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June 2015  

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NiteRider Demo Night Ride on the Towpath Trail - July 11!
NiteRider Demo Night Ride on the Towpath Trail
On Saturday, July 11, Tommy returns with the NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems road rig for our annual NiteRider Demo Night Ride on the Towpath Trail! Test out one of NiteRider's high-end bicycle headlights for FREE!

The event festivities begin at 7:00pm with sign-in. You must have a photo ID and a major credit card to obtain a demo headlight. The ride departs from the parking lot of the Peninsula store at 8:00pm.

We'll do our usual 14-mile ride on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, down to the Botzum Trailhead and back. After the ride, bicyclists are welcome to gather in the Peninsula Winking Lizard to trade bicycling stories.

For more information, including directions, parking information, preparation and safety tips, and photos from past rides, go to:

Vote for your favorite Bicycle Shop in the "Best of Cleveland" Poll!

Cleveland Magazine Best of Cleveland 2015Voting is now open for the 2015 "Best of Cleveland" poll by Cleveland Magazine!

We'd like to thank all of our loyal fans and customers for your support in helping us win the "Best Bicycle Shop" award in the Best of Cleveland poll every year since 2010, and hope we can count on your support this year!

Voting ENDS on June 30! To place your vote for the Best Bicycle Shop and your other Cleveland favorites, go to:


Ride and win with the Summit Metro Parks Summer Biking Spree!

Summer Biking Spree 2015 Go out and RIDE during the 3rd annual Summer Biking Spree! Participants of this at-your-own-pace cycling event who complete five different sections of the multipurpose trails managed by Summit Metro Parks (the 34-mile Bike & Hike Trail, the 6.2-mile Freedom Trail in Tallmadge, and 22.4 miles of the Towpath Trail in Summit County) between July 1 and August 31 can earn spree rewards: a bicycle license plate and reflective sticker for first-year riders, and a reflective sticker for veteran riders.   

One lucky spree participant - drawn at random from submitted forms - will win a new Raleigh bike from Century Cycles. The drawing will be held October 16. The number of completed forms will determine the odds of winning.

Find spree forms at Century Cycles in Peninsula and Acme Fresh Market locations. For more information, visit summitmetroparks.org or call 330-865-8065.
What We Ride: Dan Ward - Salsa Mukluk 2

What We Ride Dan Ward Salsa Mukluk 2
Dan Ward is our Bicycle Fit Specialist at the Century Cycles store in Rocky River. He purchased his 2014 Salsa Mukluk 2 snow bike last year, and has been riding trails and commuting to work on it ever since.

Not only does it allow him to keep riding through the long, cold Cleveland winters, but it has revived his excitement about cycling year-round.

Learn more about Dan's Mukluk 2, the changes he's made to it, and what projects he has planned for it here:

Team Left Hand Century Cycles

Team Left Hand / Century Cycles continues to gear up for the Bike MS Buckeye Breakaway! We have had several training rides at all three of our stores, plus a successful silent auction where we raised over $1000 towards our team goal!  


We've got several more training rides coming up (see below)! The ride goes from Brunswick to Ashland, Ohio on August 1-2.


For the complete schedule of rides and more information, go to:



 Ride bikes. Raise Funds. Crush MS.  

Did you know? We have road bikes and snow bikes for rent!
Giant Defy 3 road bicycle for rent

We have our popular comfort hybrid bikes for rent on the Towpath Trail in Peninsula. In addition, we also have road bicycles and snow bikes (fat bikes) for rent!

Our rental road bikes are ideal if you've got a friend coming in from out of town who would like to join you for a bike ride or event, or if you're thinking about buying a road bike and want to take an extended test-ride. We have a range of sizes available in men's and women's-specific models. We offer hourly, daily, and weekly rates, and you can pick up the bike in any of our three stores. For rates, bike specs, policies, and other information, go to: www.centurycycles.com/for/RoadBikeRental
Salsa Mukluk snow bike for rent Snow bikes, or "fat bikes," are the mountain bikes with super-wide tires that have taken the bike world by storm. There doesn't have to be snow on the ground to enjoy them, though; they're a blast to ride year-round! We have several snow bikes for rent in Small, Medium, and Large sizes, available in Peninsula only. Rates are $15 per hour. For more information, go to: www.centurycycles.com/for/SnowBikeRental
The National Bike ChallengeAre you taking the Challenge?

If you haven't signed up for the National Bike Challenge yet, it's not too late! You can still log all of your miles ridden in June before the end of the month.

Once you sign up for the challenge, you can see how you rank against others in your workplace and your community, both locally and nationally! You get a point for every mile that you ride your bike, plus 20 bonus points every day you ride! So it doesn't matter how far or fast you can ride; people of all abilities can ride their bikes and take the challenge!

Best of all, the more you ride, the more you help the Cleveland area beat the Pittsburgh area and keep the Rust Cup in Cleveland for another year!

You can start your own team, or join an existing team, such as the Century Cycles team!

To sign up and start logging your miles, go to:

Mark your Calendars!


June 23: Team Left Hand/Century Cycles Bike MS Training Ride (Medina)
June 30: Team Left Hand/Century Cycles Bike MS Training Ride (Peninsula)
June 30: Last day to vote in Cleveland Magazine's Best of Cleveland poll
July 4: All three stores CLOSED for Independence Day
July 5: Sunday Service Group Road Bike Ride (Peninsula)
July 7: Cycling Makes Sense Fitness Ride
July 7: Team Left Hand/Century Cycles Bike MS Training Ride (Medina)
July 11: NiteRider Demo Night Ride on the Towpath Trail
July 12: Sunday Service Group Road Bike Ride (Rocky River)
July 14: Team Left Hand/Century Cycles Bike MS Training Ride (Peninsula)
July 17-19: VeloSano
July 19: Sunday Service Group Road Bike Ride (Medina)
July 21: Team Left Hand/Century Cycles Bike MS Training Ride (Medina)
July 25: Night Ride on the Towpath Trail
July 28: Team Left Hand/ Century Cycles Bike MS Training Ride (Rocky River)
August 1-2: Bike MS Buckeye Breakaway


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:
Sunday Service Group Road Bike Ride in Medina on June 21 ,2015
The nine riders at the Sunday Service Group Road
Bike Ride in Medina on June 21
Century Cycles Online Art     









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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