WISHING YOU A WEEKEND OF REMEMBRANCE, FAMILY, & FUN!
So that you and our Crew can enjoy quality family time this holiday, please note that we will be closing early on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th:
Memorial Day Hours: Mon, 9am – 3pm (closing early)
TEAM NEWS: ♫ JUST RI-I-I-IDIN’ IN THE RAIN…♩♪
Jack Riddle ventured northward for the Arcadia Grit & Gravel Mountain Bike Race. Thanks to the mud and sludge, his bike took home plenty of souvenir “grit” (see right) from this “wicked-tough” course in Manistee County.
Brien Terbush blew us away by riding the Zoo-de-Mack in the rain!!
And Joe Ostervik put the heat on in the Ann Arbor Velo Club Crit, the last in a series of Spring Training events.
Move over, US Post Office – your peeps aren’t the only ones who are undeterred by snow, rain, heat, and gloom of night. Way to go, Team Hometownies!
REGISTER FOR MILFORD BIKE FEST: JUNE 2
Here’s an event you’ll want to add to your calendar – the MCMBA’s annual Milford Bike Fest & Trail Challenge!
This year, Hometown Bicycles is proud to be the primary Bike Shop Sponsor for this event. Our Milford connection, Hometown Service Manager Matt Fitzhorn, will be manning the Hometown tent and participating in the awards and announcements. Come hang out with him and the Hometown Team, while enjoying a beautiful blend of mountain biking, live music, delicious food, and beer!
RIDE FOR WISHES: JUNE 10 & JULY 15
Riding familiar pathways and parks, these rides are open to riders of all styles, and begin and end where rehydration takes the form of amber ambrosia! (Click image at left for details.)
REGISTER FOR POSES, PEDALS & PINTS: JUNE 23
We know there will be some hats tossed and cartwheels attempted over this latest piece of local news…
Poses, Pedals & Pints: Summer 2018 registration is now open! If you hearken back to last year’s P3 series, the event opens with beginner-friendly yoga, courtesy of Tocca Massage & Yoga, followed by a leisurely and scenic ride with Hometown, ending with a long, cool pull from the taps of Brewery Becker. Remember, this event sells out insanely fast!
Creating the magic of Hometown is no small thing, and we don’t hire lightly, but we do offer positions that are meaningful and make a real difference in the lives of customers, our community, and the cycling industry. We currently have openings for:
Part-Time Social Media Specialist
Helps market and share the Hometown culture on social media. Must be social media savvy, highly organized, an excellent writer, and skilled in photography. Graphic design skills a plus.
Full- and Part-Time Service Techs
Provides reliably outstanding technical bike service. Some technical knowledge preferred. Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, focused, and a quick learner.
Full- and Part-Time Sales Associates
Provides reliably outstanding customer service, including sales, cashiering, and shop organization and cleanliness. Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, sociable, enthusiastic, and a quick study.
Drop by our shop, introduce yourself, and pick up an application. You’ll never know unless you try!
FRIDAY, MAY 25 | 9:00PM (MEET BY 8:45PM) | FROM HOMETOWN
It’s a different world out there when you’re riding by bike light! We’ll ride the Island Lake trails at an INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED pace. Make sure your lights are fully charged! Mountain and Fat Bikes are encouraged. NOT a beginner ride. Check Facebook for ride confirmation and changes!
Typically on Monday’s, this ride has been moved back for the holiday weekend! This one’s for the beginner rider who wants to increase mileage and speed. We’ll ride the well-known “to-the-Green-Dumpster-and-back” loop (~12-15 miles), or more for those who are ready. A and B groups will average 10-15+ mph. Road bikes only! Please have some experience on your bike, along with basic shifting and braking skills for the safety of the group. Beyond that, we’ll share some tips to make the hills easier and the flats faster! Check Facebook for ride confirmation and changes!
Want to learn to ride with a peloton? This ADVANCED, road warrior training is led by our Team racers! You’ll learn and practice: draft lines, hill repeats and intervals. Come ready to work hard at an average 20mph pace. Bring a cadence sensor, speed sensor, and heart rate monitor. Check Facebook for ride confirmation and changes!
Ladies’ Road Ride
TUESDAY, MAY 29 | 7:00PM (MEET BY 6:45PM) | FROM HOMETOWN
Ladies, this one’s just for you! This weekly, road ride is for gals of all ability levels. We’ll ride the well-known “green dumpster” loop at Island Lake (~14 miles) at a conversational, 10mph pace. All bikes welcome, NO DROP RIDE. Afterward, relax, connect, and rehydrate with your new biking friends. BYOB!Check Facebook for ride confirmation and changes!
Gravel Grinding 101
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 | 6:00PM (MEET BY 5:45PM) | FROM HOMETOWN
Ride with your Hometown bike guru, CycloDan Tribble! Front and rear light required, as we end at dusk. This ride weaves through and around Island Lake, covering 13+ miles of pavement, dirt trails and gravel roads (a few hills just for fun!) at an average 12-13 mph. Expect a “puddle” or two of sand and a few face slappers on the trails this time of year. Nothing our gravel, adventure or mountain/fat bikes can’t easily handle. Skinny tire bikes will NOT work for this ride. All levels welcome – NO DROP RIDE. Check Facebook for ride confirmation and changes!
Ladies Only Beginner Mountain Bike Ride
THURSDAY, MAY 31 | 6:30PM (MEET BY 6:15PM) | FROM HOMETOWN
Ladies, come learn beginning mountain bike skills! We’ll tackle the trails in manageable bites, with the empowering support of skilled and supportive Hometown women. We’ll ride together to Island Lake Recreation Area, and focus on taking the fear and uncertainty out of riding the trails! NO DROP. Check Facebook for ride confirmation and changes!
CARDIO DRUMMING | Wednesdays at 6:00PM
$5 drop in / $5 equipment rental – With Martha Soraruf
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ZUMBA | Mondays at 6:00PM & Thursdays at 9:30AM
$8 drop in or “10 classes for $50” punch card – With Leslie Barrett
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