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The Medina County Women's Journal - Get Your Spring Rolling with Century Cycles

April/May 2016

Thank you to The Medina County Women's Journal for featuring the staff of our Medina store on the cover!

Cover of the April/May 2016 issue of The Medina County Women's Journal

Article from page 15 of the April/May 2016 issue of The Medina County Women's Journal

By Scott Cowan, Owner

Bicycling is more popular than ever in Northeast Ohio. The numerous health benefits include reduced stress and increased attention at work or school, weight and appetite management, helping to maintain a healthy heart and lungs, and reducing traffic congestion. With more and more local communities embracing cycling, it's a safe and fun way to get some fresh air, get to work, and get to the store.

Century Cycles has been helping bicycling families for almost 25 years. Whether you are thinking about getting your first bike or looking to upgrade that old 10-speed, we can help select the best bike to meet your needs based on your goals and aspirations. With a friendly and experienced staff that includes five women, we provide a no-pressure, snob-free environment that is welcoming to everyone!

We have helped all ages from kids to adults learning to ride a bike for the first time, to adventurers heading out on a week-long bike tour, to serious racers training for a duathlon, triathlon, and the Race Across America! In addition, with our award-winnign Bike To School Challenge, we encourage over 5,000 elementary, middle, and high-school students every year in Medina, Bay Village, and Rocky River to take two wheels instead of four to school. In 2015 alone, students participating in the Challenge saved their parents over $9,000 in gasoline and burned the calorie equivalent of over 12,000 cans of Coca-Cola!

If you've already got a bike in the garage, now is the perfect time to bring it in for an annual tune-up. We'll check and adjust all of the major components and make sure you can enjoy a safe ride. No appointment is necessary; just bring your bike on in for a free estimate!

We look forward to seeing you in one of our stores in Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River, where we can help your whole family enjoy the FUN of bicycling. We even have comfortable bikes for rent on the Towpath Trail in Peninsula. Join us in living our motto of "Define your life. Ride a bike.™"


Prepare for your first ride of the season


  1. Basic repair and maintenance kit; including a spare inner tube, tire levers, patch kit, mini-pump, and a folding multi-tool.
  2. Staying hydrated--take water and/or sports drink and an energy bar!
  3. Cash for small purchase like a snack, or credit card for major mechanical issues.
  4. Personal identification may be necessary if you are involved in an accident.
  5. Cell phone to call friend if you have an issue or just need a ride!