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March 2011
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Century Cycles' Big AdventureSpring is Officially Kicked Off  


Thank you to the over 200 people who joined us last Friday night to help us kick off spring at our annual party! (Hopefully Mother Nature will be getting the memo soon.) It was Century Cycles' biggest and best spring event EVER! We were thrilled so many friends could join us to celebrate the movie "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure," win awesome raffle prizes, and empty almost every beverage container we had stocked.  


Even if you couldn't make it to the party, we'd like to thank all of our customers and staff - here's to another great cycling season in Northeast Ohio!


You can see more photos, press coverage, and other information about the event by going to:



5 Tips: Preventing Bike Theft

Avenir U-Lock and CableIn the film "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure," the hero travels to the Alamo and beyond in search of his beloved stolen bike. We offer you these 5 Tips to avoid a bicycle theft of your own -- just in time for spring and just as Americans prepare to ride their bikes more this summer in response to higher gas prices:
  1. Choose a lock based on your needs.
  2. Key or combination, that is the question.
  3. Lock your bike frame AND wheels to an immovable object.
  4. Choose a location carefully, balancing protection with visibility.
  5. Keep a record of your bike and the serial number. 
Read more details about each of the above tips in this article.
Summer Hours Now in Effect!

Sun with glassesAs of Monday, March 14, 2011, all three of our stores are open for our full Summer Hours:
  • Monday through 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: www.centurycycles.com/for/hours
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Century Cycles is proud to be the official bicycle shop sponsor of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in Cleveland! We join On the Edge Films to bring the world's top films in mountain culture, environment, and adrenaline sports to Northeast Ohio.

When: Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16
Where: Masonic Temple and Auditorium, 3615 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio

You can purchase advance tickets at any of our three stores. Tickets are $35 for Friday night and $30 for Saturday night; both include complimentary appetizers and beverages courtesy of the festival's sponsors.

Find more information, including the film schedule and a video preview of one of the featured films, at:


Mike Petcher and his Masi Speciale CX
What We Ride: Mike Petcher
Mike "Petch" Petcher is the Sales Manager at the Century Cycles store in Medina. Any time the road or trail is too rough a ride for his Bianchi road bike, he grabs his 2009 Masi Speciale CX, which he calls "The Root Beer Float," because of its root-beer-brown color.

Learn more about Petch and his bike, including how he chose the size and customized it fit him, and what accessories he added, in this article:

What We Ride: Mike Petcher  

FREE Basic Bicycle Maintenance Clinics on March 15!

Basic Bicycle Maintenance Clinic
This is your last chance; there are a couple of spaces left in 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 

Mar. 2011 Poll ImageDo you think GPS for bikes is a good idea?

The latest generation of electronic devices for cycling include GPS (Global Positioning System) features that use satellite communication to find and track your location anywhere on earth. Will this change the way you ride, or is it just a distraction from your enjoyment of the outdoors? Let us know by taking our latest online poll.

Last month's online poll asked, "During the winter months, how do you fight cabin fever?" The clear winner was "Hiking, skiing, or other outdoor activities" (59%) followed by "Ride on my indoor trainer" (31%). You can see the full results of the last poll here.

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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