MOUNTAIN BIKE RADIO | TRAIL EAFFECT – “EPISODE 4 – ERIK PUESCHNER – SMITH’S BIKE SHOP, LA CROSSE, WI”

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Welcome to “Episode 4” of the new show, Trail Eaffect. Josh stays close to home in this episode. The guest is Erik Pueschner of Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse.

Topics Covered in this show:

  • The Erik Pueschner Back Story
  • Going from Mechanic to Shop Owner
  • The History of Smith’s Bike Shop
  • The Ramp Car
  • Smith’s Product Lines – Trek / Bontrager & Salsa
  • Community Involvement 
  • The involvement with local events / races
  • The rise of Trails in La Crosse
  • Bonus Content – Crusher EX 250 – 2020 Edition

RELATED SHOW LINKS

Smith’s Bike Shop: https://smithsbikes.com/
Trek Bikes & Bontrager Components: https://www.trekbikes.com/
Salsa Cycles: https://salsacycles.com/
ORA Trails: www.oratrails.org
Crusher Gravel / EX: https://crushergravel.com/
ORA Trails: www.oratrails.org
Trails Ridden in La Crosse: https://www.trailforks.com/region/hixon-forest-lower-and-upper/
Contact Josh at evolutiontrails@gmail.com
Contact Ben at Ben@Mountainbikeradio.com

ABOUT TRAIL EAFFECT

Trails build community and Communities build trails. What came first you may ask… Host Josh Blum digs into the stories of how trails effect and affect the people and places we call home and those we might like to call home.

ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father, husband, and doer of stuff – paired with Advocate, Builder of Trails and Community. Originally from La Crosse WI, Josh has been enjoying the outdoors, trails, and mountain bikes since a young age. Always curious and learning about better ways to improve trail users’ experiences. Josh is employed by WisDOT, and is the owner / operator of Evolution Trail Services.

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Author: Ben

Ben is originally from Southeastern Wisconsin. After graduating college at UW La Crosse, he lived in several Midwestern cities, Denver, and Western North Dakota before relocating to Hayward, Wisconsin in 2017, providing a lot of opportunity to experience the outdoors throughout the country. Ben started mountain biking in 2006 after five years of other endurance sports including running and triathlons of various distances. In 2012, he created Mountain Bike Radio and has been dedicated to mountain biking since. He has a lot of experience racing all distances, including 24 hour solos, 12 hour solos, 100 miles, 50 milers, XC distance, fatbikes, gravel, and everything in between. He’s married to wife, Amy, with two young children – Claeson and Paige. Ben hopes that his passion for mountain biking and the outdoors drives his commitment to creating, improving, and maintaining opportunities in the outside world.

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