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July 2016 Races, Rides & Events

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This is it! It is officially summer in the Midwest. If you’re a fair-weather cyclist, this is the ONE time of year you have no excuses. Get out there on your bike! If you’re a friend of Higher Gear’s, you’ll …

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Is Your Brain at Risk?

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Wear it. Inspect it. Replace it. Whether cyclists are passionate racers or occasional enthusiasts, everyone becomes connected to their helmet. “That’s my helmet.” Identifiable by the color or design, a certain connectedness develops between the cyclist and the helmet they’ve …

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Pepe’s Race Report: Glencoe Grand Prix


The 10th edition of the Glencoe Grand Prix, my 5th start, was the first race I truly peaked for. In racing, cyclists will choose races in advance to “peak” for.  All the training will revolve around these races.  Riders will …

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A Ride With the Pros

Higher Gear Astellas Pro Professional Cycling Team Wilmette Group Ride Gearhead

  Are you a pro? At home? At work? In the community? In the saddle on Saturday mornings? While we all make great efforts to strive in our pursuits to be Pro. it is entirely different matter to ride with actual Pros. …

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Bike the Drive, Family Style

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June 2016 Cycling Racing, Rides & Events

Glencoe Grand Prix

We’ve been fighting a battle with Mother Nature. Our Saturday Morning Group Ride has ridden in sun, snow and rain (and sometimes in more than one on the same day)! June is upon us and, with it, actual spring weather. …

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