Tour video, name our trail, and being chased by runners

.2016 Tour de Livingston video

WE’RE TOUR DE LIVINGSTON ADDICTS… AND PROUD TO ADMIT IT!!

Year after year, our favorite community ride runs on first-class, feel-good mojo, and this year was no exception. The weather was grand, the scenery glorious, and the people – volunteers, riders, sponsors – made it all about camaraderie, achievement, and good will.

We can’t even begin to describe how proud we are to be associated with this event, and send a big Hometown hug to Howell Rotary for always making us so much a part of Tour de Livingston.

Photo fiends, be sure to check out our Facebook page and Tour de Livingston’s Facebook page for pictorial Tour eye candy!

Team Hometown Bicycles at Tour de Livingston 2016
(BAM!! Look at this awesome Team Hometown Bicycles representation at the Tour de Livingston, most of whom biked the 100-mile route. We you Team peeps!)

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NEXT UP… ICEMAN COMETH CHALLENGE  
Iceman Cometh logoWith Tour de Livingston behind us, our focus is shifting to another major cycling event that keeps our customers training hard and our shop hopping with pre-event preparations… Iceman Cometh Challenge. This famous, Michigan mountain bike race hits the Kalkaska trails on November 5th. Are YOU ready? Good. Is your BIKE ready? Leave that to us!
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ONE GOOD DONATION DESERVES ANOTHER  
Brighton Fire Chief O'Brian with Brighton Mayor Jim Muzzin who won the Jamis cruiser donated by Hometown Bicycles for the 9/11 Memorial 5K run
(Brighton Mayor Jim Muzzin (left) and Brighton Fire Chief O’Brian (right) with the Jamis cruiser. Photo courtesy Brighton Area Fire Dept.)

Here’s a bit of retrospective “feel good” to supplement those morning Wheaties… back in mid-September, the Brighton Area Fire Department ran its annual 9/11 Memorial 5K with our annually donated Hometown Bicycles Jamis cruiser as the fundraiser raffle prize.

Brighton Mayor, Jim Muzzin, was the lucky winner… and this community-spirited head honcho re-donated his win BACK to the Fire Department to raise additional dollars for the 9/11 Memorial fund! We tip our helmets to your generosity, Mayor Muzzin!

Special kudos goes to Team Hometown Bicycles’ Olga N. for leading off the race on her bicycle!

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NAME THAT TRAIL!  
Hometown Bicycles Mountain Bike singletrack trail

The feisty little trail we cut into the woods behind our shop has been tried and tested, and is ready for action! Ride it.* Reflect. Then send us your best trail name. You could be the one to win eternal Hometown bragging rights for finding that perfect moniker!

*Helmet and waiver required – please take a moment to complete one in the shop before your tires hit Hometown dirt.

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TEAM NEWS: HOMETOWN’S “RUNNING” THE FREEP!  
Detroit Free Press Marathon logoThe world-renowned Detroit Free Press Full & Half Marathon – known affectionately as the “Freep” – is historically led off by cyclists… and guess who’s been invited to join the party!! Hometown Bicycles!!!

Team Hometown Bicycles’ Jim Cleer and Joe Ostervik will be among the select cyclists to pace off racers at this enormous, October 16th event. Help us keep an eye out for them in the media coverage!

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FATTEN UP THIS WINTER – PREORDERS PENDING  
Jamis Bicycles fat bike website

We’re a fast sprint away from fat bike preorder season…

Just wanted to get your winter-rockin’, trail-crushin’, fatty-lovin’ adrenaline pumping!

You’re welcome…

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SPIN AND YOGA INSTRUCTORS WANTED  

Spin and yoga Shaun Bhajan of Hometown Bicycles

We’ve got big things planned for this winter’s indoor fitness activities… BIG plans. If you’re spin and/or yoga instruction certified, you could be a part of the action. Send your qualifications to Dawn at office@myhometownbicycles.com.

6 Fun Facts About the Tour de Livingston

Tour de Livingston - Howell Rotary

LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY, and the excitement’s building for this October 11th event of epic awesomeness! To get you in the “Tour de Livingston” mood, here are a few fun facts about our favorite community ride:

1)  This will be the Tour de Livingston’s 8th birthday!

2)  To date, the Tour de Livingston has raised $180,000 to provide basic needs within OUR COMMUNITY via the Livingston County United Way.

3)  Created by the Howell Rotary, the success of Tour de Livingston hasinspired other Rotary clubs to launch their own cycling fundraisers.

4)  Tour de Livingston is one of the only times in which cyclists are allowed toride the GM Proving Grounds.

Jamis Xenith Road Bike - Donated to Tour de Livingston by Hometown Bicycles5)  Your registration for Tour de Livingston gives you automatic entry in a drawing to win a Jamis Xenith road bike (donated by us, look right –>)!

6)  We firmly believe that Tour de Livingston is one of THE BEST ways to view the fall scenery in our beautiful community!

LEARN MORE HERE about the Tour de Livingston.  AndHERE, TOO!

REGISTER HERE for the Tour de Livingston.

SMILE HERE because you know you’re going to have a blast at the Tour de Livingston!

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A RUN TO REMEMBER

Brighton Area Fire Department: Jamis Bicycle donated by Hometown Bicycles for 9/11 Memorial Run

(Photo courtesy Brighton Area Fire Department. Thank you!)
Brighton Area Fire 9/11 Run Jamis bike winner (donated by Hometown Bicycles)NEVER FORGET… The runners, walkers, and spectators of Brighton Area Fire Department’s 9/11 Memorial race aren’t likely to forget the sight of the fire crew running 3.1 miles in full gear!

Kudos to the volunteers for making it possible, and our heartfelt thanks to the Fire Department for everything they have done and do for this community.

And a special congratulations to Mary Theresa who won the bicycle that we donated to the event. (Photo at right courtesy Brighton Area Fire Department)

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REMINDER: MONUMENTAL MOVING SALE THIS WEEKEND

Hometown Bicycles - Bicycle Shop Moving SaleAS IF YOU NEEDED REMINDING… 

Running only 5 short hours, the Hometown Bicycles Moving Sale will be an epic opportunity for killer deals and garage sale bargains. We’ll be selling just about everything that isn’t nailed down, including our tools, displays, equipment, posters, appliances, supplies, stands and, of course, bicycles and accessories.

September 20, 2015
11am-4pm
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