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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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Pepe’s EuroReport: Paris-Roubaix

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I’m a believer in the FutureShock. Every day on the bike is an absolute joy. Always smooth and comfy over various pavé, but responsive when I get out of the saddle and takes corners like it was on rails. The …

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April 2017 Cycling Races, Rides & Events

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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

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

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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

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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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