What Happened at Hometown the Other Night…

Making friends at Hometown Bicycles' Ladies Night Out: Spring Edition
(Friendships were forged and fun was TOTALLY had at Hometown’s Ladies Night Out: Spring Edition!)

WHAT HAPPENS AT HOMETOWN, STAYS AT… OH, WAIT!
No it doesn’t! It gets shared with you right now! Ladies Night Out: Spring Edition was just too wonderful to keep to ourselves, anyway…

In our second celebration of Hometownie women, we launched the evening with a stellar, stress-melting yoga session, courtesy of Terry of Hamburg Fitness Center & Camp. Next came a few words from the girl-power advocate who runs this show (me).

Hometown Bicycles Ladies Night Out: Spring Edition yoga and CEO Dawn Bhajan

Wine was a-flowing from an ambrosial selection of reds and whites, and partnered beautifully with our tableful of gal-geared goodies!

Wine, strawberries, and blueberries were just a few of the refreshments enjoyed by participants in the Hometown Bicycles Ladies Night Out: Spring Edition

Many of our women picked up quick and simple flat tire fix tips and shifting techniques in a set of mini clinics that ran mid-event. Complimentary chair massages took place just a few steps away, generously offered by wonder-women, Jenn and Sue, of Kor Chiro Studio.

Hometown Bicycles Ladies Night Out: Spring Edition bike clinic on flat tire fixes

In what’s quickly become one of the largest selections of women’s cyclewear in the area, our women found an abundance of eye-popping deals and colorful fashions to suit every style. And one of the favorite additions to the evening was the playful jewelry and artwork offered and donated as door prizes by kind-to-the-core vendors/artists Peggy Kerwan, Lauren of LPbyLP, Cathy and Rita of Echo Lake Steel, and Melissa of Cool Hedge Creations.

A stunning selection of Louis Garneau shoes, cycle wear, and gloves for women at Hometown Bicycles Ladies Night Out: Spring Edition

Generous gift donations from Hamburg Fitness Center‘s chief ladies, Deb and Terry, and one of the most vibrant personalities we’ve ever met – Sandy of Beauchamp Water Treatment – cherry-topped the evening for several happy winners.

We welcomed 5 new ladies to our Hometown Team, made friends and cycling buddies, and 200% loved life with some of the most wonderful women we know. What a magical evening! Ladies, you have my personal thanks for supporting my mission to make Hometown one of the female-friendliest bike shops in the region and, of course, for being so awesome!! (Stay tuned for our next big women’s event, coming up in May!)


Blowout Sale at Vincere Cycles of Milford

INVENTORY, TOOLS, FIXTURES & MORE

Moving Vincere operations to Hometown means a BIG BIKE SHOP BLOW-OUT SALE the likes of which you’ve never seen – product, fixtures, tools… anything that’s not nailed down at blow-out pricing. Start moving the seats out of your cars – sale runs THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 FROM NOON-4PM, and you’ll be needing the space! First come, first serve!!!Matt Fitzhorn in front of his bike shop, Vincere Cycles
Meet man-of-the-hour, Matt Fitzhorn (and his little dog, too!) parked in front of Vincere Cycles of Milford.

Hometown Bicycles Winter Clinic Series Wrap-Up Potluck Party
MARCH 1ST: CLINIC POTLUCK PARTY

Hometownies, we’re wrapping up this – our 8th year of winter bike clinics – with the most epic Potluck Party to date… because, this year, there’s something extra to celebrate!

Bike Tour Vacations logoIn this clinic, you’ll learn about the best parks, routes, and groups for your Michigan cycling adventures. We’ll also be welcoming back guest speaker Jim Plaunt of Bike Tour Vacations, who’s worked up a special promotion just for Hometownies!

You’ll get our 2018 Spring Shop Ride agenda (spoiler alert – it’s awesome!), and meet the cool people you’ll get to ride them with! PLUS, this March 1st party is your LAST CHANCEto sign up for our all-inclusive, all-about-making-it-fun Team Hometown Bicycles!! (We’re at 85 riders – can you help our Team get to 100??)

Exciting, right? But wait, there’s more! At this event, you’ll have a chance to finally meet the one and only Matt Fitzhorn, whom you’ve been hearing so much about – the new head honcho for your famous Hometown Service Department. You’re right. You absolutely won’t want to miss this:

Thur, March 1st, 7-9pm – The only fee is food!

ZUMBA at Hometown Bicycles with Leslie Barrett
2018 HOMETOWN WOMEN’S WINTER CLASSES 
It’s the final class in our Hometown, women-only, winter class series to keep you going strong over the winter! Women’s rides are next on the agenda, beginning in April – be sure to watch our Facebook page and newsletter for the official announcement! Click the registration link for details and to sign up for the final class:2/27 WOMEN’S PILOXING BARRE with Hamburg Fitness Center & Camp
          REGISTER for PILOXING | 6 – 7PM at Hamburg Fitness | $5 (no membership required!)

Hometown Bicycles Fat Bike Friendly Shop Ride
HOMETOWN BICYCLES SHOP RIDES
Fat Bike Friendly Ride – Intermediate/Advanced
SATURDAY, FEB 24  |  10:00AM (MEET BY 9:45AM)  |  FROM HOMETOWN BICYCLES
We’re headed back to Island Lake for a loop through the trails. Anticipate 10-16 miles of adventuring. Group A advanced riders will ride fast and pack in the miles. Group B intermediate riders will ride as skills determine. Come dressed for the weather. Check Facebook for Ride confirmation and changes!***Rent a Fat Bike at the shop!***

Zumba with Leslie Barrett and Cardio Drumming with Martha Soraruf at Hometown Bicycles
FITNESS CLASSES AT HOMETOWN BICYCLES
Many of you are familiar with the rockin’ beats and great cardio that take place weekly on our showroom floor. But for those who haven’t yet experienced fitness classes at Hometown, or simply want to get a high-energy start to their New Year’s resolutions, here are a few classes you’ll absolutely want to try!CARDIO DRUMMING | Wednesdays at 6:00PM
$5 drop in / $5 equipment rental – With Martha Soraruf
Click to learn moreZUMBA | Mondays at 6:00PM & Thursdays at 9:30AM
$8 drop in or “10 classes for $50” punch card – With Leslie Barrett
Click to learn more


Hometownies at Hometown Bicycles Ladies Night Out: Spring Edition

Making memories with you is my favorite thing to do.

~ Jordy Daniel

The “What’s Up With My Shifters??” Bike Clinic

Bicycle Clinics at Hometown Bicycles Whitmore Lake with Dan "CycloDan" Tribble

YOU’RE MID-RIDE WHEN YOUR SHIFTERS SUDDENLY GO “WONKY”…
 they stutter, they stick, or they just plain won’t work. It’s an awfully long and hilly ride home to be suddenly stuck riding single-speed. What just happened, and what can you do about it?

Hometown – Whitmore Lake’s Dan “CycloDan” Tribble will give you the lowdown on quick-fix shifting tips to get you safely home, and whether the issue warrants a follow up visit to your local Hometown Bicycles service shop in TOMORROW‘s hands-on clinic:

EMERGENCY BIKE REPAIR: WHAT’S UP WITH MY SHIFTERS??

TOMORROW, MARCH 26, NOON – 1PM, NO CHARGE

at Hometown Bicycles – Whitmore Lake (bring your bike!)

CLICK TO REGISTER FOR OUR SHIFTING CLINIC

Save Some Green with Green on St. Patrick’s Day

Hometown Bicycles - St. Patrick's Day
DO YOU HAVE THE LUCK O’ THE IRISH???
YOU’LL FIND OUT THIS TUESDAY! There’s all sorts of St. Patrick’s Day greenery blooming at Hometown Bicycles, but the greenest of all is the dollars you’ll save when you swing by Tuesday to spin the Hometown…
Wheel O’ Deals
SPIN YOUR OWN SAVINGS THIS ST. PATRICK’S DAY (3/16)
Wheel O' Deals at Hometown Bicycles - This St. Patrick's DayRemember this crazy contraption?? It’s the Hometown Wheel O’ Deals, where the color you spin at the register determines whether you have the luck o’ the Irish!

Land on GREEN and get 10% off any bicycles, parts, or accessories. Get in touch with your inner leprechaun – come out tomorrow to try your luck!

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PROPER POSTURE ON A BICYCLE

Pro Motion Physical Therapy - Proper posture on a bicycle

For those of you who missed out on the hugely popular Bike Fitting Basics clinic from our Winter Clinic Series, here’s your chance to pick up on some key posture tips and insights from guest speaker, fellow cyclist, and top 2015 Hometown Team Sponsor, Vinnie Baylerian, PT, DPT of Pro-Motion Physical Therapy. Thanks for sharing, Vinnie!
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LEARN TO FIX FLATS AT WHITMORE LAKE
Just a reminder that this coming week brings the inaugural Emergency Bike Repair clinics at Hometown Bicycles Whitmore Lake with “CycloDan” Tribble. Space is limited – register today!

EMERGENCY REPAIR: FLAT TIRE FIXES
Bring along your bicycle (or at least a wheel)! This clinic covers the perennial favorite – how to fix a flat tire on-the-go to save yourself a long walk home.

TUESDAY, MARCH 24TH, NOON – 1PM, NO CHARGE
at Hometown Bicycles – Whitmore Lake

REGISTER TO LEARN FLAT TIRE FIXES

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EMERGENCY REPAIR: SHIFTING ISSUES
Bring along your bicycle! Ever had trouble shifting gears mid-ride – stuttering, sticking, or just plain not working? This clinic covers quick fixes to get home safely and whether it warrants a follow up visit to your local Hometown Bicycles.

THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH, NOON – 1PM, NO CHARGE
at Hometown Bicycles – Whitmore Lake

REGISTER TO LEARN ABOUT SHIFTING ISSUES

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