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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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2017 Chicagoland Cycling Calendar

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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 …

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

Pepe’s Race Report – Heide Linter

Joe Pepe Sullivan Higher Gear Specialized Venge road racing cobbles Belgium Spring Classic

So it’s March! Race season has begun for me here in Belgium, starting with a 1.18 kermesse at Heide Linter. My first race in over 6 months, I was getting very excited to get out and race again.   In …

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Labagh Woods CX – Doubling Up For Sven

Chicago Cyclocross Cup CCC Jackson Park Relay xxx Pepe Joe Sullivan Higher Gear Gearhead

Last December, I thought I had to say farewell to the Chicago Cyclocross Cup scene. Luckily, I was wrong, and I was given the chance to give it one more shot at Labagh Woods this weekend. I arrived early, as …

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Race Report: 2016 xXx CX Relay

Chicago Cyclocross Cup CCC Jackson Park Relay xxx Pepe Joe Sullivan Higher Gear Gearhead Ed Gross

‘Cross is back. We have waited a long time for the return of cyclocross to our lives. From the #crossiscoming campaign on social media to the gluing of your tubular race wheels in July, to reading up on all the …

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Pro Ride and Future Pros

Higher Gear Group Ride Astellas Pro Cycling Team

Some weeks are good. Some weeks are great. This past week at Higher Gear was awesome! Tuesday night, we once again hosted the Astellas Professional Cycling Team – our local pro team based out of Lake Zurich, Illinois – for …

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