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BIG News: We’re Getting Bigger

Todd Ricketts Brendan Sullivan Higher Gear Highland Park

NEWS RELEASE – For Immediate Release     HIGHER GEAR ANNOUCES BRICK-AND-MORTAR EXPANSION AND NEW ECOMMERCE STORE Company investments deliver on growth plan to provide the richest customer experience in cycling retail   WILMETTE – September 16, 2014 – Higher …

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Where In the World is Higher Gear?

Higher Gear water bottle Provence France bicycle bike touring

Our Higher Gear water bottles get around. More to the point, our Higher Gear customers take their Higher Gear water bottles all over the world to ride in new and distant places. Some of our customers leave home on their …

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September 2014 Cycling Races, Rides & Events

2010 Evanston Grand Prix

It feels like summer only just began. Mother Nature is making up for our prolonged winter by giving us perfect riding weather to close out the summer and (Shall we say it?) begin the fall season. Fall may be just …

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Going the Extra Mile

Daniel Dan Ephraim David Dave Bradford CAF Challenged Athletes Foundation CAFrica bicycle bike touring tour Africa charity ride

  “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela   This was a brutal winter. Cyclists in the area …

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Dare to Go Bare?

Tour de France 2013 Stage 6 Specialized SWorks Tarmac Zipp SWorks shoe Omega Pharma Quick Step

So, why do cyclists shave their legs? Well, let’s rephrase that. All cyclists, of course, do not shave their legs. Mountain bikers are as notoriously stingy with the razor as they are adverse to the lycra that road cyclists swear …

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Teaching the Next Generation of Cyclists

Chicago Youth Cycling Beginning Cycling Northbrook Velodrome Track Paul Swinand Higher Gear

Several of our customers have been making it to the Northbrook Velodrome this summer. They’re not there for the Thursday night racing, however. Instead, they’ve been going to the track to watch as their kids are taught bike handling skills …

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