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🌷 Spring Cycling, Confessions, and a Potluck Bike Clinic 🚴

Welcome to Spring Cycling!

Spring cycling handlebars on a bicycle

With the changing of Seasons – Winter Cycling to Spring Cycling, that is – we’re back to our outrageously convenient warm weather hours, beginning Wed., March 1st:
MONDAY – FRIDAY  …………….  7AM – 9PM

SATURDAY & SUNDAY  ……………..  9AM – 5PM


Michigan tourist map courtesy of Vidiani.com
(Image courtesy vidiani.com)

THIS THURSDAY!!  “Where to Ride in MI” Potluck Clinic!

THURSDAY, MARCH 2ND FROM 6PM-8PM 
This is the event where we debut the BEST Shop Ride schedule we’ve ever had, plus you’ll hear about Michigan’s top cycling paths and trails, meet Hometown’s ride leaders, connect with potential ride buddies, collect info about local cycling groups, and learn about the organizations that help keep our roads and trails cyclist friendly and how you can get involved.

It’s a potluck, so here’s your chance to show off some culinary skills. You should see the goodies people have already signed up to bring – W-O-W!!! COME HUNGRY!!

REGISTER NOW TO ATTEND OUR “WHERE TO RIDE” POTLUCK CLINIC!
Thursday, March 2nd, 6pm-8pm at Hometown Bicycles  •  Bring a dish to pass!


THIS SATURDAY!  CUT A RUG WITH HOMETOWN AT THE LARGEST DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE IN THE COUNTRY!

The 28th Annual SELCRA Daddy Daughter Dance flierOur community is so cool! Every year, SELCRA packs the Brighton High School with something like 1,500 dancing daddies and daughters. This Saturday, March 4th, count 4 more (me, Shaun, and the kids) as Hometown proudly sponsors this famous event.

Dads, grandpas, uncles, brothers – here’s a chance to give your mini-princess a night of dancing and fun! Doors open at 5:30. Tickets are $15. Dance. Dine. Bop ’til the balloons drop.

We’ll be parked next to our good friends from Brennan Investment Services in the cafeteria. Be sure to stop by our table and say “hi” – we’d love to meet your special little lady!


Dawn Bhajan and Gail Sweet riding the Ladies Spin Challenge at Hamburg Fitness Center with rockstar spin instructor Tammy

(LEFT: Hugs to Gail – in purple – one of several who came specifically to support this spin newbie! RIGHT: Motivational maven and Friday morning spin instructor extraordinaire… thanks for the workout, Tammy!)

CONFESSIONS (& REVELATIONS) OF A SPIN NOVICE

Confession #1: I was nervous about going. Once upon a time, I was fit… post-kids, not so much.

Confession #2: I feared judgement. Everyone assumes the skinny girl’s an athlete. How was it going to look when I tapped out at granny speeds on the easiest spin bike setting?

Confession #3: I thought I might get bored. I mean, you’re indoors and stationary – how entertaining can that be?

Revelation #1: I left spin class reinvigorated, hopeful, motivated. Getting my legs moving got my brain moving, as well. It reminded me how it felt to be fit, and made me eager to get back to that “happy place” in my physical well-being.

Revelation #2: No one was looking. If I sat out a couple sprints or elected not to ramp up my resistance, there were no sirens and flashing “slacker alert!” signs over my head. Lights were dim, eyes were forward. It was between me, my mind, and my spin bike.

Revelation #3: Um… not even remotely. Instructor Tammy had us powering up and down, sprinting intervals, and leaping in and out of our saddles in an hour-long variety-fest of spin combinations. There literally wasn’t time to get bored!

THANK YOU to those awesome lady Hometownies who had my back at this class – you were the wind beneath my pedals! And thanks, too, to Hamburg Fitness Center‘s Deb and Terry, who cooked up this challenge to get my butt back in the saddle – this is the kind of remarkable support you can only expect from a gym that truly cares.

I hope my experience encourages on-the-fencers to give it a go… you don’t have to be Lance Armstrong, and you don’t have to be a member. Call for class times: 810-231-4169


Hometown Bicycles Service Tech Ozzy Aguilar
(Images at left courtesy Ozzy Aguilar)

MEET YOUR CREW: OZZY AGUILAR

Our to-the-point service tech, Ozzy, is easy-going but, man, can he rock out the tune-ups! You’ll spot him wrenching on bikes and riding the trails in between his school studies.

I ride because to me riding is a way to enjoy nature at its best. It’s a way to get away from people, the town, the city, and go into nature and enjoy the ride.


Help wanted sign
MANAGERS, SALES/SERVICE STAFF, ADMIN ASSISTANT

Forward your information to office@myhometownbicycles.com.


Hometown Bicycles Fat Bike Friendly Shop Ride heading to Island Lake Badlands

Fat Bike Friendly Shop Ride – Saturday, 3/4 @ 1:00PM

MEET AT BRIGHTON RECREATION AREA TRAILHEAD

Join the Hometown crew on Saturday as they explore the mountain bike trails at Brighton Recreation Area (Murray Lake and Appleton). Meet at the trailhead (5700 Bishop Lake Rd) and be ready to roll by 1 p.m.  Fat Bikes only (until the weather cooperates). This ride is for all level riders – NO DROP RIDE. Distance is estimated at 12 +/- miles in about a 2 hour timeframe. Follow us on Facebook for ride confirmation and updates.

Need a fat bike? We rent! Call our shop:  (810) 225-2441


CRAMBA Ride Dirt Trails, Not Mud Trails flier

REMINDER: DON’T BE THAT CYCLIST

… you know, the eager beaver who just can’t wait for the trails to dry, and destroys them for everyone else. We know that early Spring days bring intense trail temptation, but listen to that little white-clad dude on your shoulder – the one with the halo! Or, if you’re more practical in nature, listen to the organizations that maintain the trails. Trust us, you’ll get a longer and more enjoyable cycling season when you sit tight for solid singletrack!

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Cycling Countdown + the Best Biking in MI

LEFT UNTIL SPRING CYCLING SEASON!

Step aside, Winter! We’re just a week away from the glorious, cyclists’ paradise that is the Spring Cycling Season, starting March 1st!!

Pull those bikes out of storage, and bring them in now to beat the Spring tune-up rush – ‘cuz when the trees start blooming, you better believe you won’t want to wait even a second more to saddle up and pedal out. It’ll be adventure time!


Michigan tourist map courtesy of Vidiani.com
(Image courtesy vidiani.com)

DATE CHANGED:  “Where to Ride in MI” Potluck Clinic!

IT’S BEEN MOVED TO NEXT THURSDAY, MARCH 2ND FROM 6PM-8PM 
We’ve been hard at work with our Team leaders on creating the BEST Shop Ride schedule we’ve ever had, and are taking an extra week to perfect it for its BIG DEBUT at our Where to Ride in Michigan Clinic & Potluck Party!

At this event, you’ll also hear about Michigan’s top cycling paths and trails, meet Hometown’s ride leaders, connect with potential ride buddies, collect info about local cycling groups, and learn about the organizations that help keep our roads and trails cyclist friendly and how you can get involved.

It’s a potluck, so here’s your chance to show off some culinary skills (and we know you’ve got ’em, thanks to our Fall Extravaganza Chili Cook-Off!)

REGISTER NOW TO ATTEND OUR “WHERE TO RIDE” POTLUCK CLINIC!
Thursday, March 2nd, 6pm-8pm at Hometown Bicycles  •  Bring a dish to pass!


Jamis rep Tom Trentanove at Hometown Bicycles' Why Jamis? Clinic Party
(Tom Trentanove from Jamis talks bikes and brands to a Community Room full of Hometownies.)

SO MUCH JAMIS LOVE AT LAST WEEK’S CLINIC

Last Thursday marked our second annual “Why Jamis?” Clinic & Pizza Party – dedicated to the bicycle brand we’ve carried from Day 1, and the story behind why we unhesitatingly trust Jamis to help us make your cycling experience incredible. We had a full house and fun times!!

A very warm and heartfelt THANK YOU to guest speaker Tom Trentanove, our Jamis super-rep, who gave us the insider’s scoop on Jamis Bikes.

Missed the clinic? Sadness!! Stop in, and get the “lite” version from our crew.

Team Hometown Bicycles Sponsors Mike Kearns of Kearns Brothers, Deb Godmer of Hamburg Fitness Center, and Matt Maximoff of Michigan Banner Factory
We have the coolest Team Sponsors! Look who showed up to our event (and ride Jamis!) – from left: Mike Kearns of Kearns Brothers Inc., Deb Godmer of Hamburg Fitness Center, and Matt Maximoff of Michigan Banner Factory.


Ladies Spin Challenge with Dawn at Hamburg Fitness Center

THIS FRIDAY: LADIES SPIN CHALLENGE WITH DAWN

Yep, it’s MY turn to jersey up and spin at Hamburg Fitness Center & Camp! This will be my first go-round since kids – I’m looking for all the moral support I can get! The Ladies Spin Challenge is (of course) women only, and runs FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH AT 9:30AM – $5 HOMETOWNIE SPECIAL. Child care is available, fellow mamas! (Call 810-231-4169 to pre-register your kiddies.)

REGISTER NOW FOR THE LADIES SPIN CLASS – CLICK HERE!


Shaun Bhajan of Hometown Bicycles at Hamburg Fitness Center spin classTHIS SUNDAY: A 2ND SPIN-OFF WITH SHAUN…

Ready to clip in for another round of spinning with Shaun at Hamburg Fitness Center? SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH AT 10:15AM – $5 HOMETOWNIE SPECIAL

REGISTER FOR THE HOMETOWN SPIN-OFF WITH SHAUN


Hometown Bicycles Rides Coordinator Jean Steinberg
(Images at left courtesy Jean Steinberg)

MEET YOUR CREW: JEAN STEINBERG

Jean, a long-time Hometownie, became part of the Hometown crew a year ago, and has quickly made herself indispensable. Uber passionate about our sport, she’s a powerhouse Rides Coordinator who skillfully pairs the magic of Hometown with the magic of cycling. Loyal. Diligent. Creative. Plus, Jean is always game for a bike-based adventure!

This silly journey of cycling started in 2004 as my then teenage sons found the mountain bike trails in Island Lake and insisted on taking me mountain biking!  Oh boy did things change after that little outing.  I traded the Holiday Inn for a tent, learned we could pack 5 bikes and two people in a Honda Pilot, cactus actually reach out and grab you as you ride by, ignorance was awesome in the early days (talk about over-riding your skill level), my mentors were priceless, mountain bike trail advocacy is near my heart, I have owned too many bikes to count and experienced more awesome riding in the USA than I EVER imagined possible.  My passion for the sport of mountain biking has only grown stronger over time.  When a little mentoring and encouragement leads to someone achieving new skills to overcome a trail stopper, I still get so excited for them – it’s like your kid taking their first step!  I absolutely love helping riders explore and learn more about cycling.


Hometown Bicycles Fat Bike Friendly Shop Ride heading to Island Lake Badlands

Fat Bike Friendly Shop Ride – Saturday, 2/25 @ 1:00PM

MEET IN THE FRONT LOT CLOSEST TO MILFORD RD. (North End)

With the Trail Coordinator’s blessing, we will venture out on the trails of Milford/Proud Lake for a 2-PART RIDE. Fat Bikes only. If the weather shifts, we’ll adjust the ride location. Follow us on Facebook for ride confirmation and updates.

PART 1:  NO DROP, beginner-friendly pace for Milford (6 miles). Return to trailhead.

PART 2:  For extra miles at a swifter pace, we’ll venture through the more challenging Proud Lake Loops 1, 2 and maybe 4 (7-9 miles, moderate pace). Some dirt road and sidewalk required to get there.

Need a fat bike? We rent! Call our shop:  (810) 225-2441


CRAMBA Ride Dirt Trails, Not Mud Trails flier

 PSA: DON’T BE THAT CYCLIST…

… you know, the eager beaver who just can’t wait for the trails to dry, and destroys them for everyone else. We know that early Spring days bring intense trail temptation, but listen to that little white-clad dude on your shoulder – the one with the halo! Or, if you’re more practical in nature, listen to the organizations that maintain the trails. Trust us, you’ll get a longer and more enjoyable cycling season when you sit tight for solid singletrack!


START SPRING CYCLING SEASON WITH A FREE BIKE!

Jamis Bikepacking Contest videoYep, it’s still up for grabs… check out this bikepacking contest that Jamis is running through the month of February, with a grand prize of something like $5,000 in bikes and adventure gear! How sweet would it be if a Hometownie won?! What are you waiting for…
ENTER NOW!!


Fitness classes at Hometown Bicycles - Yoga with Tocca Massage, Zumba with Leslie Barrett, and Cardio Drumming with Martha Soraruf(Photo cred: Yoga pic at left courtesy Ashley Knuth of Tocca Massage & Yoga)

FITNESS CLASSES AT HOMETOWN

Hey, Hometownies! Mark your calendars for these fantastic winter fitness programs running right here inside your favorite bike shop:

Cardio Drumming with Martha Soraruf at Hometown BicyclesCARDIO DRUMMING | Wednesdays at 6:45PM
$5 class fee / $5 equipment rental – With Martha Soraruf
Click to learn more

Cardio Drumming with Martha Soraruf at Hometown BicyclesCARDIO DRUMMING FOR KIDS | Mondays at 11AM
Parents welcome! $5 class fee / $5 equipment rental – With Martha Soraruf
Click to learn more

Dynamic Yoga with Ashley Knuth of Tocca Massage & Yoga at Hometown BicyclesDYNAMIC YOGA | New series pending… stay tuned!
$10 drop in – Presented by Tocca Massage & Yoga
Click to learn more

Zumba with Leslie Barrett at Hometown BicyclesZUMBA | Mondays at 6PM & Thursdays at 9:30AM
$5 drop in – With Leslie Barrett
Click to learn more

 

Party Ride with Shaun for Tour de Livingston

Save the Date – 8/6!
Tour de Livingston Party Ride with Shaun 

Tour de Livingston Party Ride with Shaun

OUR BIGGEST SHOP RIDE OF THE YEAR… YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS! 

On AUGUST 6TH, we’re celebrating the launch of our annual Tour de Livingston Training Ride series with a Party Ride that puts you pedal-to-pedal with your goateed bike guru!

Shaun will be leading this one hour, NO-DROP ride from the Hometown parking lot, through local subdivisions, and onto the scenic, winding roads of Island Lake. This laid-back cruise is for ANY BIKE, ANY LEVEL, and ANY AGE.

All riders will be entered to win a Tour de Livingston jersey, compliments of Howell Rotary!

You’ll return to a post-ride party, with food on the barbie, campfire conversation, and the epic jersey drawing. Bring your own lawn chair and even an instrument or two, if you’re musically inclined.

The more the merrier, so invite friends and family! It’s all FREE!
(Helmet and signed waiver required.)

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SPEAKING OF TOUR DE LIVINGSTON TRAINING RIDES… 
Tour de Livingston ride

Following the big shin-dig on August 6th, join us for our new-and-even-more-awesome,weekly Tour de Livingston Training Rides, leaving Saturdays (starting 8/13) at 9AM from our shop!

What’s new? What’s even more awesome? This year’s group rides will build skills and stamina on a week-by-week basis, culminating in the great and all-popular Tour de Livingston ride itself. Rides will gradually increase in length, and so will your confidence, as we teach you the ropes of safely navigating traffic, group etiquette, and how to go the distance!

PLUS, there’ll be MORE opportunities along the way to win yourself a Tour de Livingstonjersey, compliments – once again – of Howell Rotary!

Get it on your calendar, Hometownies! This shop ride is something extra-special!

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AND SPEAKING OF SHOP RIDES…

Hometown Bicycles shop ride

Here’s what’s coming up this week:

WEDNESDAY, 8:45AM – Rails-to-Trails Ride

WEDNESDAY, 6:30PM – Hammerfest Advanced Road Ride

SUNDAY, 8:00AM – The Gravel Grinder

SUNDAY, 5:00PM – Beginner Mountain Bike Ride

TUESDAY, 9:00AM – Hometown Green Gals Mountain Bike Ride

CLICK HERE for details about these Hometown shop rides!

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DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN VOTE DAILY?! NO JOKE!

Vote 4 the Best - Hometown Bicycles, Best Bike Shop

Hello, Cycling Season… We Love You!

Shaun Bhajan, bike love

IT’S MARCH 1ST, HOMETOWNIES – YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS…

CYCLING SEASON!!!
Time to dust off the ol’ saddle, lay out the cycling shorts, and get your cycling buddies back on speed dial. Today marks the beginning of a beautiful 2016 relationship with your bicycle!

If your trusty steed is more like your “rusty” steed, bring it by for some Hometown love. We’ll get your bike from garage-grade to roads-and-trails-ready in a flash, so that you won’t have to miss a single minute of pedal euphoria.

For those hearty souls who’ve been rocking the winter cycling scene, rock on! You epitomize our core belief – that the real Michigan “cycling season” will always be year round!

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BIG, AWESOME CLINIC-PARTY THIS WEDNESDAY

Collage of Hometown Bicycles rides
THE BEST RIDES IN MI, THE BEST PEEPS TO RIDE WITH & THE BEST TEAM EVER
YAHOO!!! It’s here!! Wednesday, March 2, from 6-9pm, is the final clinic in our Winter Clinic Series, covering Michigan’s most bike-friendly trails, its coolest cycling events, our new Shop Rides, the women-only cycling group Hometown Green Gals, and how tobecome a part of Team Hometown Bicycles.

There’ll be pizza and beer while you hear from Shaun, the co-creator of Hometown’s Green Gals, and our awesome Team Captains.

REGISTER NOW TO ATTEND OUR “WHERE TO RIDE IN MICHIGAN AND WITH WHOM” CLINIC-PARTY
We appreciate your early registration, so that we can make sure there’s enough food for all!
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ARE YOU ADVENTUROUS???

MI Adventure Club Get Your Bearings Adventure Race website

If you’re a Hometownie, then the answer is an instantaneous and resounding “YES!!” This Saturday, March 5th from 10-11am is an event you won’t want to miss – an “Intro to Adventure Racing” clinic put on by Michigan Adventure Club.

It promises to be an event to remember, covering how to be smart, swift, safe, and otherwise awesome on these giant team scavenger hunts in the great outdoors. You’ll learn orienteering, Adventure Race etiquette, and will ultimately gain the confidence to try a race like the May 7th MI Adventure Club’s ‘Get Your Bearings Adventure Race’ at beautiful Brighton Rec.

REGISTER NOW TO ATTEND “INTRO TO ADVENTURE RACING”
Saturday, March 5th, 10-11am in our Hometown Community Room
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CUTE ANIMALS AT HOMETOWN THIS SATURDAY

Cute puppy

AND WE’RE NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT OUR CREW… This Saturday, March 5th from 11:30am-3:30pm (immediately following the “Intro to Adventure Racing” clinic!), Last Chance Pet Rescue is bringing a handful of heart-melters who are looking for love and a forever home.

Donations are encouraged, and adoptions welcomed. But, if nothing else, stop by and give these tough-luck survivors some well-earned belly rubs – it’ll make you both feel great! Bring the kids!!

“Best of…” Clinic-Party Here This Wednesday

Collage of Hometown Bicycles rides
THE BEST RIDES IN MI, THE BEST PEEPS TO RIDE WITH & THE BEST TEAM EVER
Hometown Bicycles "Why Jamis?" clinic had a record attendance!Last week, we had RECORD ATTENDANCE (in the whole history of Hometown!) at our “Why Jamis” clinic. WOW!!! Let’s see if we can top it this week…This Wednesday, February 24, from 6-9pm, is the final clinic in our Winter Clinic Series, covering Michigan’s most bike-friendly trails, its coolest cycling events, our new Shop Rides, the women-only cycling group Hometown Green Gals, and how to become a part of Team Hometown Bicycles.

It’s another carb-loading clinic with pizza and beer… gotta get you ready for March 1st – a.k.a. Cycling Season!!! In addition to Shaun, you’ll also have a chance to meet and hear from the co-creator of Hometown’s Green Gals, plus our awesome Team Captains.

NOTE: While Team Hometown Bicycles has a competitive ride group, it also includes a non-race Club team for beginners to pros, trail cyclists to road junkies, fund-raisers to just-for-funners. Our mission is to have fun and to positively promote the sport of cycling. If that sounds like your “cup o’ tea”, then join up!

REGISTER NOW TO ATTEND OUR “WHERE TO RIDE IN MICHIGAN AND WITH WHOM” CLINIC-PARTY
We appreciate your early registration, so that we can make sure there’s enough food for all!
For anyone who’s bumming over missed clinics… don’t!! We’ll continue running bike clinics throughout the year. To start, check out March’s Intro to Adventure Racing clinic below!

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“INTRO TO ADVENTURE RACING” CLINIC

Get Your Bearings Adventure Race logoADVENTURE RACING is a team scavenger hunt in the great outdoors. Teams are given topographical maps, work together to locate checkpoints, and have to finish in a specified time. Adventure Races generally involve bike travel, paddling, and navigating on foot.This Saturday, March 5th clinic will provide a general introduction to Adventure Racing and give you the confidence to try a race like MI Adventure Club’s ‘Get Your Bearings Adventure Race’ in Brighton Recreation Area on May 7th. You’ll learn everything a novice racer needs to know about Adventure Racing – including topographic maps, compasses and navigation (a.k.a. orienteering.)

REGISTER NOW TO ATTEND “INTRO TO ADVENTURE RACING”
Saturday, March 5th, 10-11am in our Hometown Community Room

Immediately following this event, be sure to hang out and meet the lovable faces of Last Chance Pet Rescue! Read more below…

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LAST CHANCE PET RESCUE AT HOMETOWN

Save a Life, Adopt a Pet - Come see the furry faces of Last Chance Rescue at Hometown BicyclesTHERE’LL BE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE at Hometown Bicycles on Saturday, March 5th from 11:30am-3:30pm (immediately following the “Intro to Adventure Racing” clinic!) Last Chance Pet Rescue is bringing a selection of their most lovable, adoptable pets for you to meet and fall in love with.Donations are encouraged, and adoptions welcomed. But, if nothing else, stop by and give these tough-luck survivors some well-earned belly rubs – it’ll make you both feel better! Bring the kids!!

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

Easter Weekend & Shop Rides Begin TODAY

Happy Easter from everybunny at Hometown Bicycles
HAPPY PRE-EASTER, HOMETOWNIES!  We hope this holiday finds you bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and rarin’ to ride. Our shop rides launch TODAY, which you’ll read more about below. But, please note that:
WE WILL BE CLOSED ON EASTER SUNDAY
(P.S. That means no Shop Ride this Sunday.)
Everyone should enjoy family time on Easter, and that includes our rockstar staff!
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SHOP RIDES BEGIN TODAY!!!

Hometown Bicycles 2015 Shop RidesIf any of you were waffling over whether cycling season has truly begun, here’s the irrefutable proof – Hometown Bicycles Shop Rides begin TODAY with our much-loved Beginner Road Bike Ride, open to all, starting at Island Lake, and led by Shaun.

So, strap on your cycling gear, and let’s get our ride on at the:

HOMETOWN’S BEGINNER ROAD RIDE
This is a 12-15 mile, NO DROP,
get-to-know-your-bicycle-again kind of road ride.
ALL LEVELS & ALL BICYCLES WELCOME
Meet Shaun at Island Lake’s Kent Lake Parking Lot
(look for the impossible-to-miss Hometown SAG wagon)
REMEMBER:  NO SHOP RIDE ON EASTER SUNDAY!

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TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN DASH OR CRASH

Rotary Club of Brighton's Top of the Mountain Dash or Crash at Mt. Brighton

When we Hometownies sprint, it’s usually with our feet on the pedals, but this is one upcoming race that has you running, walking, even crawling over terra not-so-firma. Mud, gravel, obstacles, hill climbs… too cool not to mention here!

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