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Event Notice: March 5, 2010 - Friday Night with Frazz

February 5, 2010 

High-res photos and event artwork available upon request.

Cycling and comics come together at
Friday Night with Frazz at Century Cycles on March 5

What: Friday Night with Frazz

When: Friday, March 5, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Century Cycles, 19955 Detroit Road, Rocky River OH  44116

Why: A Century Cycles party to meet and celebrate avid cyclist Jef Mallett, creator and cartoonist of the nationally syndicated comic strip "Frazz" and author/illustrator of the triathlon lifestyle book Trizophrenia: Inside the Minds of a Triathlete. Bicyclists, triathletes, comics fans, school custodians, and everyone else are welcome to join in on the fun.

Cost: Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

For more information: Go to, call 440-356-5705, or email

Event details: Friday Night With Frazz will include a talk and Q&A by Jef Mallett, book-signing, giveaways, and food and beverages. An original "Frazz" comic strip will be raffled off, with the proceeds to benefit the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association's TRAILS FOREVER Legacy Fund. Every attendee will receive a free raffle ticket for the rest of the giveaways, which will include Mallett's drawings from the evening's talk, copies of Trizophrenia: Inside the Minds of a Triathlete, and bicycling products from Century Cycles and other sponsors.

About Jef Mallett: Jef Mallett is the award-winning creator of the syndicated comic strip "Frazz." He raced his first triathlon in 1981, but only rarely does he have to worry about looking nice for an awards ceremony. He lives and trains in Lansing, Michigan. His blog is online at

About "Frazz:" The comic strip runs daily in The Plain Dealer, the Akron Beacon Journal, and 160 other newspapers nationwide. It features the eponymous character of Edwin "Frazz" Frazier, a 30-something school custodian who loves bicycling, songwriting, and triathlons. He is described by Mallett as "the voice of reason, the voice of experience, and, frequently, the voice of temptation." Other recurring characters are Caulfield, an 8-year-old student genius who hates school, Miss Jane Plainwell (Frazz's romantic interest), and teachers Mr. Burke and Mrs. Olsen. There are three published anthologies: Live at Bryson Elementary, 99% Perspiration, and Frazz 3.

About Trizophrenia: Inside the Minds of a Triathlete: Author/illustrator Jef Mallett offers up the first exploration of the triathlon lifestyle with the same humor and insight readers love in his "Frazz" comic strip. He delves into the intoxicating subculture of the sport that is three sports. "I consider all ranges of distance to be triathlons – from super sprints to full Ironmans – and they all require some sort of preparation. This book is really about how life is best when it is lived at full-tilt," says Mallett.

About Century Cycles: Century Cycles is an award-winning chain of independent bicycle stores in Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River, providing high-quality bicycles and friendly, expert service to northeast Ohio bicyclists and their families. Century Cycles is an authorized dealer of Raleigh, Giant, Diamondback, Electra, Surly, Masi, Bianchi, and Haro bicycles, as well as Santana tandems. The Peninsula store also rents bicycles year-round for use on the Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

For eight consecutive years, Century Cycles has been voted one of the top 100 bicycle retailers in the United States by Bicycle Retailer & Industry News magazine. In 2009, Cent ury Cycles was awarded Bike Shop of the Year by the League of American Bicyclists, one of only eight bicycle shops honored in the United States.


1079 North Court Street, Medina, Ohio, 44256

1621 Main Street (Route 303), Peninsula, Ohio, 44264

19955 Detroit Road, Rocky River, Ohio, 44116

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Media Contact:

Tracey Bradnan, Cartwheel Communications
Cell Phone: 440-781-7690
Twitter: @traceybradnan