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Bikes CAN Solve That

Specialized Allez Junior Higher Gear Wilmette

Got a problem? A new campaign by our friends at People for Bikes is spreading the message that bikes can solve a lot of our woes. When you get around to thinking about it, bikes are sort of like a …

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Until We Ride Again

Higher Gear Saturday Morning Group Ride Belgian Smoothie Pepe Wilmette Joe Sullivan Larry Berlin Tom Renaud

  Each week when the calendar rolls around to Saturday, there is reason enough to jump out of bed in the darkness to squeeze into lycra, down some quick nutrition and hop on the bike for Higher Gear’s weekly group …

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Labagh Woods CX – Doubling Up For Sven

Chicago Cyclocross Cup CCC Jackson Park Relay xxx Pepe Joe Sullivan Higher Gear Gearhead

Last December, I thought I had to say farewell to the Chicago Cyclocross Cup scene. Luckily, I was wrong, and I was given the chance to give it one more shot at Labagh Woods this weekend. I arrived early, as …

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2016 ‘Cross is Coming

2015 Higher Gear Rhythm Blues Revue Cyclocross CX Cross Race Wilmette Canal Shores Gearhead Joe Pepe Sullivan Larry Berlin

Come fall, Gearheads’ thoughts turn to cyclocross. 2016 is no exception. With Labor Day weekend behind us, we may have only just entered the “unofficial” start of fall, but fall cyclocross is already on our brain. In Chicagoland, the ever-fun …

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Race Report: 2016 xXx CX Relay

Chicago Cyclocross Cup CCC Jackson Park Relay xxx Pepe Joe Sullivan Higher Gear Gearhead Ed Gross

‘Cross is back. We have waited a long time for the return of cyclocross to our lives. From the #crossiscoming campaign on social media to the gluing of your tubular race wheels in July, to reading up on all the …

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September 2016 Cycling Races, Rides & Events

North Shore Century 2015 Evanston Bicycle Club Higher Gear

Phew! It’s hard to believe that summer is wrapping up, the kids are back in school and that, soon, the leaves will be changing and days will be getting shorter. But no need to rush into hibernation! There is plenty …

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