From the Rockport Observer:
By Kevin Madzia
Spring weather is just around the corner, and to help you celebrate and Get Your Spring Rolling, Century Cycles is having its annual Spring Kick-Off Party on Friday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. The Century Cycles bicycle shop is located at 19955 Detroit Road in Rocky River. The event is free and open to the public.
Guests can enjoy complimentary food and beverages, including two different beers custom-brewed by the Century Cycles staff at The Brew Kettle in Strongsville. Each visitor will also receive one entry into a raffle drawing for prizes of cool bicycling clothing and accessories.
Century Cycles is serious about doing everything it can to help maintain our environment. The means not only riding bikes and helping customers ride their bikes more often, but also recycling and using less of what can't be recycled. For the Spring Kick-Off Party, the company is focusing on one particular item: plastic shopping bags.
Studies show that people around the world use over one million plastic bags per minute, or over 750 billion every year. The average American household brings home over 1,500 plastic shopping bags per year. Scientists estimate that every square mile of ocean contains 46,000 pieces of floating plastic. Plastic bags take more than 1,000 years to decompose in the environment, and production of only 14 plastic bags uses the same amount of petroleum as it takes to drive a car one mile.
To encourage everyone to Bag the Bas and reduce, reuse, and recycle plastic shopping bags, Century Cycles is offering extra chances to win in the prize raffle. For every bag full of plastic shopping bags that a guest brings to the party, he or she will get one extra ticket for the raffle (limit of 10 extra tickets per attendee). The prize drawings will be held at 8:30 p.m., and winners must be present. Everyone who brings any plastic bags will receive a free Century Cycles Reusable Grocery Bag!
Kevin Madzia is the Information Technology Manager and a Bicycle Fit Specialist for Century Cycles.