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Press Release: May 19, 2011 (Poll)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Tracey Bradnan, Century Cycles
Cell: 440-781-7690
tracey@centurycycles.com

Northeast Ohio workplaces need to do more to be bicycle-friendly,
poll results reveal

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (May 19, 2011) -- Century Cycles bicycle stores conducted an online survey last
month to ask Northeast Ohio bicyclists "What would make your workplace more bicycling-friendly?" The
overwhelming response from 101 respondents: We need it all.

Showers/changing areas (29%), bike racks/storage (12%), wellness incentives (7%) and bike-to-work
programs with co-workers (2%) all got their share of votes, yet a whopping 50% voted for "all of the
above."

Where can a workplace go for help? The League of American Bicyclists has a Bicycle Friendly Business
program
that helps employers rate and improve their bicycle-friendliness, even offering a Bicycle Friendly
Blueprint
.

Where can a bike commuter go for help? Century Cycles has an online article, 5 Tips: Commuting by
Bicycle
(http://bit.ly/l0cXjf), with extensive information for bicyclists of all skill levels, including links to
more articles and resources. Century Cycles' staff at their stores in Medina, Peninsula and Rocky River
- who are seeing an increase in customers expressing a desire to use their bicycle for transportation
to school, errands and work - can also offer personal assistance seven days a week with insights on
everything from essential gear to route-mapping.

About Century Cycles

Century Cycles is an award-winning, locally-owned chain of independent bicycle stores in Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River, providing all types of bicycles and friendly, expert service to northeast Ohio bicyclists and their families. Founded in 1992, Century Cycles is an authorized dealer of Raleigh, Giant, Electra, Surly and Haro bicycles, as well as Santana tandems. The Peninsula store 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.

Website: www.centurycycles.com
Blog: www.blog.centurycycles.com
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1079 North Court Street, Medina, OH  44256
330-722-7119

1621 Main Street (Route 303), Peninsula, OH  44264
330-657-2209

19955 Detroit Road, Rocky River, OH  44116
440-356-5705