Century Cycles Monthly eNewsletter

July 2011

Century Cycles - Medina - Peninsula - Rocky River - Define your life. Ride a bike. (tm)

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FREE NiteRider Bike Light Demo on July 23!


Century Cycles is teaming up with NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems to offer local bicyclists the chance to try the company's innovative, high-powered lights on a Night Ride on the Towpath Trail on Saturday, July 23. The NiteRider bicycle light display will open at 6:00pm in the parking lot of the Century Cycles bicycle store in Peninsula, Ohio (1621 Main Street). The free Night Ride starts in the same parking lot at 8:00pm.

NiteRider Demo truck at Century Cycles Night Ride on the Towpath Trail

NiteRider will have an assortment of its most popular bike lights available for Northeast Ohio bicyclists to demo on the two-hour Night Ride. Those interested in using a NiteRider demo light must provide a driver's license and credit card as collateral, and all demo lights are on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information about Century Cycles Night Rides on the Towpath Trail, including directions to the store, tips on preparing for a Night Ride, pictures and videos from past rides, and the schedule of remaining rides for 2011, see:



5 Tips: What to bring on every bicycle ride

tire leversOne question we often get asked by new bicycle buyers is "What do I need to carry with me when I ride my bike?" The list of five items below are the essentials that you should have with you every time you ride.

This is in addition to whatever clothing, shoes, gloves, etc. that you find comfortable to wear while bicycling, and of course, your helmet.
  1. Basic repair and maintenance kit, consisting of a spare inner tube, tire levers, patch kit, mini-pump, and a folding multi-tool 
  2. cellular phoneWater and/or sports drink and a light snack
  3. Cash and credit/ATM card
  4. Personal identification
  5. Cell phone
Read more details about each of the above items in this article.

Electra Bicycle Owners, Rejoice: All-new Electra Zone in Rocky River!

The Electra Zone in Rocky River
Century Cycles is proud that one of only eight Electra Zones in the United States - and the only Electra Zone in Ohio! - has transformed the front corner of the Rocky River store. Check it out for the hippest and coolest Electra accessories, everything from the best bells and baskets to the grooviest t-shirts and socks.


Tracey Bradnan on her Electra Blanc et Noir What We Ride: Tracey Bradnan  
Tracey Bradnan works on marketing and events for Century Cycles, mostly out of the Rocky River store.

Her Electra Blanc et Noir cruiser bicycle comes so perfectly appointed with fenders and a ding-dong bell that Tracey hasn't had to add many accessories besides a handlebar basket - which usually carries lots of other things besides her bike helmet (blame the helmet lapse in this picture to a hurry to get to a TV reporter!).

To learn more about Tracey's Blanc et Noir and where she rides it, see this article:

What We Ride: Tracey Bradnan        

Take our latest online poll!
Century Cycles' Big Adventure Earlier this year, we celebrated Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, and back in 2009, we started the season off with a look back at Breaking Away. There are a few other great movies that have captured the imagination of cyclists over the years.

What is your favorite cycling movie?  


Click the link to take our latest online poll and let us know!


With our season of Night Rides on the Towpath Trail in full swing, last month's online poll asked, "How many Century Cycles Night Rides have you biked?" 20% of respondents said they were "Avid Night Riders" who attend almost every one! However, 34% said they have never been on a Night Ride! You can see the full results of the last poll here. And if you're one of those 34%, this Saturday is the perfect opportunity to ride your first Night Ride! You can try a free NiteRider headlight demo (see above, while supplies last).

Bike MS: Donation with New Bike Purchase!
Bike MS Pedal to the Point
Raleigh Bicycles

The perfect bike to 

boost your miles and your


Raleigh Revenio 3.0

Century Cycles and Raleigh Bicycles are committed to your mission of pedaling to help move toward an MS-free world AND make the most of every bike ride! We are pleased to donate 10% of the purchase price of your new Raleigh Revenio or Capri 2011 performance road bike to your Bike MS fundraising account.

For complete details, see: www.centurycycles.com/for/BikeMS


Bike Night at Deagan's Kitchen & Bar Lakewood 

It's Bike Night at Deagan's Kitchen & Bar in Lakewood, every Thursday from 5pm to close! Ride your bicycle to Deagan's, and get 15% off your total bill, plus register to win a Raleigh Detour Deluxe bike!

The drawing for the bicycle (and other prizes) will be held at the finale on Thursday, October 13. You must be present to win!

For full details, see:


Century Cycles
Define your life. Ride a bike.

Our Stores:  

1079 N. Court St. (Route 42, in the 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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