Take One (Beer) for the Team
RAISE A COLD ONE AT THIS SATURDAY‘S MEET-LEARN-JOIN OUR TEAM EVENT: This year’s Team information night promises to be EPIC! In addition to learning what Team Hometown Bicycles is all about, you’ll get to enjoy one of two PRE-MEETING SHOP RIDES (details to follow further down), meet our captains and members, fist bump our outstanding Team sponsors, witness the GRAND UNVEILING of our NEW RACE KIT, order Team kits at a killer discount, and savor pizza and beer to boot!
Team Hometown Bicycles is for EVERYONE! Our Team – racers and non-racers – is as anti-snob an operation as our shop. Our purpose is to have fun, give back to our Community, and positively promote the sport. If you can get on board that bandwagon, then you can be a part of our Team!
We can’t wait to see you there! Team night is something special at Hometown… come see why it’s one of our best attended winter events! THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 4:30PM, HOMETOWN COMMUNITY ROOM, NO CHARGE…
REGISTER NOW FOR OUR TEAM HOMETOWN MUNCH-&-LEARN
2 PRE-TEAM-MEETING SHOP RIDES THIS SATURDAY
Take a spin with the Team and fellow Hometownies before our Team Hometown Munch-and-Learn! We have two – count them, TWO! – shop ride options to peak your fancy:
OPTION 1: Badlands Fat Bike Friendly Ride, January 21, 1:45pm
LEAVES FROM ISLAND LAKE SPRING MILL POND PROMPTLY AT 2PM (ARRIVE BY 1:45PM)
ALL RIDER LEVELS are welcome for this relaxed pace, NO DROP adventure through the sandy Badlands. Be prepared to push your bike up a hill or two! 3.8″ or larger fat/plus tires recommended. Not appropriate for “skinny” tires. Follow us on Facebook for ride confirmation/changes.
OPTION 2: Island Lake Roads Ride, January 21, 2:15pm
LEAVES FROM HOMETOWN BICYCLES PROMPTLY AT 2:30PM (ARRIVE BY 2:15PM)
We’ll take the back entrance into Island Lake, enjoying (hopefully) clear, paved park roads. Mountain and/or road bikes (as weather conditions dictate). ALL RIDER LEVELS are welcome for this NO DROP ride. Follow us on Facebook for ride confirmation/changes.
MEET YOUR 2017 TEAM HOMETOWN SPONSORS
It’s official – THESE NINE, EXCEPTIONAL COMPANIES are the new Sponsorship backbone to a Team that supports its community, epitomizes sportsmanship, and, above all, LOVES cycling! If that doesn’t tell you something deeply meaningful about the core values of these businesses, I don’t know what will! Please show our Sponsors some serious Hometown love:
This Wednesday and Thursday wraps up the second in our roundly popular, bike maintenance clinic set! You’ll learn post-ride practices to keep your bike fighting fit, and from costing you a fortune in negligence repairs. Questions welcome!
(NOTE: February’s clinics are up for registration! *see below* We’re really excited about these, and have scheduled them a little differently, so that you have the best chance to enjoy them! Check it out!)
BIKE CARE & MAINTENANCE PART 2 – REGISTER NOW!
Wednesday, January 18 from 12:15-1pm -OR- Thursday, January 19 from 6-7pm
In this second of a 2-part clinic, we’ll talk about how to care for your bicycle AFTER you come back from your ride.
BIKE FITTING BASICS – REGISTER NOW!
Wednesday, January 25 from 12:15-1pm -OR- Thursday, January 26 from 6-7pm
Guest speaker, Vinnie Baylerian of Pro-Motion Physical Therapy, covers bike fit that maximizes efficiency and minimizes discomfort.
EMERGENCY BIKE REPAIR PART 1 – REGISTER NOW!
Tues. 1/31 from 12:15-1pm -OR- FRIDAY 2/3 from 6-7pm
Part 1 of 2, this clinic is hands-on! We’ll cover quick, on-the-go bike fixes to help you avoid a long walk home.
EMERGENCY BIKE REPAIR PART 2 – REGISTER NOW!
Tues. 2/7 from 12:15-1pm -OR- Wed. 2/8 from 12:15-1pm -OR- FRIDAY 2/10 from 6-7pm
Part 2 of 2, this clinic covers the perennial favorite – flat tire fixes! Bring along your wheel for some hands-on practice!
WHY JAMIS? – REGISTER NOW!
Thursday, February 16 from 6-7pm
A favorite addition to our clinic series, “Why Jamis?” answers who Jamis is, what they offer YOU, and why we’ve loved ’em from Day One! Jamis rep and our “brother-from-a-different-mother”, Tom Trentanove, will guest speak and answer your individual questions.
WHERE TO RIDE IN MICHIGAN & POTLUCK PARTY! – REGISTER NOW!
Thursday, February 23 from 6-7pm
Bring your favorite dish to this munch-and-learn, wrap-up clinic party! Enjoy your fellow clinic-goers’ culinary skills, while we share some of the best parks and routes in Michigan for your cycling Adventures, plus groups you can ride with.
CAN YOU HELP? SINGLE-QUESTION YOGA SURVEY
Where she yogas, people follow… seriously. Ashley of Tocca Massage & Yoga left us speechless with the popularity of her recently concluded Hometown yoga class series. Now she’s cooking up another session, and wants to know YOUR scheduling preference. Please help her out, and CLICK HERE TO ANSWER HER SINGLE-QUESTION YOGA SURVEY. It’s appreciated!
(Photo cred: Yoga pic at left courtesy Ashley Knuth of Tocca Massage & Yoga)
FITNESS CLASSES AT HOMETOWN
Hey, Hometownies! Mark your calendars for these fantastic winter fitness programs running right here inside your favorite bike shop:
CARDIO DRUMMING | Wednesdays at 6:45PM
$5 class fee / $5 equipment rental – With Martha Soraruf
Click to learn more
ZUMBA | Mondays at 6PM & Thursdays at 9:30AM
$5 drop in – With Leslie Barrett
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We’re just 9 short weeks away from the official arrival of Spring. Don’t panic… we can get you there in top form!
Be sure to check out our fat bikes and rentals, winter shop rides, and fitness classes to keep you in peak cycling condition. Plus, we’ll have your bike running like a dream with our famously phenomenal bicycle tune-ups and repairs!