Okoboji Expedition Co.

Location & Directions 712-332-9001
Mon - Sat: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
 
 
 
 
 

Feature Items

  • Yakima SKS Lock Cores (8-Pack)
    $84.99

    Yakima SKS (Same Key System) Lock Cores secure all lockable Yakima rack systems, cargo boxes, and accessories. It's your gear, keep it that way. [more]

  • Specialized Romin Evo Expert Gel Saddle
    $130.00

    Watch the miles fly by like never before aboard Specialized's Romin Expert Evo Gel Saddle. Its extended cutout, Body Geometry ergonomics and supportive EVA and gel… [more]

  • Avid HS1 Rotor
    $48.99

    Smooth, controlled braking is yours with Avid's HS1 Rotor. It utilizes cross-drilled technology to dissipate heat, save weight, and give you a consistent feel at the… [more]

  • Thule Snug-Tite Receiver Lock
    $49.95

    Thule's Snug-Tite Receiver Lock secures their T2, Doubletrack, Roadway, and Parkway receiver-type racks (also called "hitch racks"). Just insert the Snug-Tite in place… [more]

  • Specialized Camber Expert Carbon EVO 29 - 2015
    $5,900.00

    Specialized brings the EVO experience to the Camber with their Expert Carbon EVO 29. It's slack, low, and a whole ton of fun. You get 120mm of travel front and rear… [more]

  • Specialized Crossroads Armadillo Tire (26-inch)
    $45.00
    Product Rating
     
    4.5 stars
     (6 Reviews)

    Specialized's Crossroads Armadillo Tire handles bike paths, pavement and dirt roads without hesitation. The continuous center tread rolls quick while the side knobs… [more]

  • Finish Line Dry Lubricant With Teflon (32-Ounce Jug)
    $32.99

    Finish Line's Dry Lubricant With Teflon keeps your bike running silky-smooth rain or shine. It's very thin and extremely durable thanks to its synthetic oils and Teflon… [more]

  • Avid MatchMaker X (Single)
    $30.99

    Clean up your handlebar with Avid's MatchMaker X clamp. It combines mounts for your SRAM shifters and Avid brake levers into one simple, sleek unit so you can shed grams… [more]

  • Surly Knard Tire (700c)
    $25.00 - $40.00

    Surly's Knard is a 700c x 41mm tire with the perfect tread for maximum traction and low rolling resistance. Designed for wherever your path leads, the Knard is the tire… [more]

  • Specialized BG Contour Locking Grips - Women's
    $30.00

    The Specialized Women's BG Contour Grips were designed with your hands in mind. Engineered in conjunction with a hand surgeon, these grips keep your hands feeling fresh,… [more]

  • FuelBelt Lace Locks
    $5.99

    On your shoelaces, FuelBelt's Lace Locks take the place of knots. They'll save you heaps of time in transitions so you can get out on the run quicker than ever. [more]

  • Shimano Deore 10-Speed Rapidfire Shifter Set
    $82.98

    Shimano wrote the book on mountain bike shifting, and their Deore Rapidfire Shifter Set carries on that tradition. Light, smooth action is paired with decisive shifts… [more]

  • WTB VelociRaptor Comp
    $34.95
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    WTB's one and only VelociRaptor is the choice for riders looking for an all-around tire for most conditions. Even meaner today than the day they were first released,… [more]

  • Burley Flex Connector
    $20.00

    Burley's Flex Connector joins the trailer to the hitch. It attaches inside the tow bar and locks in place inside the hitch using a retaining pin (Standard Forged Hitch)… [more]

  • Continental Travel Contact (700c)
    $44.95
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    The Travel Contact has globetrotting in mind. It's a robust clincher with a high carrying capacity, extremely effective puncture resistance, and a tread that makes it… [more]

  • POC Receptor +
    $219.99

    Multiple sports, one helmet. POC's Receptor + offers unique style and versatility with the protection required for snow sports, mountain biking, skateboarding and water… [more]

  • Specialized Roubaix SL4 Comp - 2015
    $3,000.00

    Thanks to the Specialized FACT carbon frame and fork and its vibration-damping Zertz inserts, you'll ride faster, further, and more comfortably than ever on the… [more]

  • Selle Royal Journey
    $50.00

    Selle Royal's Journey is one of the plushest saddles available. Its RoyalGel padding eliminates pressure points for maximum comfort on every ride. Plus, elastomers… [more]

  • CamelBak Groove Stainless .6L Bottle
    $30.00

    Love the crisp, clean taste of filtered water, but don't have a way to take it with you? Pick up CamelBak's Groove Stainless-Steel Bottle! An integrated filter turns 20… [more]

  • CamelBak Antidote Insulated Tube
    $18.00

    The Antidote Insulated Tube upgrades any CamelBak system to handle extreme winter and summer conditions. It includes: a Big Bite Valve mouthpiece, a Quick Link… [more]

Specials

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Welcome to the Okoboji Expedition Co.

Okoboji Expedition Co is a bicycle and outdoor sports store in Okoboji, Iowa. We are located on the eastern shore of West Okoboji Lake in the Iowa Great Lakes region. The Okoboji Expedition Company carries bicycles, kayaks, cycling apparel, cross country skis, and snowshoes along with all the needed accessories for all of the above. We also specialize in custom bike fittings and offer winter spinning classes.

We offer bicycle products from Specialized, Orbea, Co-motion and Serotta. We also stock Delsyk and Prijon kayaks, Tubbs snowshoes, Atomic cross country skis and outdoor clothing from Mavic, Pearl Izumi and Louis Garneau. Stop in and see us… you’ll be glad you did.

The Win Tunnel: The Effects of Drafting

Chris and Mark look at the potential benefits to drafting on road bikes.

The Iowa Great Lakes Trail

The Iowa Great Lakes Trail MapThe Iowa Great Lakes Trail winds its way through the Iowa Great Lakes region, which offers plenty of outdoor opportunities for visitors-from its popular blue lakes and sandy beaches to quieter natural areas, many protected with INHF assistance. The multi-use Iowa Great Lakes Trail provides local citizens and visitors a safe place to bike, walk, rollerblade, run and cross-country ski.

For a guided bicycle tour, call Okoboji Expedition Co. at 712-332-9001.  We have Tuesday and Thursday training rides.  We service bicycles, sell bicycle accessories and rent and sell quality bicycles.  Kayaks, cross country skis and accessories are available for purchase or rent.  The Okoboji Expedition Co. is next to Okoboji Plaza on Highway 71 in Okoboji.

The trail winds along rural, community and nature areas in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes Region, including Spirit Lake, Okoboji, West Okoboji, Arnolds Park, Milford and Lake Park.  (pdf Map)

We Paddle Kayaks

Imagine gliding silently through the water listening to the sound of nature. A slow float with a fishing pole, or a time trial with an intense upper body and abdominal workout, lots of possibilities exist when kayaking. Stop by and see the new lines of Swift and Prijon kayaks. And look for regattas and demo days at the Expedition Co.

Drew's Daily Cycling Tip

Jumpers: Top Off Your Tires - If you're going to ride the dirt jumps or BMX track, make sure to air up your tires to at least 40psi. Your wheels will roll faster and feel more precise on the takeoffs and landings. In fact, many jumpers run their pressure much higher than this, however, if you do, first make sure that the tires are properly seated on the rims or else they can blow off. Bring your bike in if you're not sure so we can advise.

Cycling Glossary - Word of the Day

chainwheel

Also called a "chainring," this is the sprocket(s) attached to the crank. Multiply the number of chainwheels by the number of cogs (on the rear wheel) to determine the total number of gears on a bike. For example, some modern road bikes have 3 chainwheels and 11 cogs for a total of 33 gears!