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A Way Forward

World Bicycle Relief WBR Move Forward empower girls charity

“You educate a girl, you educate a nation.” – Dianah Mwanika   Around the world, 29 million girls do not attend secondary school. In rural Africa, distance, inequity and early marriage stand between these young girls and their futures. With …

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Welcome Runner’s Edge

The Runners Edge Wilmette Illinois Plaza del Lago Higher Gear

We have new neighbors! The Runner’s Edge, Wilmette’s locally-owned running and swim specialty store moved from their previous west Wilmette location of 13 years to be our neighbors in Plaza del Lago. The Runner’s Edge will be celebrating its 24th year …

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A Taste of Italy by Bike

Garda Hotel Bike Tour Finder Russ Tina Hoefer Italy cycling holiday

You may remember Russ and Tina Hoefer, our friendly bike tour finders. If you’re into cycling and you’re considering taking a holiday, you’re going to want to get to know them. The Hoefers are pretty darned good at sniffing out …

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2 Days of Cycling in London

Joe Pepe Sullivan Higher Gear Gearhead London velodrome track cycling bike Six Day

Track racing was never really my thing. I’m not exactly sure why. Even though some of my favorite cyclists, from locals like Catherine Watkins and Nikos Hessert to pros like Mark Cavendish and Olly Moors, part of me just never …

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Are You In?

Specialized Cup Indoor Time Trial Series Higher Gear CompuTrainer CompuTraining Wilmette Shiv Triathlon TT

Cyclists who live in the Midwest face a choice. Each year at this time, we have to decide whether to prepare ourselves to face the elements or whether to toughen up to deal with the monotony of riding indoors. To …

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4th Annual R&B Revue Recap

Higher Gear Rhythm Blues Revue CX Cyclocross Race Cross Evanston Wilmette Canal Shores Golf Course Race Racing Specialized Maxx Hall

The weekend of October 29th was full of excitement. Sandwiched in between two World Series games at Wrigley Field (Not sure if you’ve been paying attention, but the Cubs are in the 2016 World Series. Holy cow!), the cyclocross excitement …

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