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After Eight Great Years, Higher Gear Is Closing

Todd Ricketts Brendan Sullivan Higher Gear bike shop

  After eight great years, with many successes and far more fun times, we are closing Higher Gear at the end of this calendar year. We celebrate all that we accomplished in our time with Higher Gear and bring reflection …

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Together We Rise – A Journey That Matters

World Bicycle Relief WBR Buffalo Bicycle Bike Power Together We Rise Journey That Matters 2017 year end campaign charity Kenya

In sub-Saharan Africa, 34 million children are missing out on their education. Knowledge is a way forward, and bicycles are making a difference.     At Umoja Secondary School in Eldoret, Kenya, distance, safety and cultural expectations stand between these …

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Winter Is Coming

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How do ensure that your 2018 season will be your best? How do you make the best of winter? How do you keep the summer vibe going year-round? Dear friends, winter is coming. Whether we like it or not. Winter …

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The Possibility of Transportation

World Bicycle Relief WBR Africa Rides Higney Andrew Sheila Garrett Caroline Corinne

If you’re a fan of Higher Gear, you know we are huge fans of World Bicycle Relief and the work they do sharing The Power of Bicycles. Recently, WBR reached a wider audience.     TEDx is an independently organized …

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Bringing You More of the Best

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Just a couple of week’s ago, we shared with you about our most recent visit to Morgan Hill, California for the Specialized Dealer Event. It’s a special time of year when we get to drool over test ride the newest …

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Hello, Fall!

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Friday marked the first day of fall, 2017. Remarkably, it didn’t feel much like fall at all. As temps soared throughout the Midwest, a few brave souls overlooked the less-than-cx-friendly weather and ventured to Waterloo, Wisconsin for the Trek CX …

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