Century Cycles Monthly eNewsletter

September 2012

Century Cycles 20th Anniversery

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"All Hail the Ale!" Night Ride on the Towpath Trail
All Hail the Ale Night Ride It's time to start planning those beer costumes! Join us to celebrate Cleveland Beer Week on two wheels at Century Cycles' 3rd Annual All Hail the Ale Night Ride on the Towpath Trail on Saturday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m.

This FREE nighttime bicycle ride will begin at our store in Peninsula (1621 Main Street/Route 303) and will end at the Winking Lizard Tavern next door with the tapping of a special Sierra Nevada beer provided especially for the event. For more information (and to see LOTS of photos of cool beer costumes!), go to:


Fall Into Fun!

Jackets and other fall clothing New fall clothing is in stores now, just in time for the best riding of the year! Cool evenings, crisp mornings and the reduced humidity make this an ideal time to get out on your bike or to use it for commuting. Let our helpful staff show you how to layer for fall and winter riding, or how to carry everything you need on your bike (laptop! groceries! coffee!) when you're riding around town!
2013 Raleigh Misceo 2.0
 We are also starting to receive new 2013 bicycles from Raleigh and Giant. Come and check out the latest and greatest technology, but we've also still got lots of previous model-year bikes on sale, plus super-special clearance items while they last!

Where We Ride: Smith and Jones Parks Tour   

Cathy Kasper Cathy Kasper is a Sales Associate at our Medina store. She enjoys taking medium-to-long rides on the rural (and preferably flat) roads around Medina County and the surrounding region. This ride is one of the many variations she does on a regular basis.

The route is named for the two main roads (Smith Road and Jones Road) used in the first half of the ride, and the numerous state and county parks that you ride through and can visit for mid-ride activities. You'll also go through the town of Wellington in Lorain County, where you can get a bite to eat at several local establishments.

Click on the link or map below for more details about his ride, including Cathy's favorite spot to fuel up and more details about the activities available in the local parks:

Map overview of Smith and Jones Parks Tour bike ride
Scott the BuilderStores CLOSED for Medina's Big Move

All Century Cycles stores will be CLOSED on Tuesday, September 25, and Wednesday, September 26, so that we ALL can help move the Medina store from 1079 North Court to 1059 North Court. It's just a few doors down, but wait 'til you see the new digs - it will be bigger and better than ever, especially since Scott the Builder has been overseeing crews all summer to make it happen. The Medina store will re-open in its new location on Thursday, September 27 -- be sure to stop in and check out Century Cycles' FIRST and FLAGSHIP store!
Tech Talk: Help! My seat keeps slipping!Seat and two-bolt seat post

Having your seat adjusted to the proper height is one of the most important factors to enjoying your bicycle rides most efficiently and comfortably. There's nothing more frustrating, then, to have your seat constantly slipping down, or swiveling side-to-side, or both.

Fortunately, this is usually an easy problem to fix. Find out what you can do (or what we can do for you) to make your seat stay put in this article:

Bike Maintenance Class at Polaris on Sept. 20


Bicycle Maintenance By mid-October, we plan to announce a full schedule of bike maintenance clinics for late-fall and winter, but you don't have to wait until then to get educated about your bike!

Don Barnett Don Barnett, Service Manager at Century Cycles in Medina, will be teaching Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance at Polaris Career Center in Middleburg Heights on Thursday, September 20, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Don is an experienced mechanic and teacher, and this class is a great way to learn everyday basics and emergency repair, plus get your bike ready for fall riding or winter storage. Click here for more details and how to register for $19.
Take our latest online poll!


Poll: What is your verdict on tandem bikes? Did you know that Century Cycles has tandem bicycles? In fact, our Medina store is Northeast Ohio's exclusive Santana Test Ride Center. Stop by to check them out!

What's your verdict on tandems? Click here to take our latest online poll and let us know!
Raleigh Companion Tandem Bicycle 
Last month's poll asked, 
"What is the longest distance you've ever bicycled in a single day?" We have a lot of century riders out there, as the largest number of responses (39%) have ridden "100 miles or more." Not too far behind was "Over 50 miles, but less than 100 miles" with 29%. You can see the full results of the last poll here
Deagan's Bike Night - Only a few nights left!

Deagan's Kitchen & Bar
Fans of fine food and fine bikes have been enjoying our second season of Deagan's Bike Night! Ride your bike to Deagan's Kitchen & Bar in Lakewood on Thursday nights any time from 5:00pm to closing, and receive 15% off your food and drink bill! Plus, you'll be entered to win a brand-new Raleigh Cadent i8 bicycle, plus other great prizes! Raleigh Cadent i8 Bicycle The more Thursday nights you bike to Deagan's, the more chances you have to win!


The last Deagan's Bike Night is Thursday, October 11, where we'll have the finale party to draw the prize winners. You MUST be present at the finale party to win! For more details, see:


Mark your Calendars!


September 15: Night Ride on the Towpath Trail
September 20: Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance Class
September 25-26: All three stores CLOSED
September 27: NEW Medina store opens
September 29: Night Ride on the Towpath Trail
October 11: Deagan's Bike Night Finale Party
October 20: "All Hail the Ale!" Night Ride on the Towpath Trail

Go to www.centurycycles.com/for/calendar for our complete Calendar of Events for 2012!
Best of the Blog

Here are some of our favorite posts from the Century Cycles Blog and our Facebook Page from the past month that you may have missed:

Tom with the Medina bra donation box 

Tom shows off his "stuff" at Medina's donation box for Bras Across the Crooked River, an event that we're helping to support with Celtic Club Fights Breast Cancer. Drop off your new or gently-used bras (including sports bras!) at any of our three stores, and at this Saturday's Night Ride on the Towpath. They'll be displayed through October, and then given to battered women's shelters. 



Century Cycles 20th Anniversery     








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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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