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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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Thank You for a Successful 2016/17 Indoor Season

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Whether your intention was to start off the 2017 cycling season with less weight or more power… Whether you rode consistently throughout the winter season or you popped in when you had a break in between business trips… Whether you …

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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

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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 …

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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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Omloop Het Nieuwsblad


Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is a magical race. Featuring cobbles, crosswinds, and several famous “bergs,” it is a brilliant start to the European Classics season. “Omloop” literally translates to “circuit”; where riders make a loop that starts & finishes in Ghent. …

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