Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Century Cycles named a 2008 Shop of the Year

For Immediate Release

The League of American Bicyclists Announces Century Cycles as a 2008 Shop of the Year

Washington, DC - April 13, 2009 – The League of American Bicyclists is proud to announce Century Cycles as a 2008 Shop of the Year, as determined by the League’s members.

The League’s Shops of the Year award recognizes only eight outstanding shops in the U.S. for their commitment to customer service and dedication to encouraging cycling. Andy Clarke, President of the League, said, “The League is delighted to recognize Century Cycles as a 2008 Shop of the Year for their efforts to promote cycling in their community. In addition to their outstanding customer service, Century Cycles is involved in advocacy, education and encouragement activities that have an impact well beyond their shop’s walls.”

In 2008, Century Cycles was also named a Top 100 Bicycle Retailer in the U.S., its seventh straight year being honored by Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, the trade publication for the bicycle industry. The local bike chain, which just celebrated its 17th anniversary, was also recently ranked in the top 10 among 1,200 Raleigh dealers in the United States.

“All of us at Century Cycles are honored to be recognized by such an esteemed group of cyclists,” said Scott Cowan, owner and founder of Century Cycles. “We’ll keep striving to provide world-class customer service and will continue to bring bicycling to as many people as possible.”

The 2008 Shops of the Year:

Region 1.
Belmont Wheelworks. Belmont, Massachusetts
Region 2.
Genesis Bicycles. Easton, Pennsylvania
Region 3.
Revolution Cycles. Arlington, Virginia
Region 4.
Century Cycles. Medina/Peninsula/Rocky River, Ohio
HubBub Custom Bicycles. Cleveland, Ohio
American Cycle & Fitness. Commerce Twp., Michigan
Region 5.
Bicycle Sport Shop. Austin, Texas
Region 6.
Bike Gallery. Portland, Oregon

The League determined the 2008 Shops of the Year winners in a recent membership survey. The League’s members were asked what their favorite bike shops were and why. The shops with the most mentions in each region won. Typically, six awards are given – one per region. However, 2008 proved to be a great year for bicycling. Two additional shops were recognized in Region 4 where there was a three-way tie.

The League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. The League represents the interests of America's 57 million bicyclists, including its 300,000 members and affiliates.


  1. Wow, how much did that cost you guys?

    Congrats, you deserve it.

  2. That is awesome and well earned. Congratulations all!

  3. I didnt need a magazine and national recognition to know that CC is the best bike shop in the US! ;)