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HAVE YOU SEEN OUR LIST OF WINTER EVENTS?
You know what’s fun – dropped jaws and double-takes because a Michigan bike shop parking lot is overflowing with cars throughout the winter!
We know you’re proud of how active your bike shop is – you tell us daily, and we appreciate that! But have you taken full advantage of the boredom-busting activity roster we’re rocking through the cold season (and beyond)? We’re doing this for you!
Of course, there are shop rides. But if snow cycling ain’t your thang, how about a fundraising concert? A wine-and-learn women’s night? An essential oils training? A fitness class? A bike clinic? A self defense course? Cuz they’re all happening here at Hometown, and that’s just over the next few weeks!
I challenge you to scroll down or visit our Facebook events page and PICK ONE (or more!) to attend. Maybe it peaks your interest, maybe you’ve never tried before, or maybe you simply need to get OUT – but go! We’re here to be a resource – let us be yours!!
A ‘funk’y fundraiser for the Brighton High School Mountain Bike Team
***NOTE: We’ve had a few questions regarding whether this event is kid-friendly. So, to clarify, the Roll & Rock is geared toward adults – later hours (7-10pm), classic jazz and blues tunage, BYOB (I suspect many will bring beer) – with proceeds supporting youth cycling. Consider it a date night with good karma!
On Saturday, February 10th, we’re clearing our floor of bikes for a LIVE CONCERT AT HOMETOWN, starring our very own CycloDan Tribble’s Progressive Blues & Rhythm Band. On the agenda – crazy awesome music, dancing, BYOB, snacks, socializing… and knowing that half of your $10 cover charge goes directly toward gearing up the BHS Team for their 2018 cycling season!
Enjoy the show from 7pm-9pm, then hang with the band at the after-party. It’s laid back, funky fun that will wow your ears and tickle your tastebuds, all while supporting youth cycling. Please let us know you’re coming, so we can plan for enough refreshments!
BAND BIO: The Progressive Blues and Rhythm Band is Brian “BK Big Fish” King, drums, Doug “Bird Dog” Percha, guitar, Theo “Dr. Thee” Smith, bass and Dan Tribble aka “Shoocat Hopkins” on vocals and harmonica. All have been active members of the S.E. Michigan music scene mostly dating back to the mid 70’s. The PBR Band intends to bring you a brew of blues, rock & funky R&B for your listening and dancing enjoyment! Contact Brian at 330-806-1710 for booking info.
$10 cover charge, payable at the door – cash or checks only, please.
A POWERFUL, information-packed class for ALL of the women in your life – including you!Tuesday, February 13th marks the first ever Women’s Self Defense class at Hometown Bicycles, led by the highly skilled Ian Kinder, founder of Live Safe Academy. In this life changing, 2-hour session, you’ll learn “simple, life saving skills from programs designed to increase your safety after only one class! Our hands on courses teach time-tested, realistic methods that are easy to learn and remember… No previous training required.”
Valentine’s Day safety, solo bike rides, peace of mind – whatever your interest, COME! For ages 12 and up. I’ll be there – will you?
$40 payable at time of registration. Minimum 15 participants required – tell your friends and family!
…………………………………………………Welcome to ’Ladies Night Out at Hometown Bicycles – Spring Edition’ on Tuesday, February 20th from 6-9pm!! We’ll close the shop again for the last 3 hours of the day, so that we can make this evening all about you! Shake off the winter blah’s, and let’s think Spring, ladies!!!
Back by popular demand, your evening will start by easing away the stresses of your day with a 30-minute, beginner yoga session, courtesy of Terri from Hamburg Fitness Center & Camp. Stretched and centered, you’ll warm your spirits with wine and refreshments, provided by Hometown.
Next on the agenda, the mini-clinics so many of you asked for! We’ll be running 15 minute quickies on Flat Tire Fixes and Shifting Demystified. Pick one, try both, or go back for seconds – we’ll run repeats over the course of an hour. In the meantime, browse a specially ordered selection of women-specific cycling necessities – discounted at Ladies-Night-only pricing! Even more details to come – stay tuned!
$40 payable at registration. Click the link below!
Folks, this is one of the most popular clinics we’ve ever run, because it’s about how to make you more comfortable, more efficient, and more injury-free when you ride. EVERYONE can benefit – from the leisure rider to the top-tier athlete. Guest speaker and Team Hometown Title Sponsor, Vinnie Baylerian, PT, DPT of Pro-Motion Physical Therapy, could save you a world of pain and improve your cycling… and it’s FREE!! ONLY Feb 8th @ 7pm: REGISTER NOW FOR BIKE FITTING BASICS!
Bike Fitting with Pro-Motion Physical Therapy
Thu, Feb 8th, 7-8pm
Cycling Nutrition Clinic
Tues, Feb 13th, 12:15-1pm & Thu, Feb 15th, 7-8pm
Cycling Gear & Wear Clinic
Tues, Feb 20th, 12:15-1pm & Thu, Feb 22nd, 7-8pm
Where to Ride in Michigan Potluck Party
Thu, March 1st, 7-9pm
<< Click the image at left for a printable Clinic Series flier!
REGISTER for Hot Yoga | 6 – 7PM at Hamburg Fitness | $5 (no membership required!)
REGISTER for Self Defense | 7PM – 9PM at Hometown Bicycles | $40 at registration
REGISTER for Ladies Night Out | 6PM – 9PM at Hometown | $40 at registration
REGISTER for PILOXING | 6 – 7PM at Hamburg Fitness | $5 (no membership required!)
SUNDAY, FEB 4 | 2:30PM (MEET AT 2:00PM) | FROM BRIGHTON REC TRAILHEAD
Tackle the rolling trails of Brighton Recreation in one of two, NO-DROP groups. We’ll cover about 9 -16 miles of adventure, depending on your ability level. Come dressed for the weather. Check Facebook for Ride confirmation and changes!***Rent a Fat Bike at the shop!***
$5 drop in / $5 equipment rental – With Martha Soraruf
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$8 drop in or “10 classes for $50” punch card – With Leslie Barrett
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