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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Hometownies!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Hometown Bicycles

HOMETOWN BICYCLES HOLIDAY HOURS:

 
Christmas Eve  |  9AM – 3PM
Christmas Day through New Year’s Day  
|  CLOSED
Monday, January 2nd  |  9AM – 9PM (regular hours)

We wish you and your family and friends enough holiday cheer to last the year round, and all the bike time you can wrangle out of a hectic holiday schedule!

See you next year, Hometownies!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Hometownies!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Hometown Bicycles

HOMETOWN BICYCLES CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S HOURS:
 
Christmas Eve  |  9AM – 3PM
Christmas Day through New Year’s Day  
|  CLOSED*
Monday, January 2nd  |  9AM – 9PM (regular hours)*

*WE WILL BE OPEN:

Wednesday, December 28th from 6PM – 8PM
for Cardio Drumming with Martha Soraruf

Friday, December 30th from 9AM – 10AM
for Dynamic Yoga with Ashley Knuth of Tocca Massage & Yoga

Hometown’s Christmas Countdown

Christmas bicycles at Hometown Bicycles

At t-minus 3 days and counting, it’s looking just like “a picture print of Currier & Ives” here in the store – with the nostalgia of bicycles turtledoving charmingly with the artistic beauty of new technology. We know you can hardly stand to wait… our back room is filling up with Christmas bicycles that we’re storing away from prying eyes ’til Christmas Eve (you’re welcome, Santa!) Could a bike for you be among them??
HOMETOWN BICYCLES CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S HOURS: 
Christmas Eve  |  9AM – 3PM
Christmas Day through New Year’s Day  
|  CLOSED*
Monday, January 2nd  |  9AM – 9PM (regular hours)*

*WE WILL BE OPEN:

Wednesday, December 28th from 6PM – 8PM
for Cardio Drumming with Martha Soraruf

Friday, December 30th from 9AM – 10AM
for Dynamic Yoga with Ashley Knuth of Tocca Massage & Yoga

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STUFF THOSE CYCLISTS’ STOCKINGS!

Gu at Hometown Bicycles

If you spy a streak light-speeding down the road, then you just saw the new owner of all these Gu – yep, they’re all gifts for one person!!

Stocking stuffers are a snap here at the shop – everything from nutrition to socks to tire levers to chapstick to sunglasses to coin purses to water bottle cages to… you get the picture.Hometown Bicycles Daily Deal for December 7, 2016: $10 off Finish Line Bicycle Cleaning Kit

And if you’re still working on some big gift ideas – we hear bikes are a big hit with the cycling crowd this year… just sayin’.

Also, our 24 Days of Christmas Daily Deals are nearing an end. Today’s stocking-friendly Deal is at right >>

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Hometown Bicycles offers financing on all bicycle purchases through Synchrony Financial. Ask us for details!

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REACH FOR THE SKY!! YOGA AT HOMETOWN

Vinyasa Yoga with Ashley Knuth of Tocca Massage and Yoga at Hometown Bicycles

(Photo courtesy Ashley Knuth of Tocca Massage & Yoga)

HOLY YOGA, BATMAN! We knew that Ashley of Tocca Massage & Yoga was always “in demand” for her massage prowess, but her last week’s yoga class blew us away. In one of the most impressive first class showings we’ve seen, Ashley packed the Community Room with bendy energy and flexible positivity.

Come see what all the excitement’s about! Next class is THIS FRIDAY (TOMORROW 12/23) AT 9AM – $10 drop in. Details HERE. Stretch out the stress before the holidays hit!

………………………WINTER CLINICS, HERE WE COME… !!

Bike Fitting Clinic with Vinnie Baylerian of Pro-Motion Physical Therapy at Hometown Bicycles Winter Clinic Series

Worried about post-holiday blues? Don’t be! You’ll be too busy learning cool bike stuff!

Our yearly, FREE, winter clinic series starts January 4th, and there are some super-cool changes underway for 2017. For that reason, we’re only listing the first month of our 2-month series – stay tuned for details!

Early registration is appreciated, so that we can plan ahead on how to make it awesome for everyone. (Click each registration link for the clinics you’d like to attend.)

Bike Safety signBIKE SAFETY & EQUIPMENT – REGISTER NOW!
Wednesday, January 4 from 12:15-1pm  -OR-  Thursday, January 5 from 6-7pm
Keep you and your bike in one piece! Learn everything from road safety and theft prevention to critical cycling gear.

Checking tire pressureBIKE CARE & MAINTENANCE PART 1 – REGISTER NOW!
Wednesday, January 11 from 12:15-1pm  -OR-  Thursday, January 12 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.

Cleaning a bicycleBIKE CARE & MAINTENANCE PART 2 – REGISTER NOW!
Wednesday, January 18 from 12:15-1pm  -OR-  Thursday, January 19 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.

Pro-Motion Physical Therapy LogoBIKE FITTING BASICS – REGISTER NOW!
Wednesday, January 25 from 12:15-1pm  -OR-  Thursday, January 26 from 6-7pm
Guest speaker, Vinnie Baylerian of Pro-Motion Physical Therapy, covers bike fit that maximizes efficiency and minimizes discomfort.

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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 moreDynamic Yoga with Ashley Knuth of Tocca Massage & Yoga at Hometown BicyclesDYNAMIC YOGA – Fridays at 9AM on 12/16, 23, 30 • 1/6
$10 drop in or $35 for all 4 weeks – 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
Holiday Special (thru 12/31) 5-Class punch card with 6th Class free – just $22
 

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HOMETOWN SHOP RIDES

Friday Night Lights shop ride at Hometown Bicycles

Not wind, nor sleet, nor snow, nor cold will stop the Hometown shop rides… but the holidays will definitely set them back a couple weeks. Follow our Facebook page for post holiday ride updates and other Hometown happenings!

 

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THANK YOU FOR BEING A 2017 TEAM SPONSOR!

DR. HORAL FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Dr. William P Horal Dentistry tooth logoJust a quick note of appreciation to another wonderful Sponsor who has stepped up to once again support Team Hometown Bicycles: Dr. William P. Horal’s Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. You’ll learn more about their general and cosmetic practice in a coming newsletter. Thank you, Dr. William & Louise Horal!!
William P. Horal, DDS, PC  |  11032 E. Grand River Ave.  |  Brighton  |  (810) 229-8103
 

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WANNA JOIN TEAM HOMETOWN BICYCLES?

Team Hometown Bicycles doing Take Your Kids Mountain Biking DayIn addition to our now accepting 2017 Team Applications, we’ll also be hosting a Team Meeting, open to all interested riders, on Saturday January 21st at 4:30pm – mark your calendars!Follow our Facebook page for details and confirmation of time, and email Rides Coordinator Jean with your questions at ride@myhometownbicycles.com.

 

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2017 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Team Hometown Bicycles Jersey Sponsorships

Check out the companies above that have already committed to 2017 Team Sponsorships – Pro-Motion Physical Therapy, Body Within Personal Training, and William P. Horal, D.D.S, P.C.. We are PROUD to have them aboard!

Additional Team Sponsor opportunities are still available. Interested in learning more? Contact our Rides Coordinator, Jean, at ride@myhometownbicycles.com.

Easter, Team Night, Bike Chandeliers & Tandem Tees

Happy Easter from everybunny at Hometown Bicycles

WE LOVE OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAYS, but Easter will always be especially near and dear to our hearts – it marks the beginning of beautiful cycling weather, leads into the launch of our Shop Rides, and Good Friday 2010 is when Shaun proposed, which was a catalyst for Hometown’s existence!

Easter is all about family – yours, ours, and our crew’s – so following Hometown tradition…
WE ARE CLOSED ON EASTER SUNDAY
We’ll be open regular hours the days before (3/26) and after (3/28). In the meantime, go make this Easter memorable!! Happy Easter, Hometownies!

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TEAM NIGHT SHINDIG

Hometown Bicycles clinic

In our final Winter 2016 Clinic, we introduced over 50 people (still blown away by your enthusiasm, Hometownies!) to the new Shop Rides and Team Hometown Bicycles. There was TONS of interest and TONS of questions. We know how to handle that…

Team Night powwow!! We’ll provide the pizza, you BYOB, and we’ll give you the low-down on the official Shop Rides schedule, Team Hometown Bicycles, and our ride leaders and Team Captains.

If you already know you want to be part of Team Hometown Bicycles – AWESOME!! You can officially sign up at this event.

THURSDAY, MARCH 31ST, at 6:30PM

REGISTER HERE IF YOU’LL BE ATTENDING TEAM NIGHT
No obligations and no charge – just a chance to learn what all the excitement’s about! 

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MEET THE ARTIST: JENNIFER VERMEERSCH

Bike wheel chandeliers by Jennifer VermeerschJennifer VermeerschFree spirited and fantastically whimsical, artist Jennifer Vermeersch hails from Detroit, where she launched Jennifer Vermeersch Jewelry. Happily for us, she also has a thing for bikes, which is ever-so-evident in the industrial chic creativity of her bicycle wheel chandeliers.

We guarantee you won’t find anything like this in another bike shop. Jennifer’s decked out her rims in eclectic beading and everyday bike bits. We’re talking super playful here – you really need to see these for yourself!

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MEET THE ARTISTS: CASEY & MICHELLE BUCKLEITNER

Michigan tandem t-shirts by Alpenhaus Apparel
Alpenhaus Apparel logo
Shaun and I are big tandem fans (ask us about our 100-mile tandem Tour de Livingston ride), and we also LOVE Michigan, so bringing in Casey and Michelle’s clever, peninsular tandem tees was a total no-brainer.They’re fun, they’re colorful, they’re unique and we know they’ll look great on you. You’ll see me wearing mine around the shop on a regular basis!

Just after putting these beauties out on the floor, one sold before the piles even had time to settle. Let that put a little pep in your step, if you’d like to get one of your own!

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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