To our customers, coworkers and vendors, we want to recognize the great support you’ve given Higher Gear since 1993 and especially in the last five years, as we celebrate five anniversary with the best bike shop around. The passion you have for cycling is something we share and it has been a terrifically fun five years.
As we enter into the next era of our growth, we’re committed to the same principles that have stood with Higher Gear over the past five years. We are the approachable experts. Our team is happy to help you with a small question or a high-end or custom bike decision. Whatever the need in cycling, we’re here for our customers. You should expect to enjoy the same levels of great service that Higher Gear delivers every time.
It is important to keep some remarkable Higher Gear achievements in mind from the past 60 months. We’ve accomplished a great deal in five years and here is the story, by the numbers:
- Sent more than 840,000 eMails with our weekly eMail newsletter
- Hosted over 183,000 visitors to www.highergearchicago.com
- Served more than 8,600 customers
- Completed over 5,000 bike tune ups
- Sold more than 3,400 bikes and frames
- Hosted over 1,900 riders on our SAT morning rides
- Co-sponsored the Wrigley Field Road Tours with more than 1,500 riders over four years and raising nearly $2 million for charity
- Supported nearly 40 CX races for our Gearhead racing team – including our own Rhythm and Blues Revue race – in our second year.
None of this would have been possible without great support. We sincerely send out thanks to our customers, vendors and business partners, and most importantly our coworkers. Many have contributed greatly to our success and we’re eager for the next five years.
~ Todd and Brendan
Don’t forget about our anniversary party at the Wilmette shop this Thursday. We’ve love to see you and share stories of our experiences with Higher Gear over the past five years.
Learn why this year, good things come in fives!
Check out some classic moments captured from the past five years: