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Gearhead Cyclocross – 2017 Edition

Dan Ryan Woods Chicago Cyclocross Cup CCC 2012 Higher Gear Gearheads

Come fall, Gearheads’ thoughts turn to cyclocross. 2017 is no exception. With Labor Day weekend behind us, we may have only just entered the “unofficial” start of fall, but fall cyclocross is already on our brain. In Chicagoland, the ever-fun …

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Fall 2017 Cycling Races, Rides & Events

North Shore Century 2015 Evanston Bicycle Club Higher Gear Elyer Sherrick

The sun is setting on another summer well-spent on two wheels. We’ve enjoyed the company of friends on our group rides, for another “winning” Gran Fondo Hundo and at the races. But we’re not done yet! 2017 still has a …

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Pepe’s Race Report: 2017 Intelligentsia Cup

Joe Pepe Sullivan 2017 Intelligentsia Cup bike bicycle road racing cycling

Every year the whole Chicagoland area gets fired up for the same short period in July (except you cyclocrossers who have already given up on road season): the Intelligentsia Cup.     For me, it was a chance to crush …

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August 2017 Cycling Races, Rides & Events

Winfield Criterium Crit Higher Gear Joe Pepe Sullivan

Do you hear that sound? That’s the sound of summer passing by as quickly as Chris Froome attacking on a mountain stage. It’s here and then it’s gone. That’s why you’ve got to make the most of it, folks. By …

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July 2017 Cycling Races, Rides & Events

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

This is it, folks! Summer in the Midwest has finally arrived. We suffer through the hardships of winter and the cruel taunting of spring along the lakefront for this. July and August in Chicago are perfect. Taking advantage of the …

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Pepe’s Race Report

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

So the Belgian summer is coming to a close for me before exams start and racing takes a back seat, but I went to give it a last go over the weekend in Schriek, a nearby town. We had a …

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