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Iceman Glory, Bicycle Blue Book, and Party Sign-Ups

Team Hometown Bicycles at Iceman Cometh Challenge 2016

THE WEATHER, THE COURSE, THE COMPANY… ALL AWESOME!  
Congratulations, Iceman Cometh riders! Another goal achieved, another adventure had, another story to be told (and we hope that you WILL tell it, at our November 12, post-Iceman party – details below!)

For the first time in years, Iceman riders enjoyed a day of clear sky and sunshine. Our Team sure appreciated it… along with the delicious chili and good will served up in the Hometown tent (thank you, Jean and crew!) Ride times were rockin’, good times were a-rollin’… what can we say, but “can’t wait ’til next year!” Iceman or bust, baby!

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WE INTERRUPT YOUR READING FOR THIS VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE…  

Hometown’s 1st Annual Fall Extravaganza event is

THIS SATURDAY (11/12)
FROM NOON – 6PM

Event details and crazy-fun class sign-ups are below, so be sure to read to the end!

NOW, BACK TO YOUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSLETTER…

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POST-ICEMAN TUNE-UP SPECIAL  

Hometown Bicycles Iceman Effed My Bike Tune-Up Coupon

It’s all about respect… you rode ’em hard at Iceman – don’t put your bikes away “wet”! That trusty two-wheeler that just took you for the ride of your life will live to race another day with proper care and maintenance. Take advantage of our “Iceman Effed My Bike!” Tune-Up Coupon, where you’ll get $20 toward bikes and accessories with the purchase of a post-Iceman tune-up.

Print this blog and bring it with you. We’ll treat your bicycle like the rockstar that it is!

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HOMETOWN NOW OFFERS FINANCING
ON ALL BICYCLES!  

Synchrony Financial financing now available at Hometown Bicycles on all bicycle purchases

Think of this as one more obstacle REMOVED from you getting fit, having fun, making memories, and riding off into the sunset. Dreams can absolutely be affordable… stop in and ask us about our stellar financing program!

(Pssst! Save your rainy day fund for a rainy day. Those fat bikes you’ll be falling in love with at our November 12 fat bike demo have just become that much more affordable!) 

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EVER WONDER WHAT YOUR BIKE’S WORTH?
Bicycle Blue Book website
Bicycle Blue Book Authorized Trade-In PartnerWe know that, sentimentally speaking, your bicycle’s value is truly incalculable, but if you ever DO decide to sell, how do you determine what it’s worth?Answer: BicycleBlueBook.com. Did you know that Hometown Bicycles is an Authorized Bicycle Blue Book Trade-In Partner? That’s just a fancy way of saying that we can help you figure out what your bike is worth. Who knows, your dream Jamis bike may be significantly closer than you think! (Like, maybe even at this Saturday’s fat bike demo… *wink*  *wink*  *nudge*  *nudge*…)
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THIS SATURDAY’S EVENT SCHEDULE & CLASS SIGN-UP FOR

The 1st Annual Hometown Bicycles Anniversary Party Post Iceman Fat Bike Friendly Mountain Bike Ride Family Extravaganza Art Expo and Chili Cook Off

We’re just days away from this fantastic, autumn, family and fat bike extravaganza… time to get yourself registered for some of the cool classes, and to plan your order of enjoyment, so that you don’t miss one, single, crazy-fun activity!

Jamis Fat Bike demoFAT BIKE DEMO:  All Day!
Our Jamis and Framed fat bikes will be out in full force at this event, and available for you to test ride and fall in love with (yes, we’re that confident!). NO CHARGE.

Artist's palette and brushINDOOR ART FAIR:  Noon – 5:00 pm
Hometown artists Deborah Kashdan, Peggy Kerwan, Lauren Patrell and her Nana, and newcomer Sarah Burke will be setting up art displays at our first ever mini indoor art fair here at the shop. Weather permitting, Sarah will also be holding an outdoor demonstration of her incredible spray paint art skills. You’ve seen their bicycle art – here’s a chance to enjoy more of their creativity… and maybe take care of some Christmas shopping in the process! (Artists prefer cash or check, so please come prepared!)

Question marks - ask the experts“ASK THE EXPERTS”:  Noon – 1:30 pm
Hit a cycling plateau? Nagging knee pain on your rides? Body Within Personal Training‘s, Jenny Schild, and Pro-Motion Physical Therapy‘s, Vinnie Baylerian, PT, DPT are generously volunteering their fitness/nutrition and common cycling injury/bike fit expertise at our event. This is a RARE OPPORTUNITY for one-stop, NO CHARGE, professional input on how to be a better, stronger cyclist… take advantage of it!

Vinyasa yoga class at Hometown BicyclesPOWER YOGA WITH TOCCA MASSAGE & YOGA:  12:15 pm
Enjoy a stimulating, stretch-and-strengthen, Vinyasa yoga session in our Community Room with powerhouse, Ashley Knuth of Tocca Massage & Yoga.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR YOGA

Cardio drumming at Hometown BicyclesCARDIO DRUMMING WITH MARTHA SORARUF:  1:45 pm
Join in on Martha’s crazy-popular Cardio Drumming class (Liam’s favorite!), which will be pumping up the volume in our Community Room at next Saturday’s event.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CARDIO DRUMMING

Zumba at Hometown BicyclesZUMBA WITH HAMBURG FITNESS CENTER:  3:00 pm
Fiesty, Latin rhythms and everyone-friendly coreography will have you burning calories in this high energy class, hosted by Hamburg Fitness in our Community Room.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ZUMBA

Bike gear ornament kids craft class at Hometown BicyclesKIDS’ CRAFT CLASS – BIKE GEAR ORNAMENTS:  4:15 pm
Bring along your young ‘uns of all ages to create a unique, bicycle gear Christmas ornament with gears, glitter, and other crafty goodies provided by Hometown Bicycles. Parents, please come, too! This is a parent-child project you’ll treasure for years to come. A nominal $4 per child covers materials and instruction.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE KID’S CRAFT CLASS

Jamis fat bike on the trailFAT BIKE FRIENDLY GROUP TRAIL RIDE:  Leaves at 3:30pm
RIDE WITH SHAUN!! Join your bike guru, and leave from our shop parking lot at 3:30pm for the Yellow and Blue trails of picturesque, autumn-tinged Island Lake. NO DROP, all levels welcome!

Chili cook off at Hometown BicyclesCHILI COOK-OFF:  Judging begins when the riders return!
Put your best chili forward for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights at Hometown’s first annual culinary cook-off! Entries must be delivered by 4:15pm, and hungry cyclists and party-goers will be the judges for this people’s choice competition. Winner takes home a $25 Hometown Bicycles Gift Certificate PLUS one of the first Hometown t-shirts ever made available to the public!!
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS & TO ENTER THE CHILI COOK-OFF

So much fun to be had – why not do it all?! CALL US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. And please tell your friends, bring your family, and spread the word. It’s an event for everyone!

Holiday checklist, new art, and creative stocking stuffers


Your Hometown Holiday Checklist
Bicycle wrapped in Christmas lights at Hometown Bicycles

THE COUNTDOWN HAS HIT SINGLE DIGITS – ARE YOU READY?
With Christmas just a week away, we’ve made a list that you’ll want to check twice…

   ___ Remember, Hometown is open on Christmas Eve from 7am-3pm! We close
between Christmas and New Year, and re-open again on January 2nd at 7am.

___ If you bought a bike as a gift, and are keeping it at the shop to prevent snoopery,
make sure to call 1-2 hours ahead before pick-up, so that we can have it prepped
and ready to go. Also, let us know if you want a bow on the bike!

   ___ Be sure to pick up stocking stuffers! You can check out several fun ideas below.

   ___ Don’t forget – there are still 7 days left of daily deals to rock your cyclist’s world!
Here’s a quick reminder about what’s coming up:

          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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BICYCLE ART AT HOMETOWN: SUZANNE ALLEN

Suzanne Allen artwork

Suzanne Allen - artist - at Hometown BicyclesSue is a wellspring of information, and her art tells the stories that she’s collected over years of professorship and research. What we especially love about her work is that it’s VIBRANT and playful, while still appealing to the intellectual cyclist. But even if pondering isn’t your thing, we encourage you to enjoy a refreshing smile in front of the jaunty, neon head of “Bike Face”!

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BICYCLE ART AT HOMETOWN: PEGGY KERWAN

Peggy Kerwan's art at Hometown Bicycles
(Artwork copyright Peggy Kerwan. All rights reserved.)
Peggy Kerwan artwork "Pink Ladies"Peggy GETS cycling; she’s a cyclist who finds the fun in any bike-bound adventure. And her artwork is about those adventures – the people, the places, and the roadkill rat (yes, you read that right!) that turn a ride into something worth capturing on canvas. You may have seen some of Peggy’s work at the Wooden Spoon in Brighton, where she curates. We’re delighted to have her creativity here at the shop!

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BICYCLE ART AT HOMETOWN: STOCKING STUFFERS

Stocking stuffer ideas at Hometown Bicycles - Gear ornaments, bicycle notecards by Peggy Brewer, coin purses by LPbyLP, Blues Lab CD

Hoo boy… those stockings always seem to get forgotten until the very last minute, don’t they.

Keep calm and come to Hometown. We’ve got all sorts of sock-sized goodies in our new art department that will pleasantly plump out your fireplace footwear, including beautiful notecards from local artist Peggy Brewer; sew-master Lauren Patrell’s super-awesome coin purses; a new line of handmade, unique-as-snowflakes, gear ornaments; and the bluesy tunes of our very own CycloDan Tribble.

Be sure to also check out our famous sock wall – much loved by all – and everything from bike bells to pint glasses and lubes to water bottle cages. In fact, you might just need to hang up another stocking…

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