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The Belgian Summer

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May is a special time in Belgium. The weather changes from the chilly, rainy, overcast days of March and April into plenty of days of 16º-20ºC (~60-70ºF) sunshine. It may not be beach weather, but it’s surprisingly pleasant regardless. The …

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4th Annual Gran Fondo Hundo p/b Higher Gear

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The Gran Fondo Hundo presented by Higher Gear is back for its fourth year. Once again, we’re ready to hit it out of the ballpark! Join us Sunday, July 23rd! Our metric century will take you and 99 of your …

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Pepe’s EuroReport: Tom Says Thanks

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From one of the young guns of the sport to the seasoned veteran, Tom Boonen has found his way into the hearts of cycling fans across the world. Such world-class skill & sportsmanship had to be celebrated with a world-class …

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Spring Breakin’

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At Higher Gear, we know how to party. By party, we mean: ride bikes, drink good beer, eat great food and enjoy good company. When it comes to a break from school or work, we take advantage of as much …

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We’re Teaming Up Again for Another Grand Slam

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

When you’ve got a winning combination, you’ve got to keep it going. That’s why we’re delighted to announce that for the fourth year in a row, our Gran Fondo Hundo is a fundraiser for our favorite charity. The fourth annual …

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May 2017 Cycling Races, Rides & Events

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May is National Bike Month. Dust off your bike and get it in to Higher Gear for your Spring Tune-Up, so you’re ready to ride. If you’re not up for riding to work, there are plenty of other cycling events …

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