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July 2017 Cycling Races, Rides & Events

Higher Gear Gran Fondo Hundo WBR World Bicycle Relief 3 third annual Kenosha Kingfish Gearhead

This is it, folks! Summer in the Midwest has finally arrived. We suffer through the hardships of winter and the cruel taunting of spring along the lakefront for this. July and August in Chicago are perfect. Taking advantage of the …

Posted in Bicycle Touring, Group Riding, Junior Racing, Local Events, News & Tips, Racing

Hundo Incentives for 2017

Specialized Roubaix 2017 Future Shock SWorks S-Works Joe Pepe Sullivan Belgium cobbles cobblestones

Bicycles + Baseball Beer + BBQ Higher Gear + World Bicycle Relief Specialized + SRAM     …Some things are just better together.   This year, for our fourth annual Gran Fondo Hundo, we’re teaming up with WBR, Specialized and …

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Tour de Midwest – 2017

RAIN Ride Across Indiana

There are lots of great cycling events and challenges for every type of cyclist. If you’re looking for something to do this summer – whether you want to race, ride for charity or cheer on pro riders – check out …

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Tour de SRAM USA 2017

Tour de Sram USA 2017 World Bicycle Relief WBR Dave Schweikert cross country Specialized Secteur SRAM San Luis Obispo SLO

It’s no surprise that we at Higher Gear are big fans of World Bicycle Relief. In fact, our upcoming Gran Fondo Hundo is a fundraiser for WBR. It turns out we’re not WBR’s only fans – and some, like Dave …

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We Rode to Wrigley

8th annual Higher Gear bike ride to Wrigley Field WFRT WBR World Bicycle Relief Chicago Cubs cycling Gran Fondo Hundo

We at Higher Gear LOVE a good time. That’s exactly why we present events like our Rhythm & Blues Revue Cyclocross Race and our upcoming Gran Fondo Hundo metric century ride. To kick off our fourth annual Hundo season, we …

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Pepe’s Race Report

Joe Pepe Sullivan Higher Gear Specialized Venge road racing cobbles Belgium Spring Classic

So the Belgian summer is coming to a close for me before exams start and racing takes a back seat, but I went to give it a last go over the weekend in Schriek, a nearby town. We had a …

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