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Daddy-Daughter, Ladies Spin Challenge & Party Invitation

How Sweet It is to be Loved…

Hometown Bicycles, with Shaun Bhajan, sponsoring the Howell Parks and Rec Sweetheart Dances
(Shaun & Aria enjoyed daddy-daughter dancing, and congrats to our dance-time drawing winners!)

KIDS, CANDY, CUTENESS – AND BIKES! – AT THE SWEETHEART DANCES
Hometown hit the dance floor last week for not one, but THREE, Sweetheart Dances that we enthusiastically sponsored through Howell Parks & Rec. Family values reigned supreme (and our son picked up some new dance moves) at these A-is-for-adorable, mother-son / daddy-daughter dances.

Some of you readers signed up for our e-newsletters at the event – welcome, and ride on!

We also want to tip our helmets to truly some of the kindest souls on the planet – our cosponsors, Brennan Investment Services and McCaskill Family Services. Can’t wait to participate in more events with these big-hearted businesses!

WE  YOU, HOMETOWNIES! HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!! 

Happy Valentine's Day from Hometown Bicycles!


Pizza and Jamis Bicycles - A Clinic-Party at Hometown Bicycles

THIS THURSDAY (2/16):

  EAT, DRINK & BE CURIOUS!

YOU’RE INVITED TO A JAMIS CLINIC-PARTY COMBO THIS THURSDAY! 
This Thursday, February 16, from 6-8pm, we’re hosting a pizza-and-beer clinic celebration that combines the best of Jamis, bike smarts, and cyclist sustenance.

Come out and meet Tom, our uber-awesome Jamis rep, who’ll be sharing insider industry scoops, cool Jamis facts, and answering any questions you might have about the company and the bikes.

You’ll also hear from Shaun about why, when we had an opportunity to carry any bike brand, we determined that Jamis would rock our customers’ worlds and help support the industry we love. The answers may surprise you.

Everyone is welcome – the Jamis owners, the Jamis newbies, and the simply Jamis curious. Bring your family; bring your friends; bring your neighbors; bring your coworkers. What better way to spend a winter evening than surrounded by bikes, connecting with fellow cyclists, and relaxing with a full belly?

REGISTER NOW TO ATTEND OUR “WHY JAMIS?” CLINIC-PARTY
We appreciate your early registration, so that we can make sure there’s enough food for all!

Hometown Bicycles loves Jamis Bikes


SPEAKING OF JAMIS… HERE’S HOW TO WIN ONE!

Jamis Bikepacking Contest videoJust wanted to send you a reminder to check out this bikepacking contest that Jamis is running through the month of February, with a grand prize of something like $5,000 in bikes and adventure gear! How sweet would it be if a Hometownie won?! What are you waiting for… ENTER NOW!!


 

Ladies Spin Challenge with Dawn at Hamburg Fitness Center

OH, HOW THE TABLES DO TURN…

Well, it was all fun and games when I gleefully signed Shaun up for his Spin-Off at the Hamburg Fitness Center. And, of course, look what came of it – he became a spin convert!

But our Hamburg Fitness Center peeps have turned the tables on me with a spin-off of Shaun’s Spin-Off… now it’s MY turn to jersey up and spin with our lady customers.

Ladies, please don’t make me do this alone!! I’m several years out of shape, and looking for some serious moral support. The Ladies Spin Challenge is (of course) women only, and runs FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH AT 9:30AM – $5 HOMETOWNIE SPECIAL. Child care is available, fellow mamas! (Call 810-231-4169 to pre-register your kiddies.)

REGISTER NOW TO SPIN WITH ME – CLICK HERE!


A SECOND SPIN-OFF WITH SHAUN…

Ready to clip in for another round of spinning with Shaun at Hamburg Fitness Center? SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH AT 10:15AM – $5 HOMETOWNIE SPECIAL

REGISTER FOR THE HOMETOWN SPIN-OFF WITH SHAUN


Hometown Bicycles service lead Andrew Jackson
(Image at left courtesy Andrew Jackson)

MEET YOUR CREW: ANDREW JACKSON

Andrew is a Hometown phenomenon – mature beyond his years and with a natural ability to lead. You’ll spot him running lead in our service shop, and participating in tons of shop rides. Customers love him, our kids love him, we love him. Andrew’s a treasure:

Coming from a family of eight children myself, Hometown is just another extension of my big family. Whether it is cranking out the tune-ups, watching the kids for Dawn, or helping Shaun finish up the projects around the shop, I am there. I enjoy mountain biking or road riding with some of my fellow Hometown crew members, racing in the MiSCA series, or working on a project or two of my own (usually bike related). Quote I live by: “The only bars I want to be behind in my life are a set of handlebars.”


Hometown Bicycles Fat Bike Friendly Shop Ride heading to Island Lake Badlands

Fat Bike Friendly Shop Ride – TBA

Our weekly adventure through the Island Lakes Badlands is up in the air this Saturday, as we wait to see whether the ground is firm enough to handle a thundering herd of fat bikes. Can’t believe we’re saying this, but… come on, cold weather!! Follow us on Facebook for ride confirmation and updates.

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


Fitness classes at Hometown Bicycles - Yoga with Tocca Massage, Zumba with Leslie Barrett, and Cardio Drumming with Martha Soraruf(Photo cred: Yoga pic at left courtesy Ashley Knuth of Tocca Massage & Yoga)

FITNESS CLASSES AT HOMETOWN

Hey, Hometownies! Mark your calendars for these fantastic winter fitness programs running right here inside your favorite bike shop:

Cardio Drumming with Martha Soraruf at Hometown BicyclesCARDIO DRUMMING | Wednesdays at 6:45PM
$5 class fee / $5 equipment rental – With Martha Soraruf
Click to learn more

Cardio Drumming with Martha Soraruf at Hometown BicyclesCARDIO DRUMMING FOR KIDS | Mondays at 11AM
Parents welcome! $5 class fee / $5 equipment rental – With Martha Soraruf
Click to learn more

Dynamic Yoga with Ashley Knuth of Tocca Massage & Yoga at Hometown BicyclesDYNAMIC YOGA | New series pending… stay tuned!
$10 drop in – Presented by Tocca Massage & Yoga
Click to learn more

Zumba with Leslie Barrett at Hometown BicyclesZUMBA | Mondays at 6PM & Thursdays at 9:30AM
$5 drop in – With Leslie Barrett
Click to learn more


Spring tulips

SPRING: 35 Days & Counting

5 weeks ’til Spring… can you believe it?! Don’t panic… we’ll get you AND your bike there in top form!

Take advantage of our fat bikes and rentals, winter shop ridesfitness classes, and famous bicycle tune-ups and repairs!

“Best of…” Clinic-Party Here This Wednesday

Collage of Hometown Bicycles rides
THE BEST RIDES IN MI, THE BEST PEEPS TO RIDE WITH & THE BEST TEAM EVER
Hometown Bicycles "Why Jamis?" clinic had a record attendance!Last week, we had RECORD ATTENDANCE (in the whole history of Hometown!) at our “Why Jamis” clinic. WOW!!! Let’s see if we can top it this week…This Wednesday, February 24, from 6-9pm, is the final clinic in our Winter Clinic Series, covering Michigan’s most bike-friendly trails, its coolest cycling events, our new Shop Rides, the women-only cycling group Hometown Green Gals, and how to become a part of Team Hometown Bicycles.

It’s another carb-loading clinic with pizza and beer… gotta get you ready for March 1st – a.k.a. Cycling Season!!! In addition to Shaun, you’ll also have a chance to meet and hear from the co-creator of Hometown’s Green Gals, plus our awesome Team Captains.

NOTE: While Team Hometown Bicycles has a competitive ride group, it also includes a non-race Club team for beginners to pros, trail cyclists to road junkies, fund-raisers to just-for-funners. Our mission is to have fun and to positively promote the sport of cycling. If that sounds like your “cup o’ tea”, then join up!

REGISTER NOW TO ATTEND OUR “WHERE TO RIDE IN MICHIGAN AND WITH WHOM” CLINIC-PARTY
We appreciate your early registration, so that we can make sure there’s enough food for all!
For anyone who’s bumming over missed clinics… don’t!! We’ll continue running bike clinics throughout the year. To start, check out March’s Intro to Adventure Racing clinic below!

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“INTRO TO ADVENTURE RACING” CLINIC

Get Your Bearings Adventure Race logoADVENTURE RACING is a team scavenger hunt in the great outdoors. Teams are given topographical maps, work together to locate checkpoints, and have to finish in a specified time. Adventure Races generally involve bike travel, paddling, and navigating on foot.This Saturday, March 5th clinic will provide a general introduction to Adventure Racing and give you the confidence to try a race like MI Adventure Club’s ‘Get Your Bearings Adventure Race’ in Brighton Recreation Area on May 7th. You’ll learn everything a novice racer needs to know about Adventure Racing – including topographic maps, compasses and navigation (a.k.a. orienteering.)

REGISTER NOW TO ATTEND “INTRO TO ADVENTURE RACING”
Saturday, March 5th, 10-11am in our Hometown Community Room

Immediately following this event, be sure to hang out and meet the lovable faces of Last Chance Pet Rescue! Read more below…

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LAST CHANCE PET RESCUE AT HOMETOWN

Save a Life, Adopt a Pet - Come see the furry faces of Last Chance Rescue at Hometown BicyclesTHERE’LL BE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE at Hometown Bicycles on Saturday, March 5th from 11:30am-3:30pm (immediately following the “Intro to Adventure Racing” clinic!) Last Chance Pet Rescue is bringing a selection of their most lovable, adoptable pets for you to meet and fall in love with.Donations are encouraged, and adoptions welcomed. But, if nothing else, stop by and give these tough-luck survivors some well-earned belly rubs – it’ll make you both feel better! Bring the kids!!

Pizza, Bikes & Beer Here This Wednesday

Pizza and Jamis Bicycles - A Clinic-Party at Hometown Bicycles
YOU’RE INVITED TO A JAMIS CLINIC-PARTY COMBO THIS WEDNESDAY!
This Wednesday, February 17, from 6-9pm, we’re hosting a pizza-and-beer clinic celebration that combines the best of Jamis, bike smarts, and cyclist sustenance.

Come out and meet Tom, our uber-awesome Jamis rep, who’ll be sharing insider industry scoops, cool Jamis facts, and answering any questions you might have about the company and the bikes.

You’ll also hear from Shaun about why, when we had an opportunity to carry any bike brand, we determined that Jamis would rock our customers’ worlds and help support the industry we love. The answers may surprise you.

Everyone is welcome – the Jamis owners, the Jamis newbies, and the simply Jamis curious. Bring your family; bring your friends; bring your neighbors; bring your coworkers. What better way to spend a wintery Wednesday evening than surrounded by bikes, connecting with fellow cyclists, and relaxing with a full belly?

REGISTER NOW TO ATTEND OUR “WHY JAMIS?” CLINIC-PARTY
We appreciate your early registration, so that we can make sure there’s enough food for all!
Hometown Bicycles loves Jamis Bicycles

The Biggest Iceman After-Party in Livingston County

Iceman After-Party Here This Friday!
Iceman Cometh Challenge photos

IT’LL BE THE BIGGEST ICEMAN AFTER-PARTY IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY …

You read that right! We’re having a big ol’ shindig at Hometown Bicycles

THIS FRIDAY (11/13) FROM 6:00PM – 9:00PM

to celebrate your accomplishments at the 2015 Iceman Cometh Challenge.

There’ll be pizza and beer, plus a chance to connect with fellow Iceman survivors. Relax, fill your bellies, and swap Iceman stories. Family and friends are encouraged and welcomed!

Be sure to bring your trusty steeds along for a little well-earned love via the “Iceman Effed My Bike Tune-Up”. Or, if you’ve already dropped your bike off, this’ll be the perfect time to pick it up. Remember, with the “Iceman Effed My Bike Tune-Up”, you get a $20 gift certificate to spend in the store or to give to a friend (Christmas is coming up, after all!)

CLICK HERE to print the Hometown Bicycles’ “Iceman Effed My Bike Tune-Up” coupon, good through the entire month of November.

Please RSVP for our Iceman After-Party at (810) 225-2441, so that we can make sure there are enough refreshments to go around!

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