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May 2013 

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Introducing Bicycle Fit Services at Century Cycles

Bike Fit Specialist Tom Wiseman does a fitting session for a customer at Century Cycles in Medina Do you want to be comfortable on your bicycle? Do you want to  ride stronger for longer distances? Then a personalized bicycle fitting is just what you need.

Bicycle Fitting can benefit ANY type of rider, whether you're riding for recreation, fitness, commuting, or racing; any kind of bike you have, any brand purchased from any store. Our Bicycle Fit Service, developed in conjunction with Raleigh Bicycles, uses flexibility, range of motion, and biomechanics to determine the best position your body can achieve on your bike, taking your personal goals and preferences into account.

  • Standard Fitting: $150.00
  • Standard Fitting with a new bicycle purchase: $100.00
  • Applying our fitting to an additional bicycle: $75.00 - Must meet the following conditions:
    • Within one year of the original fitting session.
    • No injuries, surgeries, or other conditions that affect fit have occurred. 
Call us to schedule an appointment! For more details, including frequently asked questions and information about our bicycle fit specialists, see:

This Saturday: Our next Night Ride on the Towpath Trail

Night Riders on Oct. 20, 2012 Our next Night Ride on the Towpath Trail is this Saturday, May 18, and we're celebrating two special occasions! It's National Bike Month, and Bike Cleveland will be on hand selling t-shirts and new memberships to promote all of the hard work they are doing make Northeast Ohio a better place for cycling.

We are also joining Friends of the Crooked River for a bike-riding end to River Day 2013.

This ride is fun, FREE, and family-friendly, and starts at 8:00pm from our Peninsula store. The rides is 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!

For our full schedule of rides, preparation and safety tips, plus pictures and videos from past rides, go to:
Your Family Can Help Many Families on June 1

Did you know it costs families just $20 per night to stay at the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland while their children are receiving care at local hospitals, and that no family is ever turned away for an inability to pay? That's why the registration fee for this very special charity Night Ride is $20/person - because every Night Rider's registration helps pay for a family's stay. The perks of this Night Ride are great (free t-shirt, goody bag and turnaround snacks!), but the best perk is knowing you made a difference to a sick child's family. Register now:

Riding Your First MS 150 or other Multi-Day Event Ride?
Shimano Click'R Pedals

Or feel you didn't ride at your best last year? Join us on June 4 for a FREE clinic "Preparing For and Biking The Bike MS 150 and Other Event Rides," offered simultaneously at all three Century Cycles stores at 6:30pm. Our staff has biked these rides and will show you how to make it a successful, fun experience. PLUS: All attendees will be entered to win a pair of Shimano Click'R Pedals (a $69.99 value), provided by our friends at Shimano! For more details, to RSVP, or to check out all of Century Cycles' event ride resources, go to:

5 Tips: Mountain Biking
Mountain biking
The Royalview Mountain Bike Trail in the Cleveland Metroparks opened ahead of schedule on May 3. Work is progressing on a new mountain bike trail in the Bedford Reservation. Be sure to also check out the Reagan Park Trails in Medina!

Whether you're a beginning mountain biker or veteran, the early season is the time to brush up on your skills. A good way to start would be to check out this article, written by our own staff experts:

Where We Ride: To School!

2013 Bike To School Challenge Sponsored by Century Cycles
This week, five Northeast Ohio schools are in the middle of the Bike To School Challenge Sponsored by Century Cycles (see more below).
With that being said, our monthly "Where We Ride" suggestion this week is: TO SCHOOL!

The route you take to school (or work) varies for everyone, so instead, we offer the following links with safety tips, commuting tips, and more:
Northeast Ohio is "Land Where Kids Ride," say Bicycling Magazine; Bike To School Challenge Off to Record Start!

A group of girls pose after biking to school Bicycling Magazine sent executive editor David Howard to Bay Middle School on National Bike to School Day on May 8, and he was stunned to watch 634 students (a whopping 77% of the school!) arrive on their bikes. He reported on his experience in this story, "The Land Where Kids Ride: In suburban Cleveland, an astonishing number of children ride to school. Here's what we can learn from them."
Full bike rack at Bay Middle School Besides garnering national attention from Bicycling and The Atlantic Cities, it has also been a record-setting start to Bike to School Challenge -- all but one school in the program are double-digit growth over last year's ridership, with three schools logging record days. Overall, the program averaged 1,275 bicyclists to school per day at the five schools, for a total of 6,375 bike-rides to school!
Before the three-week program concludes on May 23 at Rocky River Middle School and on May 24 at Bay Middle and High Schools and Medina middle schools, we highly encourage you to bike to one of the school's and check it out for yourself - it's an amazing and inspiring sight to see!
Meet Our New Staff

We've got a fresh crop of faces ready to serve you in all three Century Cycles stores! Say hello to our new staff members:
Cliff (Medina)
Cliff (Medina)

Evan C. (Peninsula)
Evan C. (Peninsula)

Evan P. (Rocky River)
Evan P. (Rocky River)

Jackie (Peninsula)
Jackie (Peninsula)

Joe D. (Peninsula)
Joe D. (Peninsula)

Joe L. (Rocky River)
Joe L. (Rocky River)

Melanie (Rocky River)
Melanie (Rocky River)

Ryan M. (Peninsula)
Ryan M. (Peninsula)

Taylor (Peninsula)
Taylor (Peninsula)
Take our latest online poll!


May 2013 Poll Image

In addition to National Bike Month, this is also Bike To Work Week, with Friday, May 17 being Bike To Work Day.


Have you ever bike to work?

Click here to take our latest online poll and let us know!

Last month's poll asked, "How do you prefer to carry things by bike?" The overwhelming majority of responses (62%) were "Bag or panniers on rear rack." A distant second-place was "Backpack or messenger bag." You can see the full results of the last poll here.
Mark your Calendars!


May 24: Bike To School Challenge Ends
May 27:
All three stores CLOSED for Memorial Day
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1059 N. Court St. (Route 42,
behind McDonald's in the Marc's plaza)
Medina, OH  44256 map
Phone: 330-722-7119

1621 Main St. (Route 303,
next to The Winking Lizard)
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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