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A Taste of Italy by Bike

Garda Hotel Bike Tour Finder Russ Tina Hoefer Italy cycling holiday

You may remember Russ and Tina Hoefer, our friendly bike tour finders. If you’re into cycling and you’re considering taking a holiday, you’re going to want to get to know them. The Hoefers are pretty darned good at sniffing out …

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2 Days of Cycling in London

Joe Pepe Sullivan Higher Gear Gearhead London velodrome track cycling bike Six Day

Track racing was never really my thing. I’m not exactly sure why. Even though some of my favorite cyclists, from locals like Catherine Watkins and Nikos Hessert to pros like Mark Cavendish and Olly Moors, part of me just never …

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Bikes CAN Solve That

Specialized Allez Junior Higher Gear Wilmette

Got a problem? A new campaign by our friends at People for Bikes is spreading the message that bikes can solve a lot of our woes. When you get around to thinking about it, bikes are sort of like a …

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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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