Century Cycles Monthly eNewsletter

June 2012

Century Cycles 20th Anniversery

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Deagan's Bike Night - Starts TONIGHT and every Thursday!


Deagan's Kitchen & Bar Deagan's Kitchen & Bar and Century Cycles are teaming up to bring you our second annual Bike Night, from June 21 through October 11, 2012.

Customers who ride their bicycle to Deagan's Kitchen & Bar in Lakewood on Thursday nights anytime from 5:00pm to close receive 15% off their food and drink bill, plus are entered to win a brand-new Raleigh Cadent i8 bicycle, plus other great prizes from Century Cycles and Deagan's. The more Thursday nights you bike to Deagan's, the more chances you have to win!
Raleigh Cadent i8 Bicycle
The winners will be drawn at the Deagan's Bike Night Finale Party on October 11!

Deagan's has been a winner of Best New Restaurant, Best Gastropub, and Best Service in Cleveland Magazine's Silver Spoon Awards. It is located in the heart of Lakewood, Ohio at 14810 Detroit Avenue.

Women's Bicycle Demo, Mountain Biking Skills Clinic, and Basic Bike Maintenance Clinic
Liv / giant

Presented by Century Cycles and Liv/giant Ambassador Lauren Ziedonis from Giant Bicycles, all three of these sessions are FREE!

Women's Bicycle Demo
Find the perfect fit for you! We'll have the new women's Anthem X 29er mountain bike! Test ride road, mountain, and triathlon bikes. Please bring a driver's license and credit card to demo bikes. No RSVP required.
When: Sunday, July 8, 2012, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Where: Century Cycles, 1079 N. Court Street, Medina, OH 44256

Mountain Biking Skills 101
Learn the fundamentals of mountain biking! Mini clinic will go over steering, braking, shifting and basic skills to mountain biking. Arrive early if you'd like to use one of our mountain bikes for the clinic; first come, first served. No RSVP required.
When: Sunday, July 8, 2012, 2:00 - 2:30pm
Where: Century Cycles, 1079 N. Court Street, Medina, OH 44256

Basic Bike Maintenance Clinic for Women
Fixing a flat tire isn't as scary as it looks! Join in for a bike maintenance clinic that will cover the basics on changing a flat tire and how to keep your bike riding safely. We will teach you how from start to finish. Light refreshments will be served; call 440-356-5705 to RSVP.
When: Monday, July 9, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Where: Century Cycles, 19955 Detroit Road, Rocky River, OH 44116
Where We Ride: Medina Twin Sizzler Race Course

Don Barnett Don Barnett is the Service Manager at our Medina store. He enjoys all types of cycling, including fast road rides and races. He is a veteran of the Twin Sizzler bike race, a July 4th tradition that returns to Medina for the 37th year in 2012.

The 27-mile loop is an enjoyable ride for racers and casual riders alike. It's been updated this year to avoid a rough road in the last few miles. It starts right in downtown Medina, and follows scenic back roads around the city.

Click on the link or map below for more details about this route, including links to an online map, elevation chart, Don's tips for racing, and more:

Where We Ride: Medina Twin Sizzler Race Course     


Medina Twin Sizzler Race Course Map  

Tech Talk: Using Different Tires on your Mountain Bike

A common question in our stores is "I have a mountain bike, but I don't ride it on serious off-road trails. Can I swap the tires to something that's more suitable for streets and bike paths?"

The answer is a definite YES. There are many different tires to choose from. You can read about the pros and cons of different tires, and the issues you need to consider when choosing them, in this article:

2012 Bike To School Challenge a Huge Success: Students Biked 52,084 Miles To School In May!

Bay Middle School students riding to schoolCentury Cycles' Bike To School Challenge - one of the largest and most successful student bicycling programs in America - concluded on May 25 with a celebration of the bicycling accomplishments of over 4,000 students at schools in Rocky River, Bay Village, and Medina.
Using daily bike counts and student surveys to gauge participation, the students took 15,868 round-trip bicycle rides to school during the three-week program, logging an amazing 52,084 miles! They also saved Mom and Dad $8,718.75 on 2,325 gallons of gasoline, prevented an estimated 57,292 pounds of heat-trapping carbon dioxide from being emitted into the environment, and burned an estimated 885,428 calories!
"Bike To School Challenge is unique and is the best of its kind in the nation," said Chris Speyer, Executive Vice President of Raleigh Bicycles and president of the Bicycle Products Suppliers Association, who traveled to Northeast Ohio from the company's headquarters near Seattle, Washington, to attend the challenge's closing ceremonies at each school and award grand prize Raleigh bicycles to 10 lucky students and three teachers, present two Bike To School Challenge scholarships at Bay High School, and award the five participating schools with $500 each for exceeding their bicycling goals in 2012. "We work with over 1,400 bike stores around the country. I have never seen a bike-to-school program that generates the level of participation and excitement that this one does."
The students also received well-earned praise from the mayors in each town.
Century Cycles Bike To School Challenge"Your choice to ride your bike to school has made a significant difference in your health, the health of the environment, and the health of our city," said Rocky River, Ohio, Mayor Pam Bobst in her address to Rocky River Middle School students. "For that, we thank you, we admire you, and you are inspiring our entire community."
We say the same thing to you that we say to the students - EVERY bike ride makes a big difference in our health and the health of the planet, and we all have a tremendous amount of pedal power. "Define your life. Ride a bike. Save the planet!"
Take our latest online poll!

Click here to take our latest online poll.  

Our fellow cyclists can be the our best teachers when it comes to navigating the world of cycling. Those with more experience not only can teach us valuable skills, but also how to avoid some cycling fashion faux pas. What's the most valuable lesson you've learned from you cycling friends? Click here to take our latest online poll and let us know!


Last month's poll asked, "What
kind of audible signaling device do you use on your bike?" 
The top answer, with almost half of all votes (49%), was "Yelling," while a bell came in close second at 37%. You can see the full results of the last poll here.
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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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