The Company: Hometown News

Vote 4 the Best!

Hometown Bicycles is once again up for Best Bike Shop in SE Michigan in the Click on Detroit Vote 4 the Best contest! Help us take 1st Place AGAIN! 

You can vote as often as hourly, through July 9th. Once you create an account, it’s super simple to vote. Find us under Sports and Recreation, then Bike Shop. 

Vote HERE!

The Customer: Our Valued Hometownies

Submitted by our very own Andy Miller:
Earlier this month, 6 cyclists of all different skill levels set out to ride the Little Traverse Wheelway. This paved path runs from just outside Charlevoix, MI to Harbor Springs, MI.

Andy Miller

We picked a Saturday to accomplish it and were prepared for a very busy trail and were pleasantly surprised that it was not wall-to-wall people. We saw cyclists, walkers, trekkers, and some of the group that was running the Lighthouse 50 Mile and Lighthouse 100 Mile ultra-marathons.

Parking was more than adequate at Shanahan Field and the bathrooms were open as well.

There were lots of scenic spots along the trail prior to reaching our lunch destination which was going to be Petoskey. It’s always good to stop and take a break for a picture or two.

Before we got to Petoskey, there was a fairly sizeable portion of the trail that was closed due to an erosion issue. The detour sends you up onto the shoulder of US 131 for a bit. It was a wide, smooth route and the vehicle traffic was respectful for the portion we needed to share the road.

Andy Miller

The trail does disappear a bit in Downtown Petoskey, so it was a good thing we stopped for lunch. There are all kinds of options for food and shopping and places to lock your bike up as well.

The trail picks back up right by Bayfront park and is connected all the way up to Harbor Springs.

The impending storms did not allow us to adventure in Harbor Springs as we needed to turn around and get back to Charlevoix. On the way back, the front porch of the Top Of Michigan Trails Council building was just big enough for all of us and our bikes and allowed us to wait out the brief shower.

I would highly recommend exploring this route if you have the opportunity to do so.

Ride on!!!

The Community: Upcoming Happenings!

THIS Sunday, June 27 at 7 AM
TDL Kick Off Ride

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to ride your bike in downtown Howell during Balloonfest weekend! This is a family-friendly, 16-mile route. Free to attend; no advance registration required. Meet at the Historic Howell Courthouse and bring your friends! For more information on Tour de Livingston, click here.

Sunday, July 4 at 10 AM
4th of July Parade

Ride with Hometown Bicycles and the Optimist Club in Brighton’s parade down Main Street, from Church Street to the high school. Decorate your bicycles, wear your Hometown colors, and join us as we fill the street with bikes of all shapes and sizes. 

The Industry: Your Input is Needed! 

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on the development of new general management for Proud Lake Recreation Area in Oakland County. 

Visitors interested in sharing their opinions and ideas about the park are encouraged to participate in an online survey available through Thursday, July 22.

Store Hours:

Monday: 10-7
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10-7
Friday: 10-7
Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 10-5

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