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Hello, Fall!

Chicago lakefront path beach Ruth Anne Renaud Larry Berlin

Friday marked the first day of fall, 2017. Remarkably, it didn’t feel much like fall at all. As temps soared throughout the Midwest, a few brave souls overlooked the less-than-cx-friendly weather and ventured to Waterloo, Wisconsin for the Trek CX …

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Pepe’s Race Report: 2017 Intelligentsia Cup

Joe Pepe Sullivan 2017 Intelligentsia Cup bike bicycle road racing cycling

Every year the whole Chicagoland area gets fired up for the same short period in July (except you cyclocrossers who have already given up on road season): the Intelligentsia Cup.     For me, it was a chance to crush …

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Will You Hundo With Us?

8th annual Higher Gear bike ride to Wrigley Field WFRT WBR World Bicycle Relief Chicago Cubs cycling Gran Fondo Hundo

Our Hundo riders come from many directions. They ride for as many reasons. Some of our regular Hundo riders just love a good day out on the bike with friends, with a baseball game as a destination. Others are in …

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Riding Full Circle

Bill Burke Higher Gear customer WBR World Bicycle Relief Tour de Tucson

“A friend asked if I wanted to do the Wrigley Field Road Tour. I didn’t even have a bicycle at the time.” That was in 2013. Bill Burke hadn’t ridden a bike since high school; he certainly didn’t own one. …

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Catch Him While You Can

Higher Gear Wilmette Saturday Morning Group Ride Joe Pepe Sullivan John McCormick Ed Brill

We may have shed a tear or two over bidding farewell to Higher Gear’s Joe “Pepe” Sullivan. We may have gone to great lengths to cross paths with him in Belgium. Now, guess who is back?     And, just …

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A Ride With Pepe

Higher Gear Catherine Watkins Joe Pepe Sullivan Leuven Belgium Specialized Venge Roubaix road riding cycling bike

First of all, he let me ride his brand new, S-Works Roubaix – which, for those of you who don’t know, is like your buddy tossing you the keys to his knew Rolls Phantom and saying, “Wanna see what this …

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