Century Cycles Monthly eNewsletter
October 2016
Used Rental Bike Sale in Peninsula!

Raleigh Venture 4.0

Raleigh Venture 4.0 for Women

Looking for a good deal on a used bicycle? We've decided to replace our Towpath Trail Bike Rental fleet a year sooner than usual, so we're making our current supply of the Raleigh Venture 4.0 comfort hybrid bicycles available for sale!

We have bikes available in a range of sizes, from Men's (step-over frame) Small, Medium, Large, and Extra-Large, to Women's (step-through frame) Extra-Small, Small, and Medium. Price: $250.00 each! That is less than HALF the price of this bike when new, and they only have one year of use on them.

Purchase procedure:
  1. Visit us at the Peninsula store (1621 Main Street).
  2. Select the specific bicycle(s) you want.
  3. Place a non-refundable deposit of at least half ($125.00) per bicycle.
  4. We will notify you some time in December when you can come and pick up your bike. Bikes MUST be taken within 30 days of when we notify you.
We will continue to use the bikes for rentals through the end of November, weather permitting. Beginning December 1, we will give each bicycle a complete tune-up, then let each buyer know when they are ready to be taken home!
Enjoy Winter Cycling with upcoming Fat Bike Events!

Winterrific - Jan. 5, 2014
As many of you know, the coming of snow does NOT mean the end of the bicycling season at Century Cycles! As Northeast Ohio's original "fat bike powerhouse" (according to Bike My Nation), we'll be organizing and/or sponsoring a number of snow biking events!

Global Fat Bike Day Ride - Saturday, December 3, 2016
Join us and millions of fat bike enthusiasts all over the world for a fun, casual ride.

Everything is Winteriffic at Cleveland Metroparks - Sunday, January 8, 2017
The celebration of all winter outdoor activities returns to The Chalet in the Mill Stream Run Reservation. Winter hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice carving, tobogganing, and of course, FREE demo rides of our fat bike fleet!

Cleveland Metroparks Fat Bike Race & Celebration - Saturday, January 28, 2017
Join us and the Cleveland Metroparks for their 2nd annual celebration of fat bikes! There will be a snow bike race course set up, and races for different classes. We'll offer our Fat Bike Rental Fleet for rent for the race. After the race, we'll have open fat bike demo rides! A rain/no-snow date of February 11 is also planned.

Stay tuned for more details about these events; plus, we're planning a NEW fat bike event in the Cuyahoga Valley in late January!
Fall Hours begin November 11 at all three stores

Don't forget to FALL BACK and set your clocks back one hour on the morning of Sunday, November 6! In keeping with our tradition, the following weekend, we will return to our Fall Hours of Operation. Effective Friday, November 11, our hours at all three Century Cycles stores are:
  • Monday through Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00pm
Prepare for ski and snowboard season with Thule roof-top cargo boxes

Packing the family up to head to the mountains to ski or snowboard (or even an epic bicycle trip) requires a lot of spare luggage space. Don't wait until the last minute to realize you need more!

We've got roof-top cargo boxes from Thule in stock! All of them work with most factory cross-bars with easy tool-free installation. If your vehicle doesn't already have a roof-top cargo rack, talk to us about a custom solution! All cargo boxes include two-sided access with locks. Bring your vehicle and try them out and take one home today! Currently in stock are:

Thule Force M Roof-Top Cargo Box

Thule Force M - $469.99
Volume: 13 cubic feet
Dimensions (Length x Width x Height): 65 x 34.5 x 16 inches
Holds 3-4 snowboards
Location: Rocky River

Thule Force XXL Roof-Top Cargo Box

Thule Force XXL - $599.99
Volume: 21 cubic feet
Dimensions (Length x Width x Height): 92.5 x 36 x 18 inches
Holds 6-8 snowboards or 10-12 pairs of skis
Location: Medina

Thule Sonic Alpine Roof-Top Cargo Box
Thule Sonic Alpine - $599.99
Volume: 11 cubic feet
Dimensions (Length x Width x Height): 95 x 27 x 11 inches
Holds 2-3 snowboards or 3-4 pairs of skies
Location: Rocky River

Thule Sonic XL Roof-Top Cargo Box
Thule Sonic XL - $659.99
Volume: 17 cubic feet
Dimensions (Length x Width x Height): 90 x 34.5 x 16 inches
Holds 4-6 snowboards or 6-8 pairs of skis
Location: Rocky River

As always, we can send any merchandise to any of our three stores at no extra cost or obligation on your part. Just call us!

Size Comparison
Thule Force M Cargo Box installed on roof-top
Thule Force M

Thule Force XXL Cargo box installed on roof-top
Thule Force XXL

Thule Sonic Alpine Cargo Box installed on roof-top
Thule Sonic Alpine

Thule Sonic XL Cargo Box installed on roof-top
Thule Sonic XL

New Cold-Weather Cycling Gear in Stock!

45North Wolvhammer WInter Cycling Boot
45NRTH Wolvhammer Winter Cycling Boot
Don't let the cooler temperatures and gray skies keep you off your bike! There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing! We've got a full selection of fall and winter cycling gear to keep you riding, whether you're still taking to the roads or the trails.

Jackets from Pearl Izumi and Endura, gloves for every temperature range from Pearl Izumi, Endura, and 45NRTH, even long tights and pants from Pearl Izumi and Endura!

When it gets really cold, the cold-weather biking leaders 45NRTH are back with their Japanther fall cycling shoes and Wolvhammer winter cycling boots!

Endura Kids Luminite II Jacket
Endura Kids Luminite II Jacket
Your young riders aren't left out, either! The Endura Kids Luminite II Jacket is a waterproof, breathable jacket in kid-friendly sizes! Available in Hi-Viz Green or Pink, fully seam-sealed fabric with mesh lining, ventilated back panel, zippered hand-warmer pockets, and elasticized hood. The reflective accents and rear blinky light loop ensure they're visible in the dark. It also comes with a compact stuff sack for safe-keeping when the sun returns.
Calendar of Events
  • November 17: Fall Hours Begin
  • November 24: All three stores CLOSED for Thanksgiving Day
  • December 3: Global Fat Bike Day Ride
Click here to go to our full 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:
Tasha_ Donald_ and Bella - Peninsula record bike rental customers
Thanks to Tasha, Donald, and their daughter Bella - Peninsula bike rental customers who helped us achieve an record annual number of bike rentals!

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1059 North Court Street
(in the Marc's plaza,
behind McDonald's)
Medina, Ohio  44256
Phone: 330-722-7119
1621 Main Street
(State Route 303, next to
The Winking Lizard)
Peninsula, Ohio  44264
Phone: 330-657-2209
19955 Detroit Road
(between Wooster Road
and Wagar Road)
Rocky River, Ohio  44116
Phone: 440-356-5705