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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 …

Posted in Bicycle Touring, Local Events, News & Tips, Racing

Rules of the Road

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Why can’t we just get along? It seems that the barrier between cyclists and motorists is waxing, instead of waning. This summer, some of our North Shore communities stepped up law enforcement in an effort to supposedly educate both cyclists …

Posted in Group Riding, News & Tips

The Buddy System

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For Dean, cycling offers a way to stay active after injuries forced him to give up golf. For Alan, cycling allows him to spend time with his friend who would no longer be spending Saturday mornings on the golf course …

Posted in Customer Stories, Featured Cyclists, News & Tips

Junior Race Report: Back-to-Back Crits

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This was the end, the grand finale. 4 races in 2 days. A total of 2 hours of criterium. Everything was left on the course. Day 1 was Wooddale, the ABR State Championship Criterium. It was a 1km course located …

Posted in Customer Stories, Featured Cyclists, Junior Racing, Local Events, News & Tips, Racing

Like New Again

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I pulled up into the Higher Gear parking lot for my first group ride of the season and was immediately overcome with a bad case of bike envy. I found myself drooling over custom Sevens and brand new Specialized Amiras. …

Posted in Bike Maintenance, News & Tips

Junior Race Report: 2015 Two Rivers Road Race

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4:30pm on Saturday, the day before the race, I got a text from a friend of mine, inviting me to race 16 hours later.  I was in, and made sure I brought my teammate with me.  Turns out, it was …

Posted in Customer Stories, Featured Cyclists, Junior Racing, Local Events, News & Tips, Racing