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Century Cycles
Issue: 4
April 11, 2008
In This Issue
Night Rides on the Towpath
Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar
Pearl Izumi Attack Jersey
Get ready for National Bike Month!
Ride the Rail - Bike the Trail
Tech Talk: Give Me a Brake
Night Rides on the Towpath
Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar
Pearl Izumi Attack Jersey
Cleveland Bicycle Week
Walk+Roll Cleveland
National Bike Month
Ride the Rail - Bike the Trail
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Spring is here!
Scott Cowan Greetings! 
The snow has melted and warm weather has finally arrived! We hope you are out enjoying it on your bikes.

It's starting to get busy, not just for those of us working in our stores, but for the whole bike community. Coming up is National Bike Month, Cleveland Bike Week, as well as all of your old favorite local rides! Please read on below for more information about all of these events.

For you car-commuters out there, we're excited to be running a series of public service announcements on the radio during the month of April. Listen for our 15-second spots on WMVX 106.5 FM during the weeks of April 14-20 and April 21-27, and on WGAR 99.5 FM April 14-20.

We've been getting our new season merchandise in on a daily basis, so whatever you need, come check us out, whether it's a fresh jersey or pair of shorts, a new bag or lights for commuting, or parts to upgrade your ride. We also have the latest models of bikes from Raleigh, Giant, Bianchi, and Electra ready to test ride!

We love chatting with all of our customers, so feel free to just stop in to say Hi!

Scott Cowan, Owner
Century Cycles
Night Rides on the TowpathNight Rides on the Towpath 

Another season of our popular and fun Night Rides on the Towpath begins this month! Our first ride is on Saturday, April 26. All rides start at 8:00pm from our Peninsula store.

Riders of all ages and abilities are welcome! All you need is a bike, helmet, and headlight. Rides are usually 15 to 20 miles in length, and last about one-and-a-half to two hours. No fee or registration is required! Full details and the schedule can be found on our web site...
Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar
Ohio Bicycle Events CalendarThe 2008 Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar is now available! Published by the Ohio Bicycle Federation, this calendar is the go-to source for all types of bike events in the Buckeye State, from one-day rides for fun and charity, to races and weekend and week-long tours.

You can pick up your FREE copy at any of our three stores, or get the latest updates online at http://ww.ohiocycling.info.
The Pearl Izumi Attach Jersey in Diablo Red
Product Spotlight: Pearl Izumi Attack Jersey
New for the Spring 2008 season, the Attack jersey combines the best of both worlds. Its light, wicking Sensor fabric keeps you dry and comfortable; the full-zip front provides on/off convenience; and the non-elasticized sleeves and waist give you casual t-shirt comfort.

In stock in Diablo Red (pictured) and Water Blue; also available in White and Screaming Yellow. $59.99. Order online.
Get ready for National Bike Month!
May is National Bike Month, and there are plenty of local events for you to celebrate and get involved!
  • April 28 thru May 23: Bike-To-School Month at Bay High School
  • Monday May 5: Walk+Roll Benefit
    In the car-free East 4th Street District! Celebrity co-hosts, networking extravaganza, icebreakers, prizes, food, drinks and fun...you won't want to miss it!
  • Monday May 12: Bike To The Movies
    Film shorts at the Natural History Museum: see films about bikes, made by cyclists and that celebrate the wonder and the joy of bicycles.
  • Thursday May 15: Bicycle Friendly Community Conference
    Full day conference to share ideas and learn about bicycling for transportation, health, sustainability, and community development.
  • Saturday May 10 thru Sunday May 18: Cleveland Bicycle Week
    Tons of activities like Bike to Work, Discover Cleveland Metroparks, Bike to The Movies, Mtn Biking in The City, Bike Slavic Village, Bike to RiverSweep, Chippewa Valley Road Race, Every Saturday Social Ride and lots more.
Bike Aboard LogoRide the Rail - Bike the Trail 
Whether you are a confident cyclist or a pint-sized learner with training wheels, you can ride your way to better health. With Bike Aboard!, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad allows cyclists to bike the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in one direction and ride the train in the other.

The train can be flagged down at any of the eight boarding stations. Pay your $2 fare when you board, and the railroad staff will load and unload your bike for you. Soon, you will be able to buy your Bike Aboard tickets ahead of time at any of our three stores! You can also rent a bike, child trailer, or tag-along from our Peninsula store!

The train operates weekends in March, April, May, and September and Wednesday through Sunday in June, July, August, and October.
Tech Talk: Give Me a Brake
Cantilevers, v-brakes, and discs, oh my! Are you bewildered by all the techno-babble when it comes to what kind of brakes you have on your bike, or should want on a new bike?
Sort it all out with this article from our blog, the latest in our Tech Talk series.
Define Your life. Ride a bike.
Our Stores:
1079 N. Court St. (Rt 42, K-Mart Plaza)
Medina, OH  44256
Phone: 330-722-7119

1621 Main St. (Rt 303)
Peninsula, OH  44264
Phone: 800-201-7433

19955 Detroit Rd. (between Wagar and Wooster Roads)
Rocky River, OH  44116
Phone: 440-356-5705