me-down from an older family member, sparked his interest in bikes. With entrepreneurial spirit, and the money he saved from his job (the only other job he’s ever had) as a paperboy – Erik began his business. He bought 150 used bikes, fixed them up, and sold them. Erik’s original workshop was in his parent’s backyard, inside one of the few remaining barns in the urban setting of Richfield, Minnesota. A homemade sign brought business to his doorstep.

Now in his 40′s, Erik employs up to 200 people and has 18 store locations, 14 in Minnesota and 4 in Wisconsin. His selection of products and services focuses on Bicycling, Snowboards, Downhill Skis, Skateboards, and all the gear that goes with them. His business philosophy remains… professional, knowledgeable service in a friendly store environment.