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:

Medina:
  • 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.
Peninsula:
  • 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):

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Huge Selection of Bicycles for Kids of All Ages in Stock at Century Cycles

Finding a bicycle under the Christmas tree is a tradition that many of us have enjoyed for generations. Let our experts select the best bike for your daughter or son, and make sure it's safe, with assembly by our professional mechanics.

Kids' bikes come in a range of sizes. With adult bikes, the size of the bike refers to the size of the FRAME, but for kids' bikes, the size refers to the size of the WHEEL. There is a recommended age range for each size, although keep in mind that these recommendations are approximate, since all kids grow and mature at different rates. All of them have adjustable seat height to allow for growth.

24-Inch Bikes are the largest size bike for kids, and typically work well for most kids aged 7 years and up. Check out the Giant XTC Jr. 24 Lite for boys or the Liv Enchant 24 Lite for girls. These bikes have 7 speeds and hand brakes, to help kids develop the shifting and braking skills they'll need once they graduate to an adult bike.
Giant XTC Jr. 24 Lite
20-Inch Bikes are appropriate for kids ages 5 to 8 years old. Most of these bikes will have one gear and a coaster (pedal) brake. Some will have a single auxiliary hand brake to give your child a head-start on hand-braking skills. Check out the Giant Motr 20 and Raleigh MXR 20 for boys, or the Liv Adore 20 and Raleigh Jazzi 20 for girls. Training wheels can be purchased separately and add to these bikes if needed. If your child is ready to try switching gears and hand brakes, look at the Giant XTC Jr 20 Lite for boys or the Liv Enchant 20 Lite for girls.
Liv Adore 20
16-Inch Bikes work well for most kids aged 3 to 6 years. These bikes have one speed, a coaster brake, and usually come with training wheels, which can be removed as your child's skill progresses. Our options in this size are the Giant Animator 16 and Raleigh MXR 16 for boys, or the Liv Adore 16 and Raleigh Jazzi 16 for girls.
Giant Animator 16
12-Inch Bikes are for kids ages 2 to 4 years, and like their 16-inch counterparts, have one gear, a coaster brake, and removable training wheels. Check out the Giant Animator 12 and Raleigh MXR 12 for boys or the Liv Adore 12 for girls!
Liv Adore 12
Balance Bikes are becoming more and more popular as a method to get your kids riding on their own, without the headaches and heartaches of training wheels. The bikes have 12-inch wheels, but no pedals. Your child begins to learn by using the bike as a scooter, pushing along with his or her feet. They soon get the hang of lifting their feet up and cruising, keeping their balance as they go. Since they already have the skill of balancing mastered, when you put them on a regular pedal bike, all they have to learn is the pedaling skill -- skipping the training wheels! We've got the Giant Pre balance bike in stock in colors to suit boys and girls of all tastes.
Giant Pre balance bike
Already have a kid's bike in the garage or basement that needs some TLC? We've got replacement tires in stock (in both black and white) for all of the above sizes, as well as the less-common 18-inch and 14-inch sizes. We can fix flat tires and perform other minor adjustments while you wait! For more major repairs, we provide free estimates! We service all brands of adult and kids bicycles, not just those bought from us!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Oh What Fun It Is To Ride! Holiday Sale - Now through Dec. 30, 2017!

Happy Holidays from Century Cycles! Our Oh What Fun It Is To Ride Holiday Sale starts NOW, and ends December 30, 2017!

10% OFF All Bicycles!

15% OFF all Clothing, Parts, and Accessories!

FREE Christmas Tree Ornament with all purchases $25 or more!

GIFT CARDS (buy them in our stores or online)

Lay-away

Free Gift Bicycle Storage 'Til Dec. 23

Free Bicycle Delivery *


Beat the Spring Mayhem with discounts on all of our Tune-Up Service Packages!

  • $10 OFF Tune-Up Service Package #1
  • $20 OFF Tune-Up Service Package #2
  • $30 OFF Tune-Up Service Package #3
  • $40 OFF Tune-Up Service Package #4
See www.centurycycles.com/get/service for descriptions of each of our Tune-Up Service Packages. Tune-Up discounts are valid through February 2018!



* Within our service area. Other restrictions may apply; see stores for details.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Global Fat Bike Day Ride - Dec. 2, 2017

The annual tradition of Global Fat Bike Day is back, and the fat bike fans behind the Facebook group For the LUV of FAT ... BIKES have organized the Cleveland ride once again!

When: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 12:00pm (noon)
Where: Noble Beast Brewing Company, 1470 Lakeside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114

Follow the event on Facebook for the latest updates, and to be eligible for prized provided by Century Cycles, Surly Bikes, and others!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Black Friday Sale starts NOW! Our BEST prices of the season!


The Century Cycles Black Friday Sale starts NOW! Our BEST prices of the year on bicycles (ALL 15% OFF) and clothing/parts/accessories (ALL 20% OFF)!

Wednesday, November 22 through Monday, November 27, 2017 ONLY!

We will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving Day.

Open for our regular hours on all other days:

  • Monday through Thursday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00noon - 5:00pm

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Salsa Cycles Presents: Touching The Sun


We’re pleased to present a new Salsa Cycles short film: Touching the Sun.

Minnesota has 180 stream trout lakes, scattered throughout the state. Many of these are located in Superior National Forest and offer a prime opportunity for exploration, solitude, hard-earned but rewarding access points, and adventure by bike.

Loading up the Salsa Blackborow fat bike with fly rods, float tubes, fins, camping gear, and all the associated items for a few days of life in the woods and on the water resulted in memorable days.

Trails were ridden. Trout were brought to hand. Mother Nature showed her many moods. Fine camp living was enjoyed to the fullest.

It doesn’t get much better than that.