Making Room for Renegades & The Team is ON

Carbon road bikes at Hometown Bicycles

GOTTA MAKE ROOM FOR THE RENEGADES…

Jamis’s multitasking, take-you-anywhere, super-bike – the Renegade – is topping the popularity charts at our shop with its versatility. So, as we pack the racks with Renegades, we’re blowing out carbon road bikes with a killer discount to make room for the new kids on the block:

$400 OFF
ALL IN-STOCK CARBON ROAD BIKES
Sale ends Sunday, April 10!
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TEAM TALK: BRIAN BRAVES THE LOWELL 50

Team Hometown Bicycles' Captain, Brian Forhan, at the Lowell 50 Classic Gravel Road Race

30mph headwinds and stinging snow didn’t stop Hometown Team Captain, Brian Forhan, from gravel grinding at the Lowell 50 Classic Gravel Road Race.

Brian, we tip our helmets to you for your true Michigander spirit – what’s a little nasty weather when there’s a cycling adventure to be had?!

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TEAM TALK: HOMETOWN REPRESENTS IN ARIZONA

Team Hometown Bicycles rider David Burkhart at the Oro Valley Duathlon in Tucson, Arizona

Long-time Hometownie, David Burkhart, recently connected from the sunny deserts of Tucson, AZ, where he competed in the Oro Valley Duathlon event… and WON – first place overall! Way to go, David!!

His next stop is North Carolina, where he’ll race the Hometown colors in the Long Distance Duathlon National Championship. We love the fact that Hometown is EVERYWHERE with the help of adventurous Hometownies like David!

24 Day of Christmas is Back!

On the 1st Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me…
Hometown Bicycles Daily Deal - 24 Days of Christmas Deals!

24 DAYS OF AWESOME DEALS!! This year, we’re giving you a chance to plan ahead! Check out our list of Daily Deals running December 1st-24th:

DECEMBER 1:  Get $20 off any purchase of $100 or more
DECEMBER 2:  Get 20% off all bicycle inflation devices
DECEMBER 3:  Get 10% off all Park tools
DECEMBER 4:  Get 20% off any Planet Bike accessory
DECEMBER 5:  Get 15% off all trainers
DECEMBER 6:  Get $500 off any carbon fiber bicycle
DECEMBER 7:  Get 15% off all helmets
DECEMBER 8:  Buy 1 tune-up for yourself, get 1 tune-up FREE for a friend
DECEMBER 9:  Get 20% off all car racks
DECEMBER 10:  Buy 2 inner tubes, get 2 inner tubes FREE
DECEMBER 11:  Get 25% off any one item
DECEMBER 12:  Get $10 off any purchase of $50 or more
DECEMBER 13:  Get a $100 gift certificate with every 2016 bicycle purchase
DECEMBER 14:  Finish Line bicycle cleaning kit originally $49.99, now $39.99
DECEMBER 15:  Planet Bike Superflash Tail Light originally $29.99, now $19.99, PLUS get 20% off all other lights
DECEMBER 16:  Get 30% off all clothing
DECEMBER 17:  Buy 1 get 1 free on all nutrition
DECEMBER 18:  Get 10% off all lubes
DECEMBER 19:  Buy a kid’s bicycle, get 50% off a kid’s helmet
DECEMBER 20:  Get 15% off all cycling gloves
DECEMBER 21:  Get 10% off all socks
DECEMBER 22:  Get a free water bottle with purchase of a water bottle cage
DECEMBER 23:  Get a 25% trade-up on all gift certificate purchases
DECEMBER 24:  Last minute shoppers, get 25% off everything!

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HOMETOWN’S HOLIDAY HOURS

Christmas lights at Hometown Bicycles

It’s a Hometown tradition to dedicate the final week of the year to family. We always close the shop from Christmas through New Year, so that our crew can spend time with the ones who love and support them throughout the busy year.

During that week, we reflect back on what we’ve accomplished and gear up for a whole new year full of possibilities and adventure. This tradition helps us come back to the shop regenerated, and excited to continue being your all-things-bicycle resource!

HOLIDAY HOURS
Thursday (12/24) …… 7AM-3PM (Christmas Eve)Friday (12/25) – Friday (1/1) ……
CLOSED CHRISTMAS THROUGH NEW YEAR DAYSaturday (1/2) …… 9AM-5PM (resume normal hours)

DON’T HAVE A PLACE TO HIDE THE BIKE BEFORE CHRISTMAS? We’ve got it covered! Any bicycles purchased in December can be stored at our shop all the way up through Christmas Eve!

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HOW NOT TO BE LATE WITH CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

Santa on a bicycleWant to ensure that your special order gifts arrive in time for Christmas? Use the following guidelines:

The LAST DAY to place a BICYCLE special order that will arrive in time for Christmas is Monday, December 14th.

The LAST DAY to place a NON-BICYCLE special order that will arrive in time for Christmas is Monday, December 21st.

Thanksgiving Hours and Deals + Our New Art Initiative

Happy Thanksgiving, Hometownies!
Happy Thanksgiving from Hometown Bicycles

May your plates be full, your family close, and your trainer set up for caloric reversal. All of us at Hometown Bicycles wish you and yours a warm and happy Thanksgiving!

THANKSGIVING HOURS
Wednesday (11/25) …… 7AM-7PM
Thursday (11/26) …… CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
Friday (11/27) …… 7AM-9PM (normal hours)
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BLACK FRIDAY WHEEL O’ DEALS

Hometown Bicycles Wheel O' Deals for Black FridayA perennial favorite at the shop, our Wheel O’ Dealsgives you the opportunity to spin for up to 40% off your entire purchase of in-store bicycles, parts, and accessories. Whatever you spin, you’re guaranteed a discount!

The Wheel O’ Deals will be in full swing this Friday, November 28th. Here’s what you do:

  1. Stop in at Hometown on November 28th.
  2. Shop for you, your family, your friends, your cycling buddies, your coworkers, your… well, you get the picture.
  3. Spin the Wheel O’ Deals at the register to find out how much you’ll save.
  4. Celebrate your seasonal savings!

What you want isn’t in stock? No worries! We’ll give you a complimentary 10% off anything that you order on November 28th!

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HOMETOWN BICYCLES’ COOL, NEW, ART INITIATIVE

The bicycle art of Peggy N. Brewer at Hometown Bicycles
(Peggy N. Brewer’s art at Hometown: “Bicycle of Flowers” [top], “Boys on Bikes” [bottom])

DID YOU KNOW… your creative, email correspondent (Dawn) is a lifelong fan of arts and crafts? That translates into something especially fun for all of you bicycle-lovin’ Hometownies out there!

We’ve put a call out to local artists for their best bicycle artwork, and will be displaying their drawings, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and other creations in our shop. (And yes, gift hunters, it’s all available for purchase!)

Cheers and thanks to our pioneering, first, feature artist, Peggy N. Brewer, who has a unique family connection with cycling. You can view Peggy’s work and read more about her link to bicycles at our shop. Check out Peggy’s website HERE.

ARE YOU A CREATIVE TYPE? We’re currently looking for sellable, bicycle-related arts and crafts made locally. If you have something to show, contact Dawn at the shop: 810-225-2441 oroffice@myhometownbicycles.com.

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Shop Small at Hometown Bicycles

Hometown Bicycles is a registered participant in the American Express Shop Small(R)program. As their website notes,

“Nov 28 is Small Business Saturday(R), a day created specifically for small businesses like HOMETOWN BICYCLES. Shop Small(R) for the businesses you love, for the community you call home, and for the money that stays in the neighborhood when we all Shop Small.”

Yeah, we dig that, and hope you do, too!

Shaun Answers Your Questions

‘I Believe in Hometown Bicycles!’
YOU’VE GOT QUESTIONS… WE’VE GOT ANSWERS

'I Believe in Hometown Bicycles' Gift Certificate video

Since our last email, we’ve had so many calls about our ‘I Believe in Hometown Bicycles’ Gift Certificate, that we put together a video to answer your questions.

In a nutshell, this is a very special, limited edition, VIP Gift Certificate valued at $500. BUT, if you can hang in there until June 1, 2015, its value automatically increases to $600!

And that’s not all… redeeming your ‘I Believe in Hometown Bicycles’ Gift Certificates in our new shop after June 1st also earns you Hometown VIP privileges, including:

  • Lifetime 20% discount on all full price bicycles, parts, and accessories
  • Automatic invitation to our VIP Preview Party & other VIP events
  • Your name on a Plaque of Appreciation to be featured in our new location
We want to give a MAJOR shout-out to some exceptional people who’ve already showed their faith in Hometown – (clockwise from top left: Charles & Erin, Gary & Sandy, Dennis & Beth, Andrew & Nicole):

Awesome Hometownies with their "I Believe in Hometown Bicycles" Gift Certificates

Thank you for believing in Hometown!
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