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Countdown to Tour de Livingston: 17 Days!

It’s almost time to Pedal for a Purpose in the 14th Annual Tour de Livingston! Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 10th.

The TDL provides an opportunity for riders to enjoy the beautiful fall colors in southeast Michigan while raising money to support the Livingston County United Way Basic Needs Programs. All proceeds help to bridge the gap for local hardworking families struggling to meet their most basic needs, prepare every child to be ready for success, and build a healthy community for all residents.

Since its start in 2008, the Tour de Livingston has raised over $445,000! This annual event is organized and run by the Howell Rotary Club.

This will be an in-person event following all safety protocols. Riders will be released in waves. You will receive an email with your wave time. The starting point is Howell High School Freshman Campus (Cafeteria area), located at 411 N. Highlander Way. Enjoy a delicious breakfast too!

Register HERE!

Tune in tomorrow around 1:00 PM as Shaun and Tour de Livingston Committee Chair Jake Andrews do a Facebook Live about the event and announce how to enter our Free Tour Entry Giveaway!

Hometown’s Tour de Livingston Tune-Up Special

o thank you for your involvement in this awesome event, we’re offering $25 off tune-ups to all registered Tour de Livingston riders.

All you need to do to receive the discount is show us your TDL registration confirmation.

Pre-Tour: Limited to the first 100 riders — but get your bike in “the sooner the better”!
Post-Tour: No limit

FREE Winter Storage!
While no one wants to be thinking about inclement weather quite yet

We’re offering winter storage again this year. Don’t have room in your garage, shed, or basement for your bicycle(s)? No worries! We’ve got you covered.

From October 1 through February 28, we offer free storage with the purchase of a tune-up. Use any or all of that 5 months. We just ask that you pick up your bike by March 1 so we can prepare for our busy Spring 2022 cycling season. 

No tune-up? No problem. We still offer winter storage at $10/month. But 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. It will save you the trouble of bringing it in during peak season when our turnaround time is longer. Truly a win-win situation!

Women’s Personal Protection Class: Monday 9/20 at 7 PM

Taught by Keep and Bear, LLC, this female-only course covers multiple facets of protection including situational awareness, instinctual responses, and nonphysical applications to preclude an encounter where protection is required.

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).

Course Details:

  • An Introduction Packet will be sent to you upon registration.
  • This course is 1.5 hours long.
  • This course is moderately physically demanding. You will not be asked to push harder than you are able.
  • This course includes mild stress induction.
  • Live blades and weapons are not permitted in the training area.
  • Trainees will be expected to sign a waiver to partake in class.
  • There will be a short break at the 1/2 point of class.

Trainee Considerations:

  • This course is for females only, age 12+.
  • Non-adult trainees must be accompanied by an adult.
  • PREREQUISITE: None. 

Register HERE!

Special Events: August and September

TOMORROW: Art Industry Forum

Find out what it REALLY takes to become successful and self-sustaining in the Art Industry! You’ll learn about gallery representation, online selling, showing, teaching, marketing, and art biz basics from experienced local professionals, including Brittany Campbell of The Artisan’s BenchBlair Marie of Gnomish Detroit, and Denise Cassidy Wood of Denise Cassidy Wood Fine Art.

Whatever your medium and style, and whether you’re an amateur wanting to sell or a seasoned professional looking to “level up”, you’ll walk away with new insights and inspiration to help you excel.

“Starving artist”?? Pshh!!! Let’s turn that overused axiom on its head!

Bring your questions, and let’s talk “art”!

All of our programs are for local female business leaders. Our women-only environment provides support, inspiration, and education. We believe that entrepreneurship is a mindset, not a title, so ownership is not a pre-requisite. Passion for learning, creativity, and growth IS!

You will receive:

  • Giveaways
  • Refreshments
  • Entry into Door Prize drawing (2 winners at this event!)
  • Resource-packed PDF guide bursting with paradigm-shifting books, videos, and links on the Art Industry to take your learning to the next level
  • A chance to network with professionals and peers

The best way to learn is from those who’ve already lived it. Here’s your chance to tap on the knowledge and experience of pros who know!

Register HERE!

Pilates for Cyclists: 6 Week Series

Begins NEXT WEEK, Wednesday 8/18 from 9:30-10:30 AM

Whether you’re trying to get a “pedal up” on the competition or trying to find a way to ride longer and more comfortably, Pilates is an excellent exercise for cyclists!

Most of us have heard that we should strengthen our core. But what exactly does that mean? This class takes you beyond sit-ups — which, while a great exercise, really do not strengthen your core. Your core includes your whole torso, front and back, and Pilates helps you integrate that core strength to your limbs.

If you’re looking for arm and shoulder endurance, increased respiratory efficiency, and to improve your lower back flexibility and stability, this would be a great series to attend!

Register HERE!

Taught by Jen Landells: 
My movement background began at an early age as a dancer. I went to Western Michigan University where I was introduced to Pilates in the dance department. After discovering kinesiology and movement science, I changed paths and earned my degree in Exercise Science. After graduation, I found the perfect way to combine the two passions by completing my full Level 2 certification in STOTT PILATES.

After many years of teaching in Michigan and northern Florida, I decided to take my teaching career to the next level and become part of Balanced Body’s team of faculty trainers in 2011.

Then, in 2012, I completed the requirements to earn my post-rehabilitation conditioning specialist certification from STOTT PILATES.

I have worked with all levels of clients from beginners and post-rehabilitation to Olympic hopeful figure skaters, professional dancers, and NFL football players. I love the challenge of working with a wide range of fitness levels and abilities. It is so exciting to be able to help someone reach their goals. Either after surgery or an injury, in competition, or just to simply feel stronger and more balanced in daily life.

Learn more about Core Philosophy HERE.

Personal Protection for Women: Monday 9/20 at 7 PM

Taught by Keep and Bear, LLC, this female-only course covers multiple facets of protection including situational awareness, instinctual responses, and nonphysical applications to preclude an encounter where protection is required.

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).

Course Details:

  • An Introduction Packet will be sent to you upon registration.
  • This course is 1.5 hours long.
  • This course is moderately physically demanding. You will not be asked to push harder than you are able.
  • This course includes mild stress induction.
  • Live blades and weapons are not permitted in the training area.
  • Trainees will be expected to sign a waiver to partake in class.
  • There will be a short break at the 1/2 point of class.

Trainee Considerations:

  • This course is for females only, age 12+.
  • Non-adult trainees must be accompanied by an adult.
  • PREREQUISITE: None.

Register HERE!

Thank you for voting us Best Bike Shop in SE Michigan!

Pilates for Cyclists: 6-Week Series

Pilates for Cyclists taught by Jen Landells of Core Philosophy!

Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 AM  beginning August 18th (through September 22nd)
Classes will be held in The Hub Incubator @ Hometown Bicycles

Whether you’re trying to get a “pedal up” on the competition or trying to find a way to ride longer and more comfortably, Pilates is an excellent exercise for cyclists!

Most of us have heard that we should strengthen our core. But what exactly does that mean? This class takes you beyond sit-ups — which, while a great exercise, really do not strengthen your core. Your core includes your whole torso, front and back, and Pilates helps you integrate that core strength to your limbs.

If you’re looking for arm and shoulder endurance, increased respiratory efficiency, and to improve your lower back flexibility and stability, this would be a great series to attend!

Sign up HERE.

Meet Jen

My movement background began at an early age as a dancer. I went to Western Michigan University where I was introduced to Pilates in the dance department. After discovering kinesiology and movement science, I changed paths and earned my degree in Exercise Science. After graduation, I found the perfect way to combine the two passions by completing my full Level 2 certification in STOTT PILATES.

After many years of teaching in Michigan and northern Florida, I decided to take my teaching career to the next level and become part of Balanced Body’s team of faculty trainers in 2011.

Then, in 2012, I completed the requirements to earn my Post-rehabilitation conditioning specialist certification from STOTT PILATES.

I have worked with all levels of clients from beginners and post-rehabilitation to Olympic hopeful figure skaters, professional dancers and NFL football players. I love the challenge of working with a wide range of fitness levels and abilities. It is so exciting to be able to help someone reach their goals. Either after surgery or an injury, in competition, or just to simply feel stronger and more balanced in daily life.

Learn more about Core Philosophy HERE.

If you have any questions, contact Leslie Barrett, Events Coordinator, at events@myhometownbicycles.com

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