We have gift certificates available in any denomination you choose, perfect for the cyclist in your life this holiday season. Gift them the cost of a tune-up or new tires, or just purchase a general amount for them to enjoy at the shop on either retail or service. 

Chili Cook-Off Recap: And the winner is… 
We feasted on some pretty amazing chili recipes at our 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off on Sunday 11/21. It was hard to vote for a favorite!

After a tight race, the winner was declared… big congratulations to John Burke for his tasty Texas Style Chili! 2nd Place went to Steve Wortley and 3rd place to Leslie Barrett. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Here’s the winning recipe: Texas Style Chili!

3 lbs of smoked brisket 
2 lbs ground beef
1 lb of spicy breakfast sausage
3 med red onion
2 cans of fire-roasted tomatoes 
2 cans of crushed tomatoes 
1 can of chipotle peppers
1 bulb of garlic 
2 cans of beer 
1 Jalapeño
Chili seasoning

Brown the 2 lbs of ground beef and 1 lb of breakfast sausage.

Sauté the onions and garlic together, then combine with beef and sausage. Add the fire-roasted and crushed tomatoes, chipotle peppers, onions, and garlic to the beef/pork mixture. Add 6 tablespoons of your chili seasoning or to taste. Add your 3 lbs of smoked brisket cubed about one inch. Add your favorite beer and a jalapeño. Put on the smoker for the next 6 hours and drink the other beer. 

About your winner: I’m John Burke, PitMaster/owner of GETTY UP BBQ LLC. We are craft barbecue that puts a creative twist on hometown favorites. You can also find us Facebook and Instagram. Check us out!

Toys for Tots: Let’s fill the bins!

We continue to collect toys for this year’s Toys for Tots drive. Drop off your donation of new, unwrapped items for children up to age 16 in our collection bins near the front counter. Let’s make this year a bit brighter for children in need in our community. Thanks for your help!

FREE Winter Storage!

Want to free up space in your garage, shed, or basement? Looking for safe and secure heated storage for your bicycle(s) during the cold months?

Through February 28, we’re offering FREE STORAGE with the purchase of a Tune-Up. If you’re interested in winter storage without the tune-up, we offer it for $10/month.

We do highly encourage the tune-up over the winter so that your bike is ready to roll as soon as the nice weather hits. With shortages and delays, it also allows time for us to receive needed parts for your repairs during months you wouldn’t be using your bike. This will save you the trouble of coming in for service during peak season when our turnaround time is longer. Instead of being frustrated this spring, take advantage of this plan-ahead option and be the first one hitting the trails on March 1st!

Women’s Personal Protection Course

Join us for a female-only self-defense class (for ages 12+). We ran this class in the fall and had a great turnout, so we’re going to make it a regularly scheduled event! 

Monday, January 22
7-8:30 PM
The H.U.B. at Hometown Bicycles

Instructors from Keep and Bear LLC will cover multiple facets of protection including situational awareness, instinctual responses, and nonphysical applications. From there, physical force applications are instructed including striking, force multipliers (hand weapons), and using them to assist in strikes and escapes from common grabs and other grapples.

These applications are intended to result in escape from a controlling engagement so the defender can reassess the situation and act to prevent harm (usually by escaping, neutralizing with physical force, or creating the time and distance necessary to bring lethal force options to bear).

Register HERE

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