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June 2017 Cycling Races, Rides & Events

Glencoe Grand Prix Pro Cycling Bike Race Racing

  We are in the heat of it, folks. The weather has finally turned a corner. The opportunities for racing, riding and spectating are happening all around us. If you blink, you’re sure to miss a few. That’s why we’ve …

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

2017 Amgen Tour of California – Stage 3

Amgen Tour of California TOC 2017

The Amgen Tour of California made its way down the coast last week. For the second year in a row, the TOC went through our backyard. But this year something was different.     After 20 months of living in …

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The Belgian Summer

Joe Pepe Sullivan Higher Gear Belgium Specialized Roubaix racing race bike cycling

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

2012 Gent Wevelgem Tom Boonen Omega Pharma Quick Step Specialized

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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