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January 2012

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Century Cycles 20th AnniversaryCelebrate 20 Years of Century Cycles!

2012 is a huge milestone: It's our 20th anniversary! We plan to celebrate with all of you, all year long - starting with our Big Annual Free Spring Party! Mark your calendar for Friday, March 2, and be ready to rock in Medina! It was our first Century Cycles store to open back in 1992 and it makes sense to party there in 2012. Stay tuned for more details...
2012 Night Rides on the Towpath Trail

Night Ride photo This just in! Our schedule of Night Rides on the Towpath Trail for 2012 is now available!

Back for their 18th 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 28
  • Saturday May 19 (Pajama Party Night Ride for Cleveland Bicycle Week)
  • Saturday June 23
  • Friday July 6
  • Saturday July 21 (NiteRider Demo Night) 
  • Friday August 10
  • Saturday August 25
  • Saturday September 15
  • Saturday September 29
  • Saturday October 20 ("All Hail the Ale!" Night Ride for Cleveland Beer Week)

For more information, including photos and videos from past rides, see:




Never biked a Night Ride before? See our 5 Tips for Getting Ready for a Night Ride on the Towpath Trail.  


We've also scheduled our only Night Ride in Cuyahoga County for the season, our 3rd Annual Night Ride on the Towpath Trail to Benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland. It's on Saturday, June 2; the cost is $25 per person. Stay tuned for more details! 

BIG SAVINGS: Make the Most of Winter!


SAVE $$$ ON ALL BIKES. The following discounts are good off of the lowest marked price of all bicycles, including those already on sale!

  • Bicycle DiscountsBikes $150 - $199: Take $15 Off
  • Bikes $200 - $499: Take $25 Off
  • Bikes $500 - $799: Take $50 Off
  • Bikes $800 - $1299: Take $75 Off
  • Bikes $1300 and up: Take $100 Off


Indoor Trainer 

ALL IN-STOCK TRAINERS ON SALE. Take 20% Off the regular price of any in-stock indoor trainer.




  • 40% Off ALL Keen shoes and sandals!
  • 40% Off select Pearl Izumi cycling shoes!
  • 40% Off select Shimano cycling shoes!

The above offers all expire on February 29, 2012. 

Holiday 2011 Tune-Up Package Discounts 

See www.centurycycles.com/get/service for descriptions

of all of our Tune-Up Service Packages. 

The Great Big Home & Garden Expo - $4 ticket discount - Promo Code: LoveMyBike MORE BIG SAVINGS: The Great Big Home & Garden Expo

Look for Century Cycles at The Great Big Home & Garden Expo Presented By Time Warner Cable!


The best thing about exhibiting at the show? We get to offer our Century Cycles family bigger savings on admission tickets! Just click the button at right and use the promo code LoveMyBike to save $4 per ticket, which is a better deal than the $3 off you'll see in the local newspaper!


If you're at The Great Big Home & Garden Expo on Wednesday January 8, or Sunday January 12, be sure to check out the main stage schedule - Century Cycles is doing a presentation, "Storing Bicycles in Your Home," that you won't want to miss!

Tech Talk: Give Me a Brake
Dual-pivot road brake caliper What kind of brakes do you have on your bicycle? What are the differences among different styles of brakes? What are the pros and cons of each? Find out in this article:

Tech Talk: Give Me a Brake

The folks who attended last night's free All About Brakes clinic got to learn up close and personal about brakes from Century Cycles' expert staff in all three of our stores. Our FREE clinics have been a huge success, and there are plenty more clinics still to enjoy this season, including Choosing and Using Clipless Pedals, Bike Commuting 101 and Bike Touring 101. And, our Snow Biking Clinic will be scheduled when the flakes favor it, so stay tuned for that!

All of our
Bicycling and Maintenance Clinics are FREE and begin at 6:30pm. For the complete schedule and registration information, click on over to:
What We Ride: Sharon Constantino   

Sharon Constantino and her '06 Raleigh Route 66 bicycle Sharon Constantino is the Officer Manager for Century Cycles, working from the Peninsula store. She loves her 2006 Raleigh Route 66 bicycle because it's versatile enough to take her everywhere she needs to go, whether it's on the road, trail, or around town.

You can read more about Sharon and her bike in this article:

What We Ride: Sharon Constantino             

Take our latest online poll!


Online poll: How do you use your mobile phone during bike rides? Do you use the latest in mobile technology to stay in touch during bike rides? Or do you prefer to "unplug" from the world and enjoy the solitude of the road or trail uninterrupted?


How do you use your mobile phone during bike rides? 


Click here to take our latest online poll and let us know. 


Last month's poll asked, "What is your bicycling resolution for 2012?" The majority of respondents (45%) would like to ride more miles than last year. Closely tied for second place were people who train for a big event (20%) and just "have fun" (21%). See the full results of the last poll here.
Calendar of Events


January 24: Shifting Adjustment Clinic

January 26: Care and Feeding of your BMX Bike Clinic (Medina only)

January 31: Choosing and Using Clipless Pedals Clinic

February 2: Basic Bike Maintenance Clinic - Ladies Night!

February 4-12: Great Big Home and Garden Show at the IX Center

February 7: Bicycle Touring 101 Clinic

February 9: Cleaning and Lubrication Clinic

February 14: Valentine's Day - give your bikes a hug

February 15: All stores CLOSED for staff training

February 16: All About Brakes Clinic

February 21: Roadside Repair Clinic

February 23: Shifting Adjustment Clinic

February 28: Bike Commuting 101 Clinic

March 2: Free Annual Spring Party in Medina

March 8: Basic Bike Maintenance Clinic


Go to www.centurycycles.com/for/calendar for our complete Calendar of Events for 2012!
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1079 North Court Street
(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 Road
(between Wooster and Wagar roads)

Rocky River, OH  44116 map
Phone: 440-356-5705

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