Friday, February 17, 2017

Is your business bicycle friendly?

Century Cycles is proud to be officially recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Business by both Bike Cleveland and the League of American Bicyclists. In fact, in 2014, we were honored to be the very FIRST company in Ohio to earn the GOLD level certification for a Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists!

Businesses thrive when people feel comfortable enough to bike up, lock up, and walk in. This is especially true for employers who embrace bicycle commuting as a viable alternative for their employees.

How can your business become more bicycle friendly? The folks at Bike Cleveland can help guide you through the process, from the first steps of earning their Bicycle Friendly Business sticker. Taking it to the next level of becoming a Bicycle Friendly Business through the League of American Bicyclists is a more involved process, but Bike Cleveland can help there, too, by providing consulting for the application process.

For more information, go to:

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Guide to Lakewood, Ohio's new bike lanes

The City of Lakewood, Ohio recently produced this helpful guide for both bicyclists and motorists for how to navigate the newest bike lanes on Madison Avenue and Franklin Avenue. It's also got useful information that applies to using bike lanes anywhere!

Thanks to the City of Lakewood, with the help of Bike Lakewood (a chapter of Bike Cleveland), for working to keep our streets safe for everyone!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ohio Resident Outdoor Recreation Survey

From Lake Erie to the Ohio River, Ohio offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities in local, state and national parks, recreation areas and preserves.  Outdoor recreation involves many activities, including walking, fishing, boating, cycling and playing sports.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is asking your opinion on improvements to sustain and develop outdoor recreation experiences and opportunities in our state parks.

The survey will take about 10-15 minutes of your time. To begin the survey, go to:

Monday, February 13, 2017

All three Century Cycles stores CLOSED on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: All three Century Cycles stores will be CLOSED on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 for our annual Staff Training Day.

Sorry for any inconvenience! We will be open for our regular hours all other days this week.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Fat Bike events Feb. 11 & 12 CANCELLED

PLEASE NOTE: Due to an unfavorable weather forecast this weekend (unseasonably warm and rainy), the Fat Bike Race & Celebration scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Cleveland Metroparks Bedford Reservation has been CANCELLED. If you had reserved and prepaid for a rental fat bike from us to use during the race, please call our Peninsula store at 330-657-2209 to make arrangements for a refund.

The Snow Bikin' Down on the Farm event scheduled for Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Hale Farm & Village has also been CANCELLED.

We'll be keeping an eye on the weather, hoping that we might still be able to hold the Fattyshack III event at the Brandywine Country Club on Saturday, February 18, 2017 (with a backup/no-snow date of Saturday, February 25). If conditions are not favorable on Feb. 25, we'll do a group fat bike ride on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Bike MS: Registration fee increases at midnight tonight!

The Bike MS Buckeye Breakaway is a two-day, 150-mile ride from Brunswick to Ashland, Ohio on August 5-6, 2017. 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 and 75-mile options if you don't feel up to riding the full 150 miles!

At midnight tonight (Monday, January 30), the registration fee increases from $30 to $40, so if you've been on the fence, NOW is the time to sign up!

If you've never ridden the Bike MS ride before, you can sign up for FREE using the code NEWRIDER17.

CLICK HERE to register ... but WAIT! Before you do that, 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 to join Team Left Hand/Century Cycles! After you complete the team registration process, you'll be redirected back to the Bike MS site to complete your registration for the event.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Fattyshack III - Snow Bike Demo is back again at Brandywine Country Club, February 18, 2017!

Century Cycles partners with Brandywine Country Club to bring this unique event back! Brandywine is opening up their terrain for snow bike / fat bike riders. Demo a snow bike from Century Cycles, or if you've already got a snow bike of your own, bring it to ride the course!

When: Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:00noon - 4:00pm

Where: Brandywine Country Club, 5555 Akron-Peninsula Road, Peninsula, Ohio 44264

Cost: FREE for demo riders; $5 for course access if you have your own fat bike

We'll have two courses marked, a short trail on the Par 3 golf course for demo rides, and a longer trail on the main golf course for open riding if you've got your own bike.

In-between fat bike rides, you can join us as we huddle for warmth around the fire pit. You can purchase beverages and snacks at the Brandy Wine Bar.

Rain or a lack of snow will cancel the event. Check the event page on Facebook for the latest updates.

Participants will be required to sign a Waiver & Release Form. All riders must wear a CPSC-approved helmet. Helmets will be provided with Century Cycles demo bikes; riders with their own snow bikes must have their own helmets. All bicycles must have tires of 3.7 inches wide or wider.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Vote for Century Cycles for the 2017 Best of the West

Voting is now OPEN for the 2017 edition of Cleveland Magazine's Best of the West! Century Cycles is proud that our Rocky River store has been awarded this honor for the past nine years -- thank you to all of our customers and friends for your past support!

To cast your vote, go to:

Be sure to follow the rules to make sure your vote is counted:

  • You must have votes entered for at least half of the listed categories
  • Please include the full name and city of the business you are voting for (e.g. Century Cycles, Rocky River).

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Buy Where You Ride

From your child’s first bike to your latest ride, your
local bike shop is so much more than just bikes,
tubes and energy bars: A meeting place where rides
begin, stories are told, friendships are made and
laughter echoes off the walls.

It's a cornerstone of your community that provides
trained staff to keep your bike running smoothly,
experts to answer your questions, and exudes
passion for the sport. Bike shops support your local
charity ride or sponsor your local race team. They
work to keep your trails and roads safe, accessible
and fun and are always there with a smile when it’s
your time to play.

Support your local bike shop, support your
local community.

Buy Where You Ride.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Show your flair with the Electra Bottlecap Bicycle Bell

Every bike needs a bell! And what better way to show off your own personal style than with the Electra Bottlecap Bicycle Bell? It comes with a mounting clamp that fits most mountain and hybrid bicycle handlebars, and makes a the traditional "ring-a-ling" bike bell sound to alert folks that you're passing.

Now, you may ask, how do I get one with the cap from my favorite bottled beverage? Does it come with different caps? Actually, it doesn't come with any cap at all! Here is how you customize it to suit your own taste:

  1. Ride your bike to your favorite grocery store.
  2. Purchase your favorite bottled beverage.
  3. Carefully carry said beverage as you ride home.
  4. Carefully remove the cap from said beverage using your favorite beverage cap removal tool. You don't want to remove it in one fell swoop like you usually do. You want to pry the sides of the cap a little at a time without denting the top. Go around the sides little by little until it's loose enough to pry off with your fingers.
  5. Joyfully consume the beverage from the bottle.
  6. Place bottle in recycling bin.
  7. Press bottle cap onto the top of the Electra Bottlecap Bicycle Bell.
  8. Now go ride again!
The Electra Bottlecap Bicycle Bell is IN STOCK in all three Century Cycles stores! And, with our Winter Sale, take 10% OFF the regular price of $9.99 -- that makes it $8.99 plus sales tax! Bring your bike and we'll install it for no extra charge! Bonus points if you bring your favorite bottled beverage to share with us!