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CLOSED For the 4th of July.

Today, let’s celebrate this great country with friends, family and everyone you hold dear. Thank you for choosing us for your cycling needs

Spring is in full swing, Ride, Rides and more Rides

Come join us for a day of riding bikes around Milford’s well-connected trail system!

Did you know that 5 single track mountain bike trails are fully accessible from Downtown Milford?  Join the Motor City Mountain Biking Association for the Milford Bike Fest and Trail Challenge as we showcase some of our favorite mountain bike trails, raise money for trail maintenance and youth cycling, and then celebrate by supporting local downtown establishments!

Tailor your ride from family-friendly, paved-path rides to an all-day epic adventure combining all 5 trails and totaling up to 100 miles.

REGISTER HERE

Shop will be closed on Memorial day MONDAY May 30th


LMB Calendar coverHey Hometownies, ready to ride, here is a link to the 2022 LMB Ride Calendar. Developed annually, our ride calendar lists hundreds of cycling events including tours, races, and advocacy events. LMB Tours and $1 Per Rider events generate essential funding for our organization—an easy way to help make Michigan a more bicycle friendly state!

LMB Ride Calendar and  Michigan Trails Magazine both available at the shop

Escape to Michigan’s wild places. Explore old abandoned railways reinvented as paved pathways linking cities and small towns through shady forests and vast verdant farmland. Hike or bike a singletrack through unspoiled wilderness. Paddle secluded shorelines and peaceful rivers.

Unplug. Unwind. Clear your mind. Share an adventure with family and friends. Feel the kiss of fresh air as you hike, bike, skate, ski, paddle or run on Michigan’s growing network of non-motorized, multi-use trails.


Hometownies, We know the last couple of years have been tough for everyone. With product shortages everywhere, every business being short staffed, shutdowns, slow restarts, uncertainty, the list goes on.

One thing to keep in mind is we are still committed to our customers, and our community.

We have made significant (and rocky) changes at the shop as businesses evolve to be better.  Here are a few.

1. We revamped our service shop.  We added new work stands, revamped our wash room and changed our operation to be more efficient. We have noticed a significant increase in our service volume (Highest it has ever been) but we are still beyond the 2 day turn around that you are used too. I am proud of the crew for working extra hard to keep up but we are still averaging 7-10 days for repairs ( Parts permitting). Thank for your understanding.

2. We updated our phone system. This has frankly been a nightmare and we are still working out the bugs. We understand that communication is important and understand that you chose us for your bike needs. Be patient, we promise we will work this one out.

3. We implemented a new texting service and it is fantastic. Now you will get text alerts as your bike goes through the service que at the shop. We are super excited for this.

These are just a few of the changes that are going on, so if you come in and we look dazed and seems like we are juggling chainsaws, know that there are things in place to get everyone back to their happy place. #stayHTBstrong

Thank you
Shaun & the Crew 

LETS CELEBRATE AMERICA TOGETHER
Would you and your little ones want to ride in the 4th of July parade? Join Hometown and the entire crew in partnership with the BRIGHTON OPTIMIST CLUB for the 4th of July parade in down town Brighton

Each summer, we really look forward to the Brighton 4th of July Parade — in a collaboration with Brighton Optimist Club, Hometown Bicycles leads a family-friendly ride down Main Street for all ages! It’s a fantastic red, white and blue display of awesomeness to see so many people on bikes, enjoying this tradition with their children and grandchildren.

The more you know……………………..

Michigan bicycle attorney, Bryan Waldman, regularly publishes “A Legal Handbook for Michigan Cyclists,” which is a popular informational resource used throughout the bicycling community and is available at many local Michigan bike shops. A new version with recently passed bike laws is now available!The laws that apply to almost anything related to a bicycle are governed by state law. This includes the rules for riding a bicycle and the rules for driving a motor vehicle when a bicycle is on the road. State law also typically dictates what insurance claims are available when there is an injury or property damage as the result of an incident involving the use of a bicycle. This handbook is intended to be a legal resource for residents and visitors of Michigan who ride bikes.Get Your Free Michigan Bike Passing Bumper Sticker

4th Annual Do It For Dan Memorial Ride

WHAT TO EXPECT ON SUNDAY May 1st 2022

FOR RIDERS, START TIME: 2:45 for a 3 pm Roll-out for a 6 mile ride to the Memorial tree/Ghost Bike from Green Oak Village Place (JcPenney)

DISTANCE: 6 Mile or 12 Mile (Your choice) Slow roll

RIDE TO or MEET AT THE MEMORIAL TREE/GHOST BIKE (Entrance to Kent lake beach in Island lake State Park) 3:45 for words from the family and a moment of silence. 

WALKERS Meet at the Memorial tree/Ghost bike 3:45 Memorial walk will follow moment of silence


This event is a fundraiser supporting safe mobility in Livingston County.
You can show your support by

RIDING WITH US

Donating to the Horal Family Foundation GO FUND ME

Purchasing a RAFFLE TICKET 

Purchasing an EVENT T-SHIRT at Hometown Bicycles
(100% of the sale goes to the Horal Family Foundation)

Cyclists and mobility participants, please join the Daniel J. Horal Family Foundation on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 3 PM for the 4th Annual Do It For Dan (DIFD) Memorial Ride.This week marks the three year anniversary of Dan’s tragic death. He set out on the afternoon of April 24th to enjoy a bicycle ride in Island Lake State Park. A ride he enjoyed doing several days a week. Nobody expected the tragedy that would follow. Time has passed, but the memories do not fade.

Please join us this Sunday for the 4th annual Do It For Dan Memorial Ride. Covid has impacted the group ride format for the past couple of years, but this year we’re riding together! We are meeting in the JC Penney Green Oak Mall parking lot at 3:00 pm. We will enter Island Lake State Park from there and ride as a group. As always, there will be a gathering (water break) at “the tree”.

We are making great progress in the fight to end distracted driving and make safety for bicyclists, runners, walkers, etc. a top priority. Please show your support in whatever way you can. Gone but not forgotten… do it for Dan!
  





This year’s ride will start at JC Penney at Green Oak Village Place and proceed to Island Lake. For more information, visit the event page HERE. Donations may be made HERE.Go-Liv-Co

Go-Liv-Co promotes and encourages active mobility in Livingston County via the implementation of Complete Streets and Trails that allow people to safely walk, run, bike or wheel regardless of age or ability.

Take a moment to like/follow the Go-Liv-Co Facebook page, which is the Livingston County Non-Motorized Advisory Committee. Show your support and become informed about advocacy efforts in our area.

To learn more and to get involved, contact Craig Wood at cwcraigwood@gmail.com.

Pre-Season Mountain Biking Seminars start SOON!

It’s March! Cycling season is almost upon us and we’re looking forward to spending it with all of you. To kick things off, we’re having a series of mountain bike seminars to prepare you and your bike for the beautiful days ahead.

Les Cook, Hometown’s General Manager, is facilitating this 4-part series dedicated to Mountain Bike Fitness. Each session is 60 minutes, with plenty of time for discussion and questions. Advance registration is requested; click on the links below to sign-up! Cost: $15 per seminar.

Week 1 (March 9th from 6-7 PM): Fitness of Your Bike

Week 2 (March 16th from 6-7 PM): Fitness of Your Body

Week 3 (March 23rd from 6-7 PM): Fitness of Your Mind

Week 4 (April 6th from 6-7 PM): Technical Skills

Seminars will be held at The H.U.B. Incubator LLC, in the Hometown Bicycles building. Use the 3rd entrance to access The H.U.B. We’re excited for you to see this awesome new business incubator and event space, owned by Leslie Barrett and Shaun Bhajan. More info coming soon!

Help Wanted: Join the Hometown Crew

Creating the magic of Hometown is no small thing — we need a crew of highly organized, creative, and enthusiastic team members. If you are detail-oriented, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and have a passion for cycling, consider applying for a position with us.

We currently have several career opportunities:

  • Service Writer: Full-Time
  • Service Technicians: 4 Full-Time and 2 Part-Time
  • Bicycle Mechanics: 2 Full-Time 
  • Sales: Full-Time (Thursday-Monday schedule)
  • Cashiers: 2 Part-Time (evenings and weekends)
  • Inventory Manager: Full-Time
  • Rides/Events/Marketing Coordinator: Part-Time

For consideration, send your resume and cover letter to Shaun Bhajan at shaun@myhometownbicycles.com

Do It For Dan Memorial Ride

Cyclists and mobility participants, please join the Daniel J. Horal Family Foundation and Hometown Bicycles on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 3 PM for the 4th Annual Do It For Dan (DIFD) Memorial Ride. This event is a fundraiser supporting safe mobility in Livingston County.

Tragically, while Dan was biking in Island Lake Recreation on April 24, 2019, he was hit by a distracted driver. He died just days later, and in an instant, Dan’s family and friends’ lives were forever changed. 

After Dan’s passing on April 26, 2019, Hometown Bicycles organized a “Do It For Dan” Memorial Ride. The inaugural event was held on May 5, 2019, bringing together over 500 people to complete the ride that Dan was never able to finish. The event focused on creating awareness to share the road between motorists and bicyclists. It also promoted cycling safety and advocacy. Dan was a great believer in giving back and as a great outdoorsman he would be thrilled to see good come from this tragedy. 

This year’s ride will start at JC Penney at Green Oak Village Place and proceed to Island Lake. For more information, visit the event page HERE. Donations may be made HERE.

Child Bicycle Safety Checks

Would your neighborhood like to host us for a FREE Child Bicycle & Helmet Safety Check this spring?

Last year, we had a great time helping kids and families throughout Livingston County and want to do it again!

It’s fairly simple — we set up in a quiet, off-the-beaten-path area of your subdivision (cul-de-sacs and neighborhood parks work out well) and do a bike and helmet inspection to ensure everything is safe for your kiddos to ride. Minor adjustments are made, bike tires are filled with air, and so on. We just need HOA-approval and your help spreading the word to your neighbors!

We generally schedule on Saturdays from 10 AM – 2 PM during the months of April and May. 

If you’d like your subdivision to be added to our calendar, contact Leslie at events@myhometownbicycles.com.

Fun Facts

1005 West Third Street in Dayton, Ohio is at risk of being demolished. Did you know… this building is of historic cycling significance?

Wilber and Orville Wright ran their first bike shop at the site for six months in 1892. The current building, called the Gem City Ice Cream Building, was built around the building that housed that shop. It remains a stop on a guided historical tour of the district and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. Read more about it HERE.


Did you know… that beneath the waters of Kent Lake in Kensington Metropark once existed a town?

The Village of Kensington was settled in 1831. In 1833, the town’s first buildings were constructed: a log house and a sawmill. Town officials believed that the vast amounts of lumber and water power from the Huron River would allow Kensington to grow into a major city center like Detroit.

The village became quite prosperous in its early years. Due to many critical events, there were only four families left in the town by 1905. In 1940, a dam project led to flooding of the Village of Kensington, thus creating Kent Lake and Kensington Metropark, which opened to the public in 1948. The town is now a mostly forgotten place, with the only remaining ruins found at Kensington’s Nature Center. Read the fascinating history HERE.

Go-Liv-Co

Take a moment to like/follow the Go-Liv-Co Facebook page, which is the Livingston County Non-Motorized Advisory Committee. Show your support and become informed about advocacy efforts in our area.

Go-Liv-Co promotes and encourages active mobility in Livingston County via the implementation of Complete Streets and Trails that allow people to safely walk, run, bike or wheel regardless of age or ability.

To learn more and to get involved, contact Craig Wood at cwcraigwood@gmail.com.

Shop Hours

Monday: 10-7
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10-7
Friday: 10-7
Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 10-5

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