A Hometown Holiday Heart-to-Heart
Someone asked me a simple question the other day about whether we’ll do our Christmas shopping online or at the stores, and it got me thinking. We’ve all done our fair share of online shopping – Shaun and I included. We live in the digital age after all.
But does this mean that the whole “Be Loyal, Buy Local” thing is just about keeping mom-and-pop shops afloat? Not really, although we do enjoy being able to pay our bills as much as the next person. The truth is that there is a place – and will always be a place – for brick and mortar, and it has everything to do with relationships and service. And in that arena, Hometown shines.
So, as you’re puzzling over what to buy Dad, Aunt Betty, or little Timmy this Christmas – and where it should come from – I invite you to chew on this…
We’re all about relationships. That means we invest the time and energy in getting you what you need, not what we need to move.
We’re an anti-snob operation. Whatever kind of cyclist you are or bike you ride, we will always treat you with respect and gratitude, because we appreciate that you chose to shop with US. No belittling. No showboating. No snobbery. Period.
We are 100% about bicycles. That means we have nothing else to do except be your number one resource for all things bike.
We create opportunities for you to use what you buy. Between shop rides, Team memberships, classes, and events, we make sure you get your money’s worth out of your purchase.
We are a family-run, family bike shop. We think families are cool. Kids aren’t inconveniences – they’re future cycling advocates. And when you’re a customer, you become our family, too.
This is our livelihood. You make it possible for us to make a career out of something we love, so we’re highly motivated to make your experience awesome.
We live here. We’re as likely to run into you at the grocery store as at the shop, which means we’ll always treat you ethically and respectfully… so we don’t have to hide behind the fruit bin when we spot you.
We give back to the Community you live and work in. It supports us, so we proudly return the favor.
We advocate for the sport you love. The success of cycling benefits us all, so your support of Hometown translates to a direct, positive impact on our ability to sponsor, volunteer, educate, and spread the love for cycling.
So, do we feel secure and superior in our brick-and-mortarness? Never, and that is why we work every day to be the type of place you not only love to shop, but are proud… no, make that EAGER to share with friends and family.
Thanks for being Hometownies, and for giving us the opportunity to make your holiday shopping experience something truly special,
CEO | Hometown Bicycles
The final day to place ANY order, so that it arrives by Christmas, is
OPEN: Christmas Eve 9AM – 3PM
CLOSED: Christmas Day – January 1st
We’ll reopen January 2nd, normal hours!
THIS SATURDAY: FAT BIKE FRIENDLY RIDE
MEET AT HOMETOWN AT 9:45AM – WE ROLL AT 10AM Bring your Fat Bikes for a pedal through Island Lake with your Hometownies. This is an Intermediate (No Drop) Ride through hills, sand, and snow (exploring behind “the pond”). We estimate 12-16 miles of adventure. Come dressed for the weather! CLICK HERE for weather updates.
** Fat Bikes are available for rent at the shop, if you don’t yet have your own! **