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The Best Part of the School Day

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For one young North Shore lady, back to school means biking to school. 11 year-old Elise Chiang and her friends decided to make sixth grade even better by riding their bikes to school. Before the school year began, Elise’s dad …

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A Bittersweet Metric Century

North Shore Century 2015 Evanston Bicycle Club Higher Gear

Sunday was the 31st annual North Shore Century ride and the day couldn’t have been more perfect. There was a definite chill in the morning air as the first riders to arrive watched the sun rise over Lake Michigan. Those …

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Mechanics Corner: Fall Care for Your Bike

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Have you noticed that the days are more moderate, but the evenings are getting chillier? Higher Gear head mechanic Stuart tells us that the greater fluctuations in temperature cause air to bleed out of tires and tubes at a faster …

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Father and Son Road Trip

Wesley Wes Will Naviaux bicycle touring bike across United States country Higher Gear

Back to school is that much sweeter for Will Naviaux. In addition to his backpack, this 13 year old carries to class the fond memories of a summer spent seeing the US by bicycle alongside his dad, Wesley.     …

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Oh, The Places You Will Go

Specialized Diverge 2015 Road Adventure Bike Bicycle

A bike offers a sense a freedom. When we hop on a bike, we’re instantly transported to that moment in childhood when we first felt that our world was without limits. We could go as far and as fast as …

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Fall 2015 Cycling Races, Rides & Events

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School is starting and days are getting shorter – sure signs that fall is nigh. But that doesn’t mean that it’s time to hang up your bike. In fact, the fall offers some of our favorite rides and races. Whether …

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