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Give the Gift of Hometown This Holiday Season…

We have gift certificates available in any denomination you choose, perfect for the cyclist in your life this holiday season. Gift them the cost of a tune-up or new tires, or just purchase a general amount for them to enjoy at the shop on either retail or service. 

Chili Cook-Off Recap: And the winner is… 
We feasted on some pretty amazing chili recipes at our 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off on Sunday 11/21. It was hard to vote for a favorite!

After a tight race, the winner was declared… big congratulations to John Burke for his tasty Texas Style Chili! 2nd Place went to Steve Wortley and 3rd place to Leslie Barrett. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Here’s the winning recipe: Texas Style Chili!

Ingredients: 
3 lbs of smoked brisket 
2 lbs ground beef
1 lb of spicy breakfast sausage
3 med red onion
2 cans of fire-roasted tomatoes 
2 cans of crushed tomatoes 
1 can of chipotle peppers
1 bulb of garlic 
2 cans of beer 
1 Jalapeño
Chili seasoning

Brown the 2 lbs of ground beef and 1 lb of breakfast sausage.

Sauté the onions and garlic together, then combine with beef and sausage. Add the fire-roasted and crushed tomatoes, chipotle peppers, onions, and garlic to the beef/pork mixture. Add 6 tablespoons of your chili seasoning or to taste. Add your 3 lbs of smoked brisket cubed about one inch. Add your favorite beer and a jalapeño. Put on the smoker for the next 6 hours and drink the other beer. 

About your winner: I’m John Burke, PitMaster/owner of GETTY UP BBQ LLC. We are craft barbecue that puts a creative twist on hometown favorites. You can also find us Facebook and Instagram. Check us out!

Toys for Tots: Let’s fill the bins!

We continue to collect toys for this year’s Toys for Tots drive. Drop off your donation of new, unwrapped items for children up to age 16 in our collection bins near the front counter. Let’s make this year a bit brighter for children in need in our community. Thanks for your help!

FREE Winter Storage!

Want to free up space in your garage, shed, or basement? Looking for safe and secure heated storage for your bicycle(s) during the cold months?

Through February 28, we’re offering FREE STORAGE with the purchase of a Tune-Up. If you’re interested in winter storage without the tune-up, we offer it for $10/month.

We do highly encourage the tune-up over the winter so that your bike is ready to roll as soon as the nice weather hits. With shortages and delays, it also allows time for us to receive needed parts for your repairs during months you wouldn’t be using your bike. This will save you the trouble of coming in for service during peak season when our turnaround time is longer. Instead of being frustrated this spring, take advantage of this plan-ahead option and be the first one hitting the trails on March 1st!

Women’s Personal Protection Course

Join us for a female-only self-defense class (for ages 12+). We ran this class in the fall and had a great turnout, so we’re going to make it a regularly scheduled event! 

Monday, January 22
7-8:30 PM
The H.U.B. at Hometown Bicycles

Instructors from Keep and Bear LLC will cover multiple facets of protection including situational awareness, instinctual responses, and nonphysical applications. From there, physical force applications are instructed including striking, force multipliers (hand weapons), and using them to assist in strikes and escapes from common grabs and other grapples.

These applications are intended to result in escape from a controlling engagement so the defender can reassess the situation and act to prevent harm (usually by escaping, neutralizing with physical force, or creating the time and distance necessary to bring lethal force options to bear).

Register HERE

THIS SUNDAY! Hometown Chili Cook-Off!

We’re excited to chow down with you at our 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off this weekend! Join us on Sunday 11/21 from 5-7 PM for food, fun, and good company.

To enter your culinary talents, register HERE. No need to sign up if you’re just coming to eat! Chili will be ready by 5 PM, with voting until 6:30 PM. Come choose your favorite! 

There is no cost to attend our event, but please consider bringing a donation for our Toys for Tots drive! 

Toys for Tots: Get Into the Giving Spirit

Each year, Hometown Bicycles is a Toys for Tots drop-off site, and we try our best to gather as many toys as possible!

Toys must be new and unwrapped. Recipients include children up to age 16. Help make this year extra special for children in need in our community. We’ll be collecting gifts all month and into December! 

Thanksgiving Week Store Hours

Monday 11/22: 10-7
* Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays *
* Closed Thanksgiving Day *
* Closed Black Friday *
Saturday 11/27: 10-5
Sunday 11/28: 10-5

Our Latest News: Chili, Toys for Tots, Meet Jason & more

Hometown Chili Cook-Off! 
We hope your recipes are prepped, shopping lists are made, and slow cookers are ready for use because our 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off is near…

Join us on Sunday 11/21 from 5-7 PM for a yummy good time.

For those wanting to enter their culinary deliciousness, HERE is the link to register. For those wanting to stop by to sample the goods, no need to sign up. Chili will be ready by 5 PM, with voting until 6:30 PM. There will be one overall winner, plus 2nd and 3rd place. This year’s event will be held indoors. We look forward to seeing you!

There is no cost to attend our event, but please consider bringing a donation for our Toys for Tots drive! 

Toys for Tots: Get Into the Giving Spirit

Each year, Hometown Bicycles is a Toys for Tots drop-off site, and we try our best to gather as many toys as possible!

Toys must be new and unwrapped. Recipients include children up to age 16, so keep those older kids in mind as you shop (i.e. a teenager may appreciate a hairdryer, books, sporting goods/equipment, or headphones). 

Help make this year extra special for children in need in our community. We’ll be collecting gifts all month and into December! 

Meet Jason: Your Hometown Service Manager

What are you most excited about related to your position at the shop? Do you have any specific goals?
I am excited to work in a trade that is interesting to me. I enjoy solving problems for the customers and I’m excited to learn to be more efficient at the trade so I can do that adequately. My goal for 2021 and beyond is to become more comfortable and knowledgeable about servicing bicycles.

Tell us a bit about your background.
I grew up in Whitmore Lake, Michigan. I graduated with an Associates degree in Liberal Arts from Washtenaw Community College. I also graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations.

What kind of cycling do you enjoy? Do you have a favorite trail in the area?
I am a casual road biker. I enjoy riding on the Lakeland Trail. To me, riding is a stress reliever. I enjoy riding most in summer and early fall.

What are some of your other interests/hobbies?
I think the thing I am most passionate about is music. I have been a musician for most of my life and used to do it semi-professionally. I have written and recorded several albums. With my band “the lowercase” I recorded the album “mountains” and I have several solo albums under the name “the lesser” all of which can be found on the various streaming services. 🙂

Coffee or Tea? Or something else entirely?
Coffee.

Favorite movie?
Ghostbusters.

FREE Winter Storage!
Want to free up space in your garage, shed, or basement? Looking for safe and secure heated storage for your bicycle(s) during the cold months?

Through February 28, we’re offering FREE STORAGE with the purchase of a Tune-Up. No tune-up? No problem. We still offer winter storage at $10/month.

We do highly encourage the tune-up over the winter so that your bike is ready to roll as soon as the nice weather hits. With shortages and delays, it also allows time for us to receive needed parts for your repairs during months you wouldn’t be using your bike. This will save you the trouble of coming in for service during peak season when our turnaround time is longer. Instead of being frustrated this spring, take advantage of this plan-ahead option and be the first one hitting the trails on March 1st!

Livingston County Transportation Coalition

The Livingston County Transportation Coalition‘s Quarterly Newsletter is HERE. Get updated on all the wonderful local advocacy efforts, including both motorized and non-motorized transportation.

The Coalition is open to anyone! If you have concerns about or want to help improve transportation and active mobility in our county, join a meeting and share your views. Meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 3 PM via Zoom, with the next meeting on November 23rd.  

Women’s Entrepreneurship Series: Fitness Industry Forum
Ladies, this one is for you! The next Women’s Entrepreneurship program is Thursday, November 18 from 6-8 PM in The Hub at Hometown Bicycles (3rd entrance).

Dawn Bhajan and Leslie Barrett plan and host this monthly learning series for women in business. There is always so much to learn and great opportunities for networking!

Sign up HERE!

Who’s Hungry?!

We’re pretty sure this is the shop event that Hometownies look forward to the most each year. We can’t blame you — we love it too.

6th Annual Hometown Chili Cook-Off
Sunday 11/21 from 5-7 PM

For those wanting to enter their culinary deliciousness, HERE is the sign-up with all the details. For those wanting to stop by to sample the goods, no need to sign up. Chili will be ready by 5 PM, with voting until 6:30 PM. There will be one overall winner, plus 2nd and 3rd place. You KNOW you want your name added to the coveted toilet paper trophy! 

This year’s event will be held indoors. We look forward to pigging out with you later this month!

Meet Sean: Your Hometown Service Writer

What are you most excited about related to your position at the shop? Do you have any specific goals?
Feeling like I’m learning a new language (the one of bikes), and it has renewed my interest in riding. My goal is to continue learning as much as I can and contribute to the community atmosphere that Hometown brings.

Tell us a bit about your background.
I grew up in Howell and played sports all through school and into university. Soccer has always been my favorite sport but I’ve always enjoyed them all. I attended Spring Arbor University in Michigan where I studied Criminal Justice and played soccer during my time there. I’ve always enjoyed the outdoors and traveling, with France and Germany being the two coolest places I’d have to say I’ve been lucky enough to go to. Before Hometown I was working in the sales field — some cell phone sales and for a home remodeling company. After looking for something new for a while and knowing about Hometown for some time now through my dad, the opportunity arose to work here and it seemed like something I wouldn’t want to miss out on.

What kind of cycling do you enjoy? Do you have a favorite trail in the area?
I would have to say that, as a rider, I am currently at a beginner level. I thoroughly loved riding my bike when I was younger, but have just gotten away from it over time. With a renewed interest from working at Hometown though, I’ve already been looking at bikes to get me back out there! Which means I’ll have to find a favorite trail, but I’m sure it will be fun to get out there and ride as many as I can.

What are some of your other interests/hobbies?
Getting outside with my dog, playing in soccer leagues when I still can, video games, board games, and music of most any kind, especially if it’s live music.

Favorite dessert?
Cookies and cream cheesecake.

Do you have a favorite quote/mantra?
Mantra — Rain is good luck.

FREE Winter Storage!
Want to free up space in your garage, shed, or basement? Looking for safe and secure heated storage for your bicycle(s) during the cold months?

Through February 28, we’re offering FREE STORAGE with the purchase of a Tune-Up. No tune-up? No problem. We still offer winter storage at $10/month.

We do highly encourage the tune-up over the winter so that your bike is ready to roll as soon as the nice weather hits. With shortages and delays, it also allows time for us to receive needed parts for your repairs during months you wouldn’t be using your bike. This will save you the trouble of coming in for service during peak season when our turnaround time is longer. Instead of being frustrated this spring, take advantage of this plan-ahead option and be the first one hitting the trails on March 1st!

Girl Scout Troop 40209: Merit Badge in Cycling

Many thanks to this wonderful group of 5th graders from Maltby Intermediate School and their leaders for spending an afternoon with General Manager Les Cook. The girls earned their merit badges in cycling and Les got to munch on Thin Mints… talk about a win-win!

Women’s Entrepreneurship Series: Fitness Industry Forum
Ladies, this one is for you! The next Women’s Entrepreneurship program is Thursday, November 18 from 6-8 PM in The Hub at Hometown Bicycles (3rd entrance).

Dawn Bhajan and Leslie Barrett plan and host this monthly learning series for women in business. There is always so much to learn and great opportunities for networking!

Sign up HERE!

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