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The 2nd Annual Rhythm & Blues Revue Recap

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All cheer for the second year! The inaugural Rhythm & Blues Revue was a huge success, so much so that we decided to give it another go in 2014. We’re delighted to say, no one was disappointed. From the racers …

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The 2nd Annual Rhythm & Blues Revue Results

Rhythm Blues Revue Cyclocross CX Race Cross Higher Gear Wilmette Evanston 2014 junior podium

Thank you to all racers, spectators, volunteers and USA Cycling officials who made the second annual Rhythm and Blues Revue Cyclocross Race a huge success! Our efforts to create a fast, friendly and local cyclocross race would have been in …

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Banjo Brothers: A Better Bag by Even Better Guys

Higher Gear Banjo Brothers Interbike 2014 cycling bike bags Fredo Brandon Olson

In a world of $6,000 carbon fiber bikes and $150 bike shorts, it’s hard to imagine finding useful bike gear for less than $10, but local bike bag company Banjo Brothers rings the bell with its $5.99 phone wallet. Built …

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2014 Dan Ryan Woods Race Report

Higher Gear Gearhead Cyclocross Racing Team Chicago Cup 2014 Dan Ryan Woods Beverly

This past weekend was the second race supported by the Gearheads and the third in the series of 11 official Chicago Cyclocross Cup races. It proved to be a great event. The Gearheads took our game to the south side of …

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5 Years: By the Numbers

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To our customers, coworkers and vendors, we want to recognize the great support you’ve given Higher Gear since 1993 and especially in the last five years, as we celebrate five anniversary with the best bike shop around. The passion you …

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2014 IronMan World Championship

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As customers and friends make their way to Kona for the Ironman World Championship this Sunday, we wanted to extend a heartfelt “good luck.” Our thoughts will be with Patty Carrel and others out there racing.   In preparation for …

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