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Going the Extra Mile

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  “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela   This was a brutal winter. Cyclists in the area …

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Teaching the Next Generation of Cyclists

Chicago Youth Cycling Beginning Cycling Northbrook Velodrome Track Paul Swinand Higher Gear

Several of our customers have been making it to the Northbrook Velodrome this summer. They’re not there for the Thursday night racing, however. Instead, they’ve been going to the track to watch as their kids are taught bike handling skills …

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The Power To Do Good

Rahsaan Bahati Foundation Wrigley Field Road Tour WFRT 2011

Many of us take for granted the opportunities our upbringing allowed us. We enjoy our relative success and, sometimes, fail to see that others don’t have it so easy. It takes a special person to appreciate what they have and, …

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2014 Winfield Criterium: Junior Race Report

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9:30 Saturday morning, we leave Wilmette.  In the pouring rain and dark skies, we head to Winfield and wonder if the race would even go off.  At 11:00, we make it to the course, and the rain begins to soften.  Throwing …

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2014 Tour of Galena: Junior Race Report

Joe Sullivan Pepe Higher Gear Gearhead cyclocross CCC Chicago Cup

It really didn’t look that bad. Riding through the Galena Eagle Ridge Resort gave me a feel for the hills on Friday. The small hills of the resort were like nothing I’ve ever done before, but they were nothing like …

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Jack (or James) of All Trades

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If you frequent our Wilmette location, you’ve seen James Little, behind the counter, quietly working magic on bikes. If you’ve ever had a mechanical issue or a question about training, you know that his quiet demeanor belies a wealth of …

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