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A Transcontinental Cyclist, a Beer Run & Fall Colors

Tour de Livingston Save the Date - October 11

…TOUR DE LIVINGSTON, THAT IS!  This October 11th marks the 8th annual, recreational ride on our communities’ most scenic, autumn roads. We’re not supposed to play favorites, but this incredible cycling event takes the cake for us Hometownies!

As always, we’ll be your friendly Tour de Livingston bicycle support crew, fellow Tour riders, and raffle bike donator.

Also, with less than 2 months left to prepare, you’ll want to get yourself registered, prep your bike (we know a place that does the world’s best tune-ups – *wink-wink-nudge-nudge*), and log some serious mileage.

To help you with that last part, join Hometown for our Sunday morning Tour de Livingstontraining rides. We meet behind the Howell Courthouse at 8:00am, and ride two, 20-mile road loops at an intermediate level pace. Road bikes are required. Follow us on Facebookfor details and ride updates.

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DOES “2016 JAMIS” RAISE YOUR HEART RATE?
Jamis 2016 Catalog at Hometown Bicycles

IF YOU’RE ITCHING TO OWN THE NEWEST JAMIS BIKES, the bikes aren’t in yet, but the catalogs ARE. And. We. Are. GEEKED.

Come in, and check it out. (We’ve got tape, so you won’t have to chase down your socks.)
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TRANSCONTINENTAL RIDER VISITS HOMETOWN 
Chuck stops at Hometown Bicycles on his bicycle trip across North America

MEET OUR NEW FRIEND CHUCK…  who just happens to be crossing the country by bicycle! Chuck stopped in for a repair on his ride from San Francisco to New York City. This guy is amazing!

Chuck hails from Korea, where he’s a student of Economics. He wanted to do something fun and unique between his Junior and Senior years at college, and decided to ride his bicycle across America on his summer vacation, visiting friends along the way. He is presently making his way across the Canadian border to New York.

May the wind be always at your back, Chuck. It was a privilege to be part of your adventure.

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BREW CRUISE BIKE TOUR
BEER * BIKING * BUDS:  Here’s an upcoming event (August 29th) for all the hops-happy cyclists out there. Click the image below for details:

Brew Cruise Bike Tour

TIM: The Man, The Myth, The Legend…

Tim on a shop ride

OUR 12-SPEED SALUTE TO AN EXTRAORDINARY HOMETOWNIE:  On the tail of 3 stellar years with the Hometown crew, sales star Tim Bart is venturing north (WAY north) for the next evolution of his collegiate career. We’re bummed to see him go…

Over 3 years ago, Tim’s customer service prowess at the Marshall’s check-out counter – friendly, polite, knowledgeable, genuine – impressed us so much that, a week later, when Tim’s brother introduced him to Hometown for a bike, he also left with a new job!

Since then, Tim has become an integral part of our crew – representing Hometown impressively on the sales floor, on shop rides, and at events. He has a knack for staying calm, a ready smile, a willing attitude, and customers love him for going that extra mile.

We knew from Day 1 that Tim would be moving on at a certain stage in his college career. But as one of our greatest company assets, we will always consider him a part of the Hometown family.

Best of luck at Michigan Tech, Tim. All of us – your customers and fellow Hometownies – will miss you!

TODAY IS TIM’S LAST DAY AT THE SHOP… COME OUT AND WISH HIM LUCK IN HIS UPCOMING ENGINEERING ENDEAVORS!

Tim Frist and Last week at Hometown Bicycles

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Three Cheers for the Red, White & Blue

Happy Fourth of July from Hometown Bicycles

A Very Happy Father’s Day at Hometown Bicycles

Happy Father's Day from your Hometown Bicycles Crew

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!

He’s Here! The World’s Tiniest Hometownie

 Shaun, Dawn, and little Liam
ANNOUNCING THE NEWEST ADDITION TO OUR HOMETOWN FAMILY:  You’ve been a part of our adventure from when we met, to when we launched Hometown, to when we married, to when we were expecting… how awesome that you’re also with us for our latest, life-altering announcement – the birth of our son, Liam!

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!

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WE PUT 10,000+ CYCLISTS BACK IN THE SADDLE
Hometown Bicycles, bicycle repair voun

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!!

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TEAM JERSEYS ARE IN
Hometown Bicycles team jerseys

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.

Demo Day at Hometown Bicycles

Surly Krampus Trail fat bike - Demo at Hometown Bicycles on June 7
WANNA TEST RIDE A KRAMPUS FAT BIKE??? Then mark this date in your calendar…
Surly Demo @ Hometown ~ Sunday ~ June 7th ~ 2pm
Our rep will be bringing out the Surly Demo Truck the Sunday after next and parking it in the lot of our new shop (immediately left of our existing shop). There’s NO COST to take ’em for a spin!

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:

ORDER YOUR BIKE THE DAY OF THE DEMO
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!

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ISLAND LAKE RACE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED…
Tailwind Racing - Island Lake Induction web page

…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, emailevents@myhometownbicycles.com ASAP for details. THANK YOU!!

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HOMETOWN SERVICE = GREASED LIGHTNING!

Hometown Bicycles - Offering 48-hour turnaround on service with in-stock parts!

WE CAN GET YOU BACK ON YOUR BIKE WITHIN 48 HOURS!! You’re rarin’ to ride, but your bike’s got a boo-boo. You don’t want to be “grounded” for a week while it gets repaired, and we don’t want you to either.

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.

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JUST A WEEK LEFT TO CAST YOUR VOTE!
Vote Hometown Bicycles as Best Bike Shop on Detroit A List

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE to 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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