Happy Easter + Happy 9th Birthday, Hometown!

Easter bunny on a bicycle

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a wonderful Easter filled with jellybeans and chocolate bunnies, and a chance to relax and ride with those you love.

Because we believe holidays should be family days for both our customers and staff, Hometown Bicycles will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday. We will re-open on Monday with our regular hours of 9 AM-9 PM. 

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We will also be open regular hours on Saturday
(9 AM-5 PM). Stop in for savings!

With every purchase, choose an Easter Egg from the basket at the front counter to find a coupon inside. You could receive 5% off or $5 off — who knows what other savings the Hometown Easter Bunnies hid in those eggs!


SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, April 27th
Hometown’s 9th Birthday Bash & Roll-n-Rock
A Fundraiser for the BHS Cycling Club!

Progressive Blues and Rhythm Band with Hometown Bicycles' Dan "Shoecat" Tribble

There will be food, music, and all-around positive energy flowing both inside and outside the shop throughout the day… 
WE’RE BREAKING OUT THE GRILL! – 11:30 AM-1:30 PM: Swing by for a casual lunch of free hot dogs and chips! Our grill masters will be roasting ’em up throughout the lunchtime hours.

BIRTHDAY RIDES – LEAVE AT 4 PM: Take to the roads with Team Hometown Co-Captain, Joe Ostervik, for a recreational beginner road ride, tackle the trails with our very own bicycle aficionado Les Cook on a beginner mountain bike ride, or sprint along single track in an intermediate/advanced mountain bike ride with Team Hometown Co-Captain, Mike Dyer!

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FUNDRAISER CONCERT –
5:30-8:30PM: 
After hours, enjoy the bluesy rock and roll of Hometown’s purveyor of extraordinary bike knowledge, Dan “CycloDan” Tribble and his Progressive Blues & Rhythm band. Enjoy laid back, funky fun while supporting the Brighton High School Cycling Club

Sign up HERE for the concert!

And a few poignant words from our wise leader, Shaun:

“Hometown Bicycles turned 9 on April 15th. I remember like it was yesterday. Dawn and I anxiously awaiting the arrival of our 1st. It was a tense night on the 14th but at 7am on April 15th 2010, we opened the front doors. Being new parents, we were scared out of our cycling shoes, but we knew, if we do things right by our cycling family, they will help support, and, as a community, grow this business. It does take a village… and we appreciate ours.”


What a FUN night with DoL!

DoL Band with Vinnie Baylerian playing at Hometown Bicycles

This past weekend, we kicked off our Birthday Month with Descendants of Levon (DoL), a lively band pumping out cover tunes we all knew, with none other than our Team Hometown Bicycles Title Sponsor, Vinnie Baylerian of Pro-Motion Physical Therapy, on bass!

Vinnie Baylerian

Thank you to Vinnie and the band: Steve Baylerian (guitar, vocals), Greg Baylerian (drums/percussion), Sima Avakian-Baylerian (vocals) and Alex Baylerian (lead guitar). You gave us a night to remember!

We’d also like to send a shoutout to Team Co-Captain, Joe Ostervik, for providing for the PA, mixing board and speakers for the event. DJ Joe owns Mobile Rhythm Entertainment in Livingston County. Keep him in mind for your entertainment needs!


Team Hometown Battles Barry-Roubaix!

Team Hometown Bicycles at Barry Roubaix

A whole slew of Team Hometown Bicycles members conquered Barry-Roubaix on Saturday, April 13th — this race tests riders against rolling gravel roads, pavement, one mile of rough two track, rocks, sand, mud, and possibly even snow and ice as they traverse the scenic roads of Barry County. Huge congratulations to the Team for taking 2nd overall in the Team Competition!

Mason Verbison

Team Hometown Bicycles was represented by Joe Ostervik, Neal Glazebrook, Matt Burke, Jacob Henriksen, Brad Allen, Erik Frazier, Mason Verbison, Sarah Dudley-Short, Jeff Short, Al DeLeon, Scott (Scooter) Gates, Tim Gehring, Shannon McKay, Lorelie Smith and Ron Szumski.

Joe Ostervik

TWO of our AWESOME Team members took the podiums! Joe Ostervik placed 1st in age group and 6th overall, while Hometown service lead Mason Verbison took 3rd in the youth category. Amazing performances, guys!
Congratulations and thank you to Team Hometown for making us so proud!


Who loves Spring? WE DO!

There’s no better way to enjoy Spring than a Hometown Shop Ride on a beautiful sunny day in Brighton.

We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced rides… all skill levels are welcome!

Don’t have a bike? We rent them! Inquire at the shop.

Make sure to print or pick up your Shop Rideschedule!

We sometimes get asked about the term NO DROP that you see on the Ride descriptions. People wonder if this means you have to register and can’t drop in… no… you can always drop in!

NO DROP simply means that no one is left behind. Each ride had a Lead and a Sweep; the Sweep will make sure that the group stays together and no one gets “dropped”!


Hatching a fledgling business

Hometown Business Incubator
We have a major project going on in Hometown’s back room – a buildout that includes a new business incubator rental space!

What is a business incubator? Business incubators are organizations that offer startups shared operation space. In short, they offer fledgling young companies a warm, safe place to grow and prosper.

Our incubator will be ideal for:

  • Business meetings
  • Networking groups
  • Fitness classes
  • Startup churches
  • Kids programs
  • Arts/crafts programs and classes

Hometown’s business incubator will be available for hourly rentals. Incubator Sponsorships are now available. If you would like to learn about rental or Sponsorship, contact Dawn at office@myhometownbicycles.com.

Grand Opening coming SOON!


CURRENTLY SEEKING FULL-TIME SERVICE TECHS
Monday-Friday, 9-5

Stop by the shop for an application.


FITNESS CLASSES AT HOMETOWN BICYCLES

Cardio Drumming | Wednesdays 6 PM
$5 drop-in / $5 equipment rental – With Martha Soraruf |Click to learn more

Power 30 | Wednesdays 7 PM
$5 drop in – With Martha Soraruf  |  Click to learn more

Zumba | Mondays 6 PM & Thursdays 9:30 AM
$8 drop in or “10 classes for $60” punch card – With Leslie Barrett  |  Click to learn more

Zumba GOLD | Fridays 9:30 AM
$8 drop in or “10 classes for $50” punch card – With Tresa O’Rourke  |  Click to learn more

intenSati | Sundays 10 AM
$10 drop in – With Dawn Gaden  |  Click to learn more

Brighton ATA Martial Arts

Did you know? Brighton ATA Martial Arts has set up shop in Hometown’s Community Room two evenings/week. Sign up for your free trial and learn martial arts at your own pace. Click to learn more.

Happy Easter, Hometownies!

Happy Easter from everybunny at Hometown Bicycles!

In honor of our families and our Hometownies’ families,

WE ARE CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY

Can’t wait to hear about your holiday cycling adventures bright and early Monday morning!

Easter, Team Night, Bike Chandeliers & Tandem Tees

Happy Easter from everybunny at Hometown Bicycles

WE LOVE OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAYS, but Easter will always be especially near and dear to our hearts – it marks the beginning of beautiful cycling weather, leads into the launch of our Shop Rides, and Good Friday 2010 is when Shaun proposed, which was a catalyst for Hometown’s existence!

Easter is all about family – yours, ours, and our crew’s – so following Hometown tradition…
WE ARE CLOSED ON EASTER SUNDAY
We’ll be open regular hours the days before (3/26) and after (3/28). In the meantime, go make this Easter memorable!! Happy Easter, Hometownies!

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TEAM NIGHT SHINDIG

Hometown Bicycles clinic

In our final Winter 2016 Clinic, we introduced over 50 people (still blown away by your enthusiasm, Hometownies!) to the new Shop Rides and Team Hometown Bicycles. There was TONS of interest and TONS of questions. We know how to handle that…

Team Night powwow!! We’ll provide the pizza, you BYOB, and we’ll give you the low-down on the official Shop Rides schedule, Team Hometown Bicycles, and our ride leaders and Team Captains.

If you already know you want to be part of Team Hometown Bicycles – AWESOME!! You can officially sign up at this event.

THURSDAY, MARCH 31ST, at 6:30PM

REGISTER HERE IF YOU’LL BE ATTENDING TEAM NIGHT
No obligations and no charge – just a chance to learn what all the excitement’s about! 

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MEET THE ARTIST: JENNIFER VERMEERSCH

Bike wheel chandeliers by Jennifer VermeerschJennifer VermeerschFree spirited and fantastically whimsical, artist Jennifer Vermeersch hails from Detroit, where she launched Jennifer Vermeersch Jewelry. Happily for us, she also has a thing for bikes, which is ever-so-evident in the industrial chic creativity of her bicycle wheel chandeliers.

We guarantee you won’t find anything like this in another bike shop. Jennifer’s decked out her rims in eclectic beading and everyday bike bits. We’re talking super playful here – you really need to see these for yourself!

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MEET THE ARTISTS: CASEY & MICHELLE BUCKLEITNER

Michigan tandem t-shirts by Alpenhaus Apparel
Alpenhaus Apparel logo
Shaun and I are big tandem fans (ask us about our 100-mile tandem Tour de Livingston ride), and we also LOVE Michigan, so bringing in Casey and Michelle’s clever, peninsular tandem tees was a total no-brainer.They’re fun, they’re colorful, they’re unique and we know they’ll look great on you. You’ll see me wearing mine around the shop on a regular basis!

Just after putting these beauties out on the floor, one sold before the piles even had time to settle. Let that put a little pep in your step, if you’d like to get one of your own!

Easter Weekend & Shop Rides Begin TODAY

Happy Easter from everybunny at Hometown Bicycles
HAPPY PRE-EASTER, HOMETOWNIES!  We hope this holiday finds you bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and rarin’ to ride. Our shop rides launch TODAY, which you’ll read more about below. But, please note that:
WE WILL BE CLOSED ON EASTER SUNDAY
(P.S. That means no Shop Ride this Sunday.)
Everyone should enjoy family time on Easter, and that includes our rockstar staff!
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SHOP RIDES BEGIN TODAY!!!

Hometown Bicycles 2015 Shop RidesIf any of you were waffling over whether cycling season has truly begun, here’s the irrefutable proof – Hometown Bicycles Shop Rides begin TODAY with our much-loved Beginner Road Bike Ride, open to all, starting at Island Lake, and led by Shaun.

So, strap on your cycling gear, and let’s get our ride on at the:

HOMETOWN’S BEGINNER ROAD RIDE
This is a 12-15 mile, NO DROP,
get-to-know-your-bicycle-again kind of road ride.
ALL LEVELS & ALL BICYCLES WELCOME
Meet Shaun at Island Lake’s Kent Lake Parking Lot
(look for the impossible-to-miss Hometown SAG wagon)
REMEMBER:  NO SHOP RIDE ON EASTER SUNDAY!

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TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN DASH OR CRASH

Rotary Club of Brighton's Top of the Mountain Dash or Crash at Mt. Brighton

When we Hometownies sprint, it’s usually with our feet on the pedals, but this is one upcoming race that has you running, walking, even crawling over terra not-so-firma. Mud, gravel, obstacles, hill climbs… too cool not to mention here!

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