Above is a photo of the bike parade that happens when you move hundreds of bicycles to their new home! For more photos of the move, check out the album on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/PZJbj2
And here is the press release announcing our new flagship store:
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2012
Century Cycles Marks 20th Anniversary, Expands to New Store Location in Medina
MEDINA, Ohio – Century Cycles (www.CenturyCycles.com) is marking its 20th anniversary with record sales, numerous awards and now a flagship store. Founded in Medina in 1992, Century Cycles is expanding and transforming its original store location into a flagship store for the three-store chain. The larger, more state-of-the-art Century Cycles is at 1059 North Court – on the Marc’s side of the plaza behind McDonalds on Route 42, a few doors down from their previous location at 1079 North Court.
The new Century Cycles store in Medina will open to the public on Thursday, September 27, at 10 a.m. It is 8,500 square feet, more than double the size of its previous location and bigger than the other Century Cycles stores in Rocky River and Peninsula. Besides expanding bicycle display areas and the service department, the new Century Cycles Medina will also handle the company’s buying, receiving and distribution of bicycle accessories, parts and clothing throughout the chain.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our long tradition in Medina,” said Century Cycles owner Scott Cowan, who is also a resident of Medina County. “We are grateful for Medina’s support for the past 20 years, and we are excited to have a bigger, better, state-of-the-art bicycle store to continue serving Medina and Northeast Ohio’s bicycle needs for the next 20 years.”
In May, Century Cycles helped the Medina schools launch their first Bike To School Challenge, which encourages, educates and incentivizes middle school students to ride bicycles for their health and well-being. The program, which is also conducted in Bay Village and Rocky River schools, was cited among the reasons that Medina was honored recently as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People.
Last week at Interbike (www.Interbike.com), Century Cycles won a “Build More Than Bicycles” Award from Bikes Belong (www.BikesBelong.org) for Bike To School Challenge – an honor bestowed upon only three bicycle advocacy programs nationwide. Century Cycles was also awarded a Top 100 Gold Star Retailer Award from Bicycle Retailer and Industry News’ (www.BicycleRetailer.com), an award recognizing the top 2% of independent bicycle shops in the U.S., with gold status conferred to winners in multiple years. This year Century Cycles has also won Best Bike Shop in voting by the readers of Cleveland Magazine, West Shore Live Well and The Medina Gazette.
About Century Cycles
Founded 20 years ago, Century Cycles (www.centurycycles.com 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.
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