Thursday, March 31, 2016

Midwest Living Magazine picks the Ohio & Erie Canalway as a "Best of the Midwest" Stop

The editors of Midwest Living​ Magazine have named the Ohio & Erie Canalway​ National Heritage Area one of the "Best of the Midwest Travel" locations in their 2016 Travel Guide, out on newsstands now.

You'll find a fun, two-day Canalway itinerary on pages 176-177. Featured stops include:


Plus, there are mentions of many of our key places - Cleveland, Peninsula, Akron, Canal Fulton, Massillon, Canton, Zoar, and New Philadelphia.

You can read the online version here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Event Photos: Team Left Hand/Century Cycles Bike MS Kick-Off Party - March 28, 2016

Thank you to everyone who came to the Team Left Hand / Century Cycles Bike MS Kick-Off Party on March 28, 2016! Thanks to the Winking Lizard in Brunswick for hosting us and providing the food, and thanks to Left Hand Brewing Company for providing the beverages!

There is still time for YOU to join the best team in the Bike MS Buckeye Breakaway! The deadline is May 18, 2016. For details, go to:


Here are more photos from the Kick-Off Party:

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Heading out on your mountain bike? Check our trail conditions page first!

Screen capture of the Northeast Ohio Mountain Bike Trail Conditions web page found at: centurycycles.com/for/neomtb

We have gotten a taste of Spring weather, and mountain bikers in Northeast Ohio have been itching to hit the mountain bike trails. Patience is required, though, and the mushy soil in our area takes quite a while to dry out before you can safely ride the off-road trails.

To make things easier for local riders to check on the OPEN or CLOSED status of our trails, we've collected all of the live feeds for Northeast Ohio mountain bike trail conditions in one place. Go to:


The main section shows an embedded Twitter feed for the trails that post status updates on Twitter. This includes the Cuyahoga Valley National Park's East Rim Trail, the Cleveland Metroparks' Bedford Singletrack and Royalview Trail, and Reagan/Huffman Park Trails in Medina.

Below the main feed are two additional embedded Facebook feeds, for Mohican State Park and Vulture's Knob.

Thanks to the many staff and volunteers of our local parks and the Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association for maintaining these trails!

If you know of any other mountain bike trails in Northeast Ohio that post live updates online for trail status, please contact us to let us know!

Friday, March 25, 2016

First bicycle-touring visitor of the 2016 season in Peninsula

We welcomed the first bicycle-touring visitor of the 2016 season today at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula. John lives and works in Massillon, Ohio, and is riding for a couple of days on the Towpath Trail to test out his gear for a future bike-packing trip in Pennsylvania or Virginia.

He's riding a Troll off-road touring bike from Surly Bikes, and bought a pair of the Salsa Anything Cage HD and Salsa Anything Bag from us to help streamline his packing.

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

We are OPEN on Good Friday, OPEN on Saturday, CLOSED on Easter Sunday

Holiday Weekend Hours for all three Century Cyles stores are as follows:

  • Friday, March 25, 2016 (Good Friday): OPEN 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, March 26, 2016: OPEN 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday, March 27, 2016: CLOSED for the Easter Sunday holiday
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance Class at Polaris Career Center - April 7, 2016

The Polaris Career Center is offering an Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance Class. The class will be taught by Don Barnett, Service Manager at the Century Cycles store in Medina.

When: Thursday, April 7, 2016, 6:30 - 9:30pm

Where: Polaris Career Center, 7285 Old Oak Blvd, Middleburg Heights, OH, Room 114

The class is limited to 6 students, and as of the time of this writing, there were 4 slots remaining.

The price is $32.00 per person.

To register, click here.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Join us for the Team Left Hand/Century Cycles Bike MS Kick-Off Party! Monday, March 28, 2016

Join us for our Kick-Off Party for the 2016 Bike MS Buckeye Breakaway! This event is open to all current and prospective members of Team Left Hand / Century Cycles. Learn about how to join our team, the benefits of joining our team, training tips, fund-raising tips, and more! Plus, enjoy food and beverages compliments of Winking Lizard Tavern and Left Hand Brewing Company!

When: Monday, March 28, 2016, 7:00-9:00pm
Where: The Winking Lizard Tavern, 3634 Center Road, Brunswick, Ohio 44212

Our team was the #1 FUND-RAISER for the 2015 event! Let's bring it back bigger and better than ever for 2016!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Now in stock: Salsa Cycles Cutthroat X9

The Cutthroat is the long-awaited successor to the Fargo bicycle from Salsa Cycles. Like the Fargo, the Cutthroat is a drop-bar rigid mountain bike designed for off-road touring.

The name of the bike comes from the official state fish of every state that the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route passes through. The Cutthroat features a full carbon frame and fork. Favoring light weight over utility, the bike does not allow for racks and fenders, but rather is made to carry your stuff in bike-packing frame bags, and oversize seat bag, and/or handlebar roll. The fork has eyelets for Salsa Anything Cages.

The Cutthroat X9 model (pictured above) features a SRAM X9 2x10 drive train, Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes, Stan's NoTubes rims, and Schwalbe Thunder Burt tubeless-ready tires. The whole package (size Medium, with test-ride pedals) weighs in at only 24 pounds, 13 ounces.

Friday, March 18, 2016

New video from Salsa Cycles: I Ride For Her

I Ride For Her from Salsa Cycles on Vimeo.
I Ride For Her is a short film from Salsa Cycles relating the finishing line of the Dirty Kanza, a 200 mile bicycle race through the Flint Hills of Kansas. It is a place where personal discoveries are made and raw emotions reveal themselves.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

A Blast from the CC Past: Staff Caricatures

The annual staff meeting is a chance for the Century Cycles team to get together to learn about new products for the upcoming season and talk about ways to better serve our customers. In years past, this used to be a two- or three-day event (or "retreat"), with time in the evenings for socializing, hot-tubbing, and other general blowing off steam.

At the 2005 staff retreat, we brought in a caricature artist, and we recently dug up those sketches in some old files. Many of the staff in these drawings have since moved on from CC. How many of these CURRENT staff members can you identify in these caricatures?







Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Spring Sale! Our best prices of the season, now thru Sunday, March 20, 2016!


10% OFF ALL BICYCLES!

15% OFF ALL CAR RACKS, BOXES, & CAR RACK ACCESSORIES

20% OFF ALL OTHER PARTS, ACCESSORIES, & SPRING CLOTHING!

40% OFF ALL WINTER CLOTHING!

Extended Hours: all three stores
open until 8:00pm on Friday, March 18!


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Now in stock: Endura Cycling Clothing for Men and Women!

After a hiatus of a few years, Century Cycles is proud to announce that we are once again a dealer for cycling clothing from Endura! We have a full selection for men and women in stock in Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River!

Endura was founded in Scotland in 1993 with a no-nonsense commitment to advancing the performance and function of cycling apparel for the road and trail. As a maverick brand, it immediately launched a host of novel and challenging products that have gone on to earn iconic status globally, and in many cases reset the benchmark of function and durability for the industry. This philosophy and disruptive innovation has carried the brand from Scottish local hero to global market leader.

Check it out in our stores, or online!

Friday, March 11, 2016

We're a finalist for the 2016 Best of the West!

The Century Cycles store in Rocky River is a finalist for the 2016 Best of the West! Join us for a party to meet all of the final candidates and cast your vote at the finalists's party!

When: Thursday, April 7, 2016 6:00-9:00pm
Where: LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility, 25777 Detroit Road, Westlake, Ohio

The Best of the West is sponsored by West Shore Live Well Magazine.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Bike Awareness Rally in Brecksville, Ohio - Saturday, March 12, 2016

Bike Cleveland calls on the cycling community and the region at large to turn out for an awareness rally focused on the rights and mistreatment of people on bikes. The rally will take place this Saturday, March 12th, at 11:00am at Brecksville Town Square (northwest corner of Route 82 and Route 21 in Brecksville, OH).

Please tell as many people as you can. A big turn out is the difference between having a real impact, or marginalizing us as a community. Let's show our strength!

For the latest news and updates, join the event on Facebook.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

New Outdoor Signage for the Peninsula store!

After several years of increasing decrepitude, we have finally replaced the outdoor signage on the building for the Century Cycles store in Peninsula. Stop on by to check it out the next time you're down in the Cuyahoga Valley!

Here are a few more photos from the work in progress yesterday:






Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Thanks for coming to our Spring Kick-Off Party and Helping Us Bag the Bags!

A big thank you to everyone who came to the Century Cycles store in Rocky River this past Friday, March 4, 2016 for our Spring Kick-Off Party! Congratulations to all of our raffle prize winners, especially those who brought in bags of plastic shopping bags to be recycled, earning extra entries for the raffle! We hope everyone enjoys using their "Define Your Life. Ride a Bike. (tm)" Re-Usable Shopping Bags!

Here are more photos from the event:



























Monday, March 7, 2016

Summer Hours Return Today!

Starting Monday, March 7, 2016, we are returning to our regular Summer Hours of Operation! Our hours at all three Century Cycles stores (Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River) are:

  • Monday thru Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00pm
As always, our current hours of operation can be found at: www.centurycycles.com/for/hours

Remember that Towpath Trail Bike Rentals are closed 90 minutes before the store closing time. See www.centurycycles.com/for/TowpathBikeRental for details.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Now Available: The Surly Intelligencer #1

Hot off the presses! The folks at Surly Bikes introduce their new quarterly print news publication, The Intelligencer. It's chock full of not just sales propaganda for products old and new, but also fun and useful tips, like a do-it-yourself guide to making a fire-starter, and "The Neverending List of How to Use the Junk Strap."

We've got a supply of these in all three Century Cycles stores, so stop in and grab one. FREE! (While they last.)

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Enter to win a Giant mountain bike from David J. LaSalvia, DDS in Westlake

Century Cycles is proud to partner with David J. LaSalvia, DDS of Westlake, Ohio to give away a Giant Revel 2 mountain bike!

All patients who visit Dr. LaSalvia's office in March or April of 2016 can enter to win the bicycle!

The friendly and professional staff of David J. LaSalvia, DDS offers a full spectrum of dental services from their state-of-the-art office, located at 26600 Detroit Road, Suite 230, Westlake, Ohio 44145. Call them at 440-871-8588, or visit: www.lasalviadentist.com

The Giant Revel 2 mountain bike is ideal for running errands, pedaling to work, and getting some fun exercise while enjoying the scenery!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Whiskey Island Connector Trail Open House

The Whiskey Island Connector Trail project will create an all-purpose trail in Cleveland Metroparks Lakefront Reservation linking Edgewater Park to Whiskey Island and Wendy Park along Ed Hauser Way in the City of Cleveland.

Participate in the meeting to discuss plans; comment cards will be available at the meeting, and are online here: http://bit.ly/1yqkrId

When:
Thursday, March 10, 2016 5:30 - 7:00pm

Where:
Superelectric Pinball Parlor
6500 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH  44102

Join the event on Facebook for the latest news and updates.