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Great Event, Greater Cause: Hundo + WBR

2014 North Shore Century Evanston Bike Club Specialized Higher Gear

When is a bike more than a bike? When it’s a powerful tool for change. And when is a fun ride more than a fun ride? When your participation can make a difference. For the second year in a row, …

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A Bike Is

Wrigley Field Road Tour WFRT 2013 WBR World Bicycle Relief Cubs Charities Specialized Amira SWorks SRAM Red Zipp Higher Gear Wilmette Caroline Higney

A bike is a gift. A bike is education. A bike is an experience. A bike is a cause. A bike is a movement. A bike is a celebration. A bike is a prize. A bike is to be prized. …

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Riders: Be Aware

Baha'i Temple Wilmette Illinois Sheridan Road

Riding in and through the north shore of Chicago is our favorite summertime activity. Just like road cyclists everywhere, we have to be highly attuned to the indifference of automobile drivers. There are a few things conditions that can present …

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Junior Race Report: 2015 Monsters of the Midway

Joe Sullivan Pepe Higher Gear Gearhead road racing Monsters of Midway Specialized Venge

It was the tale of two races. Split by over six hours, two races occupied my entire day, both of which had their benefits and their mishaps. First, came the junior’s race. The routine Pop Tarts and Mountain Dew Kickstart …

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Mechanics Corner: Spring Care for Your Bike

Fred Fredo Higher Gear Bike Tune-Up Overhaul Race Check Maintenance

We caught up with Higher Gear’s head mechanic, Fredo, to chat with him about spring bicycle maintenance. Once the sun convinces us it’s here to stay and the threat of overnight frost dissipates, those of us who are fair weather …

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Green Bay Road Resurfacing in Glencoe

Glencoe Grand Prix 2014 Illinois Junior Higher Gear Joe Sullivan

The Village of Glencoe asked us to inform the local cycling community about some upcoming roadwork. Here is the official notice from Glencoe Public Works:   GREEN BAY ROAD MAINTENANCE RESURFACING A contract for the maintenance resurfacing improvement on Green …

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