Hometown: Past, Present & Future
On the eve of Hometown’s 13th anniversary, we’ve been reflecting on what has made Hometown the shop you love – most especially, its Crew. Hometown has employed nearly 120 people since its birth in 2010. Seriously, wow.
And with so many of you having adopted Hometown as an extension of your family, we’d like to bring you a weekly spotlight on the Crew that has made 13 years of being your bike shop possible!
Past, present, and up-and-coming – let’s start things off with the first ever Crewman of Hometown Bicycles…
SHAUN BHAJAN, Owner & Founder
Shaun is originally from Trinidad & Tobago, where his love for cycling first began. Off-bike, he loves cooking nostalgic flavors from the Caribbean, and is a passionate car enthusiast, Trekkie, amateur gardener, and enjoys working with his hands.
His shop, established in 2010 and with the tagline “Go to Your Happy Place”, is best known for catering to ALL cyclists, regardless of bike, style, and skill level.
The Hometown crew pride themselves on having worked on over 35,000 bicycles and counting and, in doing so, have won many awards, including League of Michigan Bicyclists “Bike Shop of the Year” and Channel 4’s Vote 4 the Best “Best Bike Shop in Southeast Michigan”.
Shaun is a highly-respected, master bicycle mechanic, tapped on by local organizations and governing authorities for his over 20 years experience in the cycling industry. He has been deeply involved in Go Liv Co since its inception, including co-founding its locally-renowned Do It For Dan Memorial Ride.
Additionally, he is a member of the Brighton Optimist Club, and belongs to SELCRA’s board in his advisory role of Community Member at Large.
Shaun is more recently the proud founder of The H.U.B. Incubator, a business mentoring and development space, located in the Hometown complex.
Shaun is happily married with two children, Liam and Aria, who are as curious and creative as himself!
SAVE THE DATE!!
13th Anniversary Open House
Saturday, April 15 • 4pm-7pm
5th Annual Do It For Dan Memorial Ride
Be sure to add this ride to your cycling calendar!. Sunday, May 7th • 3PM • Green Oak Village Place
Bikes Are Confusing: This Can Help
Looking for your next pedal-powered steed? Check out this seriously cool article from Bike Radar that can help educate you on different types of bikes, for when you start that bike-buying process this Spring.
Need additional help? Swing by the shop and talk to Shaun about your dream cycle! We have tons of resources, both in store and online, and can help you get virtually any bike.