Thursday, December 7, 2017

Join us for the first annual Bike Shop Day!

Century Cycles is proud to participate in the first annual Bike Shop Day! This event highlights the role that your local bicycle shop plays in the community. We are more than a store -- we are a resource, a place to meet, and a place to have a one-on-one experience while pursuing your passion.

Bike Shop Day is Saturday, December 9, 2017!

We've got a unique schedule of events in each of our three stores:

  • FREE Fix-A-Flat Clinics: Noon-1pm & 3-4pm - Bring your bike (or just a wheel) to participate in this hands-on class!
  • Smart Trainer/Zwift Demos: 1pm & 2pm
  • Motion Capture Demos: 11am & 4pm - See how this technology helps us fit you on your bike even better!
  • FREE 5-minute massages: Noon-4pm
  • E-Bike Test Rides: ALL DAY!
  • The Club MED Lounge (our NEW customer lounge area) will be open all day, with snacks, coffee, hot chocolate, and tea, plus adult beverages during Happy Hour 3-5pm.
  • FREE Fix-A-Flat Clinic: 1-2pm - Bring your bike (or just a wheel) to participate in this hands-on class!
  • FREE snacks and beverages all day!
  • FREE coffee and doughnuts all day!
Plus, anybody who visits us during Bike Shop Day can register to win a $25 Century Cycles Gift Card! One per store!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

More great deals on bicycles in the iHeart Radio Cleveland Holiday Online Auction!

Century Cycles has provided SEVEN bicycles for the iHeart Radio Cleveland Holiday Online Auction! This is your chance to get a great deal on a brand-new bike shop quality bicycle!

The bidding for this auction ends at 3:00pm this Friday, December 8, 2017. In the meantime, all of the bicycles are located in our Rocky River store if you would like to check them out in person to test-ride or verify fit. The bicycles available are:

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

CVNP announces Towpath Trail closures

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park has announced closures for areas of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. The closures will begin on December 11, 2017 and will continue intermittently through June of 2018. The closures are necessary for replacement of bridges in the affected areas.

The closed areas are:

  • The bridge near the Boston Store Visitor Center
  • Three bridges bridges between the Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park (about 1 mile south of Lock 29 in Peninsula) and the Hunt Farm Visitor Center (on Bolanz Road).
See the Alerts on the park's main web page for details and ongoing updates.

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Greg Siple Award for Young Adult Bicycle Travel - Applications Being Accepted

Explore the world by bicycle. Discover the adventure that awaits you. Inspire others. Whether you are new to bicycle travel or looking to build your outdoor leadership skills, The Greg Siple Award helps young adults get in the saddle and out on the road by providing the skills and the gear needed for a lifetime of bicycle travel adventure. In return, recipients of The Greg Siple Award will perform an outreach activity to promote bicycle travel and share it with the world.

The Greg Siple Award, named after Adventure Cycling’s cofounder, is open to young adults ages 18 to 30. (Must be 18–30 years old on March 1, 2018.) In its fifth year, The Greg Siple Award was developed in response to Adventure Cycling members’ desire to inspire more young people to travel by bicycle.

Four Greg Siple Awards (two Intro to Bike Travel awards and two Outdoor Leadership awards) are available in 2018 to support cyclists of varying levels of experience. The 2018 application will open on November 1, 2017, with a deadline of December 31, 2017.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

In Stock: Blackburn Outpost Frame Bags for Bikepacking

The frame bag is a favorite among bikepacking fans and bicycle touring enthusiasts who want to pack light and save weight. They're also a handy way to haul around that "happy medium" amount of stuff -- more than the usual fast ride, less than a full touring load.

Previously, frame bags were mostly only available from small, custom bag makers. These folks do great work, but they are typically very expensive and have long lead times and waiting lists.

Now, Blackburn Design brings frame bags to the everyday rider at a reasonable price. We've got the Blackburn Design​ Outpost Frame Bags in stock! They come in Small, Medium, and Large sizes fit most bikes -- bring your bike with you to test-fit!

The Blackburn Outpost frame bags feature an expanding bottom, so you can partially or fully fill the main triangle of your bike frame, depending on your needs.
The mounting straps are movable, so you have the flexibility to fit the bags around cables, derailers, and other accessories. There's also a hydration tube exit hole, which comes in handy if you want to carry your water inside the bag (since the bag will occupy the space where your water bottles usually go).

The Blackburn Outpost Frame Bags are a perfect complement to Blackburn's other bikepacking gear (also in stock in Century Cycles stores):