#133 Rick Erdman
1923 Harley Davidson J
Rick is a native of Wisconsin Rapids, WI where he was born to parents Harvey & Jean Erdman in 1959. Both parents owned & rode their own motorcycles so it was only natural that Rick developed a passion for riding at the early age of about 10. Rick lived in Colorado & worked as a carpenter through the 1980’s then returned to Wisconsin where he resides with his wife Laurie in the small town of Lodi. He became a member of the Carpenter Union, Local 314 & retired in July of 2022. All throughout Rick’s life he maintained his passion for motorcycles. In the early 1990’s Rick decided to take his interest to a new level. His good friend, Steve “Doc” Hopkins, sold him his first Top fuel drag bike & speed became an integral part of what makes Rick who he is today. By 1993, Rick had set both national & world records in drag racing. Today Rick continues as a drag racing pilot for Doc’s Harley-Davidson’s Top Fuel Drag Racing team. He feels it is a genuine honor & privilege to be included on Team Doc’s for the 2023 Motorcycle Cannnonball race.