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The First Ride of 2017

Higher Gear Wilmette Bike Shop Group Ride Cycling Saturday Morning First 2017

Our First Ride of Spring is an annual tradition at Higher Gear. It’s the day we kick off our amazing outdoor group rides that last all spring, summer and fall. With the addition of our CompuTrainer Studio, we’ve been able …

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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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CompuTrainer Season Extended

Higher Gear Wilmette CompuTrainer CompuTraining Indoor Cycling Studio

Have you looked out your window yet? Don’t. We recommend curling up under the covers with a cup of hot coffee and your favorite weekly newsletter. Maybe even catch up on past newsletter editions. But whatever you do, don’t step …

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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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March On In – Ride With Us

Higher Gear Computrainer Indoor Training Cycling Wilmette

Would you like to get a leg up on the competition this spring? Or perhaps you have a charity ride in mind? Get a head start on your spring training by coming into Higher Gear. Ride with us this March. …

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6 More Weeks (Give or Take) to Ride Indoors With Us

Higher Gear Wilmette CompuTrainer CompuTraining Indoor Cycling Studio

If we put any faith in the weather-predicting abilities of a rodent, we’re doomed to another long winter this year. Even a long winter lacking in snow can present challenges to outdoor enthusiasts. If you’re itching to get back on …

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