Century Cycles Monthly eNewsletter

January 2011
Century Cycles logo with Surly Cross-Check

What We Ride: Josh Ronschke
Josh Ronschke and his Surly Long Haul Trucker

Josh Ronschke, from the Century Cycles store in Rocky River, bought his Surly Long Haul Trucker in April of 2008. He calls it "the perfect touring bike," and rode it on a tour of the West Coast that year.

Read more about what Josh likes about the Long Haul Trucker in this article on our web site:

What We Ride: Josh Ronschke

Snow Flake

Bring in 2011 with Winter Savings!

To celebrate the New Year, we're offering 11% OFF all parts, clothing, and accessories, including items already on sale!

Plus, stop in for your Winter Savings Certificate to save BIG on ALL bicycles! These offers are good now through February 27, 2011.

The Winter Savings Certificate can save you up to $75 (or more!) on everything from clearance bikes to the hot 2011 road bikes from Raleigh and Giant, including the Raleigh Revenio 3.0 and the Giant Avail Advanced 3!

Raleigh Revenio 3.0The Raleigh Revenio 3.0 features a lightweight frame of Raleigh's Atomic 13 SL butted aluminum and carbon fiber fork, along with Shimano's newest 105-level component group, and a compact double crankset, providing a total of 20 gears to get you up the steepest hills.

Giant Avail Advanced 3The Giant Avail Advanced 3 has Giant's women's-specific geometry providing the best fit for ladies. The lightweight carbon-fiber frame and fork are constructed of Giant's Advanced-Grade Composite. The 18-speed Shimano Tiagra drive train also features a hill-conquering compact double crankset.

Last Chance to sign up for Bicycle Maintenance Classes!
Bicycle Maintenance Image

Our first round of Bicycle Maintenance Classes are already underway, but there's still time to sign up for the next round of classes in February! We offer classes for all skill levels, at all three of our stores!

For more details on each class, including the schedules at each location, see:


Our first FREE Basic Bicycle Maintenance Clinic was held earlier this month in Medina; you can see some pictures from the event here! This free clinic will be held in Peninsula in February, and in Rocky River in March. Look for a second free clinic to be scheduled in Medina in April!

Jan. 2011 Poll ImageHow much maintenance do you do on your own bicycle?

Speaking of bike maintenance, we're curious to know--how many of you currently work on your own bikes? If so, how much of the work do you tackle on your own? Are you terrified of trying to fix anything on your own, do you fix everything yourself, or are you somewhere in-between? Let us know by taking our latest online poll.

With winter weather in full force, last month's online poll asked, "How cold is too cold to ride your bicycle?" The top answer was "below freezing," with 27% of the vote, although there was not overwhelming majority--23% said "below 45 degrees," following by 21% saying "any temperature, as long as it's not raining or snowing." You can see the full results of the last poll here.

5 Tips: Kickstands

Ah, the lowly kickstand. Some would never consider owning a bike without a kickstand, but to others, it's the equivalent of wearing white shoes after Labor Day.

Should you use a kickstand? What issues do you need to think about when deciding? Does it depend on what kind of bike you have? All this and more is discussed in the latest of our "5 Tips" series, which you can find here:

5 Tips: Kickstands

Night Riders on August 27, 2010Mark your calendars! 2011 Night Rides on the Towpath Trail

Back for their 17th season, our popular Night Rides on the Towpath Trail are fun, FREE, family-friendly rides that start at 8pm from our Peninsula store. We've got a full schedule of rides this year, with some special events thrown in to add to the fun!

The rides are about 14 miles long, which usually takes about 2 hours. All skill levels are welcome! You need your own bicycle, helmet, and headlight. No pre-registration is required!

  • Saturday April 23
  • Saturday May 14 (Pajama Party Night Ride for Cleveland Bicycle Week!)
  • Saturday June 11
  • Saturday June 25
  • Friday July 8
  • Saturday July 23
  • Friday August 5
  • Saturday August 27
  • Saturday September 17
  • Saturday October 1
  • Saturday October 15 (All Hail the Ale! Night Ride for Cleveland Beer Week)
For more details, plus pictures and videos from past Night Rides, go to:


Century Cycles
Define your life. Ride a bike.

Our Stores:

1079 N. Court St. (Route 42, in the Super K-Mart Plaza)
Medina, OH  44256 map
Phone: 330-722-7119

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

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


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