Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ride Life Ride Giant bike demo - Sat. Apr. 29, 2017 at Medina's Huffman/Reagan Park

Come and test-ride the latest bicycles from Giant Bicycles and Liv Cycling! 2017 road bikes, mountain bikes, and electric bikes will be available to demo.

  • When: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Where: Huffman/Reagan Park, 4437 Weymouth Rd, Medina, OH 44256

A photo ID and credit card are required to try out bikes. Bring your helmet and cycling shoes; pedals will be provided.

You may try as many bikes as you like, we just ask to keep your ride around 30-45 minutes. Last bike will go out 30 minutes prior to the end of the demo.

This event is FREE and no pre-registration is necessary!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Get ready to Bike To School at area Bicycle Safety Fairs

To help kick off the 2017 Bike To School Challenge, we are having three Bicycle Fairs this week in the local Bike To School Challenge communities:

Rocky River Bicycle Fair

  • When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30pm
  • Where: Rocky River Middle School, 1631 Lakeview Ave, Rocky River, OH 44116

Residents of Rocky River are invited to bring their bicycles in for a free safety inspection by the professional bicycle mechanics from Century Cycles 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 Giant 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 26, 2017, 6:30 - 8:00pm
    • Where: Century Cycles, 1059 North Court Street, Medina, OH 44256
    Professional bicycle mechanics at Century Cycles in Medina will provide free bicycle safety inspections, display essential bike commuting gear and information.

    Century Cycles and Giant 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 27, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30pm
    • Where: Bay Middle School, 27725 Wolf Road, Bay Village, OH 44140
    Professional bicycle mechanics from Century Cycles - 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 Giant 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 21, 2017

    Century Cycles Bike To School Challenge returns in May!


    The Century Cycles Bike to School Challenge, the biggest bike-to-school program in the nation, begins on May 1, 2017, with events in Bay Village, Medina, and Rocky River.

    From May 1 through May 19, over 5,000 students at seven schools will take the challenge. Using daily bike counts and surveys to gauge participation, the students are gearing up to compete for prizes and hope to beat last year's impressive records.

    Sponsors Giant Bicycles (www.giantbicycles.com) and Century Cycles (www.centurycycles.com) will award Giant bicycles to students as prizes, along with prizes from other local and national sponsors (see below).

    Follow Bike To School Challenge on Facebook or Twitter for daily updates!


    Bay Bike To School Challenge

    May 1-19 at Bay Bay Middle School - Download printable flyer

    School Contact: Lawrence Kuh

    April 27, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30pm: Bay Village Bicycle Fair at Bay Middle School
    May 1, 2017: First Bike To School Day and Subway BOGO Day
    May 2, 2017: MOJO Coffee Day
    May 4, 2017: Bike To School Challenge T-Shirt Day
    May 5, 2017: BMX Freestyle Show 2:15-2:45pm
    May 8, 2017: Subway BOGO Day
    May 9, 2017: MOJO Coffee Day
    May 10, 2017: Giant Water Bottle Day & National Bike To School Day
    May 15, 2017: Subway BOGO Day
    May 16, 2017: MOJO Coffee Day
    May 17, 2017: Bike Cleveland Day (stickers and buttons)
    May 18, 2017: Honey Hut Ice Cream Day
    May 19, 2016: Final Assembly Day and prize drawings at Bay Middle School - Wear your BTS t-shirt!

    Ride All 15 Days: Drawing for Biver/Ray Ride and Winking Lizard Pizza Party in Peninsula on May 26th!

    Plus, every 4 days of riding enters you into the GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE to win new Giant Bicycles, gift cards and more!

    May 8-19 at Westerly Elementary School - Download printable flyer

    April 27, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30pm: Bay Village Bicycle Fair at Bay Middle School
    May 8, 2017: First Bike To School Day and Subway BOGO Day
    May 10, 2017: Giant Water Bottle Day and National Bike To School Day
    May 11, 2017: Bike To School Challenge T-Shirt Day
    May 15, 2017: Subway BOGO Day
    May 17, 2017: Bike Cleveland Day (stickers and buttons)
    May 19, 2017: Honey Hut Ice Cream Day, Final Assembly Day, and prize drawings (wear your Bike To School T-Shirt!)

    Ride Just 4 Days to get your FREE Bike to School T-shirt!

    Plus every 4 days of riding enters you into the GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE to win 2 new Giant bicycles, gift cards, and more!

    SPONSORS: Century Cycles, Giant Bicycles, Subway (Wolf Road in Bay Village), Bike Cleveland, Bay Village Schools, Westerly Elementary PTA, Mojo's Coffee and More, and Honey Hut Ice Cream Shoppe


    Medina Bike To School Challenge

    May 1-12 at Claggett and A.I. Root Middle Schools and H.G. Blake Elementary School

    School Contacts
    Claggett Middle School: Sherrie Schneider
    A.I Root Middle School: Melanie Condosta
    H.G. Blake Elementary School: Eldora Lavdas

    Dowload printable flyer

    April 26, 2017, 6:30-8:00pm: Bike To School Night at Century Cycles in Medina
    May 1, 2017: First Bike To School Day and Subway BOGO Day
    May 2, 2017: Bike Cleveland Day (stickers, buttons, tattoos)
    May 4, 2017: School House Scoops Day
    May 5, 2017: Domino's Pizza Day
    May 8, 2017: Subway BOGO Day
    May 9, 2017: Honey Bee Bakery Day
    May 10, 2017: Giant Water Bottle Day and National Bike To School Day
    May 12, 2017: Dairy Queen Day, Final assemblies and prize drawings at Clagget and A.I. Root Middle Schools
    May 19, 2017: Final assembly and prize drawings at H.G. Blake Elementary School

    Ride Just 4 Days:  FREE Bike to School T-Shirt!

    Plus every 4 days of riding enters you into the GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE to win new Giant Bicycles (2 courtesy of Mellion Orthodontics), gift cards and much more!

    SPONSORS: Century Cycles, Giant Bicycles, Subway (986 North Court Street), Bike Cleveland, Mellion Orthodontics, School House Scoops, Courthouse Pizzeria, Rinky Dink Family Fun Center, Dairy Queen, Honey Bee Bakery, Fuel Up To Play 60, and Domino's Pizza.

    Rocky River Bike To School Challenge

    May 1-19 at Rocky River Middle School - Download printable flyer

    School Contact: Wendy Crites

    April 25, 2017, 6:00-7:30pm: Rocky River Bicycle Fair at Rocky River Middle School
    May 1, 2017: First Bike To School Day and Subway BOGO Day
    May 3 ,2017: Bike Cleveland Day (stickers, buttons, and tattoos)
    May 4, 2017: Bike To School Challenge T-Shirt Day
    May 5, 2017: Starbucks Day
    May 8, 2017: Subway BOGO Day
    May 10, 2017: Giant Water Bottle Day and National Bike To School Day
    May 12, 2017: River Dog Cafe Day (root beer floats)
    May 15, 2017: Subway BOGO Day
    May 16, 2017: Honey Hut Ice Cream Day
    May 18, 2017: Whole Foods Day
    May 19, 2016: Final Bike To School Day, Final Assembly Day and prize drawings - Wear your BTS t-shirt!

    Ride Just 4 Days:  FREE Bike to School T-Shirt!

    Ride All 15 Days:  Drawing for Ray/Biver Ride and Winking Lizard Pizza Party in Peninsula on May 26th!

    Plus every 4 days of riding enters you into the GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE to win 2 new Giant Bicycles, gift cards and more!

    May 15-19 at Kensington Elementary School - Download printable flyer

    School Contact: Tim Shreve

    April 25, 2017, 6:00-7:30pm: Rocky River Bicycle Fair at Rocky River Middle School
    May 15, 2017: First Bike To School Day and Subway BOGO Day
    May 16, 2017: Giant Water Bottle Day
    May 17, 2017: Honey Hut Ice Cream Day
    May 18, 2016: Whole Foods Day
    May 20, 2015: River Dog Cafe Day (root beer floats) and wear your BTS t-shirt day!
    Ride Just 4 Days to receive a FREE Bike to School T-Shirt!

    Plus riding just 4 days enters you into the GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE to win 2 new Giant Bicycles, gift cards, and more!

    SPONSORS: Century Cycles, Giant Bicycles, Subway (Detroit Road in Riversquare Plaza), River Dog Cafe, Starbucks, Honey Hut Ice Cream Shoppe, Whole Foods Market, Rocky River Pirates, Bike Cleveland, Rocky River PTA

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Towpath Trail Stage 3 Groundbreaking - April 22, 2017

    Towpath supporters are invited to join public officials from Cuyahoga County, the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Metroparks, Canalway Partners, and more to ceremonially break ground on Stage 3 of the Towpath Trail Extension Project.

    We will break ground at Clark Field at 9:00am Earth Day morning Saturday, April 22nd.

    This is a B.Y.O.S. event - Bring Your Own Shovel. The success of the Towpath is because of the widespread support of the public - we want people to bring their own shovel to join in on the groundbreaking ceremony!

    Stage 3 of the Towpath Trail Extension will run 1.9 miles from the Northern entrance of Steelyard Commons to Literary Ave. This stage will provide an important link between Tremont, Steelyard Commons, and the public outdoor recreation area Clark Fields.

    Watch this video to learn more about Stage 3 of the Towpath Trail Extension Project:

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    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Look for us at the Medina County Earth Day Festival - April 22, 2017

    Saturday, April 22, 2017
    10:00am - 4:00pm

    Buffalo Creek Retreat
    8708 Hubbard Valley Road
    Seville, Ohio 44273

    Free admission to this Earth-focused and family-friendly event!

    Purchase raffle tickets: 1 for $1 or 6 for $5 for your chance to win great prizes! Proceeds benefit the Earth Day event.

    Food Vendors: Dan's Dogs, La French Fry Trailer, Bake Sale - bring cash!

    Award winners from the local coloring contest will be displayed.

    Earth Day Workshops: Advanced registration and payment was required by April 7. Space in all workshops is limited. Contact 330-722-9316 for further details.

    • Recycling in Medina County - 10:00am - FREE
    • Oriole Feeder Make-n-Take - 11:00am - $15
    • Pizza & Herb Container Garden Make-n-Take - 2:00pm - $15-$25
    • Rain Gardens & Rain Barrels - How & Why - 1:00pm - FREE
    Earth Day Globe Trot - 8:00am at Hubbard Valley Park - $5
    Celebrate Earth Day with this unique fun run/walk. Great for all abilities and ages, the course will be approximately 1.5 miles in length. The run will begin at 8:30am and end at 10:00am. Participants can complete the course as many times as they like. Each time you cross the finish line, you will earn a raffle ticket to put in the coffer for awesome prizes. The drawing will be held at 10:05am. After the race, venture over to Buffalo Creek for the Earth Day Festival! Each registered participant will receive a cool prize pack. All ages welcome.

    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 and 3:00pm. Prizes will be awarded to registered families.

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    23rd Season of Night Rides on the Towpath Trail kicks off this Saturday, April 22, 2017!

    Join Century Cycles at our Peninsula store as we kick off our 23rd season of Night Rides on the Towpath Trail! These casual, non-competitive bike rides are open to all ages and abilities. You must have your own bicycle, helmet, and headlight. The event is FREE and no pre-registration is required.

    The ride begins promptly at 8:00pm. Arrive early to have plenty of time to find parking, get yourself and your bike ready, and sign in. Parking is available at the Lock 29 Trailhead on Mill Street.

    We ride on the car-free Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. We'll ride SOUTH to the Botzum Trailhead and back (about 7 miles each way, 14 miles total). You can turn around sooner if you want a shorter ride.

    Join the event on Facebook for the latest updates. For more information, including directions, preparation and safety tips, and photos from past rides, go to:

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    New Belgium Brewing Tour de Fat coming to Cleveland - July 5, 2017

    The bicycle-friendly New Belgium Brewing is finally bringing the Tour de Fat, its celebration of beer, bikes, and music, to Cleveland, this July 5!

    Featuring music by Rainbow Kitten Surprise at the House of Blues Cleveland, the event benefits the local non-profit LAND Studio.

    For more details and tickets, go to:

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Event Photos: Team Left Hand/Century Cycles Bike MS Kick-Off Party - Apr. 5, 2017

    Thank you to the Winking Lizard Tavern of Brunswick for hosting us and providing food for our Team Left Hand/Century Cycles Bike MS Kick-Off Party on April 5, 2017! Thanks also to Left Hand Brewing Company for providing beverages, and Lady Petch and Kevin for the photos!

    The deadline for joining Team Left Hand/Century Cycles for the 2017 Bike MS Buckeye Breakaway is May 17. Join by going to: teamlefthand.com/ohio