2017 – Year in Review

Oh, the places you’ve been! 2017 was a good year for Higher Gear customers venturing out to explore far away places by bike.

 

Spring Break Higher Gear beer bikes cycling bicycle touring vacation Renaud World Bicycle Relief WBR

 

Higher Gear’s own Pepe sure covered a lot of ground – in Belgium, of course, but also elsewhere in Europe and even back Stateside this summer. Catherine even made it out to ride the cobbles with (or behind) him.

 

Higher Gear Catherine Watkins Joe Pepe Sullivan Leuven Belgium Specialized Venge Roubaix road riding cycling bike

 

Specialized Roubaix 2017 Future Shock SWorks S-Works Joe Pepe Sullivan Belgium cobbles cobblestones

 

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Specialized Roubaix Paris-Roubaix velodrome cobblestones cobbles road race Joe Pepe Sullivan Higher Gear

 

Specialized Venge aero road racing bike bicycle Joe Pepe Sullivan Spain Espagne

 

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Spring Break Higher Gear beer bikes cycling bicycle touring vacation Joe Pepe Sullivan Ireland

 

Spring Break Higher Gear beer bikes cycling bicycle touring vacation Joe Pepe Sullivan Ireland

 

Some of us found cobbles (and pastry) closer to home.

 

Pastry Brest Aurora Illinois donut bike ride bicycle family Demopoulos Hessert

 

Pepe wasn’t the only one who pedaled around Donegal, Ireland this year. The Rohde family also got to explore this region of the Emerald Isle by bike.

 

Donegal Ireland Rohde family Higher Gear Wilmette Ireland cycling bicycling bike riding travel touring

 

Donegal Ireland Rohde family Higher Gear Wilmette Ireland cycling bicycling bike riding travel touring

 

Our Hundo jersey made it to Berlin.

 

Gran Fondo Hundo 2017 Jersey

 

Paris is as much for Gearheads as it is for lovers.

 

Spring Break Higher Gear beer bikes cycling bicycle touring vacation Sullivan Paris

 

Spring Break Higher Gear beer bikes cycling bicycle touring vacation Paris Champs l'Eysee Gearhead

 

The Renauds had a few cycling adventures this year.

 

Ruth-Anne Tom Renaud Higher Gear Austin Texas TX Wilmette bicycles bikes cycling Specialized

 

Ruth-Anne Tom Renaud Higher Gear Austin Texas TX Wilmette bicycles bikes cycling Specialized

 

Ruth-Anne Tom Renaud Higher Gear Austin Texas TX Wilmette bicycles bikes cycling Specialized

 

Ruth Anne Renaud Higher Gear customer Specialized Miami

 

We saw a lot of California – and California saw a lot of us.

 

Specialized Morgan Hill Higher Gear Ryan Ramirez mountain biking bike cycling bikes

 

Danny Grant Muir Woods

 

Tour de Sram USA 2017 World Bicycle Relief WBR Dave Schweikert cross country Specialized Secteur Avila Beach

 

Aaron Sherrick Higher Gear Wilmette California

 

Gran Fondo Hundo Joy Sherrick California

 

As Gearheads, friends always await us back home.

 

Chicago lakefront path beach Ruth Anne Renaud Larry Berlin

 

365 days. It all goes by so quickly. That’s why we prefer to take it by two wheels.

Ride on, Gearheads. Ride on!

 

Higher Gear Wilmette Saturday Morning Group Ride Joe Pepe Sullivan John McCormick Ed Brill

 

Saturday Morning Group Ride Higher Gear Wilmette bike bicycle paceline

 

One Day 100 Bikes World Bicycle Relief WBR fundraiser Chicago

 

2017 Gran Fondo Hundo Higher Gear WBR World Bicycle Relief century ride Kenosha Kingfish bike bicycle group charity ride group

 

2017 Gran Fondo Hundo Higher Gear WBR World Bicycle Relief century ride Kenosha Kingfish bike bicycle group charity ride

 

Make more memories with us. Don’t miss our Closing Celebration, December 21st >>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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