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April 2017 Cycling Races, Rides & Events

Andre Odendaal Gearhead Higher Gear 2014 Barry Roubaix

We’ve been spoiled this winter with great weather. Let’s hope the days of warm weather and sunny skies were a foreshadowing of the season to come. Whatever weather is to come, we’re heading into the official 2017 cycling season. As …

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2017 Chicagoland Cycling Calendar

Evanston Grand Prix Higher Gear downtown pro cycling racing road bikes

We in the Midwest tend to pack in a lot of fun into the few months of beautiful cycling weather we have here. The good news is that there is something for every cycling enthusiast on the calendar! Below are …

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Pepe’s 2017 Winter Training Camp

Specialized Venge aero road racing bike bicycle Joe Pepe Sullivan Spain Espagne

Yeah. That’s a warm, sunny beach. In February. In Spain. Jealous? So I’m not sure where I got the good idea. Maybe it came after watching years of my friends go off to “team camp.” Maybe it came with this …

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Bikes CAN Solve That

Specialized Allez Junior Higher Gear Wilmette

Got a problem? A new campaign by our friends at People for Bikes is spreading the message that bikes can solve a lot of our woes. When you get around to thinking about it, bikes are sort of like a …

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September 2016 Cycling Races, Rides & Events

North Shore Century 2015 Evanston Bicycle Club Higher Gear

Phew! It’s hard to believe that summer is wrapping up, the kids are back in school and that, soon, the leaves will be changing and days will be getting shorter. But no need to rush into hibernation! There is plenty …

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August 2016 Races, Rides and Events

Joe Pepe Sullivan Higher Gear racing cycling Specialized Venge Evade 2015 Two Rivers Road Race

Summer in the Midwest doesn’t last long. Soak up all the cycling action that August has to offer. If you’ve be anxious about jumping into a crowded criterium race or if soloing appeals to you, there are lots of great …

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