Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving! All three Century Cycles stores will be CLOSED on Nov. 26

Century Cycles would like to wish all of our customers, staff, and friends a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Please note that all three of our stores will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 26, 2015 for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. We will be OPEN for our regular hours the rest of the weekend:

  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00pm

Monday, November 23, 2015

Global Fat Bike Day Ride: Dec. 5, 2015 10:00am in Peninsula

Join us for our 3rd annual ride celebrating fat bikes and snow bikes! We'll have a new time and new route this year, with a combination of road, paved bike path, unpaved bike path, and mountain bike trail!

The 16.5-mile route will take us past the new East Rim Trail for mountain biking in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Those that want to can ride the East Rim Trail for a lap or two. Those that don't want to ride the East Rim Trail can either wait or continue back to Peninsula on their own. Find the route details at:

You don't have to have a fat bike to come along; bring your mountain bike, 'cross bike, or whatever you feel comfortable riding for the conditions. We have snow bikes for rent; call us at 330-657-2209 to make a reservation.

We'll get together for lunch afterwards!

Follow the event on Facebook to make sure you get all the latest updates.

Here's the video from last year's ride:

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Share Your Adventure and you might win a $25 Gift Card!

The folks at the Century Cycles store in Rocky River have set up this cool display to highlight the fat bikes and touring bikes available from Salsa Cycles. The backdrop of the display is our "Adventure Wall." We invite our customers to share their photos of their bicycling adventures! Anyone who submits a photo will be eligible to win a $25 Century Cycles Gift Card!

Your bicycle adventure photo doesn't have to include a Salsa or a fat bike -- as long as it's any bike! We welcome any type of adventure, whether it's your adventurous ride to work, to the store, or to a far-flung destination!

You can submit your bicycle adventure photo any of these ways:

  • Stop into our Rocky River store and hand it to us!
  • Mail it to us at "Share Your Adventure, Century Cycles, 19955 Detroit Rd, Rocky River, OH  44116."
  • E-mail it to:
  • Post it on Facebook and tag @CenturyCycles and type the hashtag #ShareYourAdventure.
  • Post it on Twitter and tag @CenturyCycles with the hashtag #ShareYourAdventure.
  • Post it on Instagram and mention @centurycycles with the hashtag #ShareYourAdventure.
Be sure to tell us your name, the location of the photo, and the date it was taken! All photos submitted by December 31, 2015 will be eligible to win!
The Adventure Wall at Century Cycles in Rocky River

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Introducing the Salsa Marrakesh touring bicycle

The Salsa Marrakesh is Salsa Cycles' new across-the-country or around-the-world touring bike. The Marrakesh is stable and predictable when heavily loaded, and durable enough to be strapped down to the roof of a bus jostling over a remote pass. Turkish dust around the bottom bracket and mud from Thailand’s monsoon season make just as much sense on this bike as all the stickers from the other countries you’ve visited do. When you’ve decided to stop dreaming and actually make that year abroad a reality, Marrakesh is ready to pile on the miles, whether you're actually headed to Marrakesh, or the Republic of Macedonia, or just to Macedonia, Ohio.

The parts spec is made up of tried-and-true touring bike components, starting with a Shimano Deore 9-speed drive train with a triple crankset, and Microshift bar-end shifters. Avid BB7 disc brakes provide the stopping power in all conditions. Steering duty is handled by Salsa's new Cowchipper drop handlebar, with a wide flare for comfort and control. Where the rubber meets the road you'll find Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700x38 tires on all frame sizes.

You get some great extras right out of the box -- a Brooks B17 narrow leather saddle and Salsa Alternator rear pannier rack! The frame also has lots of eyelets for fenders, bottle cages, plus front and rear racks, including mounts on the fork for Salsa Anything Cages.

The frame comes in Black or Green, with cool constellation highlights to inspire your global navigation.
We've got a 54cm, 55cm, and 57cm in stock in Black. Smaller sizes in Green are on the way!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Why Bike Commuters Should Be Using Strava

If you think that GPS-based activity tracking apps like Strava are just for speed-crazed adrenaline junkies, think again.

With the use of these apps getting more and more popular in the past few years, the companies that provide them have accumulated a wealth of data about where people ride bicycles. Many bicycle advocacy groups and government agencies are now acquiring and using this data to make the case for where to provide cycling facilities such as bike lanes and trails.

So, if you use Strava every time you ride, even for your commute to work or short jaunts to the grocery store or coffee shop, you could be helping to make bicycling better for all of us!

Click here to read more in a recent article from Bicycling Magazine.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

30% OFF a Blackburn Indoor Trainer - Hot Deals for Cold Days are Back by Popular Demand!

Every winter, we negotiate special purchases from our manufacturers for the most popular bicycling accessories, then we pass the savings (30%-50% off) to YOU! A new "Hot Deals for Cold Days" offer comes out every two weeks, now through February. Stock up on essentials, shop for the holidays, and save on your cycling favorites!

Blackburn Tech Mag 6 Indoor Trainer
Regularly $239.99
NOW $167.99

The Blackburn Tech Mag 6 features a sturdy steel frame and a silky-smooth magnetic resistance unit with 6 settings that are select-able with a handlebar-mounted remote. It's ideal for use with your bicycle in your own home, for indoor cycling classes where you bring your own bike and trainer, or for taking to a race or event to warm up.

The Fine Print:
This Hot Deal is good only November 19 - December 2, 2015, while supplies last on in-stock merchandise only. In-store purchase only; no online or phone orders accepted. No coupon necessary.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Congratulations to our WKSU bike winner!

Congratulations to Donna Moot! She's the proud owner of a brand new bicycle, which we provided to WKSU to help with their Fall Pledge Drive!

The bike is the Momentum Street, valued at $429.99! It's a great bike for getting around town for errands, with 7 speeds, a comfortable upright riding position, and comes with all the accessories you need -- rear cargo rack, full-coverage fenders, kickstand, a bell, and even a built-in coffee cup holder!

Momentum Biking is the new lifestyle division of Giant Bicycles. The line also includes the new Momentum Rocker, the fat bike priced for anyone's budget, and now in stock in our stores!

Thank you to Donna, and everyone who helped to support WKSU and public radio in Northeast Ohio!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Film 'Bikes vs. Cars' coming to Cleveland

Join Bike Cleveland and Tugg, Inc. for a thought provoking film about our cities, our air, and our society's obsession with the automobile.

"Bikes vs Cars" depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: Climate, earth's resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy traffic chaos. The bike is a great tool for change, but the powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year on lobbying and advertising to protect their business. In the film we meet activists and thinkers who are fighting for better cities, who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing number killed in traffic.

How did we get to this point? What can be done to change course? Watch the film then stick around for a brief forum about Cleveland, specifically: where we are, where we want to go, and how can we get there.

This film presentation needs to pre-sell 57 tickets by Jan 13, 2016 in order to show. You can pre-purchase tickets and view a trailer at:

See the latest updates for the event on Facebook. The planned date of the screening is January 28, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Capitol Theatre (1390 W. 65th Street, Cleveland).

Sunday, November 15, 2015

It's Sunday, and here's Wednesday

Now in stock (size Medium) at Century Cycles is Surly's latest entry in the fat bike/snow bike world, the Wednesday. Why another fat bike model, you may ask? The Wednesday splits the difference between Surly's other fat bike models.

It's got the nimble trail geometry of the Ice Cream Truck, which means it will handle well on whatever mountain bike trail floats your boat. Point it downhill, pedal it uphill, shred the rocks, etc.

Like the tried and true Pugsley, it's got oodles of mounting eyelets for racks, fenders, and bottle cages, so you can load it up for that all-terrain expedition in the arctic or through your neighbor's backyard woods.

The Wednesday comes with Surly's popular Nate 26x3.8-inch tires, but the bike will handle up to a 26x4.6-inch tire. This bike is not completely without new-school tech, as it also has Surly's new Other Brother Darryl tubeless-compatible rims, plus the oversized head tube makes it compatible with the RockShox Bluto fat suspension fork should you decide to upgrade. Round it out with Hayes MX disc brakes and a solid SRAM X5 2x10-speed drive train.

Come check it out!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

We thank and salute our veterans!

We at Century Cycles wish to express our gratitude to all of the veterans who have served to protect our country, as well as all current service members on active duty or reserves.

To honor all of these men and women, we are offering the following discounts for all current and former members of the US military:
These offers are valid on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 only. Please have proof of military service. Thank you!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park gets funding for Phase 2 of East Rim Trail

Hot on the heels of the wildly successful grand opening of the 2.3-mile East Rim Trail for mountain biking in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park announced today that they have received funding for the design, engineering, and construction of Phase 2 of the trail. The funding comes from a $120,700 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and will add an additional 7 miles to the mountain bike trail to be completed in 2016-17.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Winter Hours starting Friday, November 6, 2015

REMINDER: Our Winter Hours begin today, Friday November 6, 2015. Our hours at all three Century Cycles stores are:

  • Monday through Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00pm
As always, you can also find our current hours of operation at:

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Section of Towpath Trail near Akron to be closed

Photo: Akron Beacon-Journal
An approximately 1-mile stretch of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail is set to close soon, and the closure may be for as long as four years. The affected section is between the Mustill Store and the Memorial Parkway, just north of downtown Akron. The closure is being done by the city of Akron for the construction of a $184 million sewer tunnel.

Fortunately, the city is taking steps to provide a safe detour using a marked route on local streets.

For complete details, click here for an article in the Akron Beacon-Journal.
Map image: Akron Beacon-Journal

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

ACTION ALERT: Don't let Congress cut bike funding

Congress is considering three amendments to the transportation bill that would significantly reduce federal bike funding by cutting two critical programs, the Recreational Trails Program and the Transportation Alternatives Program. If they pass, these amendments will make it much more difficult for communities to build bike infrastructure. Tell your representatives to vote against the amendments from Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) and Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL).

Click here to contact your representative using a quick and easy form provided by People for Bikes.