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Up-Cycle, Re-Cycle

Recyclery Collective Rogers Park used bikes bicycles donations

Do you have any unused bikes taking up space? Bikes aren’t meant to sit in a corner and gather cobwebs; they are meant to be ridden. In exchange for a little TLC, they can mean access to school or work …

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Tamara’s First Ride

World Bicycle Relief WBR Power of Bicycles Tamara Zambia

Meet Tamara. As an orphan living with her grandmother in Zambia, Tamara has a simple life, but not an easy one. Every morning as the sun rises, 12-year-old Tamara builds a fire; fetches water; washes clothes and prepares breakfast for …

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2014 Montrose Race Recap

Chicago Cyclocross Cup CCC State Championship Montrose Harbor 2014 Higher Gear Gearhead CX Cross

Even endings can have new beginnings. When the Gearheads woke this past Sunday to head down to the last cyclocross race of the Chi Cross Cup season at Montrose Harbor, in the city, the sun shone like the rise of …

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2015 Specialized Cup Indoor Time Trial Series

CompuTrainer CompuTraining CompuTrain Higher Gear Studio Wilmette Highland Park indoor cycling bike time trial

Stay fit and race ready this winter! Higher Gear will be one of five Specialized dealers who will be hosting indoor time trials for the first annual Specialized Cup Indoor Time Trial Series. Each race will have prizes up for …

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2014/15 Winter Training at Higher Gear

Northwestern University NU cycling team wildcats computrainer studio Higher Gear computraining indoor training

If you have plans for 2015 to race, ride an early season century or just step up your cycling, a CompuTrainer Studio is a good place to start your season off right. If you are looking to stay in shape …

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The Last Stretch ‘Til Montrose

Chicago Cyclocross Cup CCC 2012 CX Cycling Racing Illinois State Championship Martini Bar

Gearheads are getting excited for the last race on the Chicago Cyclocross Cup circuit for 2014: The State CX Championship at Montrose Harbor. Note: The majority of the races for that Sunday, December 7th, are already sold out. If you …

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