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January 2013

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Kevin Costner in American Flyers SAVE THE DATE!
Like Totally Rad Spring Kick-off Party
Friday, March 1, 7pm
Medina Century Cycles

We'll be flashing back to the 1980s for our annual celebration of the return of spring! Always free, always fun, join us this year for:
  • "Rad" -- The classic 80s BMX movie will be screening in one corner.
  • "American Flyers" -- The classic 80s road bike movie will be, like, screening in another corner.
  • Gnarly Mustache Contest - Get inspired by Kevin Costner's most excellent facial hair in "American Flyers" and start growing your own 'stache! Judges at the party will pick Best Mustache to win a $100 Century Cycles Gift Card!
  • Eat, drink and be merry -- Food, beer, and fake mustaches for all!
  • An appearance by Kevin Costner - Psych! No, Kevin won't be joining us, but we promise other special guests, righteous bikes, and a fun night at our all-new flagship store in Medina.
  • No duh - You're not going to want to miss it! Mark your calendar and we'll see you March 1.

RAD Movie Poster  

2013 Night Rides on the Towpath Trail
Night Riders on Oct. 20, 2012
This just in! Our schedule of Night Rides on the Towpath Trail for 2013 is now available!

Back for their 19th season, our popular Night Rides on the Towpath Trail are fun, FREE, family-friendly rides that start at 8pm from our Peninsula store. We've got a full schedule of rides this year, with some special events thrown in to add to the fun!

The rides are about 14 miles long, which usually takes about 2 hours. All skill levels are welcome! You need your own bicycle, helmet, and headlight. No pre-registration is required!
  • Saturday April 27
  • Saturday May 18
  • Saturday June 22
  • Saturday July 6
  • Saturday July 20 (NiteRider Demo Night) 
  • Saturday August 10 (Pajama Party Night Ride)
  • Saturday August 24
  • Saturday September 14
  • Saturday September 28
  • Saturday October 28 ("All Hail the Ale!" Night Ride for Cleveland Beer Week) 
We've also scheduled our only Night Ride in Cuyahoga County for the season, our 4th Annual Night Ride on the Towpath Trail to Benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland. It's on Saturday, June 1. Stay tuned for more details!

For more information, including photos and videos from past rides, see:
Century Cycles In The News

Fortunately or unfortunately, the big bicycling story this week is Lance Armstrong. Local NBC affiliate WKYC Channel 3 sent a reporter to Century Cycles Rocky River and got owner Scott Cowan's feedback on how Lance's confession is affecting the local bike biz. Click the image to watch the video:
Scott Cowan on WKYC-TV

Where We Ride: Inside!

CycleOps Fluid2 Indoor Trainer
Many Century Cycles staffers ride outside year 'round no matter what the weather. But many of us also take to indoor riding during the off-season. Here are some great tips and training techniques from the staff at all three stores to help you make the most of your indoor cycling this winter:


5 Tips: Commuting by Bicycle

Bike Commuter If you've been considering riding your bicycle to work (or to school), you may be intimidated, even if you're an experienced recreational rider. Our 5 Tips show you some of the things you'll need to think about to prepare for commuting by bike, and hopefully help you get over some of the hurdles. You'll also find links to more helpful tips and articles:

Want even MORE information? Attend our next FREE Bike Commuting 101 Clinic:

We've got plenty more FREE clinics left this season. For the full schedule and descriptions of all clinics, see:  www.centurycycles.com/goto/clinics


The Choosing and Using Clipless Pedals Clinic on Tueday, January 29 will feature a give-away of a pair of Shimano cycling shoes and pedals. One winner per store; winner will be drawn from all attendees at the conclusion of the clinic!


Century CyclesBRING IN 2013 WITH 13% SAVINGS!

Take 13% Off the regular price of all in-stock
parts, clothing, and accessories.

Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.

Offer Expires: February 28, 2013

Century CyclesSAVE $$$ ON ALL BICYCLES!

Bikes $150 - $200: Take $15 Off
Bikes $201 - $500: Take $25 Off
Bikes $501 - $800: Take $50 Off
Bikes $801 - $1300: Take $75 Off
Bikes $1301 and up: Take $100 Off

Offer Expires: February 28, 2013


$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
MORE BIG SAVINGS: The Great Big Home & Garden Show
The Great Big Home & Garden Show $4 Savings Button Look for Century Cycles at The Great Big Home & Garden Show at the I-X Center next month, where you can register in our booth to win one of of our most popular bikes, a 2013 Electra Townie 7D bicycle valued at $449.99!

Besides spreading the good bike word at one of Cleveland's biggest winter events, the best thing about exhibiting at the show is that we get to offer our Century Cycles family bigger savings on admission tickets! Just click the button at right and use the promo code LoveMyBike to save $4 per ticket. That's a better deal than the $3 off you'll see in the local newspaper!
Avid Customer Contributes Guest Product Reviews

Kyle Brooks' commuter bicycle
Kyle Brooks is an avid bike commuter and customer of Century Cycles (both Medina and Peninsula). He lives in Akron with his wife and two daughters, and works as a teacher in Medina. He has a collection of bikes, mostly vintage or classic styled steel road bikes, and even keeps a couple of bikes on display in his classroom. He maintained a bike-to-work average of 57% from August through December of last year.

During all of those commuting miles, Kyle used several products from Century Cycles that have become his favorites. He likes them so much, that he provided us with these product reviews:

Got some favorite Century Cycles products of your own that you've become particularly fond of? Email us to let us know, and maybe we'll feature YOU in a future Guest Product Review!




January 2013 Poll Image Take our latest online poll!


How do you begin your bike ride? Most people step over the bike from one side or the other, then put one foot on a pedal to get going from a standstill. Some people, however, like to put one foot on a pedal, and then throw a leg over the bike while doing a "running start." Which do you prefer? Click here to take our latest online poll and let us know!

Last month's poll asked, 
"What is your favorite kind of bicycling?" The top two answers, "Road" and "Bike Paths" were almot dead even at 46% and 45% each; "Mountain Biking" came in a distant third at 8%. You can see the full results of the last poll here.
Mark your Calendars!


January 21: "Reveal The Path" movie screens in Cleveland
January 22:
Shifting Adjustment Clinic
January 29: Choosing and Using Clipless Pedals Clinic
January 31: Basic Bike Maintenance Clinic (Ladies Night)
February 2-10: Great Big Home & Garden Show
February 5: Bike Touring 101 Clinic
February 7: Cleaning and Lubricating Drive Trains Clinic
February 12: Tandems 101 Clinic
February 13: All three stores CLOSED for company retreat
February 16: Basic Bike Maintenance Clinic
February 19: Roadside Repair Clinic
February 21: Shifting Adjustment Clinic
February 26: Bike Commuting 101 Clinic
February 28: Preparing for and Riding in the MS150 Clinic
March 1: Annual Spring Kick-Off Party in Medina

Go to www.centurycycles.com/for/calendar for our complete Calendar of Events!
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The most-liked image on our Facebook wall in the past month.
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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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