Friday, August 13, 2021

Ed Meyer Memorial Fund


In July of 2020, Century Cycles lost a friend and fellow employee, Ed Meyer, to GBM (Glioblastoma – brain cancer). He worked at both the Medina and Peninsula locations as a bicycle mechanic.

To honor Ed's memory, a public bicycle repair station with an air pump will be constructed at Buckeye Woods Park in Medina, as well as one at Century Cycles in Peninsula. Both projects cost a total of approximately $5500. If you wish to support the repair station construction, donations are greatly appreciated! Please make your check payable to "Century Cycles" and mail it to us at:

Century Cycles
1059 N. Court St.
Medina, OH  44256

Please write the following in the NOTES section of the check: For Ed Meyer. You can drop it off at any of our three stores if that's more convenient! Please include your mailing address and email address so we can update you with news later.

We are planning to have ribbon-cutting ceremonies and group rides in both locations, so stay tuned! If you know of anyone else who might be interested in donating for this project, please share this information!

Any leftover funds from the project will be donated to GBM research, in loving memory of Ed and the good he brought to the people in his life.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

We are one of America's Best Bike Shops in 2020!


Century Cycles is proud to be named one of America's Best Bike Shops for 2020, and EVERY year since 1999! Thank you to all of our new and returning customers, plus our dedicated staff, for helping us during this most challenging year EVER! Tonight we're going to party like it's 1999!

America's Best Bike Shops are chosen by the National Bicycle Dealers Association in a rigorous process that evaluates every aspect of our business, including a visit by a Secret Shopper!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Rest In Peace, Ed Meyer

It is with profound sadness, and a heavy heart, that we mourn the passing of fellow coworker and great friend, Ed Meyer. Ed had been a wonderful part of the Century Cycles family for 10 years, both in our Medina and Peninsula locations, but 16 months ago, he was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

We never know when life will take a turn on us, but if you knew Ed, he took all things in stride. He had a love of adventure and a deep passion for cycling. We are honored and blessed to have had Ed in our lives. He was one of the good guys and will be truly missed. Rest In Peace, dear friend.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Cross-Country Cyclist Visits Century Cycles in Medina

Theresa Mellas stopped into the Century Cycles store in Medina on July 9, 2020 during her bicycle trip from Cannon Beach, Oregon to Staten Island, New York! By the time Theresa finishes, she will have biked over 3,200 miles! She stopped into our store to take a break and get a quick check-over of her bike. Theresa's parents also met up with her and they all planned to visit family in Wadsworth. It was a great pleasure to meet Theresa and we wish her a safe journey on to NYC!

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

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Medina County Lifestyle visits Century Cycles in Medina

The Century Cycles store in Medina is excited to be featured in the June 2020 issue of Medina County Lifestyle Magazine! Thanks much to Emily Shea for stopping by to chat with store manager Bob Soroky about Century Cycles' impact on biking in Medina and across Northeast Ohio!

You can read the issue online here.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Bicycle Rentals in Peninsula for the Towpath Trail Re-Opening on May 22, 2020

We have resumed bike rentals for the Towpath Trail at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula as of May 22, 2020. In addition to rigorous cleaning and social distancing that we will be doing to keep everyone safe from Covid-19, please help us by observing the following rules and changes to our procedures:

  • Please limit your group to FOUR or fewer people. If you are part of a larger group, then split yourselves into smaller groups.
  • Designate ONE person in your group to be responsible for filling out the paperwork and payment processing.
  • Follow the instructions of the staff in our rental barn.
  • We may close or limit access to our parking lot to allow for more space to service bike rental customers. Please find on-street parking nearby, or use the Lock 29 Trailhead and Overflow lots (located on Mill Street north of the store).
  • Please be patient, as rental and return procedures may take longer than usual.
  • Bicycles and trail-a-bikes ONLY; child trailers are not available until further notice.
  • All of our sales and rental staff are wearing masks. Use of masks by customers is optional.

Be aware that we may adjust these policies and procedures as the need arises. For the latest information, plus details about our rental bikes, rates, and hours, go to:

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Jon Pana rides a 53-mile route through local parks using a Giant Bicycle from Century Cycles

Thank you to Jon Pana of for using a Giant Escape 2 hybrid bicycle from the Century Cycles store in Rocky River for a 53-mile route he created, which traverses Cuyahoga County through five of the Cleveland Metroparks, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and the Summit Metro Parks, using all-purpose trails including the Towpath Trail. The route required less than one mile of on-road connections!

You can see more details about the route in the description of the video above, or in the article. Click here if the video above is not appearing for you.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Buy a Limited Edition Century Cycles T-Shirts available online from Howlers Ink

Century Cycles has partnered with Howlers Ink to give you this exclusive limited edition t-shirt! Printed on Bella Canvas 100% cotton tee, it's available in unisex sizes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and 2X-Large. Just $20+tax each, which includes shipping!

Any t-shirt purchase you make from the Howlers Ink shop helps support us and other LOCAL businesses during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Thank you for your support!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

How To Lubricate Your Chain (Video)

Sheltering in place? Need to get your bike ready for a little ride? Bike Cleveland has partnered with local bicycle shops to bring you simple tips to prep your bike for its first outing of the year. First up: Lubing Your Chain, featuring Kevin from Century Cycles in Peninsula!

Click here if the video above is not appearing for you.

Monday, March 23, 2020

We are OPEN and ready to serve you (SAFELY) during Ohio's Stay At Home Order

To all of our bicycling family,

As you are likely aware, state of Ohio officials have issued a "Stay At Home" order effective at 11:59pm tonight (Monday, March 23, 2020) to help address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In the text of the order (you can read it here), bicycle shops are listed as "essential services" and are permitted to remain open to the public for business.

We appreciate that the state has recognized the importance that bicycling plays in our transportation system. Whether you ride for transportation or for the benefit of your physical and mental health, we are proud to continue serving our customers. However, there is no "business as usual" for anybody during this time, including us.

We are continuing the safety measures put in place already, and are making additional changes to help ensure the health of our staff, customers, and the community. Please continue reading below for details. Also note that as conditions are rapidly changing, our response and policies may also change.

We wish to thank our customers for your support during this difficult time. We also thank our staff for their dedication and diligence.

Go outside, enjoy a bike ride, or a walk, hike, or run -- just do it safely! We appreciate your cooperation as you visit a Century Cycles store in Medina, Peninsula, or Rocky River.


-Your friends at Century Cycles

Policies at all three of our stores

We are reducing our store hours. Effective on Tuesday, March 24 , our hours of operation at all three stores are:

  • Monday through Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00pm

We can arrange "touch-free" drop-offs and pickups of bicycles and merchandise. Just call us when you reach the store.

Please visit us to address any specific bicycling needs you have, and try to keep "just browsing" to a minimum in order to minimize person-to-person contact, as well as contact with other merchandise. Feel free to call us in advance to discuss your needs, check stock, and ask for our recommendations. Browse at home at!

Please practice "social distancing" while in the store and leave 6 feet of space between yourself and our staff and other customers.

We can take credit card payments over the phone prior to pickup of service bicycles and/or merchandise.

While a full tune-up is usually our recommendation to get the best performance out of your bicycle, we will do our best to look it over and make any quick adjustments on the spot to get you rolling immediately, rather than having to drop off and come back at a later date, if possible.

We are using sanitizing cleaner on all new and serviced bicycles just prior to pickup. We are washing and/or sanitizing our own hands frequently, as well as cleaning all counters, payment terminals, door handles, restrooms, and other common surfaces.

As always, our web store is open 24/7 at, for shipping to you or free in-store pickup. Please be patient and allow us extra time to process your orders.

Our staff is required to stay home if they do not feel well. We are checking our temperatures daily. Some of our administrative staff has already been working from home on a limited basis, and this will expand as time goes on.


We are offering discounted pickup/delivery service for tune-up bicycles. Normally $20, we will pick up your bicycle at your home, and drop it off when complete, for $10. Please call us at 330-722-7119 to make arrangements. Our store is large enough that it is very easy to maintain personal space!


The limited space inside our store makes it more of a challenge to provide social distancing. While we are still OPEN, we will be keeping our entrance door LOCKED to better manage traffic. Please knock firmly, then step back 6 feet from the door, and we'll come and address your needs as soon as possible.

We ask that you wait outside the store while any while-you-wait repair work is performed.

Bike rentals for the Towpath Trail are available for the time being; we use sanitizing cleaner on all contact points of rental bikes before and after each use.

The National Park Service has cancelled all special-use permits through April, so our first Night Ride on the Towpath Trail (scheduled for April 18) is CANCELLED. Stay tuned for updates about later events.

Rocky River

We are temporarily suspending all bike rentals. The store is large enough that we feel we have been able to maintain personal space, but we will continue to monitor this and make adjustments if necessary.