Come one, come all… and invite your friends… to our fun-filled, educational bike clinics. Did we mention they are FREE?
Winter blues? Forget about it! You’ll be too busy learning cool bike stuff!
The turnout for this year’s clinics has been AH-MA-ZING! Lots of folks have signed up and will be braving the cold tonight, but we have room for plenty more of you!
What’s on tonight’s agenda? Shaun will cover tips and tricks to maintain your bike AFTER you hit the roads and trails. The same clinic will repeat Saturday afternoon. SIGN UP HERE!
And here is the schedule of upcoming clinics! Early registration is appreciated. Click each registration link for the clinic(s) you’d like to attend.
Bike Fitting Basics with Vinnie Baylerian
Saturday 2/9 from 12-1:30 PM
Thursday 2/14 from 7-8 PM or Saturday 2/16 from 1-2 PM
Where to Ride in Michigan Potluck Party!
Sunday 3/3 from 5:30-7:30 PM
* Snow Days Special *
You’ve seen us talk about it on Facebook this week… and today is the ** FINAL DAY **to take advantage of our Snow Days Special. Who wants $10 in Fun Money? Who is brave enough to look Mother Nature in the eye and say, you can’t stop me?
Bring in your bike for a tune-up and receive a $10 coupon to use toward bikes, parts or accessories.
Drop off before closing today… for those of you signed up for tonight’s clinic, how convenient! Get your bike serviced before the mad rush of spring and be ready to roll.
Sponsor Feature: Getting to Know Michigan Financial Planning!
Meet Kevin Brennan!
How did you get into riding?
I got into riding in 2013 to try and shed some pounds! I would primarily ride in Kensington until I found myself doing the loop 3 or 4 times. I lost over 60 pounds and now I just love to ride for fun.
Tell us what sets your business apart from your competitors.
What differentiates Michigan Financial Planning is our focus on families. In financial services, it is common for people to primarily work with pre-retirees and retirees. We provide families with the services and support to simplify their financial lives and focus on what’s important. Like going for a family bike ride!
What are your hobbies and interests? And do you have a favorite place to ride in Michigan?
I love to go camping with my family and most outdoor activities — biking, running and skiing. It is hard to just choose one trail, but I could narrow it down to two — Sleeping Bear Heritage Bike Trail and the Betsie Valley Bike Trail.
As a sponsor, what are your hopes for Team Hometown?
From the time I met Shaun and Dawn, I could tell they were great people who were passionate about their business and cared a lot about their customers. I am excited to partner because I think we are both family-oriented businesses that are community-minded.
Imagine a sunny day in June (trust us, we know it’s hard right now)…
Hometown Bicycles and Michigan Financial Planning are riding up awareness for families’ physical and financial health! Come on out and enjoy a fun day with the family on the paved or mountain bike trails at Settlers Park.
Save the Date: Saturday, June 8th from 10 AM – 2 PM.
Fat Tire Bikes: We rent ’em, you ride ’em!
That’s right! We have a whole fleet of fat tire bikes available for YOU! Whether you want to try out one of our Saturday Fat Bike Friendly rides, rent for a day, or rent for several days, we can meet your needs… fat bikes in every size!
$25 for one ride
$50 for same day (return before shop closes)
$120 for 3 days
$200 for 5 days We bike snow. We bike cold. We bike wind. We bike mild, spring-like winter days.
We bike it ALL!
This Saturday’s Fat Bike Friendly Ride:We are taking it to the groomed trails of the DTE Foundation Trail this week. You will need a Fat Bike with tires wider than 3.8″ for this ride. Pressures will be set to about 3 psi. We are looking at temps starting out around 15 deg F, so dress accordingly!
Meet at the M52 trailhead at 9:45 AM; we will roll at 10:00 AM. (17819 Stockbridge-Chelsea Road in Chelsea)
We will have two separate groups to accommodate all skill levels. The A group will be riding the entire system this week. The B group is TBD.
If you have not filled out a waiver for 2019 it will be necessary to do so. There will be some available at the trailhead.
Young Women’s Entrepreneurship Event:
Tuesday, March 12th from 6:00-7:30 PM
The evening will be chock full of fun and invaluable information to help the young women in our lives explore and develop their entrepreneurial talents. If you are a middle school or high school student, or a young woman in her late teens/early 20’s, who is interested in starting your own business (or already have!), you will not want to miss our Young Women’s Entrepreneurship event.
We are super stoked to announce our guest speaker for this GIRL POWER event: Jennifer Matras, Owner and Hea
d Skating Coach at Competitive Edge Skating.
With over 25 years of skating and training experience, Jennifer is a highly sought after skill development instructor AND a fabulous female business owner. Competitive Edge Skating is the result of Jennifer’s commitment and passion to developing a company where athletes are provided everything they need to reach their highest level of performance.
You will be blown away by her story — beginning skating lessons at age three, a 14-year figure skating career, becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Exercise Physiologist, coaching hockey, being a successful entrepreneur, publishing a book, and so much more!
SIGN UP HERE!
Stay tuned for more details as your Hometown gals, Dawn and Leslie, plan this free event for YOU.
Meet Your Team Captains, Part Two: Joe Ostervik!
How did you get into riding?
I was one year out of quitting/retiring from my construction job of 25 years (May 2012) just to run my entertainment company Mobile Rhythm Entertainment. I wanted to do something, so I looked at my bike hanging with lots of dust on it and I said “I’ll go ride!” So I rode 4 miles and I thought I was going to die!! LOL but stuck with it. By the end of the summer, I had a new road bike and I was riding 20-25 miles. The next summer (2014), I heard about the Tour de Livingston and wanted to do the 62 mile ride. Trained with my great friend Adam and we had a blast, and the next year rode several century rides and races. In March 2015, I bought a mountain bike for the Barry-Roubaix race because I wasn’t sure what it was all about. Didn’t really want to do trails or anything because I didn’t want to get hurt, but I went on my first Hometown shop ride in April 2015 and got addicted!
What are your hopes for Team Hometown this year?
Meet a lot of new people and help get more riders on board, or just come to the shop rides and see them grow as a rider. Just represent Hometown and the sport of riding. It’s fun!!!
Do you have a favorite place to ride?
I guess my favorite places to ride (because they’re so close) are Kensington and Island Lake — good challenge with all the different hills. For mountain biking, Brighton Rec and Poto trails — they are for sure a challenge.
Anything else you’d like us to know about you… random fun facts?
I started my DJ business in 1992 and it’s been growing ever since. In May 2012, I quit my construction job to only do my DJ business, and now I have 5 DJ’s and 4 photo booths. We have been hired to do weddings and all kinds of different events. Haven’t done a funeral yet, but know a few DJ’s who have!
JOIN US! We are still receiving requests to join Team Hometown for 2019… it’s not too late! Drop in for an application. The Team store will re-open soon and you’ll have a chance to order your kit!
FITNESS CLASSES AT HOMETOWN BICYCLES
Cardio Drumming | Wednesdays at 6 PM
$5 drop-in / $5 equipment rental – With Martha Soraruf |Click to learn more
Power 30 | Wednesdays 7 PM
$5 drop in – With Martha Soraruf | Click to learn more
Zumba | Mondays at 6 PM & Thursdays at 9:30 AM
$8 drop in or “10 classes for $60” punch card – With Leslie Barrett | Click to learn more
Zumba GOLD | Fridays at 9:30 AM
$8 drop in or “10 classes for $50” punch card – With Tresa O’Rourke | Click to learn more