Century Cycles Monthly eNewsletter

February 2012

Century Cycles 20th Anniversery

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Celebrate 20 Years of Century Cycles!

You and your friends are invited to our annual party to kick off the spring bicycling season and help us celebrate our 20th anniversary!

Come enjoy some rockin' tunes from 1992, specially-brewed beer (and other beverages), light appetizers, and a whole lot of fun! No RSVP necessary.

When: Friday, March 2
Where: Century Cycles store in Medina

Stay tuned for more details! 
Mild Winter a Boon for Cyclists!

WEWS5 video still So many of you are riding your bikes this winter that it's NEWS! Many thanks to Brian Archer from WEWS NewsChannel 5 for doing this great story at our Rocky River store last week!

Click here or on the image to the right to watch the video report, featuring interviews with Century Cycles Owner Scott Cowan and customer Mike Foley. You'll also have the option to read an online version of the story.

Snow Bikes are IN and the Snow Biking Clinic is ON!

Surly Moonlander #2 We've got the fat-tired Surly Pugsley snow bike in stock, as well as the even FATTER-tired Surly Moonlander! Stop in for a test ride, and you'll be smiling just like the guy in this video!

With the arrival of snow bikes, and (FINALLY!) the arrival of snow, we've scheduled our long-awaited Snow Biking Clinic! It's in the Peninsula store at 1:30pm this Saturday, February 18! Call us at (330) 657-2209 to reserve your place, and dress warm for this OUTDOOR clinic! In addition to riding the Surly snow bikes, you'll learn tips for riding in the snow, and how to outfit your regular bike for snow riding.

We've got many more of our FREE Bicycling and Maintenance Clinics left for the season! For the complete schedule and details, see:

BIG SAVINGS: Make the Most of Winter!


Our Make the Most of Winter Sale continues through the end of this month! 


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. 

Tech Talk: Storing Bicycles in your Home

How do you store your bike? Believe it or not, there's more to it than leaning it in the corner of your garage. Taking care to store your bike properly goes a long way towards keeping it in good condition and avoiding costly repairs. Read all about it in this article:

Tech Talk: Storing Bicycles in your Home

In addition to comparing the pros and cons of different storage systems, you'll learn how to prepare your bike for storage over the winter, and what to do to get it ready to ride in the spring.
Where We Ride: Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Loop    

Krista, a team member in our Rocky River store, Krista from the Rocky River store created this route that covers 50 miles of gently rolling back-roads terrain. You'll see SEVEN historic covered bridges, including the longest covered bridge in the United States.

Click on the link or map below for more information, and links to an interactive map and turn-by-turn directions from MayMyRide.com:

Where We Ride: Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Loop 


Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Loop  

Look for more of our favorite places to ride over the next few months! This monthly feature replaces our "What We Ride" articles, which highlighted the favorite bicycles that are staff members own. You can find these stories at: www.centurycycles.com/for/WhatWeRide
Take our latest online poll!

Bicyclists in a paceline What cycling skill would you most like to learn or improve in 2012? Click here to take our latest online poll and let us know. 


Last month's poll asked, "How do you use your mobile phone during bike rides?" The majority of respondents (43%) bring their phone along, but don't answer it while riding. About half that many (26%) will answer important calls during a ride. Only 7% don't take their phone on bike rides. See the full results of the last poll here.
Calendar of Events


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 18: Snow Biking 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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