This year, we have an extra-special appreciation for the celebration of daddyship. So, to the fathers who’ve inspired and supported us, and helped shape who we are today, we wish you a very…
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
P.S. Dad’s, stop in today to receive a special Father’s Day discount!
You’ll be seeing Liam around the shop in coming weeks. (While you’re here, please support your local bike shop… we’ve got a national diaper shortage to create!) Thanks for being a part of our family!
THAT’S 10,585 REPAIRS COMPLETED BY HOMETOWN TO DATE! What else can we say, but THANK YOU for entrusting us with getting you back to your happy place!!
GET NOTICED!Aside from affiliating you with the world’s coolest bike shop, the Hometown team kits – mens and ladies – are designed to set you apart from the masses. Bright, bold, and vibrant – if you want to make a statement, here’s your chance! Stop by the shop today to pick up your piece(s) of the legendary Hometown kit.
If we don’t have your size, no worries! We order monthly; special orders get submitted on the 10th of every month.
WANNA DEAL ON A NEW SURLY RIDE??? Then PRINT THIS EMAIL and bring it with you to the Demo!
If you fall in love with the beast you’re riding, and want one of your own, here are some bonus savings to sweeten the thrill of owning so much awesomeness:
and get $100 off the bike PLUS $100 store credit
toward parts and accessories!
Need a day or two to ponder?
ORDER YOUR BIKE WITHIN 7 DAYS AFTER THE DEMO
and get $100 store credit toward parts & accessories!
…TO REPRESENT HOMETOWN BICYCLES at THIS WEEKEND’S crazy-popular Tailwind Race. Shaun and Dawn wanted to go, but there’s this little matter of having a baby any day now…
Hometown Bicycles is sponsoring (and riding in!) Tailwind’s Sunday, May 31st mountain bike race. Volunteer shifts run only about 3 hours, and come with some seriously cool perks. If you’re interested in being a Hometown ambassador, firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP for details. THANK YOU!!
That’s why we’re MIGHTY proud that – in the very thick of cycling season – we are STILL getting cyclists back in the saddle at warp speed. Our average turnaround? TWO DAYS with in-stock parts! Our biggest problem has become that we get ’em done faster than people can pick ’em up!
So, if you’re worried about being parted from your baby for painful periods of Michigan’s precious cycling season, don’t be because, at Hometown Bicycles, even if we have to stay up until midnight, we’ll get the work done FAST and it will be PHENOMENAL.
HERE’S YOUR CHANCEto tell Southeast Michigan that YOU BELIEVE in what Hometown Bicycles stands for! If you haven’t yet, 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!
VOTING ENDS JUNE 7TH. HOMETOWN GRATITUDE TO THE ROCKSTARS WHO ALREADY CAST THEIR VOTES!!
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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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2010: A BUSINESS CONCEPT IS BORN It all started with a relationship (ours – Shaun & Dawn), a need (for outstanding, speedy, anti-snob bicycle service), a vision (to blow people’s minds), and a tiny rental space in Brighton. (Above: Service shop before and after)
2010: HOMETOWN BICYCLES OPENS FOR SERVICE Mid-renovation, Shaun popped the question, and the soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. Shaun Bhajan officially opened the doors to Hometown Bicycles’ service shop. (Above: Dawn says “yes” and signage makes the business official)
2011: WE INTRODUCE RETAIL Customer demand made expansion into retail a natural next step, and after falling in love with Jamis Bicycles, we went for it… Hometown Bicycles tripled in size to bring you cool bikes and accessories. (Above: Retail shop before and after)
2012: SHOP RIDES & CLINICS TAKE OFF We were determined to be a cycling resource for our customers and community, so we launched rides and clinics open to all. (Above: Early shop ride and making ourselves visible from Grand River)
2013: WE CREATE THE MOUNTAIN BIKE MARATHON We built a bike course from scratch and created the wildly successful Hometown Bicycles Mountain Bike Marathon event – our first foray into race creation, and certainly not our last! (Above: Happy race volunteers)
2014: WE BRANCH INTO A SECOND LOCATION To spread the love, we opened a Hometown Bicycles satellite service center in Whitmore Lake. Although we recently moved this store’s operations back to Brighton in preparation for our big move, it remains a core piece of our shop heritage.(Above: Hometown Bicycles Whitmore Lake)
2015: BIG OL’ CHANGES ARE UNDERWAY This year, we’re taking on our biggest challenges to date – opening a 10,000 sq. ft. Bicycle Adventure Center and becoming parents. But then, we never did like to live small! (Above: Renovations are well underway, and so is our mini-Hometownie… both arrive this spring)
The Future… With you as customers, we can reach the stars. We’re privileged to have you as part of our continuing adventures, and will keep on keeping you in the loop as the awesomeness unfolds. (Above: The future home of Hometown Bicycles)
Thank you for making these past 5 years MAGICAL,
~ Shaun & Dawn