Author Archives: Joy Sherrick

July 2017 Cycling Races, Rides & Events

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

This is it, folks! Summer in the Midwest has finally arrived. We suffer through the hardships of winter and the cruel taunting of spring along the lakefront for this. July and August in Chicago are perfect. Taking advantage of the …

Posted in Bicycle Touring, Group Riding, Junior Racing, Local Events, News & Tips, Racing

Cooler Heads Prevail 2.0

Specialized Prevail 2 II Helmet cycling bike pro SWorks Aaron Sherrick Wattie Ink

Back in 2014, we raved about the Specialized Prevail. After months of spotting the beautiful sleek helmet on pro cyclists’ heads at the world tours, we finally got one in our hands and on our heads. And it was awesome. …

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Hundo Incentives for 2017

Specialized Roubaix 2017 Future Shock SWorks S-Works Joe Pepe Sullivan Belgium cobbles cobblestones

Bicycles + Baseball Beer + BBQ Higher Gear + World Bicycle Relief Specialized + SRAM     …Some things are just better together.   This year, for our fourth annual Gran Fondo Hundo, we’re teaming up with WBR, Specialized and …

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June 2017 BOM: Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon

Specialized 2017 Diverge Comp Carbon any bike anything adventure bicycle Higher Gear Wilmette

Are you up for adventure? The Diverge Comp is a fully-fledged exploration machine – ready for whatever road or path you decide to traverse.       “The Diverge is part of what Specialized call their Adventure range, a bike …

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Tour de Midwest – 2017

RAIN Ride Across Indiana

There are lots of great cycling events and challenges for every type of cyclist. If you’re looking for something to do this summer – whether you want to race, ride for charity or cheer on pro riders – check out …

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Tour de SRAM USA 2017

Tour de Sram USA 2017 World Bicycle Relief WBR Dave Schweikert cross country Specialized Secteur SRAM San Luis Obispo SLO

It’s no surprise that we at Higher Gear are big fans of World Bicycle Relief. In fact, our upcoming Gran Fondo Hundo is a fundraiser for WBR. It turns out we’re not WBR’s only fans – and some, like Dave …

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