Happy Valentine’s Day! + Nutrition Clinic TONIGHT

A little love note from your Hometown Crew…

Hometown Bicycles

Roses are red
Violets are blue
We hope you love Hometown…
Because we sure love you!

 We appreciate all of our Hometownies and wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day! Stop by the shop today to spread some bike love and we will give you chocolate. Who doesn’t need chocolate? Nom, nom!  


Cycling Nutrition Clinic TONIGHT!

Hometown Bicycles Clinic

Join us on the showroom floor this evening from 7-8 PM for a FREE nutrition clinic.  We’ll talk about the types of cycling nutrition available, how to use them properly, and the benefits they provide. You’ll also have a chance to enjoy Team pricing on all Hammer Nutrition orders.

Can’t make it tonight? It’s okay, we’ve got you covered! The clinic will also be offered on Saturday 2/16 from 1-2 PM. SIGN UP for either date HERE!


Where to Ride in Michigan Clinic & Potluck Party!

Come one, come all! YOU’RE INVITED to our most popular clinic… 

Hometown Bicycles

Save the Date! 
Sunday, March 3rd from 5:30-7:30 PM!

We anticipate close to 100 fabulous and friendly cyclists to be there to share good food, camaraderie, sportsmanship and loads of fun as we learn about the best places to ride, locally and statewide. We have speakers from Bike Tour VacationsMiSCA (Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association), Tour de Livingston, Team Hometown & more! 

Bring a dish to pass and make new friends at this FREE information-packed party. We are so stoked to kick off the spring cycling season with you!  Register now!


Fat Tire Bikes: Up for a Challenge?

Fat Tire Bikes at Hometown Bicycles - fat bike rental

Rental Rates: 
$25 for one ride
$50 for same day (return before shop closes)
$120 for 3 days
$200 for 5 days

A FAT BIKE CHALLENGE TO EVERY CYCLIST OUT THERE:
Outdoor winter cycling has experienced an enormous leap in participation since fat bikes entered the cycle scene. Their mongo tires and draft-horse build mean there’s no sandy stretch, rocky terrain, snowy expanse, or ice-caked trail out of reach for the adventurous cyclist. But you don’t have to have be an adrenaline junkie to enjoy the season-expanding benefits of these bicycle behemoths. Nor do you have to look like the hulk, wear plaid, and corner the market in facial hair. Fat bikes are being enjoyed by guys AND gals of all shapes, sizes, and skill levels. Their shared bond is a passion for not being contained, for embracing the elements, and for a feeling of POWER.Yes, power – imagine cruising up alongside a Beetle… in a Hummer. Yeah. It’s like that.

Now, some of you are already fat bike initiates. You rock, and you don’t need this challenge to “get your fat on”. This is for those of you who’ve heard about the movement and are wondering what all the hype is about; for those of you who are going spin crazy; and absolutely for those of you who may not have even HEARD of fat bikes, much less pictured yourself astride one. In fact, I’d say this challenge is especially for you…Rent a Fat Bike at Hometown!

For a ride, a day, a week… if you can ride a bike, you can ride a fat bike. There’s a winter wonderland waiting out there for you, along with the bragging rights that come with doing what others can’t or won’t. So, go on – be BOLD, and try a fat bike. Inspire others by sharing your adventure on our Facebook pageWe double-dog dare you…


NOW HIRING!

Hometown Bicycles

AS THE CYCLING SEASON’S GEARING UP, SO ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES…

Hometown is committed to making the bike shop experience magical for the wonderful people who patronize our shop. That requires an exceptional team of “behind-the-scene”-ers. You can be a part of it!

Our crew is already remarkable – and now it’s growing! Positions available include:

FULL-TIME SERVICE TECHS – Monday through Friday

Interested? Stop in! Know someone who’s interested? Send them in! Connect with Shaun or Dawn for an application.


Hometown Bicycles

Did you know?

We have a major project going on in Hometown’s back room – a buildout that includes a new business incubator rental space!

We’ve had a vision for Hometown Bicycles that originated way back in our pre-Hometown days – a vision that entails carving a new trail in our industry. Moving to this location was part of that. So was growing Team Hometown. And now this buildout takes us a sizable step closer toward making that vision a reality.

What is a business incubator? Business incubators are organizations that offer startups shared operation space. In short, they offer fledgling young companies a warm, safe place to grow and prosper.

Hometown’s business incubator will be available for hourly rentals. If you would like to learn more, contact Dawn at office@myhometownbicycles.com.

You may hear the banging and clattering behind the scenes as progress is being made. Many helping hands are pitching in to bring this project to completion. It’s looking pretty sweet! Stay tuned for our Grand Opening, coming soon!


Bike Fitting Clinic was a smashing success!
So many thanks to our Platinum Sponsor, Vinnie Baylerian, PT, DPT of Pro-Motion Physical Therapy, for sharing a wealth of valuable information with us at last weekend’s Bike Fitting Clinic. 

His expertise as a certified Level 2 Clinical BikeFit Pro, combined with his Physical Therapy experience, made for quite an enlightening clinic. We all seek comfort and efficiency when riding… scheduling a bike fit is high on the priority list now!

Our showroom floor was packed with cyclists offering up excellent questions that applied to everyone. We hope you learned something new that will help you improve your cycling.

Pro-Motion Physical Therapy

If you would like more information on what a bike fitting entails or want to schedule an appointment, contact Vinnie at (810) 588-4133. 

Be sure to mention Hometown Bicycles in order to receive your Hometownie discount on your personalized bike fit.


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 keynote speaker for this GIRL POWERevent: Jennifer Matras, Owner and Head Skating Coach at Competitive Edge Skating

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. 

Everyone who signs up for the event will receive a PDF version of Jennifer’s inspirational book, Building an Uncommon Champion: Help Your Child Redefine Success. Jennifer’s goal is to spread this message as much as possible to help change how coaches, teachers and mentors interact with this younger generation, and to help eradicate bullying. 

SIGN UP HERE!

Stay tuned for more details as your Hometown gals, Dawn and Leslie, plan this free event for YOU. 


Upcoming Community Room Events and Happenings!

Lost Arrow Sports

Intro to Orienteering & Adventure Racing
Thursday, February 21
7-8 PM

If you’ve wanted to learn more about how to get into navigation adventure sports like Orienteering and Adventure Races, join Lost Arrow Sports for this FREE clinic. Space is limited to the first 30 people. Register here

Topics include:

  • How to use a compass
  • Types of races/events
  • Types of gear used
  • Orienteering Maps and how to read them
  • Map scales and what they mean

intenSati with Dawn Gaden, RYT

Bring a mat and bring a friend for FREE to the kickoff class on Sunday, February 24th from 10-11 AM.

What is intenSati? A combination of movement, music, voice and stillness to create a powerful transforming experience. Tap into your full potential with Dawn, one of only a handful of intenSati instructors in the state of Michigan.

$10 drop-in. More information can be found here


FITNESS CLASSES AT HOMETOWN BICYCLES

Cardio Drumming | Wednesdays 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 6 PM & Thursdays 9:30 AM
$8 drop in or “10 classes for $60” punch card – With Leslie Barrett  |  Click to learn more

Zumba GOLD | Fridays 9:30 AM
$8 drop in or “10 classes for $50” punch card – With Tresa O’Rourke  |  Click to learn more

intenSati | Sundays 10 AM
$10 drop in – With Dawn Gaden  |  Click to learn more


Brighton ATA Martial Arts

Guess what’s happenin’ in our Community Room? Martial Arts training!
Brighton ATA Martial Arts will be offering lessons in our Community Room on Monday and Thursday evenings, as well as every other Tuesday evening, from 6-8 PM
 Instructors CJ & Sarah Horn teach Songahm, Taekwondo-based martial arts for ages 4 and up, centered around self-defense and bully prevention.

“We focus on working with students on building confidence and discipline as well as other valuable life skills. Martial arts is unlike any other sport because at the core of the training, the emphasis is on personal development. We share and teach the same values you teach at home. The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the ATA Martial Arts program is an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages.”
Join today to start your 3 FREE class trial!
Contact staff@brightonata.com or (810) 534-7518.


Did you know we have a Fat Bike Friendly Ride every Saturday? For ALL skill levels?

Find out where we’re going this week!
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