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We’re Teaming Up Again for Another Grand Slam

Higher Gear Gran Fondo Hundo WBR World Bicycle Relief 3 third annual Kenosha Kingfish Gearhead Ruth Anne Renaud

When you’ve got a winning combination, you’ve got to keep it going. That’s why we’re delighted to announce that for the fourth year in a row, our Gran Fondo Hundo is a fundraiser for our favorite charity. The fourth annual …

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May 2017 Cycling Races, Rides & Events

Monsters of Midway Criterium Crit Joe Sullivan Pepe Higher Gear Gearhead bike bicycle race racing

May is National Bike Month. Dust off your bike and get it in to Higher Gear for your Spring Tune-Up, so you’re ready to ride. If you’re not up for riding to work, there are plenty of other cycling events …

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Pepe’s EuroReport: Paris-Roubaix

Specialized Roubaix Paris-Roubaix velodrome cobblestones cobbles road race Joe Pepe Sullivan Higher Gear

I’m a believer in the FutureShock. Every day on the bike is an absolute joy. Always smooth and comfy over various pavé, but responsive when I get out of the saddle and takes corners like it was on rails. The …

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The Perfect Fit

Tim Duet Higher Gear Specialized

“My wife and I were blessed with twin boys two years ago…” So begins my conversation with Higher Gear customer Tim Duet. A former football player, Duet learned a year or two before his boys were born that he would …

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The First Ride of 2017

Higher Gear Wilmette Bike Shop Group Ride Cycling Saturday Morning First 2017

Our First Ride of Spring is an annual tradition at Higher Gear. It’s the day we kick off our amazing outdoor group rides that last all spring, summer and fall. With the addition of our CompuTrainer Studio, we’ve been able …

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Did Somebody Say Donuts?

Pastry Brest Aurora Illinois donut bike ride bicycle family Demopoulos Hessert

This past weekend offered plenty of opportunities for those seeking the road less traveled. Saturday, adventurers and gravel-grinders headed to Michigan for a rain-soaked Barry-Roubaix ride. Others heard the call of pastries beckoning from the west.     The Paris-Brest …

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