Monday, May 2, 2016

Four gentlemen riding home to Cincinnati on the Ohio To Erie Trail

A group of bicycle touring visitors stopped into the Century Cycles store in Peninsula today. They had scheduled their vacations around the trip, so couldn't be deterred by the unseasonably cold temperatures on this Monday in May.

They all hail from the Cincinnati and are riding home from Cleveland on the Ohio to Erie Trail.

You can see more photos of bicycle touring riders who have visited all three of our stores in our Bicycle Touring Photo Gallery. Our own Kevin from the Peninsula store rode the Ohio to Erie Trail last fall from Cincinnati to Cleveland; you can read all about it here.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Join the National Bike Challenge!

It's May, and the start of National Bike Month and the National Bike Challenge! Start logging all of your rides and miles now through September 30 to rack up points and help Cleveland beat Pittsburgh in the Rust Belt Battle!

You can log your rides manually, or if you use Strava, MapMyRide, or Endomondo, your miles can be logged automatically!

Join your workplace or school to see you stack up against your co-workers. Compare your points to other in your community! Create a team, or join the Century Cycles team!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Endura FS260 Pro SL bib shorts offer definitive precision fit and performance

Endura's FS260-Pro SL Bibshorts are made of Italian power Lycra fabric for excellent muscle support, and they feature Coldblack technology to dramatically reduce the heat. These UPF 50+ shorts have a pre-curved race fit and mesh upper for optimal breathability. Plus, you'll love Endura's 700-Series antibacterial semi-custom fit chamois (available in three widths) so you can chose the ideal width to match your body, bike geometry, and riding position.

Now in stock in both Men's and Women's sizes at the Century Cycles stores in Medina and Rocky River (give us a call if you'd like to check them out in Peninsula)! Or shop online at: http://bit.ly/1SUGCCX


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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Listen to Scott Cowan talk about the Bike To School Challenge on WJCU

Last week, Century Cycles owner Scott Cowan spoke to Diane Lees, host of The Outspokin' Cyclist, a radio program on WJCU 88.7FM. Diane and Scott discussed the Century Cycles Bike To School Challenge, the largest bike-to-school program in the nation.

Click here to listen to the program online.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Public meetings for Veteran's Memorial (Detroit-Superior) Bridge and Lakeshore Boulevard

Join Bike Cleveland and other area transportation advocates this week at public meetings to discuss possible changes to two significant bicycle access corridors!

Riding east across the Veteran's Memorial (Detroit-Superior) Bridge is not always an easy proposition. The bike lanes on Detroit Ave end at West 25th Street and the speed limit jumps from 25mph to 35mph. Worse, because the bridge is a large structure with wide lanes and clear sight lines, people tend to go much faster than the posted speed limit. The end result is an unsafe situation on one of Cleveland’s primary east/west bicycle routes. The good news is that NOACA and the City of Cleveland are addressing this situation. One proposal is to close the southern (eastbound) lane to cars and trucks and create a dedicated bicycle / pedestrian facility in addition to reconfiguring the intersections at both ends of the bridge.

The city is hosting the first of two public meetings to gather information and share opinions.

Where: St. Malachi Church (2459 Washington Ave, Cleveland)                
When: Tuesday, April 26th, 6:30pm

If you can, we encourage you to attend and voice your support for plans that would dramatically improve one of the most critical connections in the city. You can also share your thoughts by filling out NOACA’s survey.

Lakeshore Boulevard is currently configured for traffic volumes that simply do not exist. This excess capacity promotes speeding at the cost of safety, neighborhood connectivity, pedestrian utility, retail performance, and multimodal usage. The City of Cleveland has proposed a "road diet" that will calm traffic and reduce crashes without impeding the flow of cars. Such configurations have been in use for over three decades, and are endorsed by the U.S. DOT as an effective means of improving the safety and livability of our neighborhoods.

Councilman Polensek is skeptical of the proposed new configuration and is hosting a public meeting to discuss the issue.
Where: Collinwood Recreation Center (16300 Lakeshore Blvd, Cleveland)
When: Thursday, April 28th, 6:00pm

Lakeshore is part of the Lakefront Bikeway, 2014 Master Bikeway Implementation Plan, 2007 Master Bikeway Plan, and the new Eastside Greenway plan. If you live in the area around Lakeshore, or travel on it, you should attend and voice your support for calmer traffic and better bike facilities.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Towpath Trail bridge south of Akron damaged by vandals; crowd-funding campaign started for repairs


On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, vandals severely damaged the floating bridge north of Wilbeth Road in Akron, Ohio by setting fire to a forty foot section of the popular Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.

A group is working in partnership with Summit Metro Parks and The City of Akron to access the damage and develop a plan for repairs to the floating boardwalk. A crowd-funding page has been created to accept donations for the repair effort. All proceeds will benefit the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition to go towards the floating bridge repair.

To visit the fund-raising page and make a donation, go to:

Friday, April 22, 2016

Berea couple buys our most elaborate bicycle ever, a Santana Ti 700 Tandem

Congratulations to Bob and his wife Mary from Berea! They recently picked up their dream bike, a brand new Santana Ti 700 tandem bicycle from the Century Cycles store in Medina.

This bike just happens to be the most elaborate bike ever purchased at Century Cycles. What makes it so special? Basically any thing that makes a bike more complicated, this bike has. It's a tandem of course, so that's step 1. It's got a titanium frame and carbon fork. Other upgrades include a Gates Carbon Belt Drive timing chain, rear disc brake, Shimano Di2 electronic drive train, the rear cargo rack, S&S couplers that allow the bike to be broken down to fit into an airline-regulation travel case, and said travel case.

 Are you and your partner looking for your dream ride? Stop on in the Century Cycles store in Medina! We are an Authorized Dealer for Santana Tandems, and our staff includes experienced tandem bicycle owners and riders who can help you select and spec out your ultimate bicycle built for two (or even three or four)!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Get ready for the Bike To School Challenge at community Bicycle Fairs


We are just a week and a half away from the 2016 Century Cycles Bike To School Challenge! If you haven't caught up on all of the details of this year's program yet, click here.

To help residents and students in each Bike To School Challenge community get ready to ride their bikes to school, work, or just for fun, Century Cycles has teamed up with several other organizations to hold these bicycle fairs:

Rocky River Bicycle Fair
When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Where: Rocky River Middle School, 1631 Lakeview Avenue in Rocky River, Ohio

  • Residents are invited to bring their bicycles in for a free safety inspection by the professional bicycle mechanics from Century Cycles bicycle store in Rocky River. The store's staff will also display essential bike commuting gear and information and make smoothies on the Century Cycles blender bike.
  • Century Cycles and Raleigh Bicycles are teaming up to give away 20 bicycle helmets to the first 20 families who attend (limit of one helmet per family).
  • Rocky River Bike to School Challenge organizers will be available to answer questions about the program.
  • The Rocky River Police Department is providing free bike licenses.
  • Bike Cleveland and Rocky River High School Environmental Club will have informational booths.
Bike To School Night at Century Cycles - Medina
When: Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Where: Century Cycles, 1059 North Court Street, Medina, Ohio

  • Professional bicycle mechanics at Century Cycles will provide free bicycle safety inspections, display essential bike commuting gear and information.
  • Century Cycles and Raleigh Bicycles are teaming up to give away 10 bicycle helmets to the first 10 families who attend (limit: one helmet per family).
  • Information about the Medina Bike to School Challenge will be available, and any questions about the program will be answered.
Bay Village Bicycle Fair
When: Thursday, April 28, 2016, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Where: Bay Middle School, 27725 Wolf Road in Bay Village, Ohio
  • Professional bicycle mechanics from Century Cycles bicycle store in Rocky River will provide free bicycle safety inspections, display essential bicycle commuting accessories and information, and make smoothies on the Century Cycles blender bike.
  • Century Cycles and Raleigh Bicycles are teaming up to give away 20 bicycle helmets to the first 20 families who attend (limit: one helmet per family).
  • Bay Bike to School Challenge organizers will be available to answer questions about the program.
  • The Bay Village Police Department is providing free bike licenses.
  • Other informational booths include Bike Cleveland, Bay Village Green Team, and Project Earth Environmental Club.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Give mountain biking a try with the Cleveland Metroparks - May 26, 2016

Have you been thinking about trying mountain biking, but don't have the proper equipment? Or you just want somebody along to show you the ropes? The Cleveland Metroparks has just the event for you!

On May 26, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00pm, the Cleveland Metroparks will be holding the first of their Mountain Biking "Try-It" Activities. The event will take place on the Bedford Singletrack mountain bike trail in the Bedford Reservation, with check-in at the Egbert Picnic Shelter.

The cost is $10 per person, which includes the use of a mountain bike and helmet. Registration opens on Friday, April 15, 2016. Click here for details and registration information.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Bike To School Challenge begins in May; over 5,000 students in NE Ohio schools take part in largest youth cycling event in the U.S.

CONTACTS:Scott Cowan, Owner, Century Cycles, 440-356-5705 (office), 330-730-9928 (mobile) or scott@centurycycles.com
Karen Derby-Lovell, Bay Village Schools, 440-617-7307 or karen.derby-lovell@bayschoolsohio.org
Amy Busby, Community Relations Coordinator, Medina City Schools, 330-636-3112 or busbya@medinabees.orgDianna Foley, Executive Director, Communications & Technology, Rocky River City School District, 440-356-6702 orfoley.dianna@rrcs.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 14, 2016

Bike To School Challenge begins in May; over 5,000 students in NE Ohio schools take part in largest youth cycling event in the U.S.

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Over 5,000 middle school and elementary school students in the Cleveland, Ohio suburbs of Bay Village, Rocky River, and Medina begin the 2016 Bike To School Challenge in the coming weeks, committing to ride their bikes to school to help the environment, get more physical activity to improve their health, have fun, and win prizes. The award-winning program is May 2-20, 2016, and is the biggest bike-to-school program in the United States. It returns for its ninth year at Bay Village schools, its sixth year at Rocky River schools, and its fifth year at Medina schools.

Get ready at community Bicycle Fairs

To help local residents get ready to ride their bicycles to school, work or just for fun, the Bike To School Challenge communities, schools, and sponsors have partnered to organize Bicycle Fairs during the week before the Challenge begins. The events are free and open to the public.

Rocky River Bicycle Fair - Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 6:00 - 7:30pm

The Rocky River Bicycle Fair will take place at Rocky River Middle School, located at 1631 Lakeview Avenue in Rocky River, Ohio.
  • Residents are invited to bring their bicycles in for a free safety inspection by the professional bicycle mechanics from Century Cycles bicycle store in Rocky River. The store's staff will also display essential bike commuting gear and information and make smoothies on the Century Cycles blender bike.
  • Century Cycles and Raleigh Bicycles are teaming up to give away 20 bicycle helmets to the first 20 families who attend (limit of one helmet per family).
  • Rocky River Bike to School Challenge organizers will be available to answer questions about the program.
  • The Rocky River Police Department is providing free bike licenses.
  • Bike Cleveland and Rocky River High School Environmental Club will have informational booths.
Bike To School Night at Century Cycles (Medina) - Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 6:30 - 8:00pm

The Bike To School Night will take place at the Century Cycles bicycle store located at 1059 North Court Street (State Route 42, in the Marc's shopping plaza) in Medina, Ohio.
  • Professional bicycle mechanics at Century Cycles will provide free bicycle safety inspections, display essential bike commuting gear and information.
  • Century Cycles and Raleigh Bicycles are teaming up to give away 10 bicycle helmets to the first 10 families who attend (limit: one helmet per family).
  • Information about the Medina Bike to School Challenge will be available, and any questions about the program will be answered.
Bay Village Bicycle Fair - Thursday, April 28, 2016, 6:00 - 7:30pm

The Bay Village Bicycle Fair will take place at Bay Middle School located at 27725 Wolf Road in Bay Village, Ohio.
  • Professional bicycle mechanics from Century Cycles bicycle store in Rocky River will provide free bicycle safety inspections, display essential bicycle commuting accessories and information, and make smoothies on the Century Cycles blender bike.
  • Century Cycles and Raleigh Bicycles are teaming up to give away 20 bicycle helmets to the first 20 families who attend (limit: one helmet per family).
  • Bay Bike to School Challenge organizers will be available to answer questions about the program.
  • The Bay Village Police Department is providing free bike licenses.
  • Other informational booths include Bike Cleveland, Bay Village Green Team, and Project Earth Environmental Club.

Bike To School Challenge Kick-Off Dates

A significant percentage of the schools’ students are expected to bicycle on the first day of the challenge at their respective schools. Reporters are welcome and photo opportunities are available at each school during morning arrivals and afternoon departures. The following is a list of the participating schools and the kick-off dates for the Bike To School Challenge at each one:

Beginning on Monday, May 2, 2016:
Beginning on Monday, May 9, 2016:
Beginning on Monday, May 16, 2016:
Another significant ride day for the challenge will be Wednesday, May 4, which is National Bike To School Day.
On or near the final day of the Bike To School Challenge at each participating school, a school-wide assembly will be held to celebrate the students' accomplishments. Prize drawings will also be conducted for bikes provided by Raleigh Bicycles, in addition to gift certificates and other items provided by other program sponsors. Information about these assemblies will be announced at a later date.

The Bike To School Challenge concludes on Friday, May 13 at A.I. Root Middle School, Claggett Middle School, and H.G. Blake Elementary School. The Bike To School Challenge concludes on Friday, May 20 at Bay Middle School, Westerly Elementary School, Rocky River Middle School, and Kensington Elementary School.

Westerly Elementary School was the first elementary school to participate in the Bike To School Challenge in 2014. Two more elementary schools, H.G. Blake Elementary School and Kensington Elementary School, were added in 2015.

Bike To School Challenge Bucks National Bicycling Trends

  • In just three weeks last May, students taking the Bike To School Challenge logged 84,772 miles, burned 2,216,100 calories (the equivalent of 12,176 cans of Coca-Cola), prevented 84,772 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, and saved their parents $9,180 in gasoline.
     
  • In 2009, only 13% of students in grades K through eight bike or walk to school (in 1969, that number was 48 percent), reports Safe Routes to School National Partnership.
     
  • A report concludes that changing the habits of just 20 percent of children living within two miles of school to get them to bicycle or walk to and from school instead of being driven would be the equivalent of taking 60,000 cars off the road each year, preventing the emission of over 350,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 21,500 tons of other pollutants. (Source: Safe Routes to School: Steps to a Greener Future, prepared for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by Safe Routes to School National Partnership)

Other School-Related Bicycling Trends

  • As much as 30% of morning traffic is generated by parents driving their children to school. One-third of schools are in “air pollution danger zones.”
     
  • From 1976 to 2008, the percentage of overweight children 6 to 11 years old more than tripled. There are many potential benefits of physical activity for youth, including weight control, reduction in the risk of diabetes, stress reduction, relief of ADHD symptoms, and even better academic performance. In an article published January 2012 in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, researchers found that participation in physical activity is positively related to academic performance in children.
     
  • Bicycling to school gives children time for physical activity and an opportunity to be outdoors, a sense of responsibility and independence, and the entire community benefits when there is less traffic congestion and better air quality.

How It Works

Students at Bike to School Challenge schools carry a "Ride Card" that is stamped each day they ride a bike to school. When they accumulate four bicycle rides to school, students receive a free t-shirt from main Bike To School Challenge sponsor and organizer Century Cycles bicycle store. The more they bike, the more they can win – every Ride Card they fill up earns them more entries into a grand prize raffle that includes two new bicycles per school from Raleigh Bicycles. Safety is also rewarded: They earn twice as many entries if they wear a bicycle helmet.

Bike To School Challenge Sponsors

Program-wide sponsors are Century CyclesRaleigh Bicycles, and Bike Cleveland.

Additional sponsors of the Bay Bike To School Challenge are: Subway of Wolf Road in Bay Village, Honey Hut Ice Cream ShoppeBay Village Schools, Project Earth Environmental Club.

Additional sponsors of the Medina Bike To School Challenge are: Subway of North Court Street in Medina, School House Scoops,Dairy QueenCastle NoelDomino's PizzaRinky Dink Family Fun CenterMedina City Schools Foundation

Additional sponsors of the Rocky River Bike To School Challenge are: Subway in the Rivesquare plaza on Detroit Road in Rocky River, Starbucks CoffeeHoney Hut Ice Cream ShoppeWhole Foods MarketRiver Dog Cafe, Rocky River PTA

Bay Bike To School Challenge began in 2008

Inspired by a student car boycott to protest high gas prices in 2007, Century Cycles owner Scott Cowan approached his alma mater Bay High School about what he could do to encourage more bicycling to school. Bike To School Challenge was born and was enthusiastically embraced by the students and faculty. Participation in 2008 exceeded organizers’ expectations. In 2009, the program was expanded to include Bay Middle School. It expanded to Rocky River Middle School in 2011 and to the Medina middle schools the following year. In 2010, Bike To School Challenge won the city’s Project of the Year Award from the Bay Village Community Council.

For the latest information

Go to the main Bike To School Challenge web page at: www.centurycycles.com/to/BTS
Twitter: @BTSChallenge

High-resolution photos from past Bike To School Challenge events are available upon request.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Night Rides on the Towpath Trail - 2016 Schedule

The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail is one of Northeast Ohio’s most popular bicycle paths by day. Riding it by moonlight is an entirely different experience that bicyclists can enjoy on Century Cycles Night Rides on the Towpath Trail, now back for their 22nd year this spring!

The 2016 season of Century Cycles Night Rides on the Towpath Trail begins on Saturday, April 23. The rides start at 8:00pm at the Century Cycles bicycle store in Peninsula (1621 Main Street, on Route 303 next to the Winking Lizard Tavern). They are FREE and open to the public, and no advance registration is required. Plan to arrive by at least 7:30pm to have plenty of time to find parking, get yourself and your bike ready, and check in.

In 2016, there are 10 Century Cycles Night Rides, all on Saturday nights. The dates are:
  • Saturday, April 23
  • Saturday, May 21
  • Saturday, June 4 *
  • Saturday, June 18
  • Saturday, July 9 *
  • Saturday, July 23
  • Saturday, August 13 *
  • Saturday, August 27
  • Saturday, September 10
  • Saturday, September 24 *
* These are special event rides; see more details below.

Led and supported by the bike store’s staff, Century Cycles Night Rides on the Towpath Trail are casual, ride-at-your-own pace bicycle rides (not races) about 14 miles long. They all begin and end in the parking lot of Century Cycles bike store in Peninsula. Parking is available at the Lock 29 Trailhead, just north of the store.

Open to all skill levels, participants must sign a waiver prior to riding (one waiver is good for the whole season). Riders must have their own bicycle, helmet, and headlight (the Towpath Trail is unlit at night and very dark). Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. The store is open up until the ride start time for riders who need any last-minute supplies or repairs. After the Night Ride, cyclists usually head to the Winking Lizard Tavern next to the store to recount past adventures on two wheels.

For more information, call Century Cycles in Peninsula at 330-657-2209. Online, please visit www.centurycycles.com/for/NightRides, an informational page that includes videos and photos from past Night Rides and tips for first-time Night Riders.

Started in 1994 as a staff ride, Century Cycles Night Rides on the Towpath Trail have grown dramatically in popularity, now regularly attracting over 150 bicyclists and their families who ride everything from mountain bikes to tandem bicycles on the crushed limestone trail. Century Cycles Night Rides were in the national spotlight in 2009 when Bicycling Magazine, the world’s #1 bicycling publication, dubbed them one of America’s great local rides. In 2010, Bicycling Magazine cited the Towpath Trail as one of the reasons Cleveland is the 39th-best bicycling city in the United States.

Special Night Ride Events

Saturday, June 4: Bike Camp-Out Night Ride - The weekend of June 3-5, 2016 has been designated as "National Bike Travel Weekend" by the Adventure Cycling Association to celebrate the organization's 40th anniversary. Century Cycles will be getting in on the fun by offering an OPTIONAL Bike Camp-Out during the Night Ride on the Towpath Trail on June 4. Night Riders who wish to participate must pack their overnight camping gear on their bicycles. After the ride's usual turn-around point, bike-campers will continue for an additional few miles to set up for the night at a pre-arranged location, and ride back to Peninsula the next morning. For full details, registration, and a suggested packing list, go to: www.centurycycles.com/for/BikeCampOut

Saturday, July 9: Pajama Party Night Ride - The Pajama Party Night Ride has been one of the most popular Night Rides ever, and Century Cycles is bringing the event back on July 9. Bike riders are encouraged to wear their favorite sleepwear on the ride (helmets are still required, and make sure clothing does not interfere with bike chain or wheels!). Slumber party-themed snacks will be served at the ride turn-around point.

Saturday, August 13: Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Fund-Raiser - Century Cycles appreciates the work being done by the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park in maintaining all of our local national park's trails, especially the Towpath Trail and the popular new East Rim Mountain Bike Trail. On August 13, all Night Ride attendees are encouraged to donate to the Conservancy's TRAILS FOREVER Fund. Anyone who makes a donation will be eligible to win a high-end rechargeable bicycle headlight from NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems.

Saturday, September 24: Costume Party Night Ride for National Bike Your Park Day - In further celebration of their 40th anniversary, and in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, the Adventure Cycling Association is promoting September 24 as "National Bike Your Park Day." To help the celebration, Century Cycles' final Night Ride of the season will be transformed into a rolling costume party! The crowd will judge the best costume, with the winner receiving a high-end NiteRider bike headlight!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

See Century Cycles in the April/May 2016 issue of The Medina County Women's Journal

Century Cycles thanks The Medina County Women's Journal for featuring the staff of our Medina store on the cover of their April/May 2016 issue! You can read the entire issue online here.

Go to page 15 to see our feature story, and find coupons for deals on bicycles, clothing/accessories, tune-ups, and bike rentals!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Congratulations to the latest WINNER from WKSU's Spring Fund Drive!

Meet Helen and Stanford from Streetsboro, Ohio! Helen was the winner in the latest prize drawing for the WKSU Spring Fund Drive.

We had originally purchased a Momentum Street hybrid bike to provide to the prize winner. Due to health issues, Helen is no longer able to ride a bicycle, so we supplied a Raleigh Jazzi 20-inch kids bike that they will present to one of their grand-daughters! They picked it up from the Century Cycles store in Peninsula yesterday.

WKSU is Northeast Ohio's regional National Public Radio station at 89.7FM in Kent, 90.7FM in Norwalk, 95.7FM in Ashland, 89.3FM in Wooster, 89.1FM in Thompson, and 91.5FM in New Philadelphia. Thank you to WKSU for helping us to promote bicycling, and thank you to ALL who donated as part of the Spring Fund Drive!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Road bike group ride season starts this Sunday, April 10 with Sunday Service in Medina

Our road bike group ride season starts soon, with our first Sunday Service Ride!

When: Sunday, April 10, 2016, 8:00am
Where: Century Cycles, 1059 North Court Street, Medina, OH 44256

We'll ride our usual 20 miles on the streets in and around Medina. The pace is moderate, and the group will stop at each turn to wait for everyone to catch up.

The weather forecast calls for rain in the afternoon, but dry and COLD during the ride time! Follow the event on Facebook for the latest updates, especially if the weather takes a turn for the worse and we have to cancel the ride.

Fortunately, we can help you prepare for cold-weather riding -- we are currently offering  40% OFF the regular prices of all of our in-stock winter cycling clothing. This includes heavyweight jackets, jerseys, and tights; winter gloves, and even winter cycling boots!

You can see our full schedule of this season's Sunday Service Road Bike Group Rides at:


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Join us at the 20th Annual Medina County Earth Day Celebration!

Join Century Cycles and many other local organizations at the 20th Annual Medina County Earth Day Celebration!

When: Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Medina County Park District - Buffalo Creek Retreat, 8708 Hubbard Valley Rd, Seville, OH 44273

Free Admission!

Activities will include:
  • Kite Flying Demonstrations
  • Live Animals and Entertainment
  • Kids' Activities and Crafts
  • Eco Information Fair and Market
  • FREE Photobooth
  • Bookmobile
  • Unused medications drop-off with Medina County Drug Task Force
  • Food Trucks, including Dan's Dogs and La French Fry Trailer (bring cash!)
Earth Day Workshops - Advance registration and payment is required by April 7. Space in both workshops is limited. Contact 330-722-9322 to register.

Compost Barrel - Cost is $65 which includes all materials. Requires truck or larger vehicle to transport. 2:00pm or 3:00pm.

Backyard Wildlife Habitat - Learn how to create a garden for butterflies, birds, and bees. 2:30 - 4:00pm. Free.

Coloring Contest Award Winner Display

K9 Search and Rescue Demo - 2:00pm

Nature Hikes at Hubbard Valley Park - Hike with a Medina County Park District Naturalist at Hubbard Valley Park. The park is located at 8600 Hubbard Valley Road in Seville. Hikes will leave from the parking lot at 12:00 noon and 2:00pm.

Family Fishing Derby - Grab a rod and reel in an afternoon of fishing fun with your family. Families can register and fish between 11:00am to 3:00pm. Prizes will be awarded to registered families.

Directions
Buffalo Creek Retreat is located approximately one mile south of Blake Road or approximately one mile north of Greenwich Road. The entrance drive is on the south side of the Hubbard Valley Lake Dam on the west side of Hubbard Valley Road just north of the I-76 overpass.

From I-71, take the I-76 exit and head east towards Akron. Next, take the State Route 3/Seville exit. Turn right at the stop light onto State Route 3. Turn left at the next stop light onto Greenwich Road. Turn left onto Hubbard Valley Road. After you cross over the Interstate, the entrance to Buffalo Creek Retreat will be on your left just past the house. If you get to Hubbard Valley Park, you missed it.

From the north on State Route 3, turn left onto Blake Road (the first left after you cross over the Interstate). Turn right onto Hubbard Valley Road. The entrance to Buffalo Creek Retreat will be just past Hubbard Valley Park on your right. If you cross over the Interstate on Hubbard Valley Road, you missed it.