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Spooky Sales and Special Treats + Meet the Banjo Brothers this Halloween at Perennial Cycle

The secret's out! All Banjo Brothers- and Minnehaha-brand items, including panniers, backpacks, small bags, and clothing items, are part of our SPOOKY 25%-off Sale now through Thursday, October 31 at Perennial Cycle. To celebrate the final day of these (so good they're spooky) deals, Banjo Brothers co-founders Mike and Eric will be stopping by the shop from 4–6 p.m. for treats and tricks in their best Banjo Brothers attire this Halloween. But first, here's a little introduction...

Meet Banjo Mike and Banjo Eric

It all started one crisp morning in 2003, at a Minneapolis coffee shop where Mike and Eric famously decided to take the leap and start a new business all their own. They knew they wanted to go into business together and they had a name — The Banjo Brothers. The spark for just what that business would be was a trip to a local bike shop. Looking over the available bags, Mike and Eric knew they could put something together that would be both more affordable and of better quality that what they saw available: bags they'd be proud to stand behind. Today, we all know Banjo Bags to be just that. As they say: Tough. Practical. Affordable. When it comes to Banjo Brothers (and their sister-company Minnehaha Bag Co.) products, it's all about the value.

Beyond the bags, there's plenty more to love about the team behind them. Mike and Eric and the entire Banjo Brothers staff are great patrons of the Minneapolis cycling community, contributing to these (and many more) organizations & events this year:

Powderhorn 24

Almanzo 100

All City Chamionships

Track or Treat

Babes in Bikeland

Cirque du So Gay

Wellstone Bike Club


MPLS Bike Love

MPLS Bike Polo (Championships)

Open Streets MPLS

Brompton US Championship

Tiny Bikeshop Concerts

#30 Days of Biking

Dirty Benjamin

So, this coming Thursday, October 31, make Perennial Cycle a stop on your trick-or-treating to meet Mike & Eric, the faces behind locally-designed Banjo and Minnehaha bags. In addition to a chance to meet Banjo Mike and Banjo Eric, we'll be passing out treats & have activities for you and the family, PLUS a raffle with great prizes. Get your picture taken with Mike and Eric, enjoy some sweets, and grab a sweet deal on a bag or two. While you're here, enter to win one of these great prizes:

  • A Perennial Cycle Winter Maintenance Membership
  • One of two complete Standard Tune-Ups from Perennial Cycle
  • One of 3 Banjo Brothers Musette Bags
  • A Banjo Brothers Canvas Backpack
  • One of 5 Banjo Brothers Phone Wallets

See you there!