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2017 Hundo Fundraising Deadline

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  Our Gran Fondo Hundo riders aren’t the only ones who are winners! Our ride is a charity event for World Bicycle Relief. The fundraising our Hundo participants do directly puts bicycles in the hands of students (mostly girls) and …

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4th Annual Gran Fondo Hundo FAQs

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Click here to open a printable version of the Hundo FAQs >> Important Info   Higher Gear Higher Gear is located at 1515 Sheridan Road, Wilmette. We are towards the back of the Plaza del Lago shopping center, across from …

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Test the Future

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The future is now. Specialized’s Future Shock suspension system is a game-changer. Higher Gear’s own Joe “Pepe” Sullivan tells us: “I ride a Venge. I ride aggressive, I need something responsive. I also need some compliance over all the Belgian …

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Will You Hundo With Us?

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Our Hundo riders come from many directions. They ride for as many reasons. Some of our regular Hundo riders just love a good day out on the bike with friends, with a baseball game as a destination. Others are in …

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Riding Full Circle

Bill Burke Higher Gear customer WBR World Bicycle Relief Tour de Tucson

“A friend asked if I wanted to do the Wrigley Field Road Tour. I didn’t even have a bicycle at the time.” That was in 2013. Bill Burke hadn’t ridden a bike since high school; he certainly didn’t own one. …

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Double Your Impact This July

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Did you ride in the Wrigley Field Road Tour in 2011 or 2012? If so, it’s very possible that your efforts directly put a bicycle in Belita’s hands.     Before receiving her Buffalo Bicycle in 2012, Belita would wake …

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