Team Night this Sunday and the “Persha” Promotion

You’re Invited to Team Night
THIS SUNDAY!

Team Hometown Bicycles jerseys

WHOA. NELLY. There are OVER 50 HOMETOWNIES registered for this Sunday’s Team Night event, and the list just keeps growing!! If you’ve ever had even a glimmer of a thought about joining a cycling Team, come! Team Hometown Bicycles is for non-racers and racers alike, with an emphasis on growing the sport and having fun.

This Sunday (12/3) at 5:00pm you’ll get the lowdown on 2018 Team benefits and expectations, get your questions answered, sign (or re-sign) up for the Team if you’re ready to commit, get Team kit pre-order discounts, and crunch on tacos and sip beer from our mucho gusto Hometown Taco Bar.

Our Ride Coordinator Laura has one request:  “I’m trying to get a good handle on the food and seating. If you haven’t signed up yet, and are planning on coming, could you do so? Thank you!”

SIGN UP NOW TO ATTEND 2018 TEAM NIGHT!
No cost to attend! Bring a bike buddy! The more, the merrier! 

Team Hometown Bicycles 2017

TOP 10 REASONS TO JOIN TEAM HOMETOWN BICYCLES
  1. We are inclusive – our Team includes riders of all skill levels, all styles of riding, and competitive and non-competitive cyclists alike.
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  2. We are an anti-snob bike group. We don’t judge you by WHAT you ride – we just want you to RIDE!
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  3. We are a social group, with Team members that mutually support and motivate each other, and have fun doing it!
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  4. We are a year-round group, with Team rides, activities, and programs running, no matter what the season. You won’t get bored!
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  5. We believe cycling should be FUN, and tailor our Team activities to support that belief!
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  6. We make a personal commitment as Team members to be the best version of ourselves. Everyone benefits!
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  7. We are passionate about advocating for the sport we love, and seek out ways to support and grow cycling.
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  8. We are known and appreciated for being the Team that supports its Community via volunteering at local cycling events.
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  9. We enjoy a uniquely high level of benefits, including Hometown store credits and discounts, for helping to support and promote our shop and our sport.
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  10. We are an integral part of the best bike shop around, Hometown Bicycles!
SIGN UP FOR TEAM NIGHT TO LEARN MORE!
Sunday, December 3rd, starting at 5pm

Hometown Bicycles Service Tech, Matthew Persha

WHAT THE “PERSHA” IS & WHY YOU SHOULD ASK FOR IT!

Shaun and I believe strongly that it’s important for Hometown Crew to understand more about business than just work-go-home-repeat. Upping our Crew’s business I.Q. adds value to our customers’ experience, supports the long-term goals of the shop, and gives our guys and gals real-world insights that benefit THEM, too – an especially great thing for our school-age crew members!

For this week and next, Service Tech and high school cyclist Matt Persha has cooked up a promotion for all of you Hometownies, and we’re giving him the opportunity to spearhead his own creation! You’ll spot his marketing efforts on social media and elsewhere, but here’s the gist of what we’ve dubbed the “PERSHA Promotion”:
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Mention “PERSHA”
when you bring your bike in for a Hometown Bicycles Tune-Up
between 11/27/17 – 12/10/17,
and receive an emailed coupon after you pick up your tuned bike for
10% OFF ANY ONE ITEM
– bicycle, part, or accessory, including special orders –
to use at your next purchase.*
*Offer ends 12/10/17. Cannot be combined with other promotions. Not applicable on labor or past purchases.
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Want to support Matt’s learning experience? Those bikes you’ve been meaning to get tuned and prepped for winter storage or cycling… bring them in now! Thanks for encouraging the next generation of cycling industry enthusiasts!

Hometown Bicycles Fat Bike Friendly Shop Ride

Remember: Global Fat Bike Day Ride 12/2 at Island Lake

Ride there with your Hometownies!!
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Hometown does Chicago, bike Valentines, and Spin-Off with Shaun

♪♫ Chicago, Chicago,
That toddlin’ town… ♪

Hometown Bicycles is heading to CABDA's Chicago Bike Expo

WE’RE HEADED TO THE LARGEST BICYCLE TRADE SHOW IN THE MIDWEST!
We may not have any blues to lose in the Windy City, but we definitely have some cruisin’ and schmoozin’ planned in our quest to find you amazing deals. Plus, we can’t wait to connect with Jamis, and check out what’s new and cool in the bike industry.

Incidentally, we’re making this a family affair – Liam and Aria (our toddlin’ tykes) will be with us, so let’s see if we can “cute” some good deals for you at the expo!


Framed Fat Bike deal at Hometown Bicycles

AN UNBEATABLE FAT BIKE DEAL IS IN THE MAKING…

Speaking of AMAZING DEALS…

It’s good to be a shop that’s liked in the bike biz, because we get insider info that no one else knows about. For example, we recently learned that the “big guys” are OUT of fat bikes! In the middle of fat bike season! In Michigan!

Knowing this, we are RIGHT NOW in the middle of putting our awesome reputation to work for you – ‘cuz that’s how we roll – to negotiate THE BEST FAT BIKE DEAL EVER for anyone interested in fatties. More details in our next email but, ’til then, here’s a little insider information for your very own – carbon wheels, carbon frame, and carbon fork for HALF of what you’d spend with the other guys. Yeah, you read that right!

So… you have a few days to do some research. Call around to find a fat bike – we double-dog dare you! When you’re ready to throw in the towel, swing by and talk to Shaun. We’ll show you what “the Hometown advantage” is all about!


Vinnie Baylerian from Pro-Motion Physical Therapy ran a packed bike fit clinic in Hometown Bicycles' Community Room
(Vinnie Baylerian of Pro-Motion Physical Therapy packed the house at last week’s Bike Fitting clinic. Congrats to clinic-goer, Rick Sweet, who won the drawing for 50% off a bike fit, courtesy of Pro-Motion!) 

THIS WEEK:  Emergency On-the-Ride Repairs (Part 1)

Don’t get caught making a long trek home on foot! Shaun will teach you down-and-dirty, on-the-go, bike repairs that can get you back to civilization – and your nearest bike shop! – safely and swiftly. Hands-on learning!

EMERGENCY BIKE REPAIR PART 1 – REGISTER NOW!
Tues. 1/31 from 12:15-1pm  -OR-  FRIDAY 2/3 from 6-7pm
Part 1 of 2, this clinic is hands-on! We’ll cover quick, on-the-go bike fixes to help you avoid a long walk home.

EMERGENCY BIKE REPAIR PART 2 – REGISTER NOW!
Tues. 2/7 from 12:15-1pm  -OR-  Wed. 2/8 from 12:15-1pm  -OR-  FRIDAY 2/10 from 6-7pm
Part 2 of 2, this clinic covers the perennial favorite – flat tire fixes! Bring along your wheel for some hands-on practice!

WHY JAMIS? – REGISTER NOW!
Thursday, February 16 from 6-7pm
A favorite addition to our clinic series, “Why Jamis?” answers who Jamis is, what they offer YOU, and why we’ve loved ’em from Day One!  Jamis rep and our “brother-from-a-different-mother”, Tom Trentanove, will guest speak and answer your individual questions.

WHERE TO RIDE IN MICHIGAN & POTLUCK PARTY! – REGISTER NOW!
Thursday, February 23 from 6-7pm
Bring your favorite dish to this munch-and-learn, wrap-up clinic party! Enjoy your fellow clinic-goers’ culinary skills, while we share some of the best parks and routes in Michigan for your cycling Adventures, plus groups you can ride with.


"Bike Love" Valentine's Kid Craft Class with LPbyLP at Hometown Bicycles

KIDS, CREATE “BIKE LOVE” VALENTINES AT HOMETOWN!

SATURDAY, FEB. 11, NOON-2PM IN THE HOMETOWN COMMUNITY ROOM

Your kids will create their very own, unique, bike-y Valentine in this family-friendly, holiday craft class, run by Hometown artist, Lauren Patrell of LPbyLP.

For ages 6 and up, but don’t be shy about participating if you’re an adult. We bet you know a cyclist or two who would love to get one of these from you!

Only $7 materials fee per person per ornament (why stop at one!)

REGISTER NOW FOR “BIKE LOVE” VALENTINE’S KID CRAFT CLASS


Hometown Bicycles crew member, Matthew Persha
(Image at left courtesy Matt Persha)

MEET YOUR CREW: MATTHEW PERSHA

Hometown’s youngest crew member is the personable and enthusiastic Matt Persha. We expect to see great things from Matt. Here’s a brief bike bio from the man himself:

My cousin got me interested in mountain biking, and I currently bike for the Detroit Catholic Central Mountain Bike Team. Before mountain biking, I used to play travel ice hockey as a goalie.


Spin indoor cycling classes at Hamburg Fitness Center and Camp
THIS SUNDAY! “SPIN-OFF” WITH SHAUN AT HAMBURG FITNESS CENTER

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 10:15AM, AT HAMBURG FITNESS CENTER CYCLE STUDIO
Hometownies, represent!! Shaun’s taken up a challenge from Team Sponsor Hamburg Fitness Center & Camp to put down the tools and “ride it like ya stole it” at a very special edition of this gym’s much-loved Spin Class. Now, he’s looking for company…

Let’s pack the room with Hometownies! Whether you’re a spin god/goddess or are secretly wondering what a spin bike looks like, this class offers the flexibility to customize your challenge level. It’s a high energy, Hometown-friendly chance to pedal among friends, and YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE.

Have a Hometown jersey? Wear it with pride! And be sure to hang out afterward for Shaun’s post-spin, “ask-the-expert”, fat bike and winter cycling demo in the lobby.

SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICING FOR HOMETOWNIES: $5 drop in for non-members. BIKES ARE LIMITED SO BE SURE TO SIGN UP EARLY!!

LET SHAUN KNOW YOU’LL BE RIDING WITH HIM – CLICK HERE!

Also coming up…

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 AT 5:30PM & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 AT 10:30AM 
Keep an eye out in upcoming newsletters for even more opportunities to pick Shaun’s bike brain over at Hamburg Fitness Center & Camp!


Hometown Bicycles 2017 jerseys / kits
FINAL WEEK FOR *OMG!* HOMETOWN KIT DISCOUNTS

Heads up, Hometownies… if you’re interested in joining our Team, and want to get in on the first kit order with it’s CRAZY discount level, your order must be submitted by this Saturday, February 4th.

Ride Coordinator Jean has already sent out “Welcome Team” emails. If you’re a Team member who didn’t receive yours, email her at ride@myhometownbicycles.com to confirm she has your correct email address.


Hometown Bicycles Team Night Fat Bike Shop Ride in Island Lake Badlands
(Photo creds CORRECTION: This stellar pic was the handiwork of Bill Hermann, not Tom. Sorry, guys!)

¡Ay CRAMBA It’s Cold Out! Fatbike / Snow Bike Festival

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH FROM NOON-5PM

With Superbowl running this weekend, our regularly scheduled Fat Bike Friendly Shop Ride is being postponed. But if you’re still itching to saddle up, may we suggest the ¡Ay CRAMBA It’s Cold Out! Fatbike / Snow Bike Festival for some seriously spectacular fat tire time…

Please join CRAMBA for the annual ¡Ay CRAMBA It’s Cold Out! Fatbike / Snow Bike Festival onSaturday, February 4th, 2017 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm for a celebration of winter riding at Shelby Township’s River Bends Park.

Come on out and join us for group rides, fatbike demos, hot bonfires, chili, and tasty beverages with a hundred of your fellow fatbikers. Please feel free to bring food, snacks, and/or drinks to share.

More information here: http://www.cramba.org/events/ay-cramba-its-cold-out-fat-bikesnow-bike-festival/

Need a fat bike? We rent! Call our shop:  (810) 225-2441


Spring pathway
SPRING: 49 Days & Counting

We’re just 7 short weeks away from the official arrival of Spring. Don’t panic… we can get you there in top form!

Be sure to check out our fat bikes and rentals, winter shop rides, and fitness classes to keep you in peak cycling condition. Plus, we’ll have your bike running like a dream with our famously phenomenal bicycle tune-ups and repairs!

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