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August 2013 

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Century Cycles Summer Clearance Sale 2013

This is the time to stock up and save on your favorite bicycles and bicycle accessories -- and get the gear you need for the great fall riding to come!

Dozens of bicycles are on sale, including the '13 Giant Defy Advanced SL1, featuring Shimano's Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting--originally $5,799.99, now $4,999.99! Also, check out the versatile '12 Giant Escape 0 for Women--was $789.99, now $649.99! See all bikes on sale.

More great late-season deals:
  • 20% off all men's and women's Giro shoes 
  • 20% off selected shoes from Pearl Izumi and Shimano 
  • 20% off all cycling jerseys for men and women
  • 20% off all ZOIC shorts and jerseys 
  • 20% off all Nutcase Helmets 
  • 20% off all Koki panniers
  • 30% off all shorts, jerseys, and accessories from Hincapie Sportswear
2013 Giant Defy Advanced 1
'13 Giant Defy Advanced 1 - $4,999.99

'12 Giant Escape 0 for Women - $649.99
'12 Giant Escape 0 for Women - $649.99


  Used Rental Bike Sale

Raleigh Venture 4.0 rental bicycleWe will be upgrading our bicycle rental fleet at the end of the 2013 season, so we will be making our current rental models available for sale on a first-come, first served basis.

Used rental bikes are sold AS-IS; all sales are final. For details on the bicycles available and pricing, see:

To purchase one of the these bicycles, please visit our Peninsula store beginning on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 8:00am and:
  1. Select the specific bicycle that you want from our current rental units.
  2. Pay a non-refundable deposit of at least 50% or more towards each bike.
  3. Electra Townie 3i rental bicycle We will continue to rent the bikes for the remainder of the 2013 season; the exact timing will be dependent on the weather. After our final rentals, we will give every bike our standard full tune-up to be sure that each bike is in good working order.
  4. We will call each customer when their bikes are ready to be picked up, most likely around the beginning of November. 
Availability of the used rental bikes is on a first-come, first served basis. Buyers must be present to select their desired model and size; no phone sales.
5 Tips: Car Racks 

Bicycle Rack on trunk of car Choosing the car rack that's right for your needs is a process of finding a balance among cost, convenience, and security. Of course, the staff at all three Century Cycles stores has plenty of experience with installing car racks of all types. We can help you select the right rack to meet your needs and budget, and ensure that it is installed according to the manufacturer's specifications for the utmost in safety and security.

Regardless of the style of car rack that you have or are considering buying, here are five tips that cover some of the most frequently-asked questions that we get about racks, as well as the most frequently-made mistakes:

FREE Women's Basic Bike Maintenance Clinic!
Women road cyclists

Join us for this women-only event, hosted by Jen Audia, Liv/giant ambassador for Giant Bicycles.

When: Friday, August 30, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Century Cycles, 1059 North Court Street, Medina

Some of the things you will learn from Jen include:
  • Learn basic bike parts
  • How to perform a pre-ride safety check
  • Day-to-day maintenance
  • How to trouble-shoot basic mechanical issues at home and on the road or trail
  • How to fix a flat tire and remove/install rear wheel 
Refreshments will be provided! Attendees get a 15% discount on bike accessories and clothing the night of the clinic.

Please call 330-722-7119 to RSVP, or join on Facebook.
NEW, EXPANDED Sunday Hours in Peninsula
Sunday morning in Peninsula

Beginning this Sunday, August 18, Century Cycles is expanding our Hours of Operation in the Peninsula store. Until further notice, we'll open at 10:00am and close at 6:00pm each Sunday.

With this expanded schedule, we hope to better serve our Bicycle Rental customers, especially those using the Bike Aboard! service on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

Sunday hours remain 12:00-5:00pm at Medina and Rocky River. Our most current hours for all three stores can always be found at: www.centurycycles.com/for/hours

PLEASE NOTE: All three of our stores will be CLOSED on Monday, September 2, 2013 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
August 2013 Poll Image Take our latest online poll!


How many bikes do you need? The standard answer is "N+1" where N is the number of bikes that you currently have!


What will your N+1st bike be? Click here to take our latest online poll and let us know!

Last month's poll asked "How do you greet other riders on the road or trail?" The top answer, with 41% of the vote, was a simple "Nod of the head." 3% of the of the bike snobs responding answered "Nothing." You can see the full results of the last poll here.

Mark your Calendars!


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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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