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February 2013

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Like, Totally Rad Spring Kick-off Party
Friday, March 1, 7pm
Medina Century Cycles

Gnarly Mustache ContestWe'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!
  • Meet 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 with food, beer, and fake mustaches for all! FREE!

Share the event on Facebook and encourage your friends to grow their mustaches and join us! Find this information on our web site and download a printable flyer here

Special Alert: Store Hours this Week

PLEASE NOTE: All three of our stores will be CLOSED on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 for our annual staff training retreat. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Also, please note that since there are none of our Bicycling & Maintenance Clinics scheduled in the Peninsula store on Tuesday and Thursday of this week, the Peninsula store will close at 6:00pm on Tuesday, February 12 and Thursday, February 14 (instead of 8:00pm).
Where We Ride: Ray's MTB Indoor Park

In the Fall of 2004, Ray's MTB opened as the first-of-its-kind indoor mountain bike park in the world. Since, then, Ray's has attracted riders from all over to Cleveland to experience this world-famous cycling destination.

The staff of all three Century Cycles stores has veteran Ray's MTB riders. Find out their favorite ways to ride at Ray's, and get their insider tips in:

Ray's MTB Indoor Park Panoramic Photo
Congratulations to our Clipless Pedals Clinic Prize Winner!

Craig Butler with his Shimano Click'R Pedals and Pearl Izumi Fuel Shoes
Congratulations to Craig Butler! He attended our recent Choosing and Using Clipless Pedals Clinic at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula, and was the winner of our drawing for a pair of Shimano Click'R Pedals and Pearl Izumi Fuel Shoes!

Thanks to Shimano and Pearl Izumi, we've got two more sets of Click'R Pedals and Fuel Shoes to give away. We'll be drawing one winner from the attendees at each of the following clinics:



Preparing For and Riding in the MS 150 (And

Other Event Rides)

When: Thursday, February 28, 6:30pm 

Where: Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River

Basic Bike Maintenance
When: Thursday, March 7, 6:30pm
Where: Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River

Check out our full schedule of FREE Bicycling and Maintenance Clinics at:

5 Tips: Winter Riding

Bicyclists on ice-covered trail Last month, we gave you Our Staff's Indoor Training TIps. Even in this cold-weather season, however, many people continue to ride outside. If you're thinking about getting more miles in winter conditions, check out our latest 5 Tips, which covers how to dress, how to handle different types of snow and ice, and staying hydrated:

Century Cycles customers in the news

Joe Schneider commuting on Lorain Rd This picture of Joe Schneider was posted on the WEWS Facebook Page on Jan. 22 with the caption "CRAZY OR SMART? This viewer photo shows a bicyclist riding on Lorain Road in the wintery slush during this morning's commute." It quickly went viral, with 58 worldwide shares and 210 comments.

Joe was riding his Surly Long Haul Trucker (purchased from Century Cycles in Rocky River) to work. You can read Joe's response in this article from the Great Lakes Courier.

Feb. 2013 Adventure Cyclist Magazine In the international spotlight are Century Cyclist Carol Kerslake and other TOSRV 2011 riders climbing Schoolhouse Hill on the cover of the February issue of Adventure Cycling Association's magazine. Carol is head down in the green jersey. Josh in our Rocky River store recognized her bike when the issue arrived at the store - he had worked on it both at TOSRV and in the store!
Carol bought her Giant OCR Touring at Century Cycles in Medina in 2004, and just brought it in to Rocky River yesterday for a tune-up, as she starts to prepare for her 11th year of GOBA and her 11th year of the MS 150. She's not riding TOSRV this year because it's the same weekend that her daughter graduates from college.

Snow Biking Clinic Finally, 15 customers and the Akron Beacon Journal helped to make our Snow Biking Clinic this past Saturday a huge success. The sun was shining, but there was plenty of snow, ice, and slush on the Towpath Trail, perfect for test-riding snow bikes.

Pictured here are John Wasko and Colin Sheppard test-riding the Surly Moonlander and Surly Pugsley snow bikes on the Towpath Trail in Peninsula.

Customer Fernando Chaves was featured at the very top of the front page of Sunday's edition of the Beacon Journal, and the article by Beacon staff writer Jim Carney appeared front and center in the Community section. You can read the article and see more photos here.


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
Raleigh Bicycles $100 Carbon Rebate
Raleigh Bicycles
Purchase one of these qualifying models of Raleigh Bicycles between Feb. 1 and March 31, 2013 and receive a $100 Prepaid Card by mail from Raleigh! 
After your purchase, go to www.raleighusa.com/2013-carbon-rebate/ to fill out the online form and claim your rebate!

Keep in mind that this rebate offer CAN be combined with our Winter Sale discounts (through Feb. 28), as well as the closeout price of any 2012 models of the above bikes that we have left in stock. For example, if you were to purchase the 2012 Raleigh Revenio Carbon 3.0, with an original price of $2,699.99, sale price of $2,299.99, an additional $100 off for our Winter Sale, and the $100 rebate from Raleigh, that's a $600 discount!  
Raleigh Bicycles
February 2013 Poll Image Take our latest online poll!


With all of this talk about snow bikes and winter riding, just how many of you ride in cold weather? How cold is too cold to ride your bicycle? Click here to take our latest online poll and let us know!

Last month's poll asked, 
"How do you begin your bike ride?" Mounting from the left side is the clear favorite, with 78% of responses "Standing start, mount from left side" and 12% "Running start, mount from left side." You can see the full results of the last poll here.
2013 Night Rides on the Towpath Trail
Night Rides on the Towpath Trail
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!

Our first ride of the season is on Saturday April 27. 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!

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 the full schedule of rides and more information, including photos and videos from past rides, see: www.centurycycles.com/for/NightRides

Mark your Calendars!


February 12: Tandems 101 Clinic (Medina only)
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: Like, Totally Rad Spring Kick-Off Party in Medina
March 5: Riding in Traffic Clinic
March 7: Basic Bike Maintenance 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:

Happy Valentines Day! 

Electra Custom Cruiser 3i
Electra Bicycle Company's Custom Cruiser 3i
on display in our Medina store
Century Cycles Online Art     









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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