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Issue: 27
March 2010
In This Issue
Spring Break Sale
More Upcoming Events!
Friday Night with Frazz
Summer Hours Return!
Our latest online poll
5 Questions: Neal O'Donnell
5 Tips: Early Season Riding
Join Our Mailing List!
Spring has sprung!
Jef Mallett and Scott Cowan
If spring is a sign of things to come, 2010 is shaping up to be a great year to ride a bike!
Our annual spring party on March 5 had a HUGE turnout! Many thanks to the almost-200 people who joined us to celebrate the season's kick-off and meet Jef Mallett. He is an amazing guy and we're proud to consider him part of our Century Cycles family.
The weather has been awesome -- everyone has a spring in their step and is itching to ride! Even reading a newspaper brings great bicycling news - Google Maps now has bicycling directions and support is growing for the bike and pedestrian lane on the Innerbelt Bridge Project.
So what are you waiting for? Let's ride!


Scott Cowan, Owner
Century Cycles
Spring Break Sale
Soak up the savings with our biggest sale of the year! The Spring Break Sale at all three Century Cyclces stores is March 25-28, 2010! Find at least 10% OFF All Bicycles and 20% OFF All Accessories and Parts. Plus, look for the following HOT DEALS and more:
* Both Men's and Women's sizes available!
While you are out driving on the freeways during the next couple of weeks, look (safely) for our billboards!
Spring Break Sale Billboard March 2010
Night Rides on the Towpath Trail
More Upcoming Events!

Night Rides on the Towpath Trail - Back for another season, our Night Rides on the Towpath are FREE and fun for the whole family! Mark your calendars for the first Night Ride of the season on Saturday April 24. All rides start at 8:00pm from our Peninsula store. See www.centurycycles.com/for/nightrides for full details.

We've got two SPECIAL Night Rides planned for this year! As part of Cleveland Bicycle Week (see below), our Saturday May 15 Night Ride will be transformed into a Pajama Party Night Ride! Later in the season, NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems returns on Saturday August 7 for a NiteRider Demo Night

Cleveland Bicycle Week
Cleveland Bicycle Week - Century Cycles will help to celebrate and promote cycling in Cleveland on May 15 - 23 with several events, including a Pajama Party Night Ride, Ride of Silence, Bay Bike to School Challenge, and our Super Seven Sale!

See www.centurycycles.com/for/clebikeweek for full details about our events, and www.clevelandbicycleweek.org for more information about all Cleveland Bicycle Week events throughout Northeast Ohio!
Fix-A-Flat Clinics
FREE Fix-A-Flat Clinics - By popular demand, we are continuing our weekly sessions where YOU can learn how to change a tire yourself, the most important maintenance skill that every cyclist should know!
The final Fix-A-Flat Monday will be on March 15 at 7:00pm at all three of our stores. Then, starting on April 1, we will move to Fix-A-Flat Thursdays, also at 7:00pm!
Friday Night with Frazz - March 5, 2010
Jef Mallett with Century Cycles staff
We'd like to send out a HUGE thank you to Jef Mallett for joining us to help make our annual season kick-off party a success! And of course, thank to you all of our friends, family and customers who attended, too!
You can check out many more photos (plus press coverage) from the event at:

Summer Hours Return!

Beginning on Monday, March 15, 2010, all three of our stores will resume our full Summer Hours of Operation:
  • Monday thru Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00pm
As always, our current hours of operation can be found at:
March 2010 Online Poll
Our latest online poll

Are you a speed freak, and have to be the first one to the finish, or die trying? Do you crave the latest and greatest gear and components? Have you taken a vow to go car-free, or do you ride your bike as an occasional family activity? Or, are you mainly an armchair cyclist, and keep up with the sport by reading magazines and watching races on TV?

Let the world know by taking our latest online poll.
5 Questions: Neal O'Donnell

Neal O'Donnell
Before Neal O'Donnell, 44, joined the staff of the Rocky River store, he spent over twenty years as a interior house painter. Two years ago, he parlayed a love of bicycling (and years of shopping at Century Cycles) into a new career in the bicycle business. He is a self-described "Irish-Catholic Rastafarian" who, after growing up in Lakewood and graduating from St. Ed's, now lives in Rocky River.
Q: What do you like about working at Century Cycles?
A: For the first time in my life, I am doing something I love. Before working at Century Cycles, I had never experienced looking forward to going to work. It's really cool. I'm really appreciative to Scott for giving me a chance.
Q: How many bikes do you own?
A: I have two mountain bikes. My favorite bicycle is my Surly Karate Monkey. Josh turned me on to it. My other mountain bike has a XXL frame and 26" wheels, and I feel a bit like Herman Munster because I'm so tall. But the Karate Monkey is a 29er - a big steel monster that's great for someone who is 6'4". It's black, but I got creative with duct tape and added some rasta stripes.
Q; Why do you like mountain bikes?
A: I'm an old hippie and I love being out in the weather and the woods. I'm not a road guy at all.
Q: What was your first bike?
A: One of those bikes with the banana seats like Scott has hanging on the wall here. I rode it to church one day and didn't lock it up and it got stolen.
Q: What's your favorite trail or ride?
A: I went to Reagan Park in Medina last summer with Josh and Brad and that was really fun. I like it better than the park on W. 49th and Grant. There are more that I need to investigate, though, like West Branch.
You can read the rest of our interview with Neal on our blog.

Early Season Cycling
5 Tips: Early Season Riding
Most riders want to get a head start on logging some miles as soon as the spring weather starts to peek through the clouds. Mother Nature can be fickle, however, and there are other factors to keep in mind to ride comfortably and safely in the early part of the cycling season:
1. Wash your bike more often.
2. Rinse off road salt.
3. Dress for changing weather conditions.
4. Set realistic distance goals.
5. Watch out for new hazards on the road or trail.
For more details on each of the above tips, see the accompanying article on our blog
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1079 N. Court St. (Rt 42, K-Mart Plaza)
Medina, OH  44256 map
Phone: 330-722-7119

1621 Main St. (Rt 303)
Peninsula, OH  44264 map
Phone: 330-657-2209

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


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