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You’ve Got to Move It

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Lately, we’ve been focusing on eating for health and weight loss. (If you’ve missed it, check out You Can’t Outrun – or Out-Pedal – Your Fork.) As we learned, diet is the key component to weight loss. But, in The …

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Sunny Side Up

2015 First Ride of Spring Group Ride Riding Higher Gear

There may be snow on the ground today, but the Chicagoland area did have a few days of spring-like weather. Fortunately, the short-lived spring was kind enough to overlap with our First Ride. A tradition here at Higher Gear, this …

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2015 Chicagoland Cycling Calendar

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We in the Midwest tend to pack in a lot of fun into the few months of pleasant weather we have here. The good news is that there is something for every cycling enthusiast on the calendar! Below are just …

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Biking in Wilmette – Take the Survey

Sylvie Legere Higher Gear Surley Big Dummy kids school

Do you ride your bike through Wilmette? Do you live or work in Wilmette? Would you ride your bike through Wilmette more if improvements were made to the roads or intersections? The Village of Wilmette and the Wilmette Park District …

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More Food for Thought

Small plate Weight loss tips

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we learned the (not so) secret to weight loss and the cold hard truth that we cannot outrun (or out-pedal) our fork. Since our fitness (or fatness) is largely determined by what …

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Biking in Wilmette

Sylvie Legere Higher Gear Surley Big Dummy kids school

Do you ride your bike through Wilmette? Do you live or work in Wilmette? Would you ride your bike through Wilmette more if improvements were made to the roads or intersections? The Village of Wilmette and the Wilmette Park District …

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