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Third Annual Gran Fondo Hundo Route

Gran Fondo Hundo Higher Gear route Illinois Prairie Path bike

Think you know the way? Riders in the third annual Gran Fondo Hundo will be treated to a new route up to Simmons Field on Sunday.   Haven’t registered yet? It’s not too late! There’s still time to get in …

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Pro Ride and Future Pros

Higher Gear Group Ride Astellas Pro Cycling Team

Some weeks are good. Some weeks are great. This past week at Higher Gear was awesome! Tuesday night, we once again hosted the Astellas Professional Cycling Team – our local pro team based out of Lake Zurich, Illinois – for …

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3rd Annual Gran Fondo Hundo FAQs

Higher Gear Wilmette Gran Fondo Hundo Kenosha Kingfish Specialized Venge Joe Pepe Sullivan

Click here to open a printable version of the Hundo FAQs >> Important Info   Higher Gear Higher Gear is located at 1515 Sheridan Road, Wilmette. We are towards the back of the Plaza del Lago shopping center, across from …

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2015 Gran Fondo Hundo Dream Bike – Revealed

Higher Gear Wilmette Specialized Venge SRAM eTap John McCormick

In 2015, we DOUBLED our fundraising goal of distributing 200 Buffalo Bikes to students (70% girls), teachers and educational workers in rural Kenya! Our team’s success was due to everyone who stepped up to the plate to raise funds for …

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Tune Up Your Ride Before Your Event

Amgen Tour of California CA TOC 2016 Joy Aaron Sherrick

Are you riding in the upcoming Gran Fondo Hundo (and perhaps competing for the dream bike)? Perhaps you’ll be riding across the state of Iowa in 44th year of RAGBRAI? Whatever cycling event you have scheduled this summer, you’ve worked …

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How Bicycles Are Changing Lives

Claire Geiger World Bicycle Relief WBR Africa Rides Zambia Buffalo Bike

In case you missed it… FK Day, co-founder of World Bicycle Relief, recently shared this story in the Huffington Post Contributor’s platform.   If, after reading Day’s story, you’re inspired to help get Buffalo Bikes into the hands of more …

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