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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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Pepe’s Race Report: Glencoe Grand Prix

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The 10th edition of the Glencoe Grand Prix, my 5th start, was the first race I truly peaked for. In racing, cyclists will choose races in advance to “peak” for.  All the training will revolve around these races.  Riders will …

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A Ride With the Pros

Higher Gear Astellas Pro Professional Cycling Team Wilmette Group Ride Gearhead

  Are you a pro? At home? At work? In the community? In the saddle on Saturday mornings? While we all make great efforts to strive in our pursuits to be Pro. it is entirely different matter to ride with actual Pros. …

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Bike the Drive, Family Style

Bike the Drive Ride Chicago Sullivan Higher Gear

       

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Pepe’s Race Report: 2016 Skyway Classic

Higher Gear Joe Pepe Sullivan Gearhead 2016 Skyway Classic Chicago Racing Race Report

The Skyway Classic, formerly known as Gaper’s Block, has some awful luck when it comes to weather. Last year, there were thunderstorms on two of the nights, and Chicago voting on a third night. I was only able to make it …

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