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August 2014  

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

Our annual celebration of bicycles and beer happens this Saturday, August 23, 2014 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 7 miles each way 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 Brewing Company beers.

The dining area of The Winking Lizard will feature Sierra Nevada Pale and and Nooner Session Ale. The Lizard Cellar tap room will feature four Sierra Nevada Collaborations:

  • Ovila Abbey Quad with Plums (with Abbey of New Clairvaux)
  • Maillard's Odyssey Imperial Dark Ale (with Bell's Brewery)
  • There and Back Again English Bitter (with New Glarus Brewing)
  • Chico King Pale Ale (with Three Floyds Brewing)
See www.centurycycles.com/for/AllHailTheAle for more details, including links to preparation tips, directions, and photos from past rides.
FINAL summer FREE Flat Tire Repair Class on Aug. 21

FREE Flat Tire Repair Classes The most important maintenance skill for any bicyclist to know is how to fix a flat tire. We'll teach you for FREE!

Our FINAL Flat Tire Repair Class for the summer season is Thursday, August 21 at 7:00pm at all three stores. No pre-registration is necessary, just bring your front wheel for this HANDS-ON class! We'll have bikes available for you to practice taking wheels on and off.

Look for our schedule of Winter Bicycling & Maintenance classes starting in November!

Liv Cycling Women's Events
Century Cycles and Liv Cycling

Women's Basic Bike Maintenance Clinic

When: Friday, August 29, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Where: Century Cycles, 1059 North Court Street, Medina, Ohio

  • 3F's (Fit, Form & Function) - Learn how to pick out the best bike for your riding style and ability along with learning about Liv's 2015 bicycle line up!
  • Basic bike maintenance covers bike parts, how to perform a safety check, basic day to day maintenance, how to troubleshoot issues on the road and trailside, how to change a flat tire and remove/reinstall a rear wheel!
  • Refreshments and fun swag will be provided!
Please RSVP by calling the store at 330-722-7119.


Global Solidarity Ride


The brave women of the Afghan National Women's Cycling Team have a mission: to break through the gender barriers that exist in their country and around the world by riding their bikes.

Century Cycles and Liv Cycling USA support the team's efforts and are proud to be part of an event called the Global Solidarity Ride. Scheduled to take place on August 30, all around the world, this is a way for us all to show the women of Afghanistan that they are not alone in their revolutionary actions.

All cyclists (womens & men) are welcome!

When: Saturday, August 30, 2014, 8:00 - 10:00am
Where: Century Cycles, 1059 North Court Street, Medina, OH 44256

Please RSVP by calling the store at 330-722-7119


Afghan National Women's Cycling Team


Test-ride mountain bikes at The Manatoc Experience

The Manatoc Experience Northeast Ohio's most popular off-road cycling festival is back on August 30-31. The Manatoc Experience features trails that are only open for mountain biking for this one weekend a year! It takes place at Camp Manatoc, located at 1075 Truxell Road in Peninsula, Ohio.

On Saturday from 10am to 4:30pm, visit the demo area to test-ride mountain bikes from Giant Bicycles, Surly Bikes, and Salsa Cycles!

We'll have the Surly Krampus bike in a range of sizes for you to try out on the 1-mile demo trail. Once you try this new breed of mountain bike with its unique 29x3-inch tires, you'll be hooked! We'll also have 27.5-inch wheeled bikes from Giant, and Salsa snow bikes!

FOR WOMEN: Liv Cycling USA's women's-specific mountain and road bikes will be available to demo!

For all bike demos, please bring your helmet, cycling shoes, credit card, and photo ID.
Surly Krampus
Surly Krampus

Thank you to Team Century Cycles on the Bike MS Pedal to the Point!

Our first-ever Century Cycles team for the Bike MS Pedal to the Point was a huge success, with over 40 members raising over $19,000 to benefit the local Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society! Thank you to Team CC, and thanks to ALL riders and volunteers for another great event!

We'll see you next year as the ride destination moves from Sandusky to Ashland, Ohio! Stay tuned for more details!
Team Century Cycles for the 2014 BikeMS Pedal to the Point
Click here for more photos from Team CC on the 2014 BikeMS Pedal to the Point.
New for 2014: NEOCycle!
NEOCycle is Cleveland's new urban cycling festival, consisting of competitive races and unique rides, connected by live entertainment and an interactive, action-filled festival at Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Park on the shores of Lake Erie.

Look for Century Cycles at the festival, plus we'll be providing SAG support for the Forest City Fundo ride, which benefits Bike Cleveland, our local cycling advocacy organization!
Dealer Tire Wellness Fair

Congratulations to Karen Schrock, the winner of our drawing for a Century Cycles Gift Card at the recent Dealer Tire employee wellness fair! Thanks to Dealer Tire for welcoming us once again.
Does your company or organization have a wellness fair? If you'd like Century Cycles to come and present the health and wellness benefits of bicycling to your participants, contact us!
Take our latest online poll

Aug. 2014 poll image Although huge in Europe and Asia, electric bicycle sales have been slow to catch on in North America. Has demand been low because of limited availability, or vice-versa? It's hard to tell...

How do you feel about electric bicycles? Let us know by taking our latest online poll!

Our last poll asked, "What bicycling and maintenance skill would you most like to learn?" The overwhelming winner was "Shifting adjustment" with 60% of the votes cast. You can see the full results of the last poll here.
Mark your Calendars!


August 21: Cycling Makes Sense Fitness Ride
August 21: FREE Flat Tire Repair Class
August 23: "All Hail the Ale!" Night Ride on the Towpath Trail
August 29: Women's Basic Bike Maintenance Clinic presented by Liv
August 30: Global Solidarity Ride
August 30:
Demo Day at The Manatoc Experience
September 1:
All three stores CLOSED for Labor Day
September 7: Sunday Service Group Road Bike Ride (Peninsula)
September 7: Hancock Horizontal Hundred
September 13: Night Ride on the Towpath Trail
September 14: Sunday Service Group Road Bike Ride (Rocky River)
September 21: Sunday Service Group Road Bike Ride (Medina)
September 27: Night Ride on the Towpath Trail

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:
Century Cycles staff on the Aug. 9, 2014 Night Ride on the Towpath Trail
A few of the Century Cycles staff on the August 9th Night Ride on the Towpath Trail


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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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