Best Team Night Ever + Christmas Intell

Team Hometown Bicycles members enjoying tacos and treats at Team Night

BEST. TEAM. EVER!  Over 100 Hometownies and Hometownies-in-the-making packed – and I mean PACKED – the bike shop floor for our 2018 Team Night informational meeting last Sunday. Cyclists “of all makes and models” came to renew their membership, or to learn more about a Team that’s made tsunami-sized waves in the cycling community for being devoted to the sport, to each other, and to Hometown… not to mention for being phenomenal, big-hearted human beings that give cyclists an AWESOME name!

We cheered over Team awards, got goosebumps from Team testimonials, loaded up on tacos and treats, ordered Team kits, and welcomed scores of Hometownies to the 2018 Team. On Team Night alone, our Team blew past its 2017 membership numbers, and the sign-ups are still pouring in. WOW!

Team Hometown Bicycles Team Night awards and food

Definitely gotta give a shout out to our Ride Coordinator, Laura Faunce, who took ownership of this event – and the Team – with outstanding results! Heartfelt thanks to a Team that gives us DAILY reason to be grateful and proud. Hats off to the foodies who added deliciousness to the program. Warm thanks to our Crew, who surprised Shaun and I with a gratitude speech (we feel so loved!) And always, always a special thank you to our spectacular Sponsors, who help support the Team year after year:

Pro-Motion Physical Therapy Brighton, MI logo Body Within Personal Training logo Horal DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry logo
   Kearns Brothers Roofing Siding Windows logo      Lowry Solutions logo Hamburg Fitness Center and Camp logo
 Beauchamp Water Treatment and Supply      Michigan Banner Factory logo Jamis Bikes logo

If you’re interested in ordering a Hometown kit (jerseys, shorts, etc.), there’s still time! Order goes out Monday, December 11th. Drop by the shop to figure out sizing. You don’t have to be on the Team to wear the kit! Plus, we’re hosting a massive, Kit Pick-Up Party early next year when the orders arrive (stay tuned for details!)

You can learn more about our Team, or sign up for the 2018 Team by filling out the following Team application and dropping it off at the shop:

2018 is gonna be a great year, Team Hometownies. Can’t wait to ride it out with you!

Team Hometown Bicycles' Team Night event with Laura Faunce speaking


Hometown Bicycles under the Christmas Tree
YOU want to look good and feel good this Christmas, and WE want to help! Here are a couple critical bytes of information that will make sure you look good for giving your gifts on time, and feel good for making your friends and family HAPPY!

The final day to place ANY order, so that it arrives by Christmas, is

December 18th

After that, it’s family time for us and our Crew until the New Year…

OPEN: Christmas Eve  9AM – 3PM
CLOSED: Christmas Day – January 1st  
We’ll reopen January 2nd, normal hours!

Hometown Bicycles gives a lecture on bicycle engineering at Pinckney's Navigator Upper Elementary School


Yesterday, Shaun brought along one of the finest examples of bicycle engineering we have at the shop, Pro Tour racer Alexander Kristoff‘s bike (on loan from Dean Gericke – thanks, Dean!), to Navigator Upper Elementary to demonstrate the science and engineering of bicycles. For the second year in a row, he was blown away by the quality of questions asked by the students and, this time, the mad art skillz! We love introducing young minds to the fascinating world of bike tech-ery; thanks for inviting us back, Pinckney Schools!

Jamis Bikepacking Giveaway


Jamis is doing it again, Hometownies! Here’s a chance for you to win “a sweet bikepacking prize package worth an estimated $4000.” It includes everything from a pair of Renegades, to helmets, frame bags, packs, lights, and clothing. Everything you need for a really rockin’ adventure. Only 13 days left to enter. CLICK HERE or the video above for details!

HOMETOWN BICYCLES Part-time Personal Assistant needed. Must be highly organized, available week day mornings and afternoons, and excellent with children. Writing, design, and web skills a plus. If interested, pick up an application at the shop, and return it to Dawn.

Team Hometown Bicycles' Jamis Renegade

The adventure isn’t out there, it’s inside you… aww, who are we kidding, it’s out there!

~ Cyclists everywhere

Hometown Jersey Special & Call for Student Bike Art

Hometown Bicycles team store

Hometown Bicycles team jerseys… AND GET A DISCOUNT WHEN YOU ORDER BY FEBRUARY 4TH!

Don’t get us wrong… we LOVE hanging out with you at our shop. But here’s one instance where you can shop Hometown in your bathrobe and bunny slippers! You can now order your Hometown jerseys and kits directly from Jakroo on our online Team Store:

PLUS, any orders placed by February 4th for February 25th delivery will receivespecial discount pricing (which is what’s currently posted in our Team Store.)

If Hometown is YOUR bike shop, here’s your chance to brag about it!

If RACING for Hometown is YOUR dream, be sure to check out next week’s email!



Hometown Bicycles Student Art Program
If you’re harboring one or more artistically talented kindergarteners through 12th-graders in your home, here’s a chance to showcase their talent at Hometown!

Our Brighton High School student art display has enlivened the shop and inspired our customers for over a month now, but it’s time to return the artwork to their creators (except for the ones that sold, of course!)

There’s been an amazing response to our Student Art Program from our community’s schools, and you’ll be seeing a whole lot more student creativity in the coming months. But while those students are hard at work, creating their masterpieces for display, our walls will be sitting vacant…


Unless your budding artist would like to showcase their bicycle art at our shop NOW!

Artwork can be any medium, but must be ABOUT bicycles or MADE OF bicycle parts. Your student may put it up for sale if they want to – they’d keep 100% of the proceeds!

If interested, email a picture of the artwork for approval (we’re a family-friendly shop, so it’s got to be positive, clean, and angst-free), along with your student’s name and grade level, to

SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH.  Please drop off approved artwork by Friday, February 5th, so that we can make its display spectacular!



Bike Fitting Basics clinic at Hometown Bicycles with Vinnie from Pro-Motion Physical Therapy

There’s still one more chance to catch some bike fit action at our Saturday Bike Fitting Basics clinic. Then, following hot on its heels, is a must-see clinic for ANYONE who wants to avoid the long walk of sheepish unpreparedness!

Pro-Motion Physical Therapy logoBIKE FITTING BASICS – REGISTER NOW!
SAT 1/30 from 10-11am
This popular clinic will cover bike fit that maximizes efficiency and minimizes discomfort.

TUE, 2/2 from 12:15-1pm  -OR-  WED, 2/3 from 6-7pm  -OR-  SAT, 2/6 from 10-11am
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.

Moms, Blue Ribbons, and Your Knees

Happy Mother's Day from Hometown Bicycles
Vote Hometown Bicycles as Best Bike Shop on Detroit A List…WHEN YOU CAN TELL SOUTHEAST MI HOW MUCH YOU LOVE HOMETOWN!Detroit A List is once again running its annual Best of Detroit competition. Since our nomination in 2013, you’ve voted Hometown Bicycles your BEST Bike Shop TWO YEARS IN A ROW! Talk about validation of what we do and why we do it!!Can we count on you again to help us bring home another blue ribbon? If you believe in what we stand for, please VOTE NOW, then pat yourself on the back for supporting your favorite bike shop… and making your Hometown crew feel like a million bucks!

Hometown Bicycles team kit - jerseys, shorts, bib shorts, and moreARRIVAL UPDATE:  For all of you anxiously awaiting the arrival of Hometown’s super-stellar team kits, hang in there just a little longer! Though production’s running a bit behind, our Hometown jerseys, shorts, and bibs are due to arrive by the end of the month.
We appreciate your patience, and (not-so-)humbly believe that this much coolness will be well worth the wait. Thanks, loyal Hometownies!


Bicycle Saddle Height video with Pro-Motion Physical Therapy

SORE KNEES? ACHING LOWER BACK? CHECK YOUR SADDLE HEIGHT!  Like any physical activity, your body will need time to adjust to cycling. But ongoing pain or discomfort is NOT RIGHT. Check out this video about one of the most common culprits in cyclist knee and lower back pain, what to look for, and how to fix it – courtesy of Vinnie Baylerian, PT, DPT of Pro-Motion Physical Therapy in Brighton.

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