Saturday, January 20, 2018

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is OPEN during the government shutdown!

PLEASE NOTE: The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is OPEN during the government shutdown! All trails and trailheads are OPEN, although visitor centers, shelters, and restrooms are closed.

Note that pre-existing closures on the Towpath Trail due to construction projects remain in effect. Areas affected are between Boston Store and the I-271 overpass, and between Deep Lock Quarry and Hunt Farm Visitor Center. See the park's Alerts and Conditions page for more details.

Also, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will be running all scheduled trips and excursions, and the Trail Mix stores (operated by the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park) in Peninsula and Boston are open for their usual hours. Don't hesitate to go out and enjoy YOUR national park!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Win a Giant Bicycles Winter Survival Kit with the #RideLife365 contest!


Because you can't stay inside all day. Because the gym is uninspiring. Because most people don't. Tag your best winter riding pics with #RideLife365 on Instagram any time before February 11, 2018. Giant Bicycles USA will pick their favorite, and the winner will receive a winter survival kit (shown below)!


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

In Stock: 2018 Jamis Renegade Adventure Road Bikes

The Renegade series of adventure road bikes from Jamis Bikes are popular with gravel racing enthusiasts, and anyone looking for a versatile road bike for all road conditions, light touring, and all-around adventuring. We've now got the 2018 line of Jamis Renegade bikes in stock in all three Century Cycles stores!

At the top end of the line is the Jamis Renegade Expat, featuring a Reynolds 520 chromoly steel frame, carbon fork, Shimano Tiagra 2x10-speed drive train, WTB tubeless-compatible rims, and TRP Spyre mechanic disc brakes. All for $1,199.99!


Next in line is the Jamis Renegade Explore, with a 6061 double-butted aluminum frame, carbon fork, Shimano Sora 2x9-speed drive train, WTB tubeless-compatible rims, and Tektro Lyra mechanical disc brakes. Just $999.99!


Rounding out the line-up at the entry level is the Jamis Renegade Exile, with a 6061 double-butted aluminum frame, 6061 aluminum fork, Shimano Claris 2x8-speed drive train, WTB tubeless-compatible rims, and Tektro Lyra mechanical disc brakes. All for just $799.99!

Size selection varies by store; please call us to verify and stop in for a test-ride!


Thursday, January 11, 2018

A Day at Cycling Schools


Cycling Schools is a volunteer-operated program in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park designed to provide a day in the park for students from urban schools. Century Cycles is proud to support their work!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Upgrade to Smart - trade in your old trainer for 20% OFF CycleOps Hammer or Magnus

Upgrade to Smart indoor training technology! Bring in your old indoor bicycle trainer (any brand, any model) and get 20% OFF the CycleOps​ Hammer (reg. $1,199.99) or Magnus (reg. $599.99) trainer!

Smart trainers let you connect to online apps like Zwift to provide a virtual riding experience -- take popular rides around the world, race your friends in real-time, and more!

Offer ends January 15.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Join Cuyahoga Greenways for public meetings Jan. 17-18, 2018

Cuyahoga Greenways is a joint effort between the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, Cleveland Metroparks, and NOACA to build an interconnected system of greenways and trails that link neighborhoods, parks, and public transportation, and create a comprehensive countywide active transportation network.

The greenway system will provide recreation opportunities and alternative transportation options for moving around the county, on foot and by bike, and improving our communities’ health, well-being, and economic vitality.

Please join the Cuyahoga Greenways team at one of the second round of public meetings. We need your ideas and opinions to help shape the routes.

Central
Wednesday, January 17th
4:30–6:30 p.m.
Hofbrauhaus – Festsaal
1550 Chester Ave, Cleveland

West
Thursday, January 18th
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Gemini Center – Oak Room
21225 Lorain Road, Fairview Park

East
Thursday, January 18th
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Beachwood Community Center
25325 Fairmount Blvd, Beachwood

You can download a flyer for these events.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Join Team Left Hand/Century Cycles for the 2018 Bike MS Buckeye Breakaway!


The Bike MS Buckeye Breakaway is a two-day, 150-mile ride from Brunswick to Ashland, Ohio on August 4-5, 2018. The event is a fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Buckeye Chapter to support research and services for the thousands of Ohioans afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis. There are one-day 30-mile, 62-mile, and 75-mile options if you don't feel up to riding the full 150 miles!


We are proud to partner with Left Hand Brewing Company for the fourth year to create Team Left Hand / Century Cycles! We were the TOP fund-raising team for the ride in 2015 and 2016, and second-place in 2017, so we are coming back fighting in 2018!


Whether you are a new or returning rider, registration is now OPEN for the Buckeye Breakaway and for Team Left Hand / Century Cycles! Do you want to join the coolest team on the ride? Do you want to wear the coolest custom-designed team jersey? Do you want to be able to attend social rides with FREE refreshments provided by sponsors Left Hand Brewing Company, Justin's Peanut Butter, and NUUN Hydration? Of course you do!


Then FIRST, go to www.teamlefthand.com to join Team Left Hand/Century Cycles! Click on the "Ohio" button, select your team jersey size, and complete the checkout process. There is a $65 team registration fee to cover the jersey and other team expenses.

After you complete the registration process on the Team Left Hand site, you'll get a confirmation email containing a link to the Bike MS site to register for the ride, with a password you'll need to join Team Left Hand.

This year, here at Century Cycles, we're giving EVERYONE a change to help us #CrushMS by asking you to Round Up for Multiple Sclerosis! Every time you make a purchase in one of our three stores, when we ask you if you'd like to "Round Up for MS," just say "YES!" We'll round up your sale to the next nearest dollar amount, and forward all of those donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society! For example, if your total purchase is $25.76, then we'll add a 24-cent donation for MS. If your total purchase is $516.32, we'll add a 68-cent donation for MS!


Friday, December 29, 2017

2017-2018 New Years Holiday Hours and events, plus Winter Hours begin in Peninsula

PLEASE NOTE: All three Century Cycles stores will be CLOSED on Sunday, December 31, 2017 and Monday, January 1, 2018. Happy New Year!

Looking for a way to start the bicycling new year off right on January 1? Two traditional New Year's Day bike events are happening again this year:

The Medina Veloist's ABCDEFGHIJ! Ride starts at 12:00pm on Public Square in Medina. Route and distance depends on who shows up and weather conditions. See the event on Facebook for details and updates.

The Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association has their annual New Year's Day Poker Ride, also starting at 12:00pm, at Lincoln Park in Tremont. See the Event on Facebook for details and updates.

Effective Tuesday, January 2, 2018, the Peninsula store will begin Winter Hours of Operation:

  • Monday through Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00pm
Hours in Medina and Rocky River will be UN-CHANGED:
  • Monday through Thursday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00pm

Friday, December 22, 2017

5-Minute Kid's Bike Safety Check from Park Tool


Before you let your child hop on any new (or used) bicycle, check out the video above from Park Tool Company about how to perform a 5-minute safety check.

Unlike bicycles purchased from an independent bicycle dealer like Century Cycles, bicycles purchased in the big-box stores do not benefit from assembly by a professional bike mechanic. They frequently fail many (or all) of the tests shown in the video!

If you have any concerns about the safety of any bicycle of yours or your children, regardless of where it was purchased, please bring it to one of our stores for a free inspection! We'll check to see if it's safe, and provide a free estimate for any repairs or adjustments needed.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Say Hello to your local Liv Ambassador!


The Liv Ambassador Program is extended to women across the country seeking to develop the women’s cycling community through the Liv Cycling brand and their local Liv retailer, Century Cycles. These women act as a liaison of the Liv brand in their region and will lead rides, give informational clinics, and act as a go-to resource for Liv and general cycling-related information.

Please meet your Liv Ambassador, Deltrece Daniels! You may recognize Deltrece from her day job as the Outreach & Membership Manager for Bike Cleveland! Her favorite bike is her Liv Avail road bike. Her favorite place to ride is the Western Reserve Greenway rail-trail in Ashtabula County. Her must-have cycling accessory is a bike lock. When she's not riding, she's busy planning routes for her next ride. Her life goal is to ride her bicycle in each of the 50 states in the USA, and abroad in Africa.

Starting in February, Deltrece will be hosting four Liv Signature Events here in the Cleveland area. For updates, plus to join in the conversation about women's cycling issues in Northeast Ohio, there's a new Facebook group! Join now at: