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    10595 Grand River Road
    Brighton, MI 48116
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    Monday: 10 AM - 7 PM
    Tuesday: Closed
    Wednesday: Closed
    Thursday: 10 AM - 7 PM
    Friday: 10 AM - 7 PM
    Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
    Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM

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The Power of Possibilities: Thank you, Lake Trust!

How cool is this?!
It’s not every day you see yourself larger than life while cruising down the highway. Imagine our surprise to discover Shaun and Dawn hovering high above I-96 at Dorr Road! 

We have a challenge for our Hometownies! 

  1. Take a selfie with the billboard (you can access it from Dorr Road, near the Humane Society)
  2. Post it on social media, tagging Hometown Bicycles and Lake Trust Credit Union
  3. Stop by the shop to show off your selfie and get a FREE tube!

What a HUGE (literally!) honor — THANK YOU, Lake Trust Credit Union!


Winter Tune-Up with a Bonus! FREE WINTER STORAGE!

Avoid the spring rush and waiting, waiting, waiting for your bike to be serviced when everyone else is doing the same — be the early bird who gets the proverbial worm. How?

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!

As you know, we like to give too. 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!


From the Les Cook Chronicles: Iceman NO Cometh 2020

For those of us who trail ride and for anybody that does anything else for that matter, 2020 is messed up.  When the outdoor events started to be canceled, you knew things were bad. But we held out HOPE for the Bells Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge 2020. After all, this is the oldest point-to-point Mountain Bike race in the country from Kalkaska to Traverse City and this would mark year 31. Our hopes were dashed when it was canceled because of the dreaded Covid-19.

Then the rumors began to stir our hearts with hope. We could still ride the course informally, and the Iceman No Cometh 2020 was born. So we planned our trip and it was a blast. They sent out an app with this year’s course that could be downloaded into a Garmin and you could ride at your leisure. Anyone who has ridden the Iceman knows that the year after the worst years is the best year to ride.

This year was no exception. It was 70 degrees, I wore my summer kit, the trail was perfect, and it was fast. A lot of people showed up starting from many different locations. It was never crowded but I’ll guess that between 500 and 600 people participated. My brother and I enjoyed the perfect weather and trail condition. My Jamis Portal performed flawlessly. For the first time, I was able to climb ALL the hills, regularly hit downhill speeds of 30 mph, and got through all the sandpits. The new piece of singletrack is a real hoot when you can ride it instead of march single file through the mud. Of course, this may have been because there weren’t 5000 other people in the way. I can’t wait until next year and hope all of you out there can come to enjoy one of the best weekends in mountain biking. — Les Cook


Brown Bag Lunch Series

Livingston County Trails Plan

The first-ever county-wide Livingston County Trails Plan was completed and released in late June 2020. Join in this virtual Brown Bag to learn about the various components of the plan. Following the presentation, local park providers and municipal leaders will discuss the desired trail implementation strategies of their park system or municipality.

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Time: 12:00-1:15 PM
Via Zoom with meeting number 399 700 0062 and password LCBOC


Congratulations to Running Lab! After 10 years in downtown Brighton, they are moving — but not far — just across the street!

Click HERE to check out the plans for their new store, opening in Spring 2021. Looks amazing!


Happy Thanksgiving! 

We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. We wish you all a safe holiday filled with turkey, football, naps, family, and all good things. You may even get out there for a bike ride! 

We will re-open on Black Friday, our usual hours of 10 AM-5 PM.  

Hometown-wide Sale Starts This Wednesday (11/22)!

Thanksgiving greetings from your Hometown Crew!
Our warmest, turkiest wishes to you and your family this Thanksgiving holiday! You give us the opportunity daily to do what we love for and with people we respect and admire… like you! THANK YOU for being a catalyst for our evolution, an inspiration for our adventures and, above all, for choosing to be a member of our Hometown family!

“Go big or go home” gratitude…
We have a tremendous amount of appreciation for your role in Hometown’s success, so this year’s pre- and post-Thanksgiving deals are a tribute to your generosity – BIG, storewide, THREE days, and includes special orders! (Check ’em out below!)

Oh, by the way…
You won’t see Christmas decorations or hear holiday tuneage in our store until AFTER Thanksgiving. We respect the bird. (You’re welcome!)


20% off storewide including special orders on the day before Thanksgiving 2017 at Hometown Bicycles


15% off storewide including special orders on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday 2017 at Hometown Bicycles


Hometown Bicycles financing rates with candy
Synchrony Financial financing options at Hometown Bicycles


Cornucopia

Happy Thanksgiving,
Hometownies!

– Your Hometown Crew

Wacky Wednesday trumps Black Friday at Hometown Bicycles

Wacky Wednesday video with Shaun and Liam at Hometown Bicycles

WHY SHOULD ALL THE GREAT DEALS COME AFTER THANKSGIVING?

Our shop is founded on an “attitude of gratitude”, so giving thanks to our customers is something we enjoy doing all year round… but there is definitely something about this time of year that makes us want to show a LOTTA extra love to you and your fellow Hometownies.

Besides, Liam said so! Watch the video for details, but here’s the gist:

WEDNESDAY • 11/23 • 3PM-9PM
Take 30% OFF ALL in-store items
& 10% OFF ALL special orders

10% OFF ON BLACK FRIDAY – REGULAR HOURS

Common Sense Stuff: Cannot be combined with other promotions. Not valid on past purchases or labor.

HOMETOWN’S THANKSGIVING HOURS

Wednesday (11/23):  3PM-9PM

Thursday (Thanksgiving):  CLOSED

Black Friday (11/25):  9AM-9PM (regular hours)

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RENT-A-FAT-BIKE AT HOMETOWN

Framed Bikes and Jamis Bicycles fat bike rentals at Hometown Bicycles

DID YOU KNOW… that you can rent our Jamis and Framed fat bikes? Did you just get a surge of adrenaline? Then get on in here and ask about our fat bike rental program!

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TEAM NEWS: HOMETOWN VISITS THE BIG “D”

Team Hometown Bicycles' DJ Joe Ostervik at the Mad Anthony CX Race at Historic Fort Wayne

Joe Ostervik took the Hometown jersey to the “D” as he joined the fun at the Mad Anthony CX Race at Historic Fort Wayne on November 13. It was an awesome Team member, on an awesome ride, with awesome whether, at an awesome location… yep, straight-up Hometown!
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HOMETOWN SHOP RIDES

Friday Night Lights shop ride at Hometown Bicycles

Happily, cold weather and early nights do NOT signal the end of cycling season! Here are a couple shop rides you won’t want to miss this week:

Friday Night Lights – Starts up again December 2nd, 7:00 p.m.
Meet at the shop by 6:45 for an intermediately-paced night jaunt through Island Lake. Be sure your lights are charged, and bring a back-up, if you have one!

*Woot! Woot!* to the Night Lights riders who survived the sudden and completely unexpected thunderstorm last week! Hometown Rides Coordinator Jean described it as:

“…high winds, leaves whipping in front of your glasses, rain pelting your jersey and the pain in your legs as you asked for more wattage to seek shelter… Man, that was a really, really fun ride!”

8th Annual PotoMBA Black Friday MTB Ride in Ypsi – Friday, November 25th, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
This one’s not a shop ride, but a lot of our Team will be there. Join us! Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1197643866959330/

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Rifle Season runs November 15-30. Please consider exploring non-hunting parks during the day and those with hunting after dark. It’s only two weeks – let’s stay safe!

Thanksgiving Hours and Deals + Our New Art Initiative

Happy Thanksgiving, Hometownies!
Happy Thanksgiving from Hometown Bicycles

May your plates be full, your family close, and your trainer set up for caloric reversal. All of us at Hometown Bicycles wish you and yours a warm and happy Thanksgiving!

THANKSGIVING HOURS
Wednesday (11/25) …… 7AM-7PM
Thursday (11/26) …… CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
Friday (11/27) …… 7AM-9PM (normal hours)
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BLACK FRIDAY WHEEL O’ DEALS

Hometown Bicycles Wheel O' Deals for Black FridayA perennial favorite at the shop, our Wheel O’ Dealsgives you the opportunity to spin for up to 40% off your entire purchase of in-store bicycles, parts, and accessories. Whatever you spin, you’re guaranteed a discount!

The Wheel O’ Deals will be in full swing this Friday, November 28th. Here’s what you do:

  1. Stop in at Hometown on November 28th.
  2. Shop for you, your family, your friends, your cycling buddies, your coworkers, your… well, you get the picture.
  3. Spin the Wheel O’ Deals at the register to find out how much you’ll save.
  4. Celebrate your seasonal savings!

What you want isn’t in stock? No worries! We’ll give you a complimentary 10% off anything that you order on November 28th!

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HOMETOWN BICYCLES’ COOL, NEW, ART INITIATIVE

The bicycle art of Peggy N. Brewer at Hometown Bicycles
(Peggy N. Brewer’s art at Hometown: “Bicycle of Flowers” [top], “Boys on Bikes” [bottom])

DID YOU KNOW… your creative, email correspondent (Dawn) is a lifelong fan of arts and crafts? That translates into something especially fun for all of you bicycle-lovin’ Hometownies out there!

We’ve put a call out to local artists for their best bicycle artwork, and will be displaying their drawings, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and other creations in our shop. (And yes, gift hunters, it’s all available for purchase!)

Cheers and thanks to our pioneering, first, feature artist, Peggy N. Brewer, who has a unique family connection with cycling. You can view Peggy’s work and read more about her link to bicycles at our shop. Check out Peggy’s website HERE.

ARE YOU A CREATIVE TYPE? We’re currently looking for sellable, bicycle-related arts and crafts made locally. If you have something to show, contact Dawn at the shop: 810-225-2441 oroffice@myhometownbicycles.com.

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Shop Small at Hometown Bicycles

Hometown Bicycles is a registered participant in the American Express Shop Small(R)program. As their website notes,

“Nov 28 is Small Business Saturday(R), a day created specifically for small businesses like HOMETOWN BICYCLES. Shop Small(R) for the businesses you love, for the community you call home, and for the money that stays in the neighborhood when we all Shop Small.”

Yeah, we dig that, and hope you do, too!

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