Author Archives: Joy Sherrick

We’re Teaming Up Again for Another Grand Slam

Higher Gear Gran Fondo Hundo WBR World Bicycle Relief 3 third annual Kenosha Kingfish Gearhead Ruth Anne Renaud

When you’ve got a winning combination, you’ve got to keep it going. That’s why we’re delighted to announce that for the fourth year in a row, our Gran Fondo Hundo is a fundraiser for our favorite charity. The fourth annual …

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May 2017 Cycling Races, Rides & Events

Monsters of Midway Criterium Crit Joe Sullivan Pepe Higher Gear Gearhead bike bicycle race racing

May is National Bike Month. Dust off your bike and get it in to Higher Gear for your Spring Tune-Up, so you’re ready to ride. If you’re not up for riding to work, there are plenty of other cycling events …

Posted in Junior Racing, Local Events, News & Tips, Racing

April 2017 BOM: Specialized Tarmac

2017 Specialized SWorks Tarmac DuraAce Shimano SL4 Higher Gear Wilmette road bike race racing cycling

There’s no better vantage point than from the top step of a podium. No bike in recent years has studied the race landscape from this height more than the Specialized S-Works Tarmac. The Tarmac has been engineered with one – …

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The Perfect Fit

Tim Duet Higher Gear Specialized

“My wife and I were blessed with twin boys two years ago…” So begins my conversation with Higher Gear customer Tim Duet. A former football player, Duet learned a year or two before his boys were born that he would …

Posted in Customer Stories, Featured Cyclists, Local Events, News & Tips

Get Fit for Your Best Ride

Higher Gear Bike Fit Studio Bicycle Specialized BG Fit

Got aches and pains? Working out, pushing yourself and testing your limits will result in muscle soreness. But pain is a whole different matter. You shouldn’t experience pain from riding. Whether it’s numbness in your feet, tingling in your hands …

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The First Ride of 2017

Higher Gear Wilmette Bike Shop Group Ride Cycling Saturday Morning First 2017

Our First Ride of Spring is an annual tradition at Higher Gear. It’s the day we kick off our amazing outdoor group rides that last all spring, summer and fall. With the addition of our CompuTrainer Studio, we’ve been able …

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