Century Cycles Monthly eNewsletter

October 2011

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

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Best of Cleveland 2011
Cleveland's Best Bike Shop - Again!

Thanks so much to the readers of Cleveland Magazine for voting Century Cycles the Best Bike Shop in Cleveland for the SECOND year in a row! This is an amazing honor we owe entirely to our stellar staff and our fantastic family of customers. Again, thank you!
Tech Talk: Bicycle Components for Beginners

Bicycle Frame Parts Selecting a new bike, or finding parts to get your bike repaired, can be a bewildering experience for the novice. One reason can be that at times, it seems like the folks in the bike shop are speaking a different language. We'd like to help you be on the same page with us when talking bikes.

What's the difference between a wheel and a rim? Where are the down tube and head tube on a bike? Find out in this article:

"All Hail the Ale!" Night Ride for Cleveland Beer Week a Sudsy Success!

Over 125 people braved chilly temperatures to help us kick off the celebration of Cleveland Beer Week during our final Night Ride on the Towpath Trail of the season on October 15.
Beer Week Night Riders
Click here for more photos from the ride, featuring more beer-themed costumes and bikes!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Night Rides this season, and to our "All Hail the Ale!" Night Ride partners, The Winking Lizard Tavern, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, and Cleveland Beer Week!

Deagan's Bike Night - Thanks for a great season!
Thanks to Deagan's Kitchen & Bar in Lakewood for teaming up with Century Cycles for our first-ever Bike Night! Every Thursday evening from June 16 through October 13 this year, customer who rode their bikes to Deagan's got 15% off their bar and food bill, plus the chance to win a brand-new Raleigh Detour Deluxe bicycle.

Congratulations to Claudia Fleming of Cleveland, who was chosen the winner of the Raleigh Detour Deluxe bicycle at the Deagan's Bike Night finale party on Oct. 13!

Deagan's Bike Night Grand Prize Winner
Left-to-Right: Dan Deagan (Owner of Deagan's Kitchen & Bar), Claudia Fleming, Sean Burkey (Midwest Rep for Raleigh Bicycles), and Scott Cowan (Owner of Century Cycles)

For more photos from the finale party, plus photos of our staff ride to Bike Night on September 29, see: www.centurycycles.com/goto/deagansbikenight

Many thanks to EVERYONE who biked to Deagan's all summer long, and to our Bike Night partners, Deagan's Kitchen & Bar and Raleigh Bicycles!

What We Ride: Ken Hagedorn 
If you're riding to a cooWhat We Ride: Ken Hagedornl place like Deagan's Kitchen & Bar for Bike Night, it's even more fun when you have a cool bike to ride. And Ken Hagedorn in our  Rocky River store had a very cool bike to ride when we shut down the stores early last month to ride to Deagan's - his Torelli road bike. Read more about Ken's bike and how he's got it set up, see this article:

What We Ride: Ken Hagedorn           

Take our latest online poll!

What is your favorite mid-ride snack?  


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


Last month's poll asked, "What is your favorite breakfast to fuel up before a long ride?" The majority of respondents seem to prefer their breakfast in a bowl, with 45% of the votes for "Cereal or oatmeal." That was followed by write-in votes (almost 24%), many of which were combinations of the other choices, although there was one vote for "Beer and leftover pizza," the breakfast of champions! See the full results here.

Last Chance for End-of-Season Bargains!


Our Summer Clearance Sales ends this Sunday, October 23! There's still time to get the best deals on your favorite summer clothing and accessories - just in time for great fall cycling!

  • 30% off Men's Summer Clothing - Pearl Izumi shorts, jerseys, and more!
  • 30-50% Women's Summer Clothing - LUNA and Pearl Izumi skorts, shorts, and tops!
  • 25-40% off Cycling Shoes and Sandals - Keen, Shimano, and Pearl Izumi!
  • Select bicycles are on sale, too!  

While supplies last. Some exceptions apply. Does NOT include fall clothes, jackets or vests, or special-order purchases. In-store only.


Also, we still have a few models left of our Used Rental Bikes for sale in the Peninsula store, so call us or stop in to check them out and get a great deal on a slightly used bicycle. 

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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