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Move over fidget spinners; we’re going old school!     One in every nine schoolchildren is diagnosed with ADHD, yet 50% of American schools don’t provide the minimum daily requirements for physical activity. With budget cuts, more schools are eliminating …

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Local Ride, Global Impact

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In July, a group of riders departed from Higher Gear’s parking lot. The destination for that day was Kenosha, Wisconsin, but their sights were set much farther than that. The riders of our 4th annual Gran Fondo Hundo were pedaling …

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Pepe’s Race Report: 2017 Intelligentsia Cup

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Every year the whole Chicagoland area gets fired up for the same short period in July (except you cyclocrossers who have already given up on road season): the Intelligentsia Cup.     For me, it was a chance to crush …

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2017 Hundo Winners

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July 23rd, 2017 went down as a “W” in our book. Sadly, the day didn’t go to the Kingfish on the field, but everyone else who “played” that day was a winner.     The winners included everyone who pedaled …

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Another Hundo “W”

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Many believe that Moses parted the Red Sea. Some credit freak weather conditions for exposing the sea floor. Whatever the cause, we’re calling the relief from rain and flooding on July 23rd – the day of our 4th annual Gran …

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August 2017 Cycling Races, Rides & Events

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Do you hear that sound? That’s the sound of summer passing by as quickly as Chris Froome attacking on a mountain stage. It’s here and then it’s gone. That’s why you’ve got to make the most of it, folks. By …

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