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October 2013 

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"All Hail the Ale!" Night Ride on the Towpath Trail

All Hail the Ale!With the federal government shutdown finally over, our bicycle-themed celebration of Cleveland Beer Week can proceed unhindered! It all happens this Saturday, October 19, 2013 at our store in Peninsula. Come dressed as your favorite beer to be eligible for door prizes, plus the grand prize for best costume!

Schedule of events:
  • 6:30pm - Riders check in at the store parking lot, and enjoy cycle-your-own-smoothies from our famous Blender Bike.
  • 7:30pm - Drawings for door prizes from Century Cycles and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company begin, followed by selection of the best costume winner for the grand prize.
  • 8:00pm - Ride begins; we'll head south on the Towpath Trail, about 6-1/2 miles to the Botzum Trailhead, where you'll enjoy Oktoberfest-themed snacks to fuel you up for the ride back to The Winking Lizard.
  • Post-Ride: Exclusive tapping of Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA ("not your usual IPA"), with a free commemorative pint glass to the first 100 customers provided by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

See www.centurycycles.com/for/CleBeerWeek for more details, including links to preparation tips, directions, and photos from past rides.  

Bicycle Rentals back in business!

Bicycle rentals at Century Cycles in Peninsula
With the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail now re-opened, our bicycle rental service in Peninsula is now open for business! Come enjoy the fall colors with a ride on scenic Towpath Trail.

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is now up and running again as well. You can enjoy their Bike Aboard! service, which lets you ride for $3 between any two train stations with your bike.
5 Tips: Fall Riding

Fall Cycling Autumn in Northeast Ohio brings some of the best cycling conditions of the year, but riding in the fall also means spending a little more time planning your outings, especially when considering what to wear to stay comfortable.

Choosing the right clothing for the weather can be challenging even for experienced riders. Here are some tips to help you stay comfortable and safe on your late-season rides:

More Great End-of-Season Clearance Deals to be Found!

Nutcase Glo-Brain helmet We're getting new 2014 bikes every day, so EVERY 2013 (and older) model of bicycle is ON SALE!

So come on in to check out the latest models from Raleigh, Giant, Electra, Surly, and Salsa, and see if we have anything that suits you in a previous model year clearance bike!

We've still got end-of-season clearance prices on many accessories, including Nutcase Helmets, Koki panniers, shoes from Giro, Pearl Izumi, and Shimano, and more!
October 2013 Poll Image Take our latest online poll!


Since we're celebrating Cleveland Beer Week with our "All Hail the Ale" Night Ride on the Towpath Trail this weekend, we want to know...


If you enjoy a beer after a bike ride, which style of beer do you prefer? Click here to take our latest online poll and let us know!

Last month's poll asked "How much biking have you done this year compared to previous years?" This year's whacky weather took a toll on many of those who responded, since 43% said "I rode less than average this year." However, 31% were undeterred and "rode more than average this year." You can see the full results of the last poll here.

Radio Century Cycles


Radio Century Cycles Have you heard Century Cycles' monthly online radio show? It's called Radio Century Cycles, and it's hosted by our own Bob Soroky from the Medina store.


Hear bicycle industry experts from the local area and around the country discuss the latest news in the cycling world, as well as offer tips and advice to get more out of your bike rides.


The latest episode was this past Tuesday, October 25, where Bob welcomed Chip Ellison, sales representative with Pearl Izumi, to discuss dressing for the weather while biking. Listen online here


You can catch up on all the past episodes at the Radio Century Cycles Archive Page

Mark your Calendars!


October 19: "All Hail the Ale!" Night Ride on the Towpath Trail
November 3: Lorain Wheelmen's Red Flannel Metric Century
November 28: All three stores CLOSED for Thanksgiving Day

Go to www.centurycycles.com/for/calendar for our complete Calendar of Events!
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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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