Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Ohio Department of Transportation wants your input

Walk.Bike.Ohio is the Ohio Department of Transportation's first plan to focus on walking and biking policies and programs around the state. When complete, it will guide Ohio's bike and pedestrian transportation policies and investments in infrastructure and programs.

Please take a few moments to fill out this survey. Your feedback will help build a better understanding of the current state of walking and biking in Ohio. Thank you!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Fluid Trails: a short film presented by Salsa Cycles


Salsa Cycles is proud to present the short film, Fluid Trails.

Fluid Trails follows three adventurers as they make their way across Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand via mountain bike and packraft. The park is an ancient place of rare birds, rolling alpine tussock, earthquake shattered peaks, and towering podocarp forests. A place of cascading rivers and winding singletrack.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

In memory of John Moss

The Century Cycles family lost one of our longest and most beloved members recently. John Moss passed away on July 4th, 2019. John was the father of Century Cycles co-founder Lois Moss, and remained fast friends with Century Cycles owner Scott Cowan. You can read his obituary here.

John took up bicycling after retirement, and, never to do anything halfway, he likely pedaled more miles over his lifetime than our whole staff combined. He biked across the USA at least five times, including a trip through the Yukon that ended in Anchorage, Alaska. His final long-distance trip with his daughter Lois was across North Dakota in 2014.

We join John's family and friends in mourning John and treasuring our many shared memories. Please keep them in your thoughts.

A memorial fund has been set up to honor John Moss with a sponsored map panel on the Lewis & Clark Trail, a bicycling route from Illinois to the Oregon coast maintained by the Adventure Cycling Association. You can make a donation at:






My the wind always be at your back, John!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

E-Bikes now allowed on the Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

We at Century Cycles have just received word from officials within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park that they are updating their policy on the use of electric bicycles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail within the park.

Effective immediately (July 2, 2019), Class 1 and Class 2 electric bicycles are now allowed to be used on the Towpath Trail within the CVNP without restrictions. No special permit is required. Class 3 electric bicycles are NOT allowed on the Towpath Trail.

This policy is consistent with similar policies adopted by neighboring park jurisdictions. Classes of electric bicycles are defined in the recently-enacted law in the state of Ohio:
  • Class 1 electric bicycle means a bicycle that is equipped with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour.
  • Class 2 electric bicycle means a bicycle that is equipped with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts that may provide assistance regardless of whether the rider is pedaling and is not capable of providing assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour.
  • Class 3 electric bicycle means a bicycle that is equipped with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 28 miles per hour.
No electric bicycles are allowed on the East Rim Mountain Bike Trails.

Stop into our Medina and Rocky River stores to see our full selection of electric bicycles, including the Giant LaFree E+2, Giant Quick E+, and Electra Townie Go 8D!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Independence Day Hours 2019

PLEASE NOTE: The hours of operation at Century Cycles for Independence Day - Thursday, July 4th, 2019:

Bicycle rentals for the Towpath Trail in Peninsula will be available until 3:30pm, and must be returned before the 5:00pm store closing time.

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will be running their regular weekday schedule for the Bike Aboard service.

Have a fun and safe day as we celebrate Happy Birthday to the USA!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Volunteer Opportunity: Help Cleveland Metroparks build the NEW mountain bike trail in West Creek Reservation

Volunteer Trail Building Day! Come help Cleveland Metroparks build a new mountain biking trail!

Where: West Creek Reservation (meet at Monarch Bluff Picnic Area)

When: June 30, July 7, and July 21, 2019; 8:30am - 1:00pm

To help the park plan for project logistics, tools, and food, you MUST register online before the event at: www.clevelandmetroparks.com/trailbuilding

If you are already registered as a Cleveland Metroparks volunteer, register through your Volgistics account.

Thank you for your support!




Wednesday, June 26, 2019

ALERT: Towpath Trail closure near Tinkers Creek in CVNP

ALERT: The Cuyahoga Valley National Park reports that the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail is CLOSED near the Tinkers Creek Aqueduct due to damage from recent storms and flooding. This is between the Frazee House Trailhead and the Canal Exploration Center. No off-road detour is available, and no time frame for re-opening has been estimated yet.

Bicyclists using the Bike Aboard service on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad should note that the Canal Exploration Center and Rockside Road stations are cut off from stations further south along the Towpath Trail.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Event Photos/Video: Pajama Party Night Ride on the Towpath Trail

Pajama Party Night Ride by Kurt Rowe on YouTube

Thank you to the over 150 people who came to the Pajama Party Night Ride on the Towpath Trail at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula on June 22, 2019! Thank you to Bike Cleveland for joining us to share the good word about all the work you do to promote bicycling in Northeast Ohio! Thanks to Cathy from our Medina store and Ed from Peninsula for taking care of handing out the snacks at the ride-turn-around, and thanks to Cathy for the photos!