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    Hometown Bicycles:
    10595 Grand River Road
    Brighton, MI 48116
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    Monday: 10 AM - 7 PM
    Tuesday: Closed
    Wednesday: Closed
    Thursday: 10 AM - 7 PM
    Friday: 10 AM - 7 PM
    Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
    Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM

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SHOP UPDATE: Temporary Switch to CURBSIDE Drop-off and Pick-up

Hometownies,

We have had COVID contact exposure at the shop, and with the rise in COVID cases in LIvingston County and for the health and well being of our customers and crew, we are taking the necessary precautions to keep everybody safe.

As of today, April 16, 2021, our shop is implementing CURBSIDE ONLY drop-off and pick-up for the next 2 weeks. We appreciate your understanding and support. Please bear with us as we do our part to stop the spread.

What to expect:

1. We have increased the frequency of our sanitizing rotation on shop tools and equipment.

2. No customers will be allowed in the shop.

3. During this two week period, we will only be accepting EMERGENCY REPAIRS (i.e. flat tires and safety-related repairs).

4. We are committed to finishing all tune-ups and repairs currently in the shop.

5. Facial coverings are required at all times inside the building.

6. Our shop hours have been temporarily reduced to minimize exposure (see below).

Thank you for for your support and helping us be a part of the solution. We have and will always believe in our community. Make sure you are regularly practicing healthy habits.

TEMPORARY HOURS
Monday, Thursday, Friday 12pm – 7pm
Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 5pm

Spring Shop Hours start Thursday!

Starting Thursday, April 1st:

Thursday & Friday: 10 AM – 7 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Monday: 10 AM – 7 PM
Tuesday & Wednesday: CLOSED

Please note we will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 4th. Enjoy your holiday!

2021 Tour de Livingston
Save the Date: Sunday, October 10th
Pedal for a purpose at the 2021 Tour de Livingston. Whether you meet up with us and ride as a group or ride on your own, this year’s hybrid version will have the best of all worlds to keep people moving, safe, and riding! 

Thursday, April 15 from 6-8 PM
Problem Solving & Conflict Resolution Seminar

Learn how to recognize, defuse, and lead through difficult workplace situations with courage and compassion.

Spots will fill fast – be sure to register early!

Meet our speakers:

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

To register for this event, click HERE.

Contact Leslie Barrett or Dawn Bhajan with any questions: thehubwomen@gmail.com.

We have hired a Parts Lead. Help us welcome Shawn to the shop! (Not to be confused with Shaun!) Now we have two Shaun/Shawn’s AND two Leslie’s… oh, geez.

Shaun has known Shawn for a long time, and we’re excited to have him on board! Be sure to say hi and introduce yourself to him the next time you visit Hometown.

Thank you, Island Lake!
The weekend of March 20-21 brought with it an encouraging sight — a new speed limit monitor at Island Lake Recreation Area!

Many thanks to the Horal Family and all cycling advocates who made this possible. And thank you, Island Lake, for listening to the concerns of those who use the park for cycling, walking, running, and other forms of non-motorized transportation. We’re all in this together!

Fitness Classes are BACK!

Zumba with Leslie Barrett

Zumba with Leslie Barrett
Mondays at 6 PM

$10 drop-in; 10-class punch cards are available.
Pre-registration is required. Contact michiganzumbagirl@outlook.com for more info or visit her Facebook page.

Martha Soraruf

Cardio Drumming with Martha Soraruf
Wednesdays at 6 PM and Saturdays at 8:45 AM

$5 drop-in
Bring your own equipment; there is no equipment rental at this time.
Pre-registration is required. Visit PURE Fitness and Nutrition for more info.

3rd Annual Do It For Dan Ride
Island Lake Recreation Area
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 3 PM


For updates and to support the Daniel J. Horal Family Foundation, click HERE.

Bike Fit Clinic THIS Saturday!

Saturday 3/13 from 5-6 PM
Bike Fit Clinic with Vincent Baylerian, PT, DPT
Certified Level 2 Clinical BikeFit Pro

Learn about how bike fitting can improve your cycling — become more efficient, gain power, and reduce discomfort. Vinnie will do a presentation, and there will be time for a Q&A session. You’ll also receive a coupon for a discounted Bike Fit at Pro-Motion Physical Therapy.

Pre-registration is required! Sign up HERE.
Only a few spots remaining!
Cost: $20

This is a socially distanced event and masks are required. It will be held in the new H.U.B. (Hometown Upstart Business) Incubator; enter through the third door.

Congratulations, Neal Glazebrook, Hometown’s Ride Coordinator!

Livingston County United Way announced the 2020 Volunteer of the Year Awards yesterday. We’re excited to share that Neal was awarded the Charles W. Itsell Volunteer of the Year! This award recognizes an individual whose commitment to the Livingston County United Way and the health and human service needs of our community during the past year goes far “above and beyond” typical volunteerism. 

Thank you, Neal, and all of the other award recipients, for your selflessness and love for community.

Great Lake-to-Lake Summit: You’re invited!

Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance is the statewide voice for non-motorized trail users, helping people build, connect and promote trails.

They invite you to join in a virtual Great Lake-to-Lake Trail Summit on Wednesday, March 24 from 1-2:30 PM. Learn about exciting advances on the Great Lake-to-Lake Trail Route #1. See the route HERE.

To be part of the Summit, sign up HERE!

Women’s Entrepreneurship Series

Thursday, March 25 from 6-8 PM
Health & Wellness Industry Forum

In this panel-style Q&A program, you’ll hear from business veterans – hailing from different sectors of the Health & Wellness industry – regarding obstacles, opportunities, and business operations that got them to where they are today.

Meet our panelists:

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

You will receive:

  • Entry into Health & Wellness forum
  • Giveaways
  • Entry into Door Prize drawing (two winners at every event!)
  • Resource-packed PDF guide bursting with paradigm-shifting books, videos, and links to take your learning to the next level!
  • A chance to network with professionals and peers

There are only 12 spots remaining for this event, so get yours early at our special introductory rate of $15. Masks are required and pandemic protocols will be maintained. Your well-being — business and health — is our top priority!To register for this event, click HERE.
$15 

Contact Leslie Barrett or Dawn Bhajan with any questions: thehubwomen@gmail.com.

Save the Date!

3rd Annual Do It For Dan Ride
Island Lake Recreation Area
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 3 PM

For updates and to support the Daniel J. Horal Family Foundation, click HERE.

Fitness Classes are BACK!

Zumba with Leslie Barrett
Mondays at 6 PM

$10 drop-in; 10-class punch cards are available.
Pre-registration is required. Contact michiganzumbagirl@outlook.com for more info or visit her Facebook page.

Cardio Drumming with Martha Soraruf
Wednesdays at 6 PM and Saturdays at 8:45 AM

$5 drop-in
Bring your own equipment; there is no equipment rental at this time.
Pre-registration is required. Visit PURE Fitness and Nutrition for more info.

Did you know?

Go-Liv-Cois a Facebook page devoted to non-motorized transportation in Livingston County. 149 members and growing! 

Consider joining and sharing what this group is doing to improve active mobility. Whether you go on a walk, go on a bike ride, go on a run, or go push a stroller or a wheelchair, they’re promoting active mobility for all ages and abilities. 

Shaun and SELCRA Partner Up!

SELCRA recently announced the appointment of Shaun Bhajan to its Board of Directors, as the Member-at-Large. The SELCRA Mission is to promote individual, community, and economic stewardship by providing outstanding recreation, sports and leisure programs for citizens of all ages. 

“Shaun’s knowledge of the area and his experience as a business owner will be an asset to our mission of Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs!” stated SELCRA.

Congratulations, Shaun! We all know how much you love our community!

Tech Talk Clinic THIS Saturday!
Our socially distanced clinics are filling up fast. Advance registration is required and masks are mandatory. Only 4 spots left for Tech Talk!

Saturday 2/27 from 5-6 PM
Tech Talk: Q&A with our Master Mechanics

This is YOUR opportunity to bring questions to our master mechanics, Tyler and Mason. For one hour, they will share their knowledge and provide answers to your most pressing mechanical questions. Target audience: Intermediate riders who have a decent working knowledge of their bike(s), and bicycle parts and components. 

To register for this event, click HERE
Cost: $12

And coming up in March, everyone’s favorite clinic…

Saturday 3/13 from 5-6 PM
Bike Fit Clinic with Vincent Baylerian, PT, DPT, Certified Level 2 Clinical BikeFit Pro

Learn about how bike fitting can improve your cycling — become more efficient, gain power, and reduce discomfort. Vinnie will do a presentation, and there will be time for a Q&A session. You’ll also receive a coupon for a discounted Bike Fit at Pro-Motion Physical Therapy.

To register for this event, click HERE.
Cost: $20

Girl Scout Cookies are here!

Stop by and take advantage of our BOGO Cookie Deal!

Buy a box of cookies, get a box on us! $5 per box. Cash only, please.
Several varieties available, while supplies last!

A note from our Ride Coordinator…

Hi Folks,

Hope you are all staying safe and enjoying this actual winter we are having — well, “kind of” actual winter. That’s the reason for this note. Under normal circumstances, we would be hosting Fat Bike rides all winter, but this winter has been exceptionally challenging to have rides that are appropriate for everyone — which is what Hometown is all about — supporting rides that anyone can enjoy. The weather was too warm at the start of Fat Biking season, which resulted in ice on the trails. This is not a situation everyone is equipped for (studded tires needed), so we postponed having rides.

Then came our latest weather system which dumped a bunch of snow, but also brought super cold temps. The temps were too cold for group rides. Believe me, I tried myself and am still recovering almost 3 weeks later. Then the forecast looked like it would warm for a few days and then cool back off to safe temps and get us good packing snow, but alas it is all melting away and the trails are mush now.

The last aspect of anti-Fat Biking that occurred this winter is the lack of the Badlands, aka those big sandhills across from Spring Mill Pond at Island Lake Recreation Area. With the mining operation in full swing over there, we do not have the space to make it worthwhile to take a big group out for a ride. We will hang tight, watch the weather, and deploy for a ride if the universe decides to cooperate. Keep your eye on our newsletters and Facebook page for a pop-up Fat Bike ride if we think we can safely pull it off.

In the meantime, take a minute to complete our Ride Survey; your input helps shape the future Hometown ride offerings. And one lucky survey participant will win a $25 Hometown Gift Certificate! The winner will be chosen on March 15th so hurry up and get your survey responses in.
 
Survey Link: https://forms.gle/AZUj2w4gb5uQ8xDR6
 
Ride with a purpose,
 
Neal Glazebrook

Great Lake-to-Lake Summit: You’re invited!

Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance is the statewide voice for non-motorized trail users, helping people build, connect and promote trails.

They invite you to join in a virtual Great Lake-to-Lake Trail Summit on Wednesday, March 24 from 1-2:30 PM. Learn about exciting advances on the Great Lake-to-Lake Trail Route #1. See the route HERE.

To be part of the Summit, sign up HERE!

Women’s Self Talk Clinic: Meet our Speakers!

From left to right, Lisa Nelson, Dr. Tianna Rooney, and Anna Oginsky

Lisa Nelson, Owner of Hush Intimate Apparel
Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, a master’s in manufacturing engineering, and spent 15 years in the automotive industry. In 2007, as a new mom, Lisa felt driven to forge a new career path where she could be in control of her future and have a positive effect on others’ lives. A visit to a women’s boutique lit her entrepreneurial fire. She launched Hush Intimate Apparel in Brighton, Michigan – a boutique designed by women for women – to help women look good and feel comfortable in their everyday lives. A passionate community advocate, Lisa sits on the Downtown Development Authority Board, and served as vice chair of the Principal Shopping District Board, plus 3 years on the Chamber of Commerce Board. 

Dr. Tianna Rooney, LMFT, Owner and Executive Director of Perspectives Therapy Services
Dr. Rooney earned her Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2004 in the area of Marriage and Family Therapy. Her clinical training translated incredibly well to being an entrepreneur. Now, her focus has shifted from relationship health to organizational health. With a team of over 75 mental health providers, 10 administrative team members, and 5 clinic locations, Perspectives Therapy Services, LLC is one of the largest mental health practices in the state of Michigan. Dr. Rooney serves as the Executive Director with her primary role being to design an amazing experience for employees and clients alike. 

Anna Oginsky, Author, Artist and Owner of Heart Connected and Founder of Brighton Light House
Anna is an award-winning author, as well as a workshop and retreat facilitator through her small business, Heart Connected. Anna received her BA in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Michigan State University and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. Together with her husband, Dan, Anna recently opened Brighton Light House where she will serve as the director, focused on programming. 

Thursday, March 11 from 6-7:30 PM
Self Talk: Wiring Your Brain for Business Success
A successful business begins and ends in your own head. What have you been saying to yourself lately?

To register for this event, click HERE.
$15 

If you miss the window and registration is closed, please DO STILL REACH OUT TO USthehubwomen@gmail.com  We’ll add you to our list, in case a spot opens up!

Save the Date!

3rd Annual Do It For Dan Ride
Island Lake Recreation Area
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 3 PM

For updates and to support the Daniel J. Horal Family Foundation, click HERE.

Fitness Classes are BACK!

Zumba with Leslie Barrett
Mondays at 6 PM

$10 drop-in; 10-class punch cards are available.
Pre-registration is required. Contact michiganzumbagirl@outlook.com for more info or visit her Facebook page.

Cardio Drumming with Martha Soraruf
Wednesdays at 6 PM

$5 drop-in
Bring your own equipment; there is no equipment rental at this time.
Pre-registration is required. Visit PURE Fitness and Nutrition for more info.

Winter Hours:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday
10 AM – 5 PM

Closed Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

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