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2014 ILR Race Report

Chicago Cyclcross Cup CCC Cross CX 2014 Hilton Indian Lakes Resort Bloomingdale Higher Gear Gearhead Omar Patalinghug

This past weekend was a cyclcross racer’s dream – with great racing to choose from throughout the region. Our neighbors to the north hosted Kringle Kross, named for the “official pastry” of the state of Wisconsin. (On a side note, …

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Power Matters

Joe Sullivan Pepe Higher Gear Gearhead Junior Juniors Racing

I want to be faster. Should I focus on heart rate? Or focus on power? Junior racer Joe “Pepe” Sullivan asked this question and here is his story:       While working in the shop, I came across a …

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The Power to Change the World

Ruth Anne Tom Renaud World Bicycle Relief WBR Africa Rides Zambia Buffalo Bicycle Bike Higher Gear

Higher Gear customers will recognize the Renauds. Tom and Ruth-Anne have been top fundraisers on the Wrigley Field Road Tours, they are regulars on our group rides and they frequently share tales and photos of their cycling travels and adventures. …

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The Power of Bicycles

World Bicycle Relief WBR Power of Bicycles Tamara Zambia

Meet Tamara. As an orphan living with her grandmother in Zambia, Tamara has a simple life, but not an easy one. Every morning as the sun rises, 12-year-old Tamara builds a fire; fetches water; washes clothes and prepares breakfast for …

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Second Annual Revue Reviews

Higher Gear Rhythm Blues Revue Cyclocross CX cross race Pony Shop Canal Shores Evanston Wilmette Gearhead Pepe Joe Sullivan

The results are in for the second annual Rhythm and Blues Revue Cyclocross Race – and it turns out, you enjoyed the day as much as we did! In the days since the race, we’ve been hearing from you. You’ve …

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The 2nd Annual Rhythm & Blues Revue Recap

Rhythm Blues Revue Cyclocross CX Race Cross Higher Gear Wilmette Evanston 2014 Gearheads VQ Vision Quest

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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