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Thank You, Higher Gear

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Higher Gear has been more than a bike shop; it’s been a community. A community of people whose passion for cycling has blossomed into something much more: a family. Members of that family have come together before our Celebration Thursday …

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HG Time Capsule

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We can’t put time in a bottle. Thankfully we’ve made lasting memories together – and even captured many of them in photographs. Join us now as we reflect on the past eight years together – and join us as we …

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More Than a Bike Shop, a Community

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In our eight years together, we shared laughter. We shared pain. (The good kind of pain, though, right?) We met new faces. We bid farewell to familiar faces. We shared our customer stories. Together, we forged memories.       …

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2017 – Year in Review

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Oh, the places you’ve been! 2017 was a good year for Higher Gear customers venturing out to explore far away places by bike.     Higher Gear’s own Pepe sure covered a lot of ground – in Belgium, of course, …

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New Horizons

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When we asked Higher Gear co-worker and Bike Fitter Ryan Ramirez his thoughts on the shop closing, he said, “I’m so bummed. I’m sad to leave the shop, but school is definitely on the horizon for me.” Bid Ryan good-bye …

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The Power of Human Connection

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In 2011, Higher Gear worked with World Bicycle Relief to bring you the first Wrigley Field Road Tour. In 2013, we introduced you to WBR’s Africa Rides program by way of the Higney family. We revisited Africa Rides again with …

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