Winter Cycling Clinics continue and Fitness Classes are BACK!

We have two clinics coming up before the end of the month and you’re invited!

These are socially-distanced gatherings in our Community Room where each person in attendance has his/her own table. Masks are required. We’re keeping it safe while enjoying an hour or two out of the house on Saturday evenings after shop hours. Attendance is limited to SEVEN people, so grab your spots early!

Saturday 2/20 from 5-6 PM
“TRY” Clinic

The theme is TRY! For those new to the idea of completing a triathlon. Not for the well-versed competitors, but for the beginner who’s maybe still sitting on their couch, wanting to work toward this bucket list goal.

To sign up for this FREE event, click HERE.

Saturday 2/27 from 5-6 PM
Tech Talk: Q&A with our Master Mechanics

This is YOUR opportunity to bring questions to our master mechanics, Tyler and Mason. For one hour, they will share their knowledge and provide answers to your most pressing mechanical questions. Target audience: Intermediate riders who have a decent working knowledge of their bike(s), and bicycle parts and components. 

To register for this event, click HERE
Cost: $12

Support Local! And get a Hometown perk!

We hope our local restaurants are doing well since re-opening earlier this month. Help us help them. 

For the month of February, we’ll be running the following promotion:

  • Go to a local family-owned restaurant. We’re talking about those places with owners that live in and support our local community!
  • Bring your restaurant receipt to the shop and pose for a photo.
  • Receive a $5 credit to your Hometown account. 

It’s that simple! 

**Limit of 4 credits for the month of February, one per week. Together we CAN make a difference. 

Save the Date!

3rd Annual Do It For Dan Ride
Island Lake Recreation Area
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 3 PM

For updates and to support the Daniel J. Horal Family Foundation, click HERE.

Fitness Classes are BACK!

Zumba with Leslie Barrett
Mondays at 6 PM

$8 drop-in; 10-class punch cards are available.
Pre-registration is required. Contact michiganzumbagirl@outlook.com for more info or visit her Facebook page.

Cardio Drumming with Martha Soraruf
Wednesdays at 6 PM

$5 drop-in
Bring your own equipment; there is no equipment rental at this time.
Pre-registration is required. Visit PURE Fitness and Nutrition for more info.

Coming next week: Girl Scout Cookies!

Stay tuned for our special Girl Scout cookies deal for you, our Hometownies! Details in next week’s e-newsletter. 

FREE WINTER STORAGE with Tune-Up!

FREE WINTER STORAGE with Tune-Up!
Bring your bike in anytime between now and December 23rd for a tune-up and we will store it at the shop until spring! This means your bike will be all set to roll come those early days of cycling weather in March. No wait, no hassle… just freedom to get out there and ride.

We have room to store up to 220 bikes, so take advantage of this opportunity while space permits. For $25, we can even deliver your bicycle to your door this spring!

Gift Certificate Trade-Up!
We are so grateful to our Hometown community for supporting our shop during what has been a tough year. We’ve received an outpouring of encouragement and generosity to keep us Hometown Strong. People still ask what they can do to support the shop as we enter the off-season, and with the holidays coming up, we have the perfect answer to that question — gift certificates!
We are offering a Gift Certificate Trade-Up program this holiday season, through December 23rd.

Here’s how it works:
Buy a gift certificate…
Get an accessory certificate on us!

The accessory certificate is for 10% of the gift certificate you purchase. For example — you buy a $200 gift certificate and we give you a $20 certificate to use on accessories. The cyclist in your life is sure to love it!

Toys for Tots!
We are a Toys for Tots collection site! 

Your donations make a huge difference for children in Livingston County. This year, there is a greater need than ever before. 

Drop off a new, unwrapped toy, game, or book for kids up to age 16, through December 19th. 

If you aren’t up for shopping, you can make a cash donation at the shop and our Events Coordinator, Leslie B, will play the role of Santa’s elf and shop on your behalf!

THANK YOU for your generosity.

Congratulations to Team Hometown Bicycles sponsor, Dream Kitchens, on their fantastic new location! 

Visit their showroom at 5728 Whitmore Lake Rd, Brighton. 

Check out the “Transformation” page on their website to see how they create beautiful, functional spaces that match your style.

Hometown Bicycles Ornaments!
Need a great stocking stuffer? Stop by for these custom-made Hometown ornaments! We have several designs available. Prices range from $10-$15. 

We’d love to see photos of your Christmas trees donning a Hometown ornament! Send them to events@myhometownbicycles.com. We’ll feature them in a future newsletter. 

Mobile Handyman Service by Joe Ostervik LLC

Did you know our Team Hometown Co-Captain is an exceptionally talented handyman? 

Joe Ostervik is a fully insured, local handyman with over 30 years of experience in rough carpentry, roofing, siding, decks, and much more. 

You can reach Joe at (517) 548-1954 or joe.ostervik@gmail.com. To see his work, check out his Facebook page HERE. Be sure to like/follow his page for updates!

Metroparks 2021 Annual Passes
The unique gift of a 2021 Metroparks annual pass is the gift that keeps on giving. With an annual pass, you have access to all 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks every day of the year. 

Now through the end of December, you can get a 2021 annual pass at a discounted rate of just $35. For seniors (62+) the deal is even better, with a senior annual pass costing only $24. Take advantage of this great opportunity before year’s end.

Purchase online HERE.

Hometown Giveaway Challenge!
We have a challenge for our Hometownies!  Take a selfie with the Shaun & Dawn billboard (you can access it from Dorr Road, near the Humane Society). Post it on social media, tagging Hometown Bicycles and Lake Trust Credit Union. Stop by the shop to show off your selfie and get a FREE tube!

Business as Usual? (mostly)

Business as usual? Our slightly new normal…

Stay HTB Strong

We’re excited to welcome our Hometownies back into the shop. It’s June, it’s gorgeous cycling weather, and we have missed you!

After winter – and what certainly feels like a “second winter” – we are pleased to announce that customers are now able to enter our retail and service shops, effective immediately. Yay for some good news!

Here are some things to know as we move forward:

SHOP HOURS

  • For the remainder of 2020, our hours are Thursday – Monday from 10 AM – 5 PM. We are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

NEW BIKE SALES

  • For NEW bike sales, please call the shop at (810) 225-2441 to schedule an appointment. Inventory is getting low, all across the country, but we do have some bikes in stock. However, so as not to waste your time or get your hopes up, we prefer that you call in advance for us to assess your needs and ensure we have matching inventory to offer. Appointments allow us to best serve you, which is our main goal!

SERVICE

  • Our parking lot still has a queuing area. If you are a service customer, please use the middle entry door. If you are a retail customer for parts or accessories, come in the main front door. And if you prefer we come to you, follow the signage to park in the designated area and call the shop at (810) 225-2441 for assistance. We understand that some of our customers are in high risk groups.

UPDATED PHONE AND TEXTING SYSTEM

  • We’re in the process of updating our phone system. Our apologies for any delays you may experience.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • Please practice social distancing while inside the shop by staying 6 feet apart.

Thank you for allowing us to be your hometown bicycle shop. We will be resuming our shop rides soon, so stay tuned for updates!

GoFundMe

Resources continue to be limited. We still need your support.
Thank you for your generosity.

Service Request Form – To Reduce Your Wait Time…

Hometown Bicycles Service Request Form

To speed up the process and reduce your wait time, please fill out the above SERVICE REQUEST FORM on your computer (CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE OR CLICK HERE), print it, and bring it with you to the shop. Thank you for helping us keep this wheel rollin’!

Additionally:

1)  FOLLOW THE SIGNS: When you come to the shop, you will see signs in the parking lot directing you where to go, depending on whether you’re here for service or retail.

2)  SERVICE CUSTOMERS: Please fill out, then print THIS SERVICE REQUEST FORM prior to coming out to the shop, and bring it with you to drop-off.

3)  RETAIL CUSTOMERS: Please park against the concrete wall – one of our sales crew will come out and greet you.

4)  NEW BIKE CUSTOMERS: If you are interested in purchasing a bicycle, in addition to Step 3 (above), please call ahead and schedule an appointment with Andy: (810) 225-2441, Dial 1.

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