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    Thursday: 10 AM - 7 PM
    Friday: 10 AM - 7 PM
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Shaun and SELCRA Partner Up!

SELCRA recently announced the appointment of Shaun Bhajan to its Board of Directors, as the Member-at-Large. The SELCRA Mission is to promote individual, community, and economic stewardship by providing outstanding recreation, sports and leisure programs for citizens of all ages. 

“Shaun’s knowledge of the area and his experience as a business owner will be an asset to our mission of Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs!” stated SELCRA.

Congratulations, Shaun! We all know how much you love our community!

Tech Talk Clinic THIS Saturday!
Our socially distanced clinics are filling up fast. Advance registration is required and masks are mandatory. Only 4 spots left for Tech Talk!

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

And coming up in March, everyone’s favorite clinic…

Saturday 3/13 from 5-6 PM
Bike Fit Clinic with Vincent Baylerian, PT, DPT, Certified Level 2 Clinical BikeFit Pro

Learn about how bike fitting can improve your cycling — become more efficient, gain power, and reduce discomfort. Vinnie will do a presentation, and there will be time for a Q&A session. You’ll also receive a coupon for a discounted Bike Fit at Pro-Motion Physical Therapy.

To register for this event, click HERE.
Cost: $20

Girl Scout Cookies are here!

Stop by and take advantage of our BOGO Cookie Deal!

Buy a box of cookies, get a box on us! $5 per box. Cash only, please.
Several varieties available, while supplies last!

A note from our Ride Coordinator…

Hi Folks,

Hope you are all staying safe and enjoying this actual winter we are having — well, “kind of” actual winter. That’s the reason for this note. Under normal circumstances, we would be hosting Fat Bike rides all winter, but this winter has been exceptionally challenging to have rides that are appropriate for everyone — which is what Hometown is all about — supporting rides that anyone can enjoy. The weather was too warm at the start of Fat Biking season, which resulted in ice on the trails. This is not a situation everyone is equipped for (studded tires needed), so we postponed having rides.

Then came our latest weather system which dumped a bunch of snow, but also brought super cold temps. The temps were too cold for group rides. Believe me, I tried myself and am still recovering almost 3 weeks later. Then the forecast looked like it would warm for a few days and then cool back off to safe temps and get us good packing snow, but alas it is all melting away and the trails are mush now.

The last aspect of anti-Fat Biking that occurred this winter is the lack of the Badlands, aka those big sandhills across from Spring Mill Pond at Island Lake Recreation Area. With the mining operation in full swing over there, we do not have the space to make it worthwhile to take a big group out for a ride. We will hang tight, watch the weather, and deploy for a ride if the universe decides to cooperate. Keep your eye on our newsletters and Facebook page for a pop-up Fat Bike ride if we think we can safely pull it off.

In the meantime, take a minute to complete our Ride Survey; your input helps shape the future Hometown ride offerings. And one lucky survey participant will win a $25 Hometown Gift Certificate! The winner will be chosen on March 15th so hurry up and get your survey responses in.
 
Survey Link: https://forms.gle/AZUj2w4gb5uQ8xDR6
 
Ride with a purpose,
 
Neal Glazebrook

Great Lake-to-Lake Summit: You’re invited!

Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance is the statewide voice for non-motorized trail users, helping people build, connect and promote trails.

They invite you to join in a virtual Great Lake-to-Lake Trail Summit on Wednesday, March 24 from 1-2:30 PM. Learn about exciting advances on the Great Lake-to-Lake Trail Route #1. See the route HERE.

To be part of the Summit, sign up HERE!

Women’s Self Talk Clinic: Meet our Speakers!

From left to right, Lisa Nelson, Dr. Tianna Rooney, and Anna Oginsky

Lisa Nelson, Owner of Hush Intimate Apparel
Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, a master’s in manufacturing engineering, and spent 15 years in the automotive industry. In 2007, as a new mom, Lisa felt driven to forge a new career path where she could be in control of her future and have a positive effect on others’ lives. A visit to a women’s boutique lit her entrepreneurial fire. She launched Hush Intimate Apparel in Brighton, Michigan – a boutique designed by women for women – to help women look good and feel comfortable in their everyday lives. A passionate community advocate, Lisa sits on the Downtown Development Authority Board, and served as vice chair of the Principal Shopping District Board, plus 3 years on the Chamber of Commerce Board. 

Dr. Tianna Rooney, LMFT, Owner and Executive Director of Perspectives Therapy Services
Dr. Rooney earned her Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2004 in the area of Marriage and Family Therapy. Her clinical training translated incredibly well to being an entrepreneur. Now, her focus has shifted from relationship health to organizational health. With a team of over 75 mental health providers, 10 administrative team members, and 5 clinic locations, Perspectives Therapy Services, LLC is one of the largest mental health practices in the state of Michigan. Dr. Rooney serves as the Executive Director with her primary role being to design an amazing experience for employees and clients alike. 

Anna Oginsky, Author, Artist and Owner of Heart Connected and Founder of Brighton Light House
Anna is an award-winning author, as well as a workshop and retreat facilitator through her small business, Heart Connected. Anna received her BA in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Michigan State University and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. Together with her husband, Dan, Anna recently opened Brighton Light House where she will serve as the director, focused on programming. 

Thursday, March 11 from 6-7:30 PM
Self Talk: Wiring Your Brain for Business Success
A successful business begins and ends in your own head. What have you been saying to yourself lately?

To register for this event, click HERE.
$15 

If you miss the window and registration is closed, please DO STILL REACH OUT TO USthehubwomen@gmail.com  We’ll add you to our list, in case a spot opens up!

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

$10 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.

Winter Hours:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday
10 AM – 5 PM

Closed Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Countdown to Christmas!

Hometown Bicycles will be open DAILY from now through December 23 from 10 AM – 5 PM.

There are so many festive reasons to stop by!

Toys for Tots — We have collected 97 toys to date! The bins have been unloaded and we’re ready to fill them again. Thank you, cycling community, for your kindness and generosity!

Free Winter Storage with Tune-Up — Be the early bird who, come spring, isn’t waiting on your bike to be ready to roll. Get your tune-up now and store your bike at Hometown until March 1. Win-win!

Gift Certificate Trade-Up — Buy a Hometown Bicycles gift certificate for your favorite cyclist and receive a bonus accessory certificate from us! The accessory certificate is valued at 10% of your gift certificate purchase.

Hometown Ornaments — What a perfect way to support the shop while making your tree the coolest in town! We have custom Christmas tree ornaments in four designs, ranging from $10-$20.

Fun Holiday Gifts — From crazy cute socks to colorful bicycle helmets to the handcrafted, eclectic items sold in our Gifts & Novelties area, you’re sure to find something awesome!

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!

Toys for Tots

As you’re doing your Black Friday shopping, please keep in mind that Hometown Bicycles is a collection site for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Due to Covid-19, they are expecting much greater need in Livingston County this year. For only $10, you can help bring joy to a child who may not receive gifts otherwise.

We like to make it a challenge because we know cyclists thrive on competition! We have four drop-off bins: Road Riders, Mountain Bikers, Gravel Grinders, and a one-size-fits-the-rest-of-us, All Bikes Matter. Who’s going to take the title this holiday season?

Gifts should be new, unwrapped, and for children up to age 16. Some ideas for the tweens and teens include bath and body products, soccer balls, backpacks, hair dryers, and books.

If you prefer not to shop but still want to participate, you may drop off cash in an envelope addressed to Leslie Barrett, Events Coordinator — she will shop for you and place the donations in your designated bin!

Thank you for making our toy drive successful — your generosity will surely make some local kids happy this Christmas.

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