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We’re Teaming Up Again for Another Grand Slam

Higher Gear Gran Fondo Hundo WBR World Bicycle Relief 3 third annual Kenosha Kingfish Gearhead Ruth Anne Renaud

When you’ve got a winning combination, you’ve got to keep it going. That’s why we’re delighted to announce that for the fourth year in a row, our Gran Fondo Hundo is a fundraiser for our favorite charity. The fourth annual …

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May 2017 Cycling Races, Rides & Events

Monsters of Midway Criterium Crit Joe Sullivan Pepe Higher Gear Gearhead bike bicycle race racing

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 …

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

The Perfect Fit

Tim Duet Higher Gear Specialized

“My wife and I were blessed with twin boys two years ago…” So begins my conversation with Higher Gear customer Tim Duet. A former football player, Duet learned a year or two before his boys were born that he would …

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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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Did Somebody Say Donuts?

Pastry Brest Aurora Illinois donut bike ride bicycle family Demopoulos Hessert

This past weekend offered plenty of opportunities for those seeking the road less traveled. Saturday, adventurers and gravel-grinders headed to Michigan for a rain-soaked Barry-Roubaix ride. Others heard the call of pastries beckoning from the west.     The Paris-Brest …

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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 …

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