Author Archives: Joy Sherrick

More Than a Bike Shop, a Community

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In our eight years together, we shared laughter. We shared pain. (The good kind of pain, though, right?) We met new faces. We bid farewell to familiar faces. We shared our customer stories. Together, we forged memories.       …

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2017 – Year in Review

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Oh, the places you’ve been! 2017 was a good year for Higher Gear customers venturing out to explore far away places by bike.     Higher Gear’s own Pepe sure covered a lot of ground – in Belgium, of course, …

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December 2017 BOM: Specialized McLaren Roubaix

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The holidays are a time for magic. Are they not? Try this fantasy on for size.     When you hear “McLaren,” the first thing that comes to mind are its F1 race machines, but that’s not the only race …

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New Horizons

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When we asked Higher Gear co-worker and Bike Fitter Ryan Ramirez his thoughts on the shop closing, he said, “I’m so bummed. I’m sad to leave the shop, but school is definitely on the horizon for me.” Bid Ryan good-bye …

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Your New CompuTrainer Studio

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We’ve enjoyed a great camaraderie in our Higher Gear CompuTrainer Studio, bringing the enthusiasm, welcoming atmosphere and friendly competitiveness of our summertime Saturday Morning Rides indoors for the winter season. With our shop closing at the end of the year, …

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The Power of Human Connection

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In 2011, Higher Gear worked with World Bicycle Relief to bring you the first Wrigley Field Road Tour. In 2013, we introduced you to WBR’s Africa Rides program by way of the Higney family. We revisited Africa Rides again with …

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