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Century Cycles
Issue: 7
July 10, 2008
In This Issue
Featured Products: A New Breed of Car Racks
Two Sweet Rides to Choose from on July 19
Five Questions: Neil Adams
2008 Tour de France
Saris Thelma Rack
Thule Doubletrack Rack
21st Ice Cream Odyssey
Cycle Canalway
Guide to the Tour de France
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Scott Cowan Greetings! 
As the rest of the staff here at CC always hear me say, we are rockin' and rollin', baby! The summer is in full swing, and we've been enjoying helping out our long-time loyal customers, as well as the many, MANY new customers.

Whether you're getting into cycling to help beat the high price of gasoline, to get fit, or to enjoy time with your family, we appreciate that you've chosen to do business with us, and we will do our best to continue to earn your business.

If you're looking for ideas for ways to enjoy your new (or old) bike, read below for information about two cycling events that we are proud to support. The Ice Cream Odyssey and the Cycle Canalway are both beautiful rides with options for families and hard-core riders alike. They are on Saturday, July 19, so unfortunately, you can't ride them both (unless you have an evil twin)!

Ride often, and ride safe!


Scott Cowan, Owner
Century Cycles

Featured Products: A New Breed of Car Racks

Unless you are lucky enough (or dedicated enough) to have good cycling routes right out of your front door, most bike trips involve a car trip, to get your bikes to where you want to ride. With many older car racks, you've got to worry about lifting the bikes onto your car's roof, or having the bikes hanging and banging against each other. Plus, many styles of bikes, such as kid's, women's, and comfort bikes, just don't work very well with most car racks without using special adapters.

That's where the latest hitch-mounted racks from the leaders in bike rack technology come in. Based on the designs proven on public transportation systems around the world, these new racks are easy, quick, and secure, and gentle on your bikes (and your back)!

The Saris Thelma, like all of Saris's made-in-the-USA car racks, is a work of art. Just place your bike's front wheel in the elegant half-moon-shaped tray, fasten the straps around both wheels, and you're good to go! At $259.99, it's a bargain for any masterpiece. Holds two bikes; available for both 2-inch and 1.25-inch hitch receivers.

The Thule Doubletrack 990 is all the rack you'll ever need at $299.99. Works out-of-the box in both 2-inch and 1.25-inch hitch receivers, and holds any two bikes with wheelbases up to 48 inches, including 29er mountain bikes and bikes with full coverage fenders. Also made in the good ol' US of A; optional lock cores and locking hitch pin are available.

Both Saris and Thule racks offer a lifetime warranty, and as always, we provide FREE installation!

Two Sweet Rides to Choose from on July 19

21st Ice Cream Odyssey

Organized by the Medina County Bicycle Club, it's a bicycle outing on a hot summer day through
quaint small towns, over the scenic rolling terrain of southern Medina County and norther Wayne County. Sponsored and supported by Century Cycles, The University of Akron / Medina County University Center.

Route options are a casual 25 miles, or 42 and 62-mile routes for more experienced riders. Registration begins at 8:00am at the Medina County University Center. See this press release for more details, or pick up a flyer at any of our stores!

Cycle Canalway

Come explore the Ohio & Erie Canalway, our region's greatest asset! Choose from a 23-mile bike ride complete with a trip on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, or a 10-mile family-friendly ride including an exciting stop at Thornburg Station.

All rides include a goodie bag, t-shirt, BBQ lunch, live music, and giveaways! Call 216-520-1825 for more information, or register online at www.ohiocanal.org/cyclecanalway.htm.

Five Questions: Neil Adams

For the first installment of a new ongoing feature of the Century Cycles eNewsletter, meet Neil Adams, an associate in our Rocky River store. Neil was born and raised in Birmingham, England, and has lived in the US since 1972. He is semi-retired; prior to joining us in March of 2008, he worked in software development, quality assurance, and testing.

Q. What kind of cycling do you enjoy?
A. I enjoy riding the roads on my 25-year-old Nishiki International.

Q. What is your Dream Bike?
A. I am impressed by a lot of the high-end road bikes from Bianchi, but I am considering getting a modest, but well-equipped, touring bike to do some four- or five-day self-supported trips on.

Q. What is your favorite thing about working at Century Cycles?
A. I've never worked in sales before, so I really enjoy meeting the wide cross-section of people that we get to deal with on a day-to-day basis, and hearing about their experiences and learning from their knowledge.

Q. What is your favorite movie?
A. Chariots of Fire

Q. What is your favorite food?
A. That would have to be the English Breakfast, or mixed grill as it's sometimes called...eggs, bacon, sausage, and grilled tomatoes [to-MAH-toes]. But I don't have it very often, because it's got too many calories.

2008 Tour de France

As you receive this newsletter, people around the globe are being captivated by the largest sporting event in the world, the Tour de France. The grandaddy of all bike races, it covers over 2,220 miles in 21 days of racing.

If you're a race veteran, you'll want to follow all of the action on our Tour de France Live Feed from VeloNews. If you're new to the race, get the lowdown with our Guide to the 2008 Tour de France. And either way, relive the spectacle with our Tour de France Photos of the Day!

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