Medina Gazette: Cycle shop offers free bike how-to classes
February 5, 2013
MEDINA -- It's no fun to ride a bike on ice and snow. But winter is an ideal time to learn how to repair and maintain a bicycle and to sharpen riding skills.
Century Cycles, 1059 N. Court St., is hosting a series of free clinics aimed at doing just that.
The most popular clinic covers basic bike maintenance and will be 1:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 6:30 p.m. March 7.
The session taught by a professional mechanic will explain essential bike maintenance skills, including changing a flat tire, cleaning and lubricating a bicycle chain, the importance of a five-minute pre-ride safety check and what to take on every bike ride.
All clinics are about 45 to 60 minutes long and are offered simultaneously at all three Century Cycles stores -- Medina, Peninsula and Rocky River -- unless otherwise noted.
Attendees receive a 15 percent discount on all bicycle accessories and parts purchased immediatly after each clinic.
Other clinics will be 6:30 p.m. on the following dates:
today, bike touring 101
Thursday, cleaning and lubricating bicycle chains
Feb. 12, tandem bicycles 101 (offered only at Medina store)
Feb. 19, roadside repair
Feb. 26, bike commuting 101
Feb. 28, preparing for the MS150 and other event rides