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Team Higher Gear – affectionately called the Gearheads – ranked 5th in the Chicago Cyclocross Cup 2011 and is plugging away at the 2012 series. There may be better teams out there but no team has more fun! And there’s always room for more.

Our team is about good times, fun times. If you’re interested in racing as a Higher Gear Gearhead, join the Google Group to get the latest updates on cyclocross clinics, races, debates and tips. Our team is also very active on Facebook. When registering as a Higher Gear team member, remember the following:

  • Register under Higher Gear, team number 11520
  • Get an annual license from USA Cycling so that your points are included in the overall Higher Gear Team points.
  • Beginners register under Category 5.

Our Junior team is growing.We are always looking for more juniors to race with Team Higher Gear.

Cyclocross is a fun family event. Team Higher Gear’s Gear Heads are supported with a (sometimes heated) tent, cowbells, food, refreshments, musical entertainment, mechanical support and a loud cheering section. Check out our Race Reports from the 2011 and 2012 Chicago Cyclocross Cup season under News & Tips. (Hint: search for cx or cyclocross.)


“I love Higher Gear.  You guys really know how to have fun!!  The team tent at cx races is definitely the place to be…great food and great people!  I’m looking forward to the race season being part of the Higher Gear team!” – Nancy Heymann


Other opportunities to ride with Team Higher Gear:

Higher Gear also organizes group rides for all levels and riding events such as our Seven Ride with Rob Vandermark or the Ride to Wrigley with World Bike Relief.

In the spring, we will restart weekly rides and clinics:  Check our calendar for our list of events, and check out our Women’s Cycling page. Like us on Facebook for the latest.


Looking for a race in Chicagoland? Here are some great resources:

The ChicagoBikeRacing.com monitors road races, criteriums and some cyclocross.
For time trials, visit the American Bicycle Racing calendar.
For the track, see the Northbrook Velodrome and the Washington Park Velodrome in Kenosha, Wis.
More complete cyclocross dates will be found at Chicago Cyclocross CupMad Cross and the Wisconsin Cycling Association.


Join the team

  • Describe what your goals are.
  • Please describe your cycling experience.

Higher Gear Gear Head racing team



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