Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Inaugural NEOCycle was a huge success!

Josh from CC Rocky River
at the NEOCycle Hub
The first annual NEOCycle festival, a celebration of all things cycling in Northeast Ohio, was a resounding success by all account this past weekend (Sept. 26-28, 2014).

The event featured track racing, a cyclocross race, a criterium race, an urban night ride, and the gran fondo-style Forest City Fundo ride on Sunday, featuring routes of 10, 32, or 62 miles and raising funds for Bike Cleveland. All these activities centered on the NEOCycle Hub at Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Park, where attendees also enjoyed live music, food trucks, beer, bike polo, pinball, local bike shops and other vendors!

I participated in the Forest City Fundo. Fortunately, the fantastic fall weather we've been experiencing lately continued, with sunny blue skies and temperatures in the 70s. The ride started out through downtown Cleveland. I ended up doing a "hybrid" route, taking the detour for the longer 62-mile ride during the first half, which took us through Bratenahl, Colinwood, and to the turn-around at Euclid Beach. Both the 32 and 62-mile routes continued through University Circle, Slavic Village (on the Morgana Run Trail), on the Towpath Trail, through Tremont and Ohio City. I skipped the second detour for the 62-mile route, which went through Fairview Park, the Rocky River Reservation, and Lakewood, and went directly to Gordon Square and back to Edgewater Park, for a total of 45 miles.

Back at the NEOCycle Hub, everyone enjoyed the food, beer, music, and catching up with old cycling friends, including Lois Moss (co-founder of Century Cycles and founder of Walk 'n Roll Cleveland), visiting for the event from her new home in Portland, Oregon!
Lois Moss and Deb Petcher
Among the musical acts entertaining the crowd was local favorite Way of Life, featuring CC General Manager Mike Petcher on the bass!
Way of Life featuring Mike Petcher (right) on bass
Check out a few more photos from the day's festivities:

Click here if the slide show above is not appearing for you. Thanks to Deb Petcher for several of the photos!

ALERT: All three stores CLOSING at 3:00pm on Sat. Oct. 4, 2014

PLEASE NOTE: All three Century Cycles stores will be CLOSING early at 3:00pm this Saturday, October 4, 2014 for our annual fall picnic. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Note for our bike rental customers in Peninsula--this means that no bikes will be rented out after 1:30pm, and all bikes MUST be returned before 3:00pm.

Monday, September 29, 2014

National Bike Challenge ends TOMORROW!

The National Bike Challenge for 2014 is almost wrapping up! The Rust Belt Battle of the Bikes pits members of Bike Cleveland and any cyclists in the greater Cleveland area against those in the Pittsburgh region.

In the first Rust Belt Battle in 2013, Cleveland riders racked up more miles, but Pittsburgh won on a technicality, i.e. more bonus points! You get a point for every mile of cycling that you log, but you get 20 bonus for every day that you ride.

You have until the end of the day tomorrow (Sept. 30) to ride and log your miles to be counted in the Challenge. The latest news is the CLE and PGH are neck-and-neck, so every mile and every ride counts! Every ride of at least one mile counts, so even if you don't have time for a long ride, hop on your bike and ride around the block for a mile--that's 21 points for Cleveland!

Not signed up for the National Bike Challenge yet? You can still sign up and log ALL of your rides for this month! Let's bring the Rust Crown back to Cleveland! Go to:

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Salsa Beargrease Carbon 1 fat bike in stock

A fat bike doesn't have to mean heavy bike! For those of you who want to have your snow bike cake and eat it, too, we've got a 2015 Salsa Beargrease Carbon 1 in stock (size is Large)! It's currently located in the Century Cycles store in Peninsula.

With a full carbon frame and Salsa Makwa carbon fork, the Beargrease Carbon 1 shaves additional grams with a SRAM X1 1x11-speed drive train with 11-speed 10/42-tooth cassette, SRAM DB5 hydraulic disc brakes, Surly Marge Lite rims, and 45North Dillinger 26x3.8 tires. The whole package weighs in at only 28 pounds 6 ounces (including the test-ride pedals shown).

We've got one customer with his eye on this bad boy already, so if you're interested, don't dawdle!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Bluto has arrived!

The new 2015 models of snow bikes from Salsa Cycles continue to arrive. Just showing up at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula this week is the 2015 Salsa Mukluk 2!

Bringing back the same Salsa Aluminum frame with Salsa's unique Alternator rear dropouts (which provide easy geared/singlespeed conversion), for 2015 the Mukluk 2 gets the new Bluto suspension fork from RockShox.

Developed specifically for fat/snow bikes, the Bluto fork was developed by RockShox after several years of prodding by Salsa and other snow bike manufacturers. On the Mukluk, it complements the built-in fat tire suspension, providing 100mm of real front suspension travel (that's about 4 inches for us 'Mericans).

Other upgrades over the 2014 model of the Mukluk 2 include SRAM Guide hydraulic disc brakes, and a Thomson stem to match the blingin' Thomson seatpost.

As we and Salsa will tell you, snow bikes are mountain bikes, and the '15 Mukluk 2 continues the evolution of fat bike technology into versatile rigs that not only take you through the snow, but take you through your terrain of choice all year round!

You can read more about Salsa's 2015 Mukluk line here on their web site, or right here in video form:

Click here if the video above is not appearing for you.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Press Release: Century Cycles Named a Gold Bicycle-Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists

CONTACT:
Scott Cowan, Owner-Century Cycles
440-356-5705 (office), 330-730-9928 (mobile), or scott@centurycycles.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 24, 2014

Century Cycles Named a Gold Bicycle-Friendly Business
by the League of American Bicyclists
First bicycle shop in Northeast Ohio to earn the award

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio - Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Century Cycles with a Gold Bicycle Friendly Business (BFBsm) award, joining more than 800 visionary businesses from across the country.

With the announcement of 150 new and renewing BFBs today in 39 states and Washington, D.C., Century Cycles joins a cutting-edge group of more than 800 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace.

"Visionary business leaders are recognizing the real-time and long-term impact that a culture of bicycling can create," said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. "We applaud this new round of businesses for investing in a more sustainable future for the country and a healthier future for their employees."

Century Cycles encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities for customers such as ample bicycle parking, free air for tires, and their award-winning customer service for bicycles and accessories. Bicycling incentives for employees include cash paybacks for cycling to work, secure bike storage, and a guaranteed ride home in case of bad weather or mechanical difficulties.

Outside the stores, Century Cycles has spearheaded numerous efforts to improve the quality of life in our communities. Since 2008, they have sponsored and organized the Bike To School Challenge, which has increased the rate of students bicycling to six local schools, and educated thousands of students about the health, economic, and environmental benefits of cycling. The store has supported Bike Cleveland, the local cycling advocacy group, since its founding with membership promotions and awareness campaigns. Century Cycles is also a long-time sponsor and supporter of the area's most popular cycling events, such as the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure, Bike MS Pedal to the Point, VeloSano, and the upcoming NEOCycle festival.

"We have always considered ourselves bicycle-friendly in the 22-plus years that we have been in business," said Scott Cowan, Owner of Century Cycles. "It's an honor to have the official recognition from the League of American Bicyclists, not to mention being the first bicycle shop in the area to earn the award. We are also very proud to be the first business of any type in Ohio to earn the Gold level of Bicycle Friendly Business."

"Even though we're a bike shop, it was not automatically given that we would be named a Bicycle Friendly Business," added Kevin Madzia, the company's IT Manager who led the application process. "We had to apply just like any other business, and we had to submit applications individually for each of our three stores. This allowed us to highlight the unique cycling cultures in each of the communities that we are located in."

Century Cycles is grateful for the assistance of Bike Cleveland's Executive Director Jacob VanSickle. Having helped other Cleveland-area companies earn the Bicycle Friendly Business award, he was familiar with the League of American Bicyclists' rigorous evaluation criteria, and this experience was invaluable in submitting the applications for Century Cycles' three stores.

About the Bicycle Friendly America Program
The Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM, Bicycle Friendly StateSM, Bicycle Friendly BusinessSM, and Bicycle Friendly UniversitySM programs are a tool for states, communities, businesses, and universities to make bicycling a real transportation and recreation option for all people. To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, visit www.bikeleague.org/BFA. To apply or learn more about the free BFB program, visit the League online at www.bikeleague.org/content/businesses.

About the League of American Bicyclists
The League of American Bicyclists is leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards, and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change. www.bikeleague.org

About Century Cycles
Founded in 1992, Century Cycles is an award-winning, locally-owned chain of independent bicycle stores in Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River, providing bicycles, bicycle accessories, and friendly, expert service to northeast Ohio bicyclists and their families. At its Peninsula location, Century Cycles also rents bicycles year-round for riding on the Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Website: www.centurycycles.com
Blog: www.blog.centurycycles.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CenturyCycles
Twitter: www.twitter.com/CenturyCycles

1059 North Court Street (Route 42), Medina, OH 44256
330-722-7119

1621 Main Street (Route 303), Peninsula, OH 44264
330-657-2209

19955 Detroit Road, Rocky River, OH 44116
440-356-5705

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Come to Home Depot's Safety Day in Brunswick!

Bring your whole family for Home Depot Safety Day in Brunswick!

When: Saturday, October 4, 2014, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Where: Home Depot, 3330 Center Rd, Brunswick, Ohio

Service Manager extraordinaire Don Barnett from the Century Cycles store in Medina will be there to provide free safety inspections for kid's bikes, plus tips on bike-riding safety and helmets. Plus, you can enter to win a Century Cycles Gift Card!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

2015 Salsa Cycles fat bikes arriving

The 2015 Salsa Mukluk 3 in Ruby Red and Arctic White
Salsa Cycles continues to push the boundaries of snow bike/fat bike technology, and Century Cycles continues to be the place in Northeast Ohio to find the best selection of Salsa bikes!

The 2015 lineup from Salsa includes a number of upgrades and improvements over the 2014 models, as well as few new surprises.

The 2015 Salsa Mukluk 3 ups the ante with Surly Holy Rolling Darryl cut-out rims and SRAM hydraulic disc brakes, at $1,899.99 only $50 more than the *2014 model! Now in stock! Available in Ruby Red or Arctic White.

This video from Salsa will acquaint you with the full Mukluk line for 2015:

Click here if the video above is not appearing for you.

Stay tuned for more information and more new 2015 models from Salsa Cycles at Century Cycles!

* The 2014 Salsa Mukluk 3 had Surly Rolling Darryl (un-cutout) rims and Avid BB7S mechanical disc brakes, for $1,849.99.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Cross-country cyclist raising funds to help fight childhood hunger

After closing a business and packing up his family, Luke Mysse, co-founder of StopSAM.org, is riding his bike 5,000 miles across America with his wife and two boys following in an RV. Their purpose is to raise awareness and money to buy treatments for children dying from Severe Acute Malnutrition.

After 17 years in the branding and marketing business, and four years committed to the cause, Luke felt compelled to leverage his business strengths, public speaking experience and relationships towards something different. This deep conviction led him to co-found StopSAM.org.

Five years ago, at over 300 pounds, Luke discovered cycling and has since lost over 100 pounds. The time spent riding has given him improved health, fitness and clarity. His passion for cycling has led to the idea of riding across America to inspire others and raise awareness for children suffering from SAM. He rode from San Diego to Portland, Oregon, and then headed east. He expects to reach New York City on Sept. 27.

Luke stopped by the Century Cycles store in Peninsula on September 17, 2014.

You can read more about his trip and his efforts at: CycleCause.com

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Congratulations to Kelly and Dennis!

Congratulations to Kelly and Dennis, a cycling-loving couple! They recently rented a pair of the Electra Bicycles Townie cruisers for their engagement photos. They were quite happy with the results, and we are quite happy for them!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Poll: Mountain Biking in the Cleveland Metroparks

With the addition of the Bedford Singletrack this year, the Royalview Trail in 2012, OECR mountain bike trail a few years ago, and more on the way, the Cleveland Metroparks is expanding mountain biking opportunities in Northeast Ohio.

How has this affected your participation in the sport of mountain biking? Let us know by taking our latest online poll at: http://conta.cc/1oRkfK8

Our last online poll asked, "How do you feel about electric bicycles?" The majority of responses (52%) said "I would be curious to try one," while 32% said "No way, not ever; bikes should only be human-powered." You can see the full results of the last poll here.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thanks for coming to the latest Night Ride on the Towpath Trail!

Thanks to everyone who came to our latest Night Ride on the Towpath Trail this past Friday! We had 106 riders for a cool but pleasant fall evening ride.

More photos:
Click here if the slideshow above is not appearing for you.

Our LAST Night Ride for the 2014 season will be on Saturday, September 27, 2014. As always, the ride starts at 8:00pm sharp from the parking lot of the Century Cycles store in Peninsula. Arrive earlier to have plenty of time to find parking and get yourself and your bike ready!

See www.centurycycles.com/for/NightRides for more details, including directions, preparation tips, and photos from past rides.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Another bike-touring visitor in Peninsula today

Another bike-touring visitor stopped in the Century Cycles store in Peninsula today. Bill Hoggston is riding from Cleveland to Cincinnati on the Ohio to Erie Trail.

The Ohio to Erie Trail is a 300-mile route consisting of several established bike trails (including the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail). The route is completed on 85% of off-road trails, with more in the works! You can order a FREE (plus shipping & handling) set of maps for the Ohio to Erie Trail at: www.ohiotoerietrail.org

Cross-county and BACK cyclist stops in Peninsula

Christopher MacGregor has been on the road cycling for over a year. He left his home in Maine and rode to San Diego, and is now in the process of riding BACK to Maine! He stopped by the Century Cycles store in Peninsula yesterday. You can follow him at his Facebook page.

You can check out more photos of touring cyclists who have visited all three of our stores in our Bicycle Touring Photo Gallery.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Bike-Sharing comes to Cleveland

After studies, community input, and examining proposals from several bike-share system vendors, it was announced on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 the rollout of a bike-share system for the city of Cleveland!

Based on a system developed by Zagster, rather than expensive kiosks with touch-screens, the Cleveland bike share uses a smartphone app, along with key lockboxes attached to the bicycles, for the check-out and check-in process. This allows for a much more reasonably cost implementation, as well as more flexibility in the location of bike stations.

With six initial bike stations located on the near West Side, plans are to expand the system with additional stations throughout downtown and the East Side, including University Circle.

This article on cleveland.com has more details. Go to www.zagster.com/Cleveland to sign up for your own bike-sharing account!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bike Safety Awareness Yard Signs - Now Available!

As part of its ongoing bike safety awareness campaign, Bike Cleveland has created these yard signs for us all to display on our tree lawns!

We've got them available in all three Century Cycles stores. Stop in to pick one up for yourself for FREE (while supplies last)!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cleveland makes the Top 50 Best Cities for Cycling!

Photo: Nico Paix
Cleveland made the list of Bicycling Magazine's Top 50 Cycling Cities for the first time in 2010. The reasons cited at that time included the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, the Cleveland Velodrome, and pending opening of a downtown bike commuter station.

A lot has happened in the four years since then, including continued construction to complete the entire Towpath Trail, expanded bike lanes and bike parking options, not the mention the founding of Bike Cleveland, our local advocacy organization that has spearheaded numerous efforts to get more Northeast Ohioans on two wheels.

Now in 2014, Cleveland has returned to Bicycling's Top 50 Cycling Cities list. One reason mentioned this time around is the upcoming NEOCycle event, a three-day celebration of all things bike-related in Cleveland on Sept. 26-28, 2014!

Based at Edgewater Park on the shore of Lake Erie, the festival will feature food trucks and tents from bike shops and other bike-related businesses (including Century Cycles). The bike events include an urban night ride, criterium race, cyclocross race, and the Forest City Fundo, a fully-supported group ride with 10, 32, or 62-mile options that showcases Cleveland as a safe, bicycle-friendly city! Proceeds from the ride benefit Bike Cleveland.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Beautiful day for the latest Sunday Service Group Road Bike Ride in Peninsula

It was a beautiful day for a bike ride in the Cuyahoga Valley this past Sunday, Sept. 7. Thanks to the 13 people who came out for our Sunday Service Group Road Bike Ride in Peninsula!

Our next group road bike ride is this Sunday, September 14 at 8:00am at the Century Cycles store in Rocky River, then on Sunday, September 21 at 8:30am in Medina!

See www.centurycycles.com/for/SundayService for the complete schedule and full details.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Summer Clearance Sale!

This is the time to stock up and save on your favorite bicycles and bicycle accessories -- and get the gear you need for the great fall riding to come!

All 2014 (and older) bicycles on sale!

20% off all Summer Cycling Jerseys (short sleeve & sleeveless) for Men and Women!

20% off selected Giro, Pearl Izumi, and Shimano cycling shoes!

20% off all baggy shorts and bib shorts for Men and Women!

20% off all ZOIC shorts and jerseys!

20% off selected headlights from NiteRider!

20% off Thule Raceway car racks!

30% off all grips, seats, and clothing (excluding gloves) from Electra!

While supplies last. In-stock items only; no special-orders. Sale purchases are final.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Attend NOACA and AMATS Annual Meetings

Our local MPOs (Metropolitan Planning Organizations) are multi-county agencies that handle transportation and environmental planning issues for the area they serve. Most importantly, they decide how federal transportation funds are spent in our area. This includes funds spent on bicycling infrastructure.

The two main agencies in Northeast Ohio are the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS), which covers Summit County and Portage County, and the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), which covers Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina counties.

Both organizations are holding their annual meetings soon, and the public is invited to attend.

The AMATS Annual Meeting is themed "The Importance of Place" (although the event page on their web site does not list the place where the meeting is being held!).

  • When: Friday, October 17, 2014 8:30am
  • Cost: $40, includes continental breakfast and lunch
  • Click here to register
The NOACA Annual Meeting is titled "The True Co$t of Transportation."
  • When: Friday, September 12, 2014 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Where: Cleveland Convention Center, Grand Ballroom C, 300 Lakeside Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44113
  • Cost: $50 ($25 for students), includes lunch
  • Click here to register

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Northbound touring cyclist stops in Peninsula

Jonathan Levy left Washington, DC a little over two weeks ago, and is heading to Michigan, or possibly further ("I'll decide when I get there," he said). He stopped by the Century Cycles store in Peninsula to get help and directions for the best route west.

The night before, Jonathan camped at the Stanford House camp sites, just off the Towpath Trail north of Peninsula in Boston Mills village. You can find more information about these and other locations to camp while riding the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail here: www.centurycycles.com/to/camp

You can see more pictures of long-distance cyclists who have visited all three of our stores over the years in our Bicycle Touring Photo Gallery.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Thanks for joining us for Bike Night at Herb's Tavern of Rocky River!

L-R: Josh Ronschke (Century Cycles, Rocky River), Joe Horvath,
and Kim (Herb's Tavern proprietor and daughter of Herb)
Thanks to everyone who joined Century Cycles and Herb's Tavern of Rocky River for our First Annual Bike Night at Herb's Tavern!

From May 18 through August 24, 2014, folks who rode their bicycles to Herb's Tavern from 3pm to closing got 15% off their bill, plus a chance to win a hybrid bicycle from Raleigh valued at $450!

The winner was chosen at the Bike Night finale party on Aug. 24. Congratulations to Joe Horvath!

See you at Herb's next year!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Thanks for coming to the Liv Cycling USA Women's Basic Bike Maintenance Clinic

Thanks to Teresa Boyle from Liv Cycling for coming to our Medina store this past Friday, August 29 to present the Women's Basic Bike Maintenance Clinic! Thanks also to the 12 people who came and participated!

Attendees enjoyed refreshments, plus learned about bike parts, how to perform a safety check, day-to-day maintenance, troubleshooting issues on the road or trailside, fixing a flat tire, and removing/re-installing a rear wheel. Teresa also covered the Liv Cycling 2015 bicycle line-up, and Liv Cycling's 3F’s (Fit, Form & Function), which help you to pick out the best bike for your riding style and ability!


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

New season of Surly coming your way

If you hadn't noticed, 2015 bikes are already in our stores. Surly Bikes has some new stuff for 2015 as well; if you see something you can't live without, run (don't walk) down to your nearest Century Cycles store and talk to us.
Surly Ice Cream Truck
The cat's been out of the bag for a few month already on this one, but for those not plugged into the bike blogosphere, the Ice Cream Truck is Surly's new fat/snow bike. It's made for 4.8-inch wide tires like the Moonlander.

The Moonlander's not going away, so what makes the Ice Cream Truck different? The Ice Cream Truck has a more playful trail-oriented geometry, plus it's got a 190mm wide rear end with Surly's new Modular Dropout System (MDS). This means the rear wheel is built symmetrically (rather than offset like the Pugsley and Moonlander), for a stronger wheel. Plus, the MDS gives you the choice to run a 197mm thru-axle, 190mm geared rear hub, or singlespeed. The frame has a 44mm head tube, which gives you more options for a fork as well (e.g. a tapered carbon fork or suspension fork).

The Ice Cream Truck will be available in a standard version with Surly Clown Shoe 100mm rims, Surly Bud and Lou 26x4.8" tires, Shimano 2x10 drivetrain, and SRAM hydraulic brakes. It will also come in a "little brother" Ice Cream Truck Ops version, for those who want the option to go super-fat later, but want to save some weight and some $$$ up front. It's got Surly Holy Rolling Darryl 82mm rims and 26x3.8 Surly Nate tires, Shimano 2x10 drivetrain, and Avid mechanical disc brakes. Continuing the Surly fat bike tradition, you have more ability to ride through, rather than around, whatever's in front of you.

2015 Surly Pugsley
The standard Pugsley returns in a new Grassy Green color, and gets upgraded to a Shimano 2x10-speed drive train, while the price remains the same as the 2014 model ($1,749.99).
2015 Surly Pug Ops
The Pug Ops is the Pugsley's classier brother, featuring color-matched Battleship Gray Surly Marge Lite rims, nicer SRAM 2x10 drive train (including SRAM X.7 trigger shifters), and SRAM hydraulic brakes. All for $2,149.99.
2015 Surly Pug SS
Finally, for you singlespeed fans, the Surly Pug SS brings you fat bike goodness in a dedicated singlespeed package. Surly Marge Lite rims with 26x3.8 Surly Knard tires for a cool $1,500.

Surly Krampus Ops
For trail riders looking for mid-fat rubber under their feet, the Surly Krampus Ops give you Surly's revolutionary 29x3-inch tires on a platform pretty much like the original Krampus, but with the new Modular Dropout System for more drivetrain options. $2,149.99 for the complete bike.
Surly Karate Monkey Ops
Having been available for a few months but in the "new to you" category, the Karate Monkey Ops gives you the venerable Karate Monkey 29er mountain bike stock with shifty bits instead of singlespeed, and a swanky Fox suspension fork instead of rigid. New on this model is Surly's experimental translucent Spray Tan Orange paint job, which lets you see some of the metallic steel bits underneath. A steal at $1,974.99.
Surly Travelers Check frameset
For those who like to take their bike on vacation often, Surly first offered the Travelers Check frameset a few years ago. It's the Cross-Check frameset with S&S couplers that allow the bike to packed into a smaller package, which may or may not incur additional fees from the airlines. Surly later moved their coupled-frame option to the 26-inch Long Haul Trucker frameset (the Trucker Deluxe), which is still available. For those that missed the Travelers Check the first time around, it's back and badder than ever.
Surly World Troller frameset
Not to be outdone, the 26-inch off-road touring Surly Troll said "I want couplers, too!" So, bingo, there you have it with the Surly World Troller frameset. Pack your bags, buy a one-way ticket to anywhere, and pedal your butt home.
Surly Straggler 650B
Surly dips its toes in the 650B (27.5"?) wheel size arena for the first time, not with a mountain bike, but with a smaller-wheeled version of the new-for-last-year Straggler, basically a disc brake version of the Cross-Check. The Straggler 650B features blingy Shimano 2x10 drivetrain and STI shifters, and new Surly Knard 650Bx41 tires. The smaller wheel size provides a better fit for smaller riders, with less chance of toe overlap on the front wheel. It will be available in a 38cm frame, the smallest size EVAH in a Surly!
2015 Surly Long Haul Trucker in Cement Head Gray
In the "same lovable old bike, new color" category, the newest Long Haul Truckers will be coming in Cement Head Gray.
2015 Surly Cross-Check in Dream Tangerine
Check out the sweet new Cross-Check in Dream Tangerine! The new year's model also features Tektro linear-pull brakes and Surly Knard 700x41 tires.
Surly Steamroller track frameset
The Steamroller track frameset lives on in Monkey Butt Red.

All of your other Surly favorites are returning, including the Karate Monkey singlespeed and Instigator 2.0 mountain bikes, off-road touring rigs the Ogre and ECR, Pacer road bike, and cargo-haulin' Big Dummy.
Surly Big Dummy

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Extended Sunday Hours in Peninsula ENDING for the season

With the passing of the Labor Day holiday, we are concluding our extended Sunday Summer hours at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula. Effective immediately and until further notice, the hours for all three of our stores are as follows:

  • Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00pm
  • Monday thru Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

As always, our current hours of operation can be found at: www.centurycycles.com/for/hours