Okoboji Expedition Co.

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

Feature Items

  • Mavic HC Shorts
    $134.99

    Enjoy all your rides in complete comfort in Mavic's HC Shorts. They feature their Sleek Power fabric with Hot Ride thermo regulation for stellar moisture transfer to… [more]

  • ABUS Numero 1300 Combo Cable (4.9-feet)
    $24.99

    The ABUS Numero 1300 Combo cable features a strong, self-coiling steel cable secured with a sturdy combination lock. The cable has a soft, durable cover that protects… [more]

  • Zoot Performance 2.0 CRx Calf Sleeves
    $35.00

    Wear Zoot's Performance 2.0 CRx Calf Sleeves on your rides and runs to perform at your best. Zoot consulted doctors in the field of medical compression and came up with… [more]

  • Fox Launch Sport Knee Pads
    $27.95

    Simple, comfortable and protective — that's Fox's Launch Sport Knee Pads in a nutshell. The simple part comes from the easy fit system, a one-time adjustment that gives… [more]

  • Shimano Sora 9-speed Chain
    $23.98

    Shimano's Sora 9-speed Chain offers crisp shifting and excellent durability. Smooth, precise shifts come courtesy of the meticulously engineered inner and outer plate… [more]

  • Avid Shorty 6 Rim Brake
    $52.99

    Good brakes that slow you down predictably in all conditions are invaluable. Bolt on a set of Avid's powerful, lightweight and incredibly adjustable Shorty 6 cantilever… [more]

  • Louis Garneau Knee Warmers 2
    $28.99

    Louis Garneau's Knee Warmers 2 are crafted from Garneau's HeatMaxx nylon/spandex material with soft brushed insides for optimal moisture transfer and heat retention.… [more]

  • Burley Travoy
    $299.00

    Burley's Travoy is a great bike trailer and hand cart in one! Its ingenious hitch lets you quickly attach it to your bike's seatpost and allows quick removal once you… [more]

  • Specialized Demo 8 Frame - 2015
    $2,900.00

    Tested and proven by Specialized's gravity team on the World Cup downhill circuit and ridden in freeride contests across the globe, Specialized's Demo 8 Frame will help… [more]

  • Kenda Nevegal DTC (650b)
    $63.99

    If you have to choose one tire for any type of terrain from hard pack to loose to mud, Kenda's Nevegal is it, hands down. To be adaptable and excel in any condition, the… [more]

  • Shimano SM-SH56 Multi-Release SPD Cleat Set
    $18.00

    Shimano's SM-SH56 Multi-Release Cleats disengage with less effort and in more directions than standard SPD cleats. [more]

  • Clement X'Plor USH (60tpi)
    $44.99

    Let Clement's X'Plor USH take you wherever the road leads. Whether it's rambling dirt roads, or urban adventuring, the smooth, fast-rolling center tread keeps your speed… [more]

  • Specialized S-Wrap Velvet Handlebar Tape
    $30.00

    For a great grip and soft touch, wrap your bars in Specialized's S-Wrap Velvet Tape. In the wet and without gloves the synthetic leather surface feels great and has… [more]

  • Thule Apex Swing Away Hitch Rack
    $499.99
    Product Rating
     
    4.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    The Apex Swing Away rack carries up to four bikes safely and easily thanks to Thule's RDT cradles and No-Sway cages that hold fast and prevent bike-to-bike contact. Its… [more]

  • SRAM X0 2x10 Front Derailleur
    (High Direct-mount, Dual-pull) 38/36T
    $74.99

    SRAM's X0 Front Derailleur is made from cold-forged aluminum and chrome-plated steel for exceptional reliability and a race-worthy weight. It boast’s SRAM’s X-Glide… [more]

  • Surly Women's Wool Jersey
    $140.00

    Simply put, wool is great! Surly's 100% Merino Wool Jeresy keeps you cool when the temps climb, and it's warm in cold weather even when wet. And, because wool is… [more]

  • Specialized Epic Expert Carbon World Cup - 2015
    $6,900.00

    Turn your go-fast dreams into reality! Specialized's Epic Expert Carbon World Cup is the machine to make it happen. It rocks 95mm of Brain-controlled FSR rear suspension… [more]

  • Mavic Infinity Gloves
    $49.99

    Mavic pulled out all the stops on their Infinity Gloves. The padded-leather Mavic Ergo Pro palms absorb vibrations for comfort, while durable Pittards leather ensures… [more]

  • Ritchey Pro Paradigm Mountain Pedals
    $139.99

    Ritchey's Pro Paradigm Mountain Pedals are made from super-tough aluminum bodies and chromoly axles for the optimum strength-to-weight ratio and excellent longevity. To… [more]

  • Park Tool Gear Clean Brush
    $4.99
    Product Rating
     
    4.5 stars
     (2 Reviews)

    Park's Gear Clean Brush has a handle on one end with a curved, serrated edge perfect for cleaning between cassette cogs. The other end's tough nylon bristles are ideal… [more]

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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: How to Save Minutes on the Road

Chris and Mark analyze the aero benefits of body position on the road bike

Specialized Is The Complete Package!

We’re your Specialized bicycle headquarters!

Specialized is an industry leader in materials and design. Every detail of their bicycles and components is tested and scrutinized. What does this mean for you? An awesome ride and a perfect fit every time! Come see our wide selection of Specializeds and choose your favorite!

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

Don't Let A Broken Bike Part Ruin Your Trip - When traveling with your bike, it's a good idea to always pack a few repair parts in your bike case. That way, if something breaks, you'll be prepared and you won't have to scramble to find a bike shop or run the risk of not finding what you need. Here's what we take along: A spare seat-binder bolt. It's an item that can easily break when you're re-installing your seatpost and adjusting your seat. If your bike has a replaceable rear derailleur hanger, a spare can be a trip-saver should you fall and damage yours (or if the frame gets damaged in transit by the airline). If you have a road bike that has 650c tires, carry two spare tubes and a spare tire because, though this size is becoming more common, it still can be tough to find. Always carry a chain tool and spare chain pins (if your chain requires them) to deal with chain problems. Other handy small parts are replacement stem bolts, clipless pedal tension-adjustment screws, spokes (these must match what's in your wheels), and brake and gear cables.

Cycling Glossary - Word of the Day

bell lap

In races with laps, like criteriums which typically race around city blocks, or cyclocross, which follows a fixed route, the bell lap is when the official at the starting line rings a bell. This is done either to signal a one-lap race within the race to contest a mid-race prime (the winner of that lap gets a prize), or as a signal that you're on the final lap and it's time to do your best to win.