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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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June 2017 Cycling Races, Rides & Events

Glencoe Grand Prix Pro Cycling Bike Race Racing

  We are in the heat of it, folks. The weather has finally turned a corner. The opportunities for racing, riding and spectating are happening all around us. If you blink, you’re sure to miss a few. That’s why we’ve …

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2017 Amgen Tour of California – Stage 3

Amgen Tour of California TOC 2017

The Amgen Tour of California made its way down the coast last week. For the second year in a row, the TOC went through our backyard. But this year something was different.     After 20 months of living in …

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The Belgian Summer

Joe Pepe Sullivan Higher Gear Belgium Specialized Roubaix racing race bike cycling

May is a special time in Belgium. The weather changes from the chilly, rainy, overcast days of March and April into plenty of days of 16º-20ºC (~60-70ºF) sunshine. It may not be beach weather, but it’s surprisingly pleasant regardless. The …

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Pepe’s EuroReport: Tom Says Thanks

2012 Gent Wevelgem Tom Boonen Omega Pharma Quick Step Specialized

From one of the young guns of the sport to the seasoned veteran, Tom Boonen has found his way into the hearts of cycling fans across the world. Such world-class skill & sportsmanship had to be celebrated with a world-class …

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