Author Archives: Sylvie

Don’t Leave Home Without…

Seat Bag - Fix a flat kit CO2 cartridge inflator tire levers spare tube mutitool patch kit

What should you take with you on a century ride (or on any ride)? Here’s our checklist. First, you need to be equipped to change a flat and make basic adjustments to your bike. Here’s what you need to carry …

Posted in Group Riding, News & Tips

MAVIC Demo day and Training Ride

Mavic Wheelsets Higher Gear

Ride the same wheels as the Garmin-Barracuda, Liquigas-Cannondale and Katusha teams! This is your chance to test ride a Mavic wheelset. The Demo Truck will have available the Cosmic Carbon in 80, Ultimate, SLR and SL; R-Sys SLR; and Ksyrium …

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Century Training Plan for WFRT

2011 Wrigley Field Road Tour Wilmette Stop Thumbnail

Signing up for a century ride is a great way to challenge yourself and to raise awareness for cause. The Wrigley Field Road Tour on August 19th benefits World Bike Relief and Cubs Charities, two charities that aim to improve the …

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3 Simple Tips to Get in Gear for Spring

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It’s sunny, it’s warm, and the new season is about to start. What have you been doing this winter? Are you ready? Here are three tips to get in gear for spring cycling and to make the new riding season …

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2012 Wrigley Field Road Tour Registration is Open

Wrigley Field Road Tour Logo

Once again, for the 3rd year, Higher Gear sponsors the Wrigley Field Road Tour! Registration is open, already 100 riders are registered… space is limited, don’t wait, join us. Register now online  

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Le Petit Train du Nord: An Introduction to Bike Touring

027 Julie on the Petit Train du Nord Bike trail

Last summer, my sister-in-law and I (Sylvie) said goodbye to our families to embark on a three-day mini biking adventure on le Petit Train du Nord – a bike trail built on an old railway linking Mont Laurier to St-Jérôme. …

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