Higher Gear began in 1993 and has always reached out to both families and enthusiasts.
Our nearly 1600-square-foot (and soon-to-be expanding) shop is located at Plaza del Lago, 1515 Sheridan Road in Wilmette, Illinois. There, we feature some of the most historic brands in cycling, including Seven, Specialized and Bianchi. The Wilmette location is right on Sheridan Road, stretch of road that is a favorite for most cyclists in the Chicagoland area.
We strive to make visiting Higher Gear an enjoyable experience. There is no air of superiority among our sales associates. We don’t care what your cycling credentials are; we’re just interested in finding the right bike for you and your family. We work hard to ensure that our staff is comprised of approachable experts that share our passion and our customers’ passion for cycling.