Century Cycles Monthly eNewsletter

December 2012

Century Cycles 20th Anniversery

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What We Want: Our Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide
Century Cycles staff with their favorite gifts
Looking for gifts for that special cyclist on your list? Check out
what WE want and our most popular bike gifts here:


Century Cycles 20th Anniversary Logo

15% Off the lowest-marked price on every bicycle!
20% Off all regularly-priced clothing and accessories!

Offer Expires: December 31, 2012

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

$15 Off Tune-Up Service Package #1 (regularly $64.99)
$20 Off Tune-Up Service Package #2 (regularly $99.99)
$30 Off Tune-Up Service Package #3 (regularly $134.99)
$50 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
FREE Bicycling & Maintenance ClinicsCentury Cycles Bicycle Maintenance Clinics
Make the most of winter and join Century Cycles for 29 clinics on 17 different essential topics for you and your bike! We've added some ALL-NEW topics this year, including: Riding in Traffic, GPS and Fitness Apps, and Tandem 101!

We've also got SPECIAL GIVE-AWAYS planned for two upcoming clinics:
  • Tuesday, December 18 - Each attendee of the Dressing for Winter Cycling Clinic will be entered to win a pair of winter cycling gloves, courtesy of Pearl Izumi!
  • Tuesday, January 29 - Each attendee of the Choosing and Using Clipless Pedals Clinic will be entered to win a pair of Shimano cycling shoes and pedals!
  • One winner per store; drawing will be held immediate after each clinic.
For the complete Schedule of Clinics and descriptions of each Clinic, see:

Tech Talk: Storing Bicycles in your Home

Bike pulley system 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:

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.
"On Sprinter, on Climber, on Fixie, on Hybrid!"

Make some time to take your family to Holiday Lights at the Medina Fairgrounds this month - it's a wonderful holiday experience AND you can check out the North Pole's newest bicycle commuter! 

This photograph by our general manager Mike Petcher of Santa and his Cycledeer is spreading holiday joy far beyond the fairgrounds - it has been shared over 100 times on Facebook by bicycling enthusiasts all over the world!
Medina Holiday Lights 2011


Everything is Winterrific at Cleveland Metroparks!

Surly Pugsley bicycle in Engine Red
Come out of hibernation and enjoy all that Northeast Ohio's winter season has to offer!

When: Sunday, January 6, 2013, 12:00 - 5:00pm
Where: The Chalet Recreation Area, Mill Stream Run Reservation, 16200 Valley Parkway, Strongsville, Ohio

Century Cycles will be on hand, displaying winter cycling clothing, and demos of the Surly Pugsley and Moonlander Snow Bikes! Other winter activities will be featured throughout the day, and the Chalet's tobogganing chutes will be in operation!


Dec. 2012 Online Poll Image Take our latest online poll!


What is your favorite type of bicycling? Click here to take our latest online poll and let us know!

Last month's poll asked, 
"What do you hope Santa leaves under your tree?" The top answer, at 43% of the votes, was "A Century Cycles Gift Card so that I can pick out my own gift." Second-place was "Clothing and accessories to make sure I'll be ready to ride in the spring" (27%) followed closely by "A new bicycle" (20%).
You can see the full results of the last poll here, and there's still plenty of time to buy a Century Cycles Gift Card for every cyclist on your list! We'll even ship it to you or directly to the recipient at no extra cost!

Woman on bicycle

Wellness Credits
Does your employer provide wellness benefits? Don't let 2012 run out without using them. In many programs, a bicycle counts as a wellness expenditure!


Mark your Calendars!


November 23 - January 31: Holiday Lights Lights at Medina Fairgrounds (see our "Santa Goes by Bike" Display!)
December 24: Stores OPEN 10am-3pm
December 25: All three stores CLOSED for Christmas Day
December 27: Shifting Adjustment Clinic
December 31: Stores OPEN 10am-3pm
January 1: All three stores CLOSED for New Years Day; ABCDEFGHIJ! Ride
January 29: Choosing and Using Clipless Pedals Clinic

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:
Wedding Day Tandem Ride
"Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."  --Franklin P. Jones



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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