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Press Release: August 25, 2011

(Photos available upon request.)

Media Contact:
Tracey Bradnan
Cell Phone: 440-781-7690
Twitter: @traceybradnan

Free Cyclocross 101 Clinic on September 8 in Medina

MEDINA, Ohio (August 25, 2011) – Century Cycles is teaming up with Grunt Girl Racing and Raleigh Bicycles to offer local bicyclists a chance to learn all about cyclocross, one of the fastest-growing disciplines of bicycling, at a Cyclocross 101 Clinic on Thursday, September 8, at 6pm at Reagan Park in Medina (Baseball Field Entrance at 550 East Reagan Parkway, off Foote Road).

Attendees will learn cyclocross basics, ride through skill stations, and test ride cyclocross bicycles. Ultimately, they will find out if they really do love to run up hills and over obstacles wearing a perfectly rideable bike (or if they just like to watch others do it).

The clinic is free and open to all skill levels of bicyclists. To attend, RSVP to Century Cycles in Medina at 330-722-7119. Participants must bring their own bicycle (any style OK) and a bike helmet. For more information, visit

Presented by Century Cycles (, Grunt Girl Racing ( and Raleigh Bicycles (

Cyclocross dates back to early 19th century Europe, when road racers wanted to continue training through the fall and winter months. A no-holds-barred discipline, cyclocross is a blend of road bike riding, mountain biking, bike handling, running and steeplechase. Its popularity is growing in Northeast Ohio and around the country because it’s so fun for both participants and spectators to watch the racers navigate a compact course and through muddy ditches, over obstacles, and up hills.

About Century Cycles

Founded in 1992, Century Cycles is an award-winning, locally-owned chain of independent bicycle stores in Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River, providing bicycles, bicycle accessories, and friendly, expert service to northeast Ohio bicyclists and their families. At its Peninsula location, Century Cycles also rents bicycles year-round for riding on the Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

For nine consecutive years, Century Cycles has been voted a Top 100 Bike Retailer in the United States by Bicycle Retailer & Industry News magazine, a trade publication that honors the top 2% of the nation’s independent bike stores. In 2010, Century Cycles was voted “Cleveland’s Best Bike Shop” by the readers of Cleveland Magazine.


1079 North Court Street, Medina, OH  44256

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

19955 Detroit Road, Rocky River, OH  44116