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2015 Ride Calendar & A New Trail

Santa’s Got a Deadline
DON’T GET STUCK WRAPPING A PHOTO INSTEAD OF THE REAL THING!

Late santa

You’ve made your list, checked it twice, and are now racing to finish (or start) your Christmas gift quest before the holidays hit.
As honorary Christmas elves, it’s our duty to caution you last-minute Santas out there that the VERY LAST DAYto special order anything (bicycles, parts, or accessories), so that it’ll arrive by Christmas, is THIS FRIDAY, December 19th, by 3pm.

HOMETOWN BICYCLES’ NEW SHOP UPDATE
With all the loyalty and support you’ve shown for our newest adventure, Hometown’s future is looking VERY merry and bright. We’re making great strides on the must-do’s that come with opening any new location, and are gearing up to get our hands dirty!

Here’s a special “THANK YOU!” shout-out to a few more awesome individuals who truly do believe in Hometown Bicycles:

I Believe in Hometown Bicycles Gift Certificate participants
(Clockwise from top middle: BIG thanks to Randy & Donna, Jean & Steve, Melissa and David + Family!)

HOMETOWN BICYCLES’ CHRISTMAS HOURS
OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE: 10AM – 3PM

CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY – JANUARY 2

REOPEN JANUARY 3 (normal winter hours)

Our Whitmore Lake shop is CLOSED DECEMBER 25th and REOPENS MARCH 1st.

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GREG & THE WATERLOO TRAILS INITIATIVE
Customer Highlight: How mountain bike trails are born

Waterloo Trails Initiative fundraiser

Just want to tip our helmets to Greg Cook for his enthusiastic support of what will become over 20 miles of new mountain bike trail at Waterloo Rec. He’s actively involved in promoting and building this trail.

Hometown is helping to raise funds for this project (look left). If you want to support the effort, stop by our shop, and learn how you can contribute!

READ THE WATERLOO PRESS RELEASE HERE

Want to share your story and inspire others to ride?  Send us an email with your favorite cycling photo and a little bit about why you ride, what inspires you, and what you’ve done that might inspire someone else to change their life, too!

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BIKE CLINICS – NO FEES, ALL FUN!
Community Highlight:  Clinics start in January & are open to all

Hometown Bicycles 2015 Clinic Series

Want to learn how to fix a flat on the go? Wondering what nutrition will take you the distance? Curious about how bike fit influences your ride? Wishing you knew more about caring for your bike?

That’s what our Clinic Series is for! We bring you expert insights and hands-on learning in this no-cost way to beat the winter blues.

For a full list of our 2015 Bike Clinics, click here, or stay posted on our Facebook page.

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I’M DREAMING OF A FULL RIDE SCHEDULE
Industry Highlight: Start planning your 2015 adventures!
Travel bicycles
(Photo credit: © Beth H.)

We’ve shared it before, and we’ll share it again… the League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) Ride Calendar is a cyclist’s guide to adventure.

With New Year’s resolutions and the winter “blahs” just around the corner, why not cozy up with a site full of fun ideas for your 2015 cycling season!

Christmas Hours & Other Cool Stuff

YOUR HOMETOWN HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

Merry Christmas video from Hometown Bicycles and Jamis Bikes

HOMETOWN BICYCLES’ CHRISTMAS HOURS
OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE: 10AM – 3PM

CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY – JANUARY 2

REOPEN JANUARY 3 (normal winter hours)

Our Whitmore Lake shop is CLOSED DECEMBER 25th and REOPENS MARCH 1st.

YOU CAN STILL BECOME A HOMETOWN VIP! 

I Believe in Hometown Bicycles Gift Certificate VIPs!
SPECIAL THANKS to these recent Hometown VIPers: (clockwise from top middle) Melissa, Steve & Joni, Vicky, Colin & Cynthia, and Rick & Gail
To answer a popular question, YES, there is still a chance for you to become a Hometown Bicycles VIP – earning a lifetime 20% discount, VIP-only events access, Gift Certificate trade-up, and more – through our limited edition, “I Believe in Hometown Bicycles” Gift Certificate program.

Want more information? CLICK HERE or stop by our Brighton shop and talk to Shaun!

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JENNIFER FINDS THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
Customer Highlight: Why She Loves Cycling

Jennifer McCauley, Hometown Bicycles Events Coordinator and Leader of the Green Gals

Jennifer is one of those amazing customers who was with us even before Hometown was a twinkle in our eyes. Now we’re proud to call her our Events Coordinator and co-instigator with her daughter of the much-loved Hometown Bicycles Green Gals (an all-women cycling group).

Here’s what Jennifer has to say about why she loves cycling:

It needs to be noted that I didn’t start “biking” until I was 51.  Sure I rode a bike all through my childhood and with toddlers on the back of my bike and then with the whole family.  However I started “biking” to do my first triathlon.  It opened a whole new fun world. It made me feel like a kid again. I pushed all my other X-mas gifts aside when my husband wheeled in a new road bike and l squealed like a kid.

Now it gives me more time with my children and other young people; it gives me new muscles; it makes me invigorated; it’s a great cross training for running and swimming; it provides a whole host of potential gifts for me; it strengthens my aging knees; it keeps me off medication and gives me vitamin D and fresh air; it improves my balance; and it gives me bragging rights (I’ve now added mountain biking). It keeps me young. Why did I wait so long?????!!!!!
Want to share your story and inspire others to ride?  Send us an email with your favorite cycling photo and a little bit about why you ride, what inspires you, and what you’ve done that might inspire someone else to change their life, too!

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HOW TO RUN CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ON YOUR BIKE
Community Highlight:  Holiday spirit meets cycling ingenuity

How to run Christmas lights on your bike

Here’s a seasonally appropriate project to get you AND your bike in the Christmas spirit.

It’s simple and inexpensive. Just promise us that you’ll post a photo of your handiwork on our Facebook page to spread the Christmas cheer!

Check out the “How To” instructions HERE.

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A CHRISTMAS TREE MADE OF BICYCLES
Industry Highlight: Australia’s awesome idea
Christmas Tree made of bicycles

In honor of the holidays, we’re bringing up an old favorite from the Sydney, Australia archives… a Christmas tree built entirely of bicycles. It’s genius!

Does this inspire some seasonal cycle creativity of your own? If so, please share!

Check out the evolution of this “Tree-cycle” project HERE.

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Shaun Answers Your Questions

‘I Believe in Hometown Bicycles!’
YOU’VE GOT QUESTIONS… WE’VE GOT ANSWERS

'I Believe in Hometown Bicycles' Gift Certificate video

Since our last email, we’ve had so many calls about our ‘I Believe in Hometown Bicycles’ Gift Certificate, that we put together a video to answer your questions.

In a nutshell, this is a very special, limited edition, VIP Gift Certificate valued at $500. BUT, if you can hang in there until June 1, 2015, its value automatically increases to $600!

And that’s not all… redeeming your ‘I Believe in Hometown Bicycles’ Gift Certificates in our new shop after June 1st also earns you Hometown VIP privileges, including:

  • Lifetime 20% discount on all full price bicycles, parts, and accessories
  • Automatic invitation to our VIP Preview Party & other VIP events
  • Your name on a Plaque of Appreciation to be featured in our new location
We want to give a MAJOR shout-out to some exceptional people who’ve already showed their faith in Hometown – (clockwise from top left: Charles & Erin, Gary & Sandy, Dennis & Beth, Andrew & Nicole):

Awesome Hometownies with their "I Believe in Hometown Bicycles" Gift Certificates

Thank you for believing in Hometown!

20 Days of Crazy Christmas Deals

Hometown Bicycles Daily Deal - 20 Days of Crazy Christmas Deals

Hometown’s VERY Big News

Hometown Bicycles' VERY big news video

Unleashing Our Inner ‘Awesome’

So now you know our BIG news, and by “our,” we are definitely including YOU, the loyal customers who are giving us a reason to grow.

Think about what this move means… the new, Brighton Hometown location is 16,000 square feet and 3 acres of awesomeness. That means more products, more variety, more learning opportunities, more riding, more events, and a heck of a lot more fun.

We will launch the Grand Opening on April 15, 2015 – fittingly, Hometown’s 5-year anniversary.

We have big dreams for this big, new space, and we would appreciate your help. Get the word out, get geeked and, if you’re a hands-on sort of person, get involved! We’re looking for skilled craftsman and participants in our limited edition, “I Believe in Hometown!” Gift Certificate program.

For details and to find out how you can be a part of Hometown’s epic evolution, stop by our Brighton shop and talk to Shaun. Your faith in us is the reason why we do what we do.

THANK YOU  and

Happy Thanksgiving, Hometownies!

Happy Thanksgiving from Hometown Bicycles

Black Friday, A New Voice & The League

The Man Behind the Voice
HOMETOWN JUST GOT SIGNIFICANTLY COOLERDan "CycloDan" Tribble of Hometown Bicycles

Recognize this cool cat? It’s Dan Tribble, a.k.a. “CycloDan” – resident bike guru and service genius of Hometown Bicycles Whitmore Lake.Among Dan’s ridiculous number of talents is a stellar “radio voice” that we recently put to good use recording a new greeting for the Hometown Bicycles phone system.

Give us a call, and hear it for yourself:  810-225-2441

SAMMY SAYS: “GIVE ME BLACK FRIDAY DEALS!”

Sammy the Boston Terrier at Hometown Bicycles

Tell us you can say “no” to this face…So, you can thank Sammy for the chance to take 20% OFF STOREWIDE on all bicycles, parts, and accessories, INCLUDING SPECIAL ORDERS this coming Black Friday!

Remember, our winter hours for Brighton run through April 1, 2015:
MON – FRI: 10AM – 7PM
CLOSED THANKSGIVING
SAT – SUN: 9AM – 5PMWhitmore Lake hours are M-F 11-7, CLOSED WEDNESDAYS, SA-SU 9-5,
and CLOSED THANKSGIVING.

SIDE NOTE
For those of you who have been paying attention to our past few newsletters…Isn’t the suspense just killing you??

Shaun & Dawn Bhajan

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HOMETOWN MAKES A FRIEND
Customer Highlight: And Jason makes our dayIceman Cometh 2014 thank you note from Jason to Shaun Bhajan at Hometown Bicycles

This is so beyond cool… we meet the classiest people in our line of work! Here’s the story behind Jason’s awesome ‘thank you’ note:

A cyclist stopped by our Hometown tent Iceman morning in a panic. He had a brand new pair of cycling shoes, no clips, and his race fast approaching.

Happily, Shaun was able to pull the clips from his own shoes – which were stashed in the Hometownmobile – and install them before Jason’s race.

Jason mailed them back post-event with the note above. Makes us feel like rockstars… thanks, Jason!

Want to share your story and inspire others to ride?
Send us an email with your favorite cycling photo and a little bit about why you ride, what inspires you, and what you’ve done that might inspire someone else to change their life, too!

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DO YOU KNOW HOW TO SHOP SMALL?
Community Highlight:  November 29, be loyal and buy local!

We love Michigan and we love our community, so Small Business Saturday is right up our alley. Check out this Shop Small program launched by American Express, and be loyal to your local shops this November 29th!
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LMB.ORG
Industry Highlight: Michigan’s coolest cyclist site
League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) websiteFor all of you Michiganders who love to mount up and pedal your way to your happy place, this is the website that will take you the distance.

The League of Michigan Bicyclists is by the cyclists, for the cyclists of this great State, and covers everything from industry hot topics and cycling advocacy, to routes and maps and the most comprehensive bike event calendar we’ve ever seen. Check it out!

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