Our Ride With the Pros event August 15th turned out to be a great evening for all who attended. Higher Gear hosted the event with pro Rahsaan Bahati who came to offer riding and skills training to our women riders. Bahati covered and women practiced such skills as standing starts, sprinting and cornering. By all measures the evening was a huge success. The clinic allowed women cyclists to meet new friends, learn and practice valuable skills and gain confidence on their bikes.
Rahsaan Bahati is a nationally-recognized professional cyclist and former USCF and USPRO National Criterium Champion. He is also the founder of the Bahati Foundation, which supports inner city youth in under-served communities through cycling outreach programs. On this night, Bahati was able to share his knowledge of cycling and his incredible story with us.
After the skills training, the women’s clinic returned to the Highland Park, Higher Gear location for great food and drink provided by Caputo Cheese Market in Lake Forest, IL.
Higher Gear continues its commitment to women’s cycling. We invite all levels of riders to join us for our weekly rides, including our Tuesday Morning Women’s Ride at 9:30am from our Higher Gear Wilmette location.