The Company: Hometown News

We’re catching up, folks — our turnaround time on repairs and tune-ups is improving! We’re implementing a new system in our service shop, which we’re very excited about — details coming soon!

We’d like to once again thank you for your patience and understanding. We appreciate you and want to truly earn the title of Best Bike Shop in SE Michigan. Speaking of which, at last count, we were in first place in the Click on Detroit Vote 4 the Best contest. The contest ended Friday and final results will be announced during Reveal Week, July 19-23!

Tyler’s Tip:
Why is my bike not shifting properly?
Most shifting issues are caused by too much cable tension (or too little). This is something most cyclists can learn to feel comfortable adjusting on their own. If not, your Hometown service crew is available to help. Next time you’re in, ask for a quick tutorial!

In each newsletter, our Service Manager, Tyler, will provide a quick, helpful tip. If you have any questions you’d like addressed in a future Tyler’s Tip, send them to Events Coordinator, Leslie Barrett, at (she’s the one who writes these newsletters, in case you wondered)!

The Customer: Our Valued Hometownies

Supply chain issues… have they affected you and your ability to purchase a bike or to get the parts you need? The Covid-19 pandemic set off some major supply chain issues for Hometown Bicycles, but we are not alone. It’s happening everywhere. For an interesting read on the topic, check out this article: The Supply Chain Nightmare by Jay Townley.    

We’re hoping to help in our own community. We have a new addition in our entryway — a bulletin board devoted to our customers. If you or anyone you know has a bike for sale, post it here. And if you’re searching for a bike, post it here too. Share a photo and/or description and we’ll try to play bicycle matchmaker!

The Community: Upcoming Happenings!

TOMORROW! Don’t miss it!
Women’s Entrepreneurship Series: Marketing 101
Thursday, July 15
6-8 PM

We have a few spots still available for this informative, fun, engaging event, ladies! Sign up HERE. The event will be held in our new rental space (last door on the left). 

Save the date!
Tour de Livingston
Sunday, October 10

The 14th Annual Tour de Livingston will be an in-person event. All safety protocols will be followed and riders will be released in waves. Many mileage route options will be available, with new routes being developed. Stay updated HERE.

4th of July Parade Recap!

Wow! Was it awesome to be part of the 4th of July Parade or what?! After no parade in 2020, it was an honor to be right in the thick of things at the 2021 event with the Optimist Club. So many kids and families joined us as we filled Main Street with bicycles! Many thanks to the Optimists for this collaboration. We can’t wait until next year.

The Industry: Just Something Fun to Share…

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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