Tree Farm Relay & *Eff* Cancer Ride

Team Hometown Bicycles at Tree Farm Relay - Mike Dyer and Jim Thompson
NOT A DULL MOMENT TO BE FOUND AMONG US! …
A lot of Team awesomeness has transpired over the past couple weeks, but then, we’ve come to expect that of a Team that loves cycling, loves their bike shop (thanks, all!), and loves spreading the joy of cycling!

Recently, Hometown represented in a big way at the 13th Annual Tree Farm Relay, with 20 members hitting the trails in fine form. Our congrats to all who rode –> Paul Andres, Cammie Coffey, Leslie Cook, Keith Cowgar, Dennis Doherty, Mike Dyer, Robin Fry, Scooter Gates, Jacob Henriksen, Tom Hermann, Joe Kay, Nancy Kessler, Kevin Machuga, Shannon McKay, Jay Mingis, Roger Pelkey, Jordan Richter, Steve Steinberg, Jim Thompson, and Linc Wehrly!

Team Hometown Bicycles' DJ Joe Ostervik and Adam Baranski at 2018 RAGBRAI
Check it out (above): Hometown recently rode ACROSS THE STATE OF IOWA (no joke!!!) For his third year running, Joe Ostervik, along with Adam Baranski, successfully traversed the famous 7 day, 491 mile RAGBRAI, boasting over 14,000 feet of climb! Joe, Adam… amazing!!

It’s with great respect that we also acknowledge Team riders Brad Allen (above left) and Ric Williams (above right) who helped raise over $2.25 MILLION for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the annual Wish-a-Mile Ride! Also, a helmet salute to Team Sponsors Dr. Bill & Louise Horal, who are also avid supporters and devoted riders of this heart-warming ride! This year was apparently the single largest fundraising event for Make-A-Wish of Michigan. Cyclists are amazing people!


2nd Annual Eff Cancer Gravel Ride

TOMORROW (8/8): RIDE A MESSAGE TO CANCER

Speaking of an active Team, members Colin and Cynthia Chisholm are once again “sticking it to cancer” in this 2nd Annual Eff Cancer Gravel Ride, and invite you to add your voice to the mix by joining them Wednesday (tomorrow), August 18th at 5:30pm for a 6pm rollout. This ride is:

25 miles of gravel in one of the oldest greatest “strava art” sections known to man! Send a strong message while enjoying 25 fast gravel miles and a BEvERage after!

The ride is dedicated to whomever you want it to be. Everyone has been affected by Cancer in some way, show how you really feel!

Wed, 8/8, 6pm (arrive by 5:30pm)  |  Volunteer Park, 21620 Dixboro Rd in South Lyon
REGISTRATION IS FREE!  –  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


Hometown Bicycles Skills and Drills Paceline Training Ride

LEARN PACELINES WITH OUR TEAM CAPTAIN!

On Tuesday, August 14th at 6:30pm, you’ll have an opportunity to learn to ride safely and effectively in a peloton with our expert road rider and Team Captain, Jim Cleer!

This training ride is specifically designed to instruct riders rarin’ to race, but lacking paceline experience and know-how. Jim will share practical knowledge on everything from draft lines, to hill repeats, to interval training.

**REQUIRED**: Heart monitor, speed and cadence sensors, and an ability to hold a 16-17mph average over distance (17-18mph on flats).

COME READY TO WORK HARD! This is NOT for the novice or recreational rider. As long as you can hold the speed averages required above, you won’t be dropped! CLICK HERE for ride details, confirmation, and changes.


AUGUST 18TH: DOC MAY MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE

Howell Melon Festival's Doc May Memorial Melon Ride sponsored by Hometown BicyclesIn less than 2 weeks, Melon Fest hits downtown Howell with scads of cantalope, melon ice cream, melon-themed swag, and… a Memorial Melon Ride, sponsored by us!

Come ride with our Team and Hometownies on one of two scenic Howell loops (family and 15-mile). Ride leaves from the Livingston County Courthouse promptly at 9AM, and all riders come back to delicious melon ice cream! Hometown is providing a bike corral, so that you can enjoy the main street festivities, while your bike is being babysat by our crew.

REGISTER NOW and ride with us!!


Poses Pedals and Pints 2018

POSES, PEDALS & PINTS: FALL EDITION

Coming soon to a Downtown Brighton near you…  REGISTER NOW!

Hometown Bicycles beginner road ride shop ride with Team Hometown Bicycles
HOMETOWN BICYCLES SHOP RIDES
Our Shop Rides are open to the public, run daily (sometimes twice a day!), and span the cycling spectrum from beginner to advanced, road to trail, and everything in between. FOR ALL RIDES, please arrive 15 minutes early! Don’t miss one moment of fun!

(**Note: Always confirm rides in advance on our Facebook events page. Rides, times, and locations may sometimes vary!)

Beginner-Friendly Road Ride  |  Level: Novice & Up
MONDAYS, 6PM  |  FROM HOMETOWN  |  Find ride details and updates HERE!

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Ladies’ Road Ride  |  Level: Novice & Up
TUESDAYS, 6:30PM  |  FROM HOMETOWN  |  Find ride details and updates HERE!

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Advanced Skills & Drills Road Ride  |  Level: Advanced
TUESDAYS, 6PM  |  FROM HOMETOWN  |  Find ride details and updates HERE!

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Gravel Grinding 101  |  Level: Novice & Up
WEDNESDAYS, 5:45PM  |  FROM HOMETOWN  |  Find ride details and updates HERE!

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Slow Roll Social Road Ride  |  Level: Novice & Up

THURSDAYS, 10AM  |  FROM HOMETOWN  |  Find ride details and updates HERE!

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Ladies Only Mountain Bike Ride  |  Level: Novice & Up

THURSDAYS, 6:15PM  |  FROM HOMETOWN  |  Find ride details and updates HERE!

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Friday Night Lights Trail Ride  |  Level: Intermediate/Advanced

FRIDAYS, 9AM  |  FROM HOMETOWN  |  Find ride details and updates HERE!

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Saturday Road Ride  |  Level: Novice & Up

SATURDAYS, 11AM  |  FROM HOMETOWN  |  Find ride details and updates HERE!

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Hartland Gravel Grinder  |  Level: Intermediate/Advanced
SUNDAYS, 9AM  |  FROM HARTLAND TWP HALL  |  Find ride details and updates HERE!

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Exploring Trails Mountain Bike Ride  |  Level: Novice & Up
SUNDAYS, 4:30PM  |  VARIES  |  Find ride details and updates HERE!
*** Fun fact: WE RENT BIKES! ***

Fitness classes at Hometown Bicycles, including Cardio Drumming, Yoga, and Zumba
FITNESS CLASSES AT HOMETOWN BICYCLES
Cardio Drumming | Wendesdays at 6:00PM
$5 drop-in / $5 equipment rental – With Martha Soraruf  |  Click to learn more

Hatha Yoga | Starting after Labor Day – Stay Tuned!
$10 per person per class – With Stacy Mulka  |  Click to learn more

Zumba | Mondays at 6:00PM & Thursdays at 9:30AM
$8 drop in or “10 classes for $50” punch card – With Leslie Barrett  |  Click to learn more


2nd Annual Eff Cancer Gravel Ride

Saddle up, and speak out against cancer!

~ 2nd Annual Eff Cancer Gravel Ride, 8/8 @6PM

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