This is a special time of year at our stores that we look forward to, because we really enjoy seeing all of you (and your families!) during the holidays. It's a great time to catch up on the year gone by and to look forward to a new year ahead.
Speaking of the new year, unless the snow is completely out of hand, I plan on riding again in the ABCDEFGHIJ! Ride on New Year's Day and I hope you can join us on 1/1/11! Congratulations to Dick DeLombard and the Medina County Bicycle Club on the 35th year of this great event. As they like to say, "be there or be warm!"
A special Thank You to our Facebook friend Laura Faulkner, who provided us with the image of the lighted bike in our newsletter heading above. A wonderfully festive way to recycle an old bicycle!
On behalf of everyone at Century Cycles, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
Scott Cowan, Owner
Everything is on sale through Christmas and until 12/31/2010! 10% off all bicycles (even the hottest 2011 models!), 20% off clothing for winter riding and fun, the best accessories and parts, plus awesome 50% off Hot Deals on cycling essentials that make great stocking stuffers AND a $25 rebate offer from Electra Bicycles! Now is a great time to buy for yourself and others. Click here for all the details!
|What We Ride: Neil Adams
Neil, from the Century Cycles store in Medina, purchased this '09 Raleigh Clubman in July of 2009. He chose the Clubman because he enjoys the smooth, comfortable ride that its steel frame provides.
Neil will be riding his Raleigh Clubman next year on a self-supported bicycle tour in Nova Scotia. You can read more about what Neil is doing to prepare himself and his bike for this trip in this article on our web site:
|How cold is too cold to ride your bicycle?
For some, cycling is strictly a sunny-day diversion, while for others, it's a year-round endeavor. Even with all of the cold-weather cycling clothing and gear available, there's a limit even for the die-hards. How cold is too cold for you to ride? Let us know by taking our latest online poll.
Last month's online poll, in keeping with the Thanksgiving holiday, asked "What are you most thankful for as a cyclist?" The top answer was "Streets and trails to ride on," with 40% of the vote. "Friends and family to ride with" and "Finding the time to ride" were next, with 32% and 25%, respectively. You can see the complete results of the last poll here.
|End-of-Year Tip: Wellness Credits
Does your employer provide wellness benefits? Don't let 2010 run out without using them! In many programs, a bicycle counts as a wellness expenditure.
5 Tips: Winter Cycling Fun (on and off the bike)!
There are dozens of articles out there about keeping in shape during the winter. But we think the key is to make your winter cycling activities fun and interesting enough that you'll look forward to them, just like you look forward to riding your bike on a nice summer day. We came up with the following 5 tips to mix it up and have fun this winter (click here to read the complete article with all the details and more product links):
1. Buy a cyclocross bike and ride it regardless of the weather.
2. Buy a set of studded tires for your bike.
3. Bring your bike indoors and spend an afternoon waxing and detailing it.
4. Ride your trainer while watching "Dark Side of the Rainbow." Start with the heartbeat...
5. Build a fire and put a Tour de France DVD on.
|2011 Bicycle Maintenance Classes
If the list above was called "6 Tips," we would have added "Make the most of a cold winter evening by learning more about your bike at a maintenance class!" Learn from the best professional bike mechanics in town how to keep your bike rolling on your own, which will help save you money and give your bike confidence a big boost. Plus receive 20% off all tools, parts, and accessories during your class session! (Don't see a topic offered, like wheel-building or renovating a geared bike into a singlespeed? Consult with us about a custom CC 1-To-1 class!)
FREE Basic Bicycle Maintenance Clinic - Learn how to change a flat tire (the #1 bike maintenance skill), clean and lubricate your chain, and perform a pre-ride safety check. Light refreshments will be served!
- Medina: Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 6:30pm
- Peninsula: Saturday, February 12, 2011, 1:30pm
- Rocky River: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 6:30pm
- Light refreshments will be served!
Bicycle Tune-Up Class - Bring your bike for a hands-on look at the finer points of bicycle upkeep and the tools necessary to do so. Plan to get dirty and leave with a clean, well-running bike! You will attend two 2-hour sessions from 6:00-8:00pm on the days indicated. $85 per person.
- Medina: January 5 and 12 OR February 3 and 10
- Peninsula: January 4 and 11 OR February 2 and 9
- Rocky River: January 6 and 13 OR February 1 and 8
Women's-Only Bicycle Tune-Up Class - The same curriculum as our regular Tune-Up class, but without the Y chromosome (well, except for your instructor). You will attend two 2-hour sessions from 6:00-8:00pm on the days indicated. $85 per person.
- Medina: January 18 and 25, 2011
- Peninsula: January 20 and 27, 2011
- Rocky River: January 19 and 26, 2011
Advanced Bicycle Tune-Up Class - In addition to the skills of a regular Tune-Up, you'll get more in-depth derailleur adjustment and wheel-truing skills, plus drive train removal, cleaning, and re-installation. You will attend three 2-hour sessions on the days indicated. $125 per person.
- Medina: January 13, 20, and 27 OR February 1, 8, and 15
- Peninsula: January 12, 19, and 26 OR February 3, 10, and 17
- Rocky River: January 11, 18, and 25 OR February 2, 9, and 16
For more details about these classes, including online registration, see:
To register by phone, please call the store location that you'd like to register for:
- Medina: 330-722-7119
- Peninsula: 330-657-2209
- Rocky River: 440-356-5705
Define your life. Ride a bike.™
1079 N. Court St. (Rt 42, K-Mart Plaza)
Medina, OH 44256 map
1621 Main St. (Rt 303)
Peninsula, OH 44264 map
19955 Detroit Rd. (between Wagar and Wooster Roads)
Rocky River, OH 44116 map