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Press Release: June 27, 2008

Contacts:Shawn Conway, PresidentFor Immediate Release
 Medina County Bicycle ClubJune 27, 2008
 Mike Petcher, Manager 
 Century Cycles (Medina) 
 Tracey Bradnan

 Cartwheel Communications
 (440) 835-3038



Medina County Bicycle Club Ice Cream Odyssey on July 19 offers three sweet bicycle rides to choose from

MEDINA, Ohio (June 27) – The Medina County Bicycle Club (MCBC) Ice Cream Odyssey on Saturday, July 19, is an event for bicyclists who are eager to ride through the small and scenic towns of southern Medina and northern Wayne counties – and who want an ice  cream cone thrown in for good measure.


Name: The Medina County Bicycle Club Ice Cream Odyssey

Date: Saturday, July 19, 2008

Event start/finish location: Medina County University Center

6300 Technology Lane, off Route 162 just south of Medina between Routes 3 and 42.

Time: Registration is at 8:00 a.m. The ride begins at 8:30 a.m. (all riders must be on the road by 9:30 a.m.).

Cost: Registration is $25 per person, which includes a map, an ice cream cone for the two longer routes, a free t-shirt while supplies last, and a free cookout upon finishing.

What to bring: MCBC Ice Cream Odyssey is a sagged ride supported by Century Cycles. However, riders should bring basic tools, pump, water bottles, and patch kits. MCBC requires all participants to wear approved bicycle helmets and to observe all traffic laws.

Sponsors: Century Cycles, The University of Akron, the Medina County University Center, and The Hype Center.

Ride details: The MCBC Ice Cream Odyssey offers three different rolling and mostly rural rides for participants to choose from – 62-mile, 42-mile, and 25-mile routes. The 62-mile and 42-mile routes will take riders to Hartzler Family Dairy Ice Cream Shop near Wooster, Ohio, for an ice cream cone. The 62-mile route continues through the scenic Overton Valley to West Salem, while the 42-mile route returns to the start/finish. The 25-mile route is a shorter, less challenging ride designed for families with small children and casual bicyclists.

For more information: Visit or call 330-421-1987.

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ABOUT THE MEDINA COUNTY BICYCLE CLUB: The Medina County Bicycle Club (MCBC) is a touring club composed of individual members and families in Medina, Cuyahoga, Lorain, Wayne and Summit Counties. The club consists of touring members, mountain bikers and both road and mountain bike racers. The MCBC offers a weekly ride schedule, four major invitational tours, impromptu rides and activities, and monthly meetings every 3rd Wednesday. In 2008, the MCBC is offering a free club membership (a $20 value) with every purchase of a road or touring bicycle at Century Cycles in Medina.

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ABOUT CENTURY CYCLES: Century Cycles has hometown bicycle stores in Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River, providing high-quality bicycles and exemplary service to cyclists and their families for the past 16 years. In 2008, Century Cycles was named a Top 100 Bicycle Retailer in the U.S. for the seventh year and was honored by Smart Business magazine with their World Class Customer Service Award. Active locally and nationally in support of bicycling causes and events, Century Cycles is owned by Scott Cowan, a resident of Medina county who is a passionate advocate for the sport.

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1079 North Court Street, Medina, Ohio, 44256; 330-722-7119

1621 Main Street, Peninsula, Ohio, 44264; 330-657-2209

19955 Detroit Road, Rocky River, Ohio, 44116; 440-356-5705

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