Century Cycles Monthly eNewsletter

March 2012

Century Cycles 20th Anniversery

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Strongsville Mom Wins Electra Bicycle from Century Cycles

Meg Todia Ludwig, Justin Stark, Scott CowanCongratulations to Meg Todia Ludwig of Strongsville, who won our bicycle giveaway at the Great Big Home and Garden Show at the I-X Center last month! She was presented with an Electra Townie 7D bicycle at our Medina store by Century Cycles owner Scott Cowan (right) and Justin Stark (center), Medina's sales manager.

A mother of three teenage boys, Meg loves to ride a bicycle and she tries to ride daily for exercise around Strongsville or on the Towpath Trail, when the weather permits (and it sure has been permitting lately!). By coincidence, she and her family were already Century Cycles customers - that's her own "Define your life. Ride a bike." t-shirt she's wearing in the picture! They like to shop in Medina because it's near their Strongsville home, and they stop in the Peninsula store whenever they're on the Towpath. Ride on, Meg!
Where We Ride: Reagan Park Mountain Bike Trails in Medina     

Ed Meyer, a team member in our Medina store, Ed Meyer is an avid mountain biker. He enjoys riding the mountain bike trails in Reagan Park, a city park located less than a mile from our store. This 10-mile trail system has multiple loops and a variety of terrain for all skill levels.

Click on the link or map below for more information, including directions, Ed's tips for first-timers, and more:

Where We Ride: Reagan Park Mountain Bike Trails in Medina  


Reagan Park Mountain Bike Trails Map   

Petch and Scott at the 20th Anniversary CelebrationSpring Is Officially Kicked Off - But We're Planning To Celebrate Our 20th Birthday All Year Long!


Thank you all of our customers, staff, friends and family who joined us on March 2nd in our Medina store for our Annual Spring Kick-off Party. We celebrated 20 years of bicycling fun, and YOU helped us make it happen!


Guests enjoyed food and beverages, including our own 20th Anniversary Platinum IPA and DoubleX Dortmunder beers! We also had bike-guided tours through The Wayback Zone, featuring 20 years of Century Cycles bikes and t-shirts! You can click here to see more pictures.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in Cleveland, Sponsored Locally by Century CyclesCentury Cycles is once again proud to be the exclusive bicycle store sponsor of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in Cleveland, when On The Edge Films brings the popular event to Northeast Ohio for the 15th year!

Playhouse Square's Ohio Theater, 1511 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115

When: Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14

There are different films each evening, plus food, prizes, and exhibits by Century Cycles and other organizations!

You can purchase advance tickets at any of our three stores. For more information, including the schedule of films, events, and a preview video, see:


Take our latest online poll!

Click here to take our latest online poll A recent poll in Bicycling Magazine asked, "Which would you rather give up for a month, sex or cycling?" A surprising 50% of men and 58% of women answered "sex." We wondered what other activities take a back-seat to your cycling. Click here to take our latest online poll and let us know. 


Last month's poll asked, "What cycling skill would you most like to learn or improve in 2012?" The winner by a significant margin (35.5%) was "Climbing." Second-place at 26.3% was "Endurance." You can see the full results of the last poll here, and in the meantime, you can check out our 5 Tips for Climbing Hills (see below!). 
Climbing Oak Hill Road in the Cuyahoga Valley 5 Tips: Climbing Hills

Seeing hills doesn't have to leave you shaking in your cycling shoes. Try these tips to attack those climbs with confidence and enjoy your rides more no matter where the terrain brings you:
  1. Don't downshift too soon.
  2. Ride with your hands on the brake hoods.
  3. Soft-pedal as you shift into easier gears.
  4. Keep one gear in reserve.
  5. Stay seated as long as you can.

For more details, read the full article: 

Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar 2012 Cover Coming Soon: The Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar

Looking to plan a family bicycle outing, or maybe your next (or first) century ride? The Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar is your go-to guide for bike rides all over the state!

We're expecting them in our stores any day now! Until then, you can check out the online edition at:


The Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar is a service of the Ohio Bicycle Federation.
Mark your calendars!


March 12: Summer Hours began

March 22 - 25: Spring Sale! 

April 8: CLOSED for Easter Sunday

April 28: First Night Ride on the Towpath Trail of the season

May 7 - 25: Bike To School Challenges in Bay Village, Rocky River, and (new this year!) Medina   

Go to www.centurycycles.com/for/calendar for our complete Calendar of Events for 2012!
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Century Cycles 20th Anniversery     








Define your life. Ride a bike.™ 

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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