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Issue: 15
March 12, 2009
In This Issue
Breaking Away with Masi Bicycles and Century Cycles
TechTalk: The Zen of Singlespeeds
Staff Retreat
5 Questions: Keith Heffernan
Summer Hours Return Next Week
Join Our Mailing List!
Feel the Passion!
Scott Cowan picture Greetings! 
This edition of the eNewsletter comes with another reminder about our Breaking Away with Masi and Century Cycles Party. This FREE event is tomorrow, Friday March 13! See below for more details; we hope to see you there!

This party celebrates a great movie and some great new bicycles, but really it's a celebration about passion. The passion of you, me, and all of the Century Cycles staff for bicycling. We feel this passion year-round, but we can especially feel it this time of year, as the spring riding season is almost upon us. You can feel it in the air; you can practically taste it!

So, if you can't join us to enjoy a taste of Italian culture at the party, we hope you are still getting a taste of the passion to get out and ride, and we hope you let us give you a taste of our passion by helping you with your cycling needs all season long!


Scott Cowan, Owner
Century Cycles
Breaking Away with Masi and Century Cycles

  • Join us for a FREE party to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the best bike movie ever and to introduce Masi - our first new bike line in 8 years!
  • Try our very own Cutter IPA and Little 500 Lager (while supplies last), specially-brewed by CC Brewmaster Doug!
  • Enjoy Italian food and ice cream from Coleone's of Avon and opera music, just like our hero "Dave" in the movie - who rode a Masi, too!
  • See Masi's line of 2009 steel bikes, and there'll be a Masi rep on hand to answer your questions!
  • Check out a special display of classic Masi bikes, plus some of Scott's personal Campagnolo collection!
  • Win prizes like CUTTER t-shirts, tix to the 2009 Little 500, Cinzano wool jersey, Campagnolo and Cinzano cycling caps, "Breaking Away" DVDs, and more!
  • And if all that isn't enough, enter our spring raffle to win a 2009 Masi Soulville!

TechTalk: The Zen of Singlespeeds

With modern bicycles coming standard with 21, 24, 27, and now even 30 gears, why would anyone want to go back to riding with no ability to change gears?

Find out the why, as well as the how, in this month's TechTalk post on our blog, The Zen of Singlespeeds.
2009 Century Cycles Staff Retreat
Staff Retreat

On February 17-18, we held our annual Staff Retreat, where we discussed the latest trends in the world of cycling, and how to better serve the cycling community.

We also had visits from some of our vendor representatives to learn about the latest bicycles and other products.

Go to our web site for links to more pictures from the event!
Keith Heffernan
5 Questions: Keith Heffernan

Keith Heffernan is one of our ace mechanics in the Medina store, and started at Century Cycles in 1998. As was reported in our blog, Keith recently had his life turned upside down when he lost his bikes and most of his other possessions in a house fire. He is a past expert BMX racer, with several national titles under his belt.

Here he is with his new Diamondback Scapegoat bike that was donated to him by Raleigh/Diamondback.

Q. What do you like about working at Century Cycles?

A. I don't dread going to work, ever. It doesn't feel like work, it's just like hanging out with friends all day, which is where I always want to be.

Q. What is your biggest accomplishment on a bike?

A. That would be my BMX race wins.

Q. What was your first bike?

A. I will always remember my Powerlite P-38, which was my first "good" race BMX bike, but my very first bike was a fixed-gear Kent with 16-inch mag wheels. A three-year-old on a fixie; how cool was that?!?

Q. What is your favorite ride or trail?

A. Vulture's Knob in Wooster has always been my favorite; it's just such a great race course. I love it for the technical features and the jumps, and it has some sections that really work to my strengths to let me make up time on other riders.

Q. What three words describe how you feel when on a bike?

A. Free, clear, whole

You can read the rest of our interview with Keith on our blog.

Summer Hours Return Next Week!

Beginning Monday, March 16, we will be returning to our normal summer hours of operation at all three of our stores:

Monday thru Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00noon - 5:00pm

As always, you can find our current Hours of Operation on our web site.

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: 330-657-2209

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


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