How Sweet It is to be Loved…
KIDS, CANDY, CUTENESS – AND BIKES! – AT THE SWEETHEART DANCES
Hometown hit the dance floor last week for not one, but THREE, Sweetheart Dances that we enthusiastically sponsored through Howell Parks & Rec. Family values reigned supreme (and our son picked up some new dance moves) at these A-is-for-adorable, mother-son / daddy-daughter dances.
Some of you readers signed up for our e-newsletters at the event – welcome, and ride on!
We also want to tip our helmets to truly some of the kindest souls on the planet – our cosponsors, Brennan Investment Services and McCaskill Family Services. Can’t wait to participate in more events with these big-hearted businesses!
♥ WE ♥ YOU, HOMETOWNIES! HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!! ♥
THIS THURSDAY (2/16):
EAT, DRINK & BE CURIOUS!
YOU’RE INVITED TO A JAMIS CLINIC-PARTY COMBO THIS THURSDAY!
This Thursday, February 16, from 6-8pm, we’re hosting a pizza-and-beer clinic celebration that combines the best of Jamis, bike smarts, and cyclist sustenance.
Come out and meet Tom, our uber-awesome Jamis rep, who’ll be sharing insider industry scoops, cool Jamis facts, and answering any questions you might have about the company and the bikes.
You’ll also hear from Shaun about why, when we had an opportunity to carry any bike brand, we determined that Jamis would rock our customers’ worlds and help support the industry we love. The answers may surprise you.
Everyone is welcome – the Jamis owners, the Jamis newbies, and the simply Jamis curious. Bring your family; bring your friends; bring your neighbors; bring your coworkers. What better way to spend a winter evening than surrounded by bikes, connecting with fellow cyclists, and relaxing with a full belly?
REGISTER NOW TO ATTEND OUR “WHY JAMIS?” CLINIC-PARTY
We appreciate your early registration, so that we can make sure there’s enough food for all!
SPEAKING OF JAMIS… HERE’S HOW TO WIN ONE!
Just wanted to send you a reminder to check out this bikepacking contest that Jamis is running through the month of February, with a grand prize of something like $5,000 in bikes and adventure gear! How sweet would it be if a Hometownie won?! What are you waiting for… ENTER NOW!!
OH, HOW THE TABLES DO TURN…
Well, it was all fun and games when I gleefully signed Shaun up for his Spin-Off at the Hamburg Fitness Center. And, of course, look what came of it – he became a spin convert!
But our Hamburg Fitness Center peeps have turned the tables on me with a spin-off of Shaun’s Spin-Off… now it’s MY turn to jersey up and spin with our lady customers.
Ladies, please don’t make me do this alone!! I’m several years out of shape, and looking for some serious moral support. The Ladies Spin Challenge is (of course) women only, and runs FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH AT 9:30AM – $5 HOMETOWNIE SPECIAL. Child care is available, fellow mamas! (Call 810-231-4169 to pre-register your kiddies.)
A SECOND SPIN-OFF WITH SHAUN…
Ready to clip in for another round of spinning with Shaun at Hamburg Fitness Center? SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH AT 10:15AM – $5 HOMETOWNIE SPECIAL
MEET YOUR CREW: ANDREW JACKSON
Andrew is a Hometown phenomenon – mature beyond his years and with a natural ability to lead. You’ll spot him running lead in our service shop, and participating in tons of shop rides. Customers love him, our kids love him, we love him. Andrew’s a treasure:
Coming from a family of eight children myself, Hometown is just another extension of my big family. Whether it is cranking out the tune-ups, watching the kids for Dawn, or helping Shaun finish up the projects around the shop, I am there. I enjoy mountain biking or road riding with some of my fellow Hometown crew members, racing in the MiSCA series, or working on a project or two of my own (usually bike related). Quote I live by: “The only bars I want to be behind in my life are a set of handlebars.”
Fat Bike Friendly Shop Ride – TBA
Our weekly adventure through the Island Lakes Badlands is up in the air this Saturday, as we wait to see whether the ground is firm enough to handle a thundering herd of fat bikes. Can’t believe we’re saying this, but… come on, cold weather!! Follow us on Facebook for ride confirmation and updates.
Need a fat bike? We rent! Call our shop: (810) 225-2441
(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
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CARDIO DRUMMING FOR KIDS | Mondays at 11AM
Parents welcome! $5 class fee / $5 equipment rental – With Martha Soraruf
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ZUMBA | Mondays at 6PM & Thursdays at 9:30AM
$5 drop in – With Leslie Barrett
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SPRING: 35 Days & Counting
5 weeks ’til Spring… can you believe it?! Don’t panic… we’ll get you AND your bike there in top form!
Take advantage of our fat bikes and rentals, winter shop rides, fitness classes, and famous bicycle tune-ups and repairs!