Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Temporary Towpath Trail closure in CVNP

ALERT! Starting Tuesday, February 19, 2019, a section of the Towpath Trail within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park will be CLOSED as workers replace a culvert. The new culvert will allow the Stanford Run creek to flow into the Cuyahoga River.

The affected area of the trail is 1/2 mile north of Boston Mills Road and 1 mile south of Highland Road. The closure is expected to last for 21 days. Please respect the closure for your safety.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Be the boss of your next ride with the Presta vs. Schrader t-shirt

Every bike ride has that one person who helps everyone else inflate their tires. Expedite the process by pointing to your t-shirt and asking, "Which one do you have?"

This helpful item educates your fellow riders on one of the most misunderstood aspects of bicycle mechanics -- the presta valve versus the schrader valve. Weren't sure of the difference before? Now you know!

Available by special-order in any of the three Northeast Ohio Century Cycles stores (Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River). Just $24.99 each, but you can also take 20% OFF with our Winter Sale through February 28, 2019! Unisex sizes SM, MD, LG, XL, 2XL.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Show your bicycle some LOVE with a Tune-Up!

Happy Valentine's Day! Show your bicycle some love and be ready when the Spring weather breaks - get a full tune-up!

We're offering our biggest discounts EVER on bicycle tune-ups through February 28, 2019! Take $15 OFF Tune-Up Service Package #1, or $30 OFF Tune-Up Service Package #2! Plus, with our Winter Sale, you'll get 20% OFF any needed parts!

No appointment is needed; just bring your bike into your nearest Century Cycles store (Medina, Peninsula, or Rocky River), and we'll provide a free estimate of the required cost and time. See centurycycles.com/for/tuneups for a description of what's included in each Tune-Up Service Package.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Cleveland Metroparks Road Safety Campaign

The Cleveland Metroparks is launching a road safety campaign in the Spring of 2019, and the first piece is the flyer above, which highlights some of the rights and responsibilities of both bicyclists and drivers. We've got FREE printed copies of this flyer available in all three Century Cycles stores (Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River)!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Escape from NYC on the Giant Revolt

Giant Bicycles recently teamed up with Peloton Magazine and three local cyclists in New York City to put the Giant Revolt to the test on the local streets and trails. This new all-road bicycle handled it all with ease, and it would be just as at-home of the mean streets of Cleveland, Akron, or even Medina!

We've got the Giant Revolt Advanced 2 in stock (size Medium) in the Century Cycles store in Rocky River. Come check it out!

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Century Cycles is a Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite

Thank you to your friends and neighbors in Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River for naming all three Century Cycles stores a Nextdoor Neighborhood favorite in each of the communities we serve!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Thule T2 Pro XT: "Best Bike Rack Overall"

Looking for a the most durable, versatile, and easy-to-use rack to carry your bicycles on your car? Look no further than the Thule T2 Pro XT, and look no further than Century Cycles, as we've got it IN STOCK!

The Thule T2 Pro XT comes in versions for 1.25-inch and 2-inch hitch receivers. The hitch insert installs and locks into place with a tool-free mechanism, plus there are integrated cable lock that secure your bikes to the rack. The rack is compatible with almost every bicycle out there, from road bikes to fat bikes! It tilts down when in use for access to your trunk or rear hatch.

The Thule T2 Pro XT is the best of the best bike rack. But, don't take our word for it!

"It's uncommon for a bike rack to elicit awe, but the T2 Pro has a series of features that make it, well, awesome."
-- BICYCLING magazine​

"Hitch racks are the best way to carry bikes, and Thule's top of the line T2 Pro XT is a staff favorite."
-- Outside Magazine​

"Offers best-in-class features in a very user-friendly build."
-- Gear Patrol​

"A category-leading rack and the winner of our Editor's Choice award. No other rack is as versatile and easy to use."
-- OutdoorGearLab​

"It's a premium platform hitch bike rack that hosts a tool-free attachment, tilting capabilities for both easy storage or rear of vehicle access when in use."
-- HiConsumption​

"Versatility and simplicity are what set the Thule T2 Pro XT bike rack apart from other alternatives. Best Bike Rack Overall."
-- Business Insider​

"The Hulk of hitch racks."
-- Adventure Sports Network​

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Two public meetings cyclists are encourage to attend for Cleveland street improvements

There are a lot of crashes on Fulton Road in Cleveland. In fact, from 2015-2017 there were over 130 crashes. It’s time to provide final feedback on the first phase of the reconstruction of Fulton Road. This phase will reconstruct Fulton Road from Clark Avenue north to Lorain Avenue, and work is due to start as soon as February. This meeting is hosted by the City of Cleveland, Ward 3 Councilman Kerry McCormack, Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana, Metro West Community Development Organization, and Ohio City Incorporated.

When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 5:30-7:30pm

Where: The Leisy Building (Platform Brewing’s production facility) at 3506 Vega Ave MAP

As it is today, Carnegie Avenue in Cleveland is a dangerous street. From 2015-2017, there were 737 crashes on Carnegie Avenue from E. 30th-E. 105th – 20 of which involved pedestrians or cyclists. This is unacceptable and now is our chance to plan a Carnegie Avenue that is safe for all users.

Midtown Cleveland, with support from NOACA and other partners are working on a plan to re-envision the future of Carnegie Avenue. Part of the vision is to improve conditions for cyclists and pedestrians, and increase the connectivity and safety for all users.

There is an Open House you can attend and share your experiences as a cyclist or pedestrian, and express your desires for a safe Carnegie Avenue.

When: Thursday, January 24, 2019, 5:00–7:00pm

Where:  PNC Fairfax Connection (8220 Carnegie Avenue).

Friday, January 18, 2019

Giro Fixture MIPS rated "most comfortable" mountain bike helmet - IN STOCK!

PinkBike recently rated their favorite 8 mountain bike helmets under $100. Coming in at the top of the list is the Giro Fixture MIPS. At only $54.99, it's not only the least expensive, it was also rated the "most comfortable." Tester Aidan Oliver said:

"I found this helmet was the most comfortable despite its being a universal fit. It is the only universal helmet in the roundup, and it fit the largest and the smallest heads in the office, which is quite impressive!"

The Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) system is an advance helmet feature that can redirect energy and provide more protection in certain impacts.

We've got the Giro Fixture MIPS helmet in stock at the Century Cycles store in Medina in three different colors! Plus, you can take 20% OFF the regular price with our Winter Sale through February 28, 2019! That brings it down to just $43.99 + sales tax! Stop in, or buy it online - discount will be shown in your shopping cart!

Our Medina store not the most convenient for you? Give us a call, and we'll send one to our Peninsula or Rocky River store for you to check out. No extra cost or obligation!
Above: Giro Fixture MIPS helmet in Black

Above: Giro Fixture MIPS helmet in Dark Red

Above: Giro Fixture MIPS helmet in Frost

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Online Survey and Public Meeting for Proposed Trail in Medina

Attention Medina residents, or anybody who bikes in Medina! The Medina City Parks and Recreation​ department is looking for your input on a proposed project!

Please take the survey linked below or plan to attend a Public meeting at Medina City Hall Rotunda on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 5:30pm. The City of Medina will hold a public meeting to receive comment on a proposed project for a trail connection from US 42 N. Court Street to Larkens Way along E. Reagan Pkwy.

Interested parties are encouraged to attend. Click in the link below for the online survey: