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Rahsaan Bahati Foundation Wrigley Field Road Tour WFRT 2011

Many of us take for granted the opportunities our upbringing allowed us. We enjoy our relative success and, sometimes, fail to see that others don’t have it so easy. It takes a special person to appreciate what they have and, …

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August 2014 Cycling Races, Rides & Events

2010 Evanston Grand Prix

Didn’t summer just get here? With Back-to-School sales and even Halloween candy displays in stores, sometimes it’s easy to forget what time of the year it actually is. Fortunately, Mother Nature is being somewhat cooperative, ending July and beginning August …

Posted in Group Riding, Local Events, News & Tips, Racing

Ride the Gran Fondo Hundo for WBR

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Our friends at World Bicycle Relief understand that the absence of the Wrigley Field Road Tour has left you (and many others) wondering how you can continue to support our work. The good news is you can still help the …

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Ride With the Best

Make It Better Best Of 2014 North Shore Bike Shop Fitness Higher Gear Wilmette

“Thanks for making it happen.” It’s a comment we get a lot on our Facebook page, when you, our loyal friends and customers, share pictures and stories from your latest rides, races and events with us. “Thanks to Brandon for …

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Together We Win

Vincenzo Nibali Team Astana Tour de France TdF 2014 Specialized SWorks Tarmac Rider Engineered

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali of Team Astana celebrated his first victory at the 2014 Tour de France [Sunday], becoming one of only six cyclists to win all three Grand Tours after his victories in the Giro d’Italia in 2013 and the …

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Gran Fondo Hundo – Your Route To a Good Time

Higher Gear Gran Fondo Hundo 2014 Kane County Cougars Fifth Third Bank Ballpark metric century bike ride

Those of us who live in the north shore of Chicago tend to cover a lot of the same roads on our rides. We head north, then we turn around and retrace our steps back south. Sometimes we make a …

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