Mom’s Day Crazy-Fun Gift Guide + Demo Bike Closeout

CRAZY-FUN MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS FOR MOMS WHO LOVE TO PEDAL 

Perfect timing… our first ever shipment of wacky and wonderful cyclist gift goodies has arrived just in time to give you a serious selection of bike-geared Mom’s Day gifts!

It’s a collection of epic fun-ness that you absolutely have to see for yourself but, until then, here’s our handful of ideas to get your Mother’s Day mental motor running…

Nirve cruisers for women
BEAUTIFUL BICYCLES
For moms who cruise or race!
Mother's Day bicycle cards
MOM’S DAY CARDS
Lovely Mother’s Day cards
Mother's Day bicycle mugs
MOM-GEARED MUGS
MOM mugs and more!
Bicycle home decor
FUN HOME DECOR
Fabulous bicycle decor
Female cyclist yard spinner at Hometown Bicycles
GARDEN GOODIES
Yard spinners for cyclists
Bicycle kitchen goods at Hometown Bicycles
COOL KITCHEN WARE
Plates, towels, pasta, more
Hometown Bicycle Love Bar organic soap
ORGANIC BAR SOAPS
Handmade locally with “love”
Bicycle wine goods at Hometown Bicycles
SWEET WINE SERVICE
A toast to cycling moms!
Michigan Tandem T-Shirts at Hometown Bicycles
COLORFUL T-SHIRTS
Combines MI pride + bike ♥
LPbyLP hand-printed, hand-sewn purses at Hometown Bicycles
EXQUISITE PURSES
Hand-stamped, hand-sewn locally
Bicycle scarves at Hometown Bicycles
PLAYFUL BIKE SCARVES
Colorful, lightweight cotton
Bicycle inner tube, chain, and cable jewelry by Sunshine Design at Hometown Bicycles
REMARKABLE JEWELRY
Hand-crafted of recycled bike bits
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GIFT YOUR CYCLIST MOM HAPPY MUSCLES

Yoga for Cyclists flierIt’s not a stretch to say that Hometown’s Yoga for Cyclists class, led by mountain biking mom Jessica Beaubien ofSoul Stretch Christian Yoga, has been one of the most loved and most popular classes held in our Community Room. Participants have been raving about newly toned cycling muscles, increased flexibility, and a renewed sense of focus.

Sound like the perfect Mother’s Day gift for your superstar mom? Contact Jessica at 248-429-YOGA or visitsoulstretch.org to register her (or you!)

Classes meet here every Tuesday (except the last Tuesday of each month) from 11:30-12:30pm for just $7 per class or 6 for $30!

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DEMO DAY BLOW-YOU-AWAY DEALS

Island Lake Spring Bike Demo Day, an MCMBA / MMBA event
(Image Credit: © Motor City Mountain Biking Association)

In the spirit of Island Lake’s Spring Bike Demo Day – that’s Saturday, May 7th, demo junkies! – we’re offering some killer closeout deals on shop demo bikes. This is a unique opportunity to get AMAZING bikes at an equally awe-inspiring price!

Never been to Spring Bike Demo Day? Read all about it HERE! Team Hometown Bicycles will have a tent at this uber-popular event – be sure to stop by and say “hello!”

Race for the Shop & Flat Tire Fix Clinic

Tim Bart rides Kensington in his Hometown Bicycles kit

Hometown Jerseys - Green Gal leaders Jennifer McCauley and Jessica BeaubienCALLING ALL JERSEYS! RIDE FOR HOMETOWN AND BE A PART OF THE FUN

Interested in joining the Hometown Bicycles cycling Team? We’re welcoming aboard riders of every skill level and cycling preference to one of our two teams:

The Race Team – Hometown Bicycles Race Team is geared for the competitive cyclist, beginner to pro. You’ll take the Hometown values – positive vibes, good sportsmanship, cycling advocacy, goal setting, and having fun – to the shop rides and races.

The Club Team – Hometown Bicycles Club Team shares the joy of cycling via non-competitive rides and events. This Team is perfect for the casual, recreational, charity, and fitness riders.

THE BENEFITS OF BEING A TEAM RIDER
Hometown Bicycles Team cyclists enjoy discount privileges, service priority, race/ride reimbursement, rewards for shop ride and event participation, and more. You’ll also be a part of something that supports the sport you love, and will connect with other amazing people who share your passion!

WANT TO LEARN MORE?
We’ll be hosting an informational Team night in the coming weeks, which will address the who-what-when-where-why-how of becoming a Team rider. Stay tuned for a date and time!

In the meantime, drop by the shop any time. Shaun will gladly answer your questions.

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ON DECK: FLAT TIRE FIX CLINIC
Emergency Bicycle Repair clinic at Hometown Bicycles with Shaun Bhajan
One more opportunity to learn quick-fix tips in our Emergency Bike Repair Clinic Part 1. Next week, we get into the wonderful world of flat tire fixes. Bring a wheel to practice on!Park multi-toolEMERGENCY BIKE REPAIR PART 1 – REGISTER NOW!
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.

Bicycle wheelEMERGENCY BIKE REPAIR PART 1 – REGISTER NOW!
TUE, 2/9 from 12:15-1pm  -OR-  WED, 2/10 from 6-7pm  -OR-  SAT, 2/13 from 10-11am
Part 2 of 2, this clinic covers the perennial favorite – flat tire fixes! Bring along your wheel for some hands-on practice!

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YOGA FOR CYCLISTS: STRETCH IT A LITTLE FURTHER

Yoga for Cyclists flierOur Community Room has been awash in flexibility and relaxation these past several weeks, as Jessica Beaubien of Soul Stretch Yoga rounds out her Yoga for Cyclists series.

The next 6-week Yoga for Cyclists series begins in a couple weeks – same time, same place (Tuesdays 11-12 in our Community Room). 6 weeks for $30, or $7 for walk-ins. Email soulstretch@gmail.com to register.

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WE WANT YOU!

We Want You! to work for Hometown BicyclesThere are still opportunities for employment at Hometown Bicycles.

If you are a quick learner, self-motivated, goal-driven, and are interested in working for Hometown, stop by the shop and talk to Shaun. You’ll be doing something that positively impacts people’s health and lives!

Learn Bike Care, Book Your Event at Hometown, and Another Student Success

Hometown Bicycles Bike Care and Maintenance Clinic Part I with Shaun Bhajan

SUCH A GREAT TURN-OUT FOR PART 1…

Despite the blustery weather, our Community Room was packed (no small feat, it’s a big room!) with eager cyclists, raring to learn about Bicycle Care & Maintenance. Next week, we delve into Part 2 – what to do AFTER the ride:

Airing up bicycle tireBIKE CARE & MAINTENANCE PART 2 – REGISTER NOW!
Tuesday, January 19 from 12:15-1pm  -OR-  Wednesday, January 20 from 6-7pm
In this second of a 2-part clinic, we’ll talk about how to care for your bicycle AFTER you come back from your ride.

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BOOK OUR COMMUNITY ROOM FOR YOUR EVENT!

Yoga for Cyclists in the Hometown Bicycles Community Room

Well, here’s the perfect use for our Community Room – cyclists melting into deep stretch yoga poses under the expert guidance of Jessica Beaubian of Soul Stretch Yoga. (Yoga for Cyclists runs Tuesdays at 11am. Email soulstretch@gmail.com to register.)

NEED A PLACE TO MEET? Our Community Room can be booked for YOUR meetings, classes, and get-togethers. If interested, contact Jennifer atevents@myhometownbicycles.com.

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MCKENNA’S OUTSTANDING ART

McKenna Baumker and her artwork at Hometown Bicycles
This is McKenna. McKenna, like Ellen from last week’s newsletter, is also a Brighton High School student and a member of Maureen Ray’s advanced drawing class. McKenna is holding an envelope containing a check for her artwork (right), which sold as part of ourHometown Bicycles Student Art Program. Her piece made one lucky recipient very happy this Christmas.

You’re an amazing artist, McKenna!

Not familiar with our Hometown Bicycles Student Art Program? Learn more about it HERE!

Yoga for Cyclists, Clinic Faves & Starving Artist No More

Hometown Bicycles Winter Clinic Series: Bicycle Safety and Equipment

AND SO IT BEGINS… AGAIN!

Shaun and I met over bike clinics, so Hometown’s yearly winter clinic series has always been near and dear to our hearts. But that’s the only thing nostalgic about this year’s series; we’ve got a new, dream room in a new, dream shop to take it to an “11”!

Our clinics are free, and we appreciate your pre-registration for set-up purposes. This week – it was all about the safety. Next week brings the MASSIVELY popular, two-part Bike Care & Maintenance clinics. You’ll get the 411 on keeping your trusty steed looking and working its absolute best!

Airing up bicycle tireBIKE CARE & MAINTENANCE PART 1 – REGISTER NOW!
Tuesday, January 12 from 12:15-1pm  -OR-  Wednesday, January 13 from 6-7pm
In this first of a 2-part clinic, we’ll cover tips and tricks to prep your bike BEFORE you hit the roads and trails.

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BECOME A STRONGER & MORE EFFICIENT CYCLIST

Yoga for Cyclists

Rockstar yogi (anyone who could run a yoga class in our former, cramped location deserves that title), co-founder of Hometown Bicycles Green Gals, and owner of Soul Stretch Yoga, Jessica Beaubien is now taking registrations for a cyclist-specific yoga class in the comfort and privacy of Hometown’s Community Room.

It’s an absolute steal at 6 weeks for $30. Walk-in price is $7 per session. Classes will runTuesdays at 11am. If interested, please email soulstretch@gmail.com.

 

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ELLEN’S EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

Ellen Bartush and her artwork that sold at Hometown Bicycles

This is Ellen. Ellen is a Senior at Brighton High School and a member of Maureen Ray’s advanced drawing class. Ellen is holding an envelope containing a check for her artwork (upper right), which sold as part of our Hometown Bicycles Student Art Program. Ellen plans to study marketing, for which her creativity will be of enormous benefit.

Congratulations, Ellen!

Not familiar with our Hometown Bicycles Student Art Program? Learn more about it HERE!

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