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Until We Ride Again

Higher Gear Saturday Morning Group Ride Belgian Smoothie Pepe Wilmette Joe Sullivan Larry Berlin Tom Renaud

  Each week when the calendar rolls around to Saturday, there is reason enough to jump out of bed in the darkness to squeeze into lycra, down some quick nutrition and hop on the bike for Higher Gear’s weekly group …

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Labagh Woods CX – Doubling Up For Sven

Chicago Cyclocross Cup CCC Jackson Park Relay xxx Pepe Joe Sullivan Higher Gear Gearhead

Last December, I thought I had to say farewell to the Chicago Cyclocross Cup scene. Luckily, I was wrong, and I was given the chance to give it one more shot at Labagh Woods this weekend. I arrived early, as …

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Race Report: 2016 xXx CX Relay

Chicago Cyclocross Cup CCC Jackson Park Relay xxx Pepe Joe Sullivan Higher Gear Gearhead Ed Gross

‘Cross is back. We have waited a long time for the return of cyclocross to our lives. From the #crossiscoming campaign on social media to the gluing of your tubular race wheels in July, to reading up on all the …

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And the Winner Is…

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

World Bicycle Relief (WBR) is dedicated to mobilizing people through The Power of Bicycles. They accomplish this by designing, manufacturing and distributing high quality bicycles that withstand the challenging terrain and conditions in rural Africa. Each one of WBR’s Buffalo …

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Pro Ride and Future Pros

Higher Gear Group Ride Astellas Pro Cycling Team

Some weeks are good. Some weeks are great. This past week at Higher Gear was awesome! Tuesday night, we once again hosted the Astellas Professional Cycling Team – our local pro team based out of Lake Zurich, Illinois – for …

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2015 Gran Fondo Hundo Dream Bike – Revealed

Higher Gear Wilmette Specialized Venge SRAM eTap John McCormick

In 2015, we DOUBLED our fundraising goal of distributing 200 Buffalo Bikes to students (70% girls), teachers and educational workers in rural Kenya! Our team’s success was due to everyone who stepped up to the plate to raise funds for …

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