Century Cycles Monthly eNewsletter

February 2011
Giant for Women Clinic with Jackie Baker in Rocky River Sept. 2010

Free Giant for Women Clinic on Feb. 19 in Medina

Jackie Baker with the Giant for Women van

Jackie Baker, a pro rider and expert trainer/coach from Giant For Women, is returning to Century Cycles to teach a free Posture, Gearing and Bike Fit Clinic.

When:  Saturday, February 19, 2011 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Century Cycles in Medina

Come meet Jackie Baker and learn from the pro, including:
  • Proper riding posture on road and mountain bikes;
  • How to choose a properly-fitting bike;
  • Hot to fix common posture and fit problems;
  • The gear women need to make riding their bikes more fun.   
Refreshments will be served. Each attendee will also receive a 20% discount on any bicycle accessories, parts, or clothing purchased that evening.

This event is free, but registration is required. For more information or to register, call Century Cycles in Medina at 330-722-7119.

Please Note!

We will be OPEN for business on President's Day, Monday February 21, 2011!

However, all three of our stores will be CLOSED on Tuesday, February 22 for our annual Staff Training Retreat. Sorry for any inconvenience!

As always, our current Hours of Operation can be found at: www.centurycycles.com/for/hours

Century Cycles' Big Adventure

Mark your calendars for Century Cycles' Big Adventure!

It's time for Century Cycles' FREE annual spring event to kick of the cycling season in Northeast Ohio! This year we're celebrating "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" - the most funny and wonderfully weird movie tribute ever made to owning a bike.

Join us at our Rocky River store on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 7:00pm to see clips from the movie, enjoy tasty drive-in snacks and beverages, get the chance to win cool prizes, dance to "Tequila" (white platform shoes optional), test your Pee-Wee trivia prowess, plus much more!

No RSVP necessary. FREE and open to everyone who -- like Pee-Wee and all of us -- really love their bicycles!

Rich Oettinger and his 2010 Giant Reign 1

What We Ride: Rich Oettinger
Rich Oettinger, from the Century Cycles store in Peninsula, loves to mountain bike, and loves doing it on his 2010 Giant Reign 1.

Learn more about Rich and his bike, including how he has customized it to suit his riding, in this article:

What We Ride: Rich Oettinger  

Snow Flake

Last chance for Winter Savings!

Only a short time left to take advantage of our New Year Sale, where you can enjoy 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.

Get your annual Tune-Up before the spring rush, and save $10 on a Standard Tune-Up (reg. $59.99) or $20 on a Deluxe Tune-Up (reg. $99.99)! Just mention this discount when your drop your bike off (no coupon necessary).

FREE Basic Bicycle Maintenance Clinics on March 15!
Basic Bicycle Maintenance Clinic

All of our Tune-Up classes for this season are now either completed or underway, but by popular demand, we have added more of our Basic Bicycle Maintenance Clinics!

When: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 6:30pm.
Where: All three of our stores!

In this FREE class, you'll learn how to change a flat tire (the #1 bike maintenance skill that all riders should have), clean and lubricate your drive train, and do a pre-ride safety check.

Class space is limited, so you must RSVP in advance to reserve your space. Call the store you'd like to attend to get on the list:
  • Medina: 330-722-7119
  • Peninsula: 330-657-2209
  • Rocky River: 440-356-5705 

Feb. 2011 Poll ImageHow do you fight cabin fever?

This month's cold snap had many of us staying inside even more than usual, fighting the winter blahs and looking for something to do until we can get back out on our bikes. What have you been doing to fight cabin fever when you can't ride? Let us know by taking our latest online poll.

Last month's online poll asked, "How much maintenance do you do on your own bicycle?" It was almost a tie between "I can change a tire and do some basic repairs and adjustments" (28%) and "I do all of my own bike maintenance" (27%). You can see the full results of the last poll here.

5 Tips: Bicycling Jargon You Should Know

The sport of cycling, like all hobbies, has its own language. In addition to all of the technical names of components, there are slang expressions that have come into use through history and tradition.

A complete cycling dictionary could be a day-long reading project, but if you want to get started with a few essential items to avoid looking like a "phred," check out this latest article in our "5 Tips" series:

5 Tips: Bicycling Jargon You Should Know  

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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