Century Cycles Monthly eNewsletter

November 2012

Century Cycles 20th Anniversery

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FREE Bicycling & Maintenance ClinicsCentury Cycles Bicycle Maintenance Clinics
Too cold to ride? Then join Century Cycles this winter for 29 clinics on 17 different essential topics for you and your bike!
  • Cost: All FREE, no RSVP required!  
  • Time: All clinics start at 6:30pm (except Saturday clinics, which start at 1:30pm) and are 45-60 minutes long.  
  • Place: Simultaneously at all three Century Cycles stores (except Tandem 101 and Snow Biking).  
  • Plus: Attendees also receive a 15% discount on all parts and accessories purchased immediately after the clinic. Light refreshments will be served.
The first clinic is Tuesday, November 27 - Dressing for Winter Cycling. Other clinic topics include Basic Bike Maintenance (our most popular!), Roadside Repair, Cleaning and Storing Your Bicycle, Shifting Adjustment, Cleaning/Lubricating Drive Trains, Bike Commuting 101, Riding In Traffic and much more!

For the complete Schedule of Clinics and Descriptions of each Clinic, see:


Century Cycles 20th Anniversary Logo SAVE ON ALL BIKES, CLOTHING, & ACCESSORIES!

10% Off the lowest-marked price on every bicycle!
10% Off all regularly-priced clothing and accessories!
Additional 10% Off all already marked-down clearance items! (Does not apply to Hot Deals for Cold Days.)

This offer is exclusive to our email newsletter subscribers and followers on Facebook and Twitter!
Offer Expires: November 21, 2012

Century Cycles 20th Anniversary Logo SAVE $$$ ON ALL TUNE-UP SERVICE PACKAGES!

$10 Off Tune-Up Service Package #1 (regularly $64.99)
$15 Off Tune-Up Service Package #2 (regularly $99.99)
$20 Off Tune-Up Service Package #3 (regularly $134.99)
$35 Off Tune-Up Service Package #4 (regularly $219.99)

See www.centurycycles.com/get/service for descriptions of each Service Package.
Offer Expires: February 28, 2013
Rich Oettinger and his touring bike Where We Ride: A Sub 24-Hour Overnight on the Towpath Trail 

Ever dreamed of taking a long trip by bike, but don't have the time, or want to ride the Towpath really far? Then try a Sub 24-Hour Overnight, which is a short out-and-back bike trip with one night's stay. We've written about Sub 24-Hour Overnights before, in this article from Ohio Sports & Fitness Magazine.
Rich Oettinger from Century Cycles' Peninsula store did just such a trip earlier this year.

Read more about Rich's ride and how you can plan a bike overnight trip of your own:

Tech Talk: How to Raise your Handlebars

Bicycle handlebars A common complaint among customers is that "I'm leaning over too much on my bike."

Getting your position more upright on your bicycle can be accomplished by raising your handlebars. This can be an easy process on some bikes, or it can be somewhat involved on others.

To read what makes some handlebars easier to adjust than others, and what it takes to do it in each case, check out this article:

Hot Deals for Cold Days!

Every winter, Patti The Buyer at Century Cycles negotiates special purchases from our manufacturers for the most popular bicycling accessories, then we pass the 50% off savings to YOU! A new "Hot Deals for Cold Days" offer comes out every two weeks, now through February.

Hot Deal #1: Indoor Training

50% OFF Red Button


(Regularly $239.99; half-off price valid until Nov. 14, 2012)
Blackburn Tech Mag 6 Trainer
Never used an indoor trainer? Learn more by reviewing our 5 Tips for Indoor Training.


In addition to this special buy, save 15% off all our other in-stock trainers by CycleOps, Giant, and Blackburn! Plus, save 15% off all in-stock trainer accessories:
  • Climbing block to provide extra stability and a hill-climbing workout
  • Training mat to protect your floor or carpet
  • Trainer bag to transport your trainer to classes, races or anywhere else you might need it to go!

Now through November 14 -- only one day left -- while supplies last!

Nov. 2011 poll image Take our latest online poll!


What do you hope Santa leaves under your tree? Click here to take our latest online poll and let us know!

Last month's poll asked, 
"What should be the top bicycling priority of the presidential candidates?" An overwhelming majority answered either "More bike lanes and trails in local, state and federal projects" (49%) or "Keep federal funding for bicycling infrastructure" (22%). Even though the elect is over (finally!), you can see the full results of the last poll here
Mark your Calendars!


November 22: All three stores CLOSED for Thanksgiving Day
November 23 - Janurary 31: Holiday Lights Lights at Medina Fairgrounds (see our "Santa Goes by Bike" Display!)
November 29: Peninsula Candlelight Walk *
December 8: Christmas in Peninsula Celebration *
December 24: Stores OPEN 10am-3pm
December 25: All three stores CLOSED for Christmas Day
December 31: Stores OPEN 10am-3pm
January 1: All three stores CLOSED for New Years Day

* Special village event - stop in for holiday treats and to get a picture with the decorated high-wheeler bike!

Go to www.centurycycles.com/for/calendar for our complete Calendar of Events!
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:


Top 100 Retailer 2012


Thanks to all of YOU - our fantastic customers, staff, reps, and

partners - who have helped us win this honor for over 10 straight years!  


Nutcase Helmets display in Medina  

It's a Nutty November at Century Cycles: We won Shop of the Month from Nutcase Helmets - a huge honor from a cool company that knows a lot of great bike shops all over the world!
Nutcase Helmets Shop of the Month



Century Cycles 20th Anniversery     








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1059 N. Court St. (Route 42)
Medina, OH  44256 map
Phone: 330-722-7119

1621 Main St. (Route 303)
Peninsula, OH  44264 map
Phone: 330-657-2209

19955 Detroit Rd.
(between Wooster and Wagar roads)

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

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