Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Now in stock: The new Salsa Journeyman Adventure Road Bike!

Salsa Journeyman Sora 700C
The Salsa Journeyman has been one of the most-anticipated new products for this season. We've now got them in stock in all three Century Cycles stores!

With looks inspired by Salsa's popular Warbird adventure racing bikes, and a comfortable riding position inspired by the Vaya adventure bikes, the Journeyman brings a versatile adventure road bike to an attractive entry-level price point.

All Journeyman models feature a lightweight and responsive aluminum frame that's built to handle the demands of riding on paved and unpaved surfaces, and ready to carry you and your gear across all the gravel, fire, and back roads you can dream of. The forks have Salsa's 3-Pack mounting eyelets for the Salsa Anything Cage or Anything Cage HD for a lightweight way to carry cargo, or you can use standard front and rear cargo racks, plus full coverage fenders!

Upping the ante in versatility, all models also allow you to use 700C wheels with tires up to 50mm wide, or when the going gets really rough, switch to 650B wheels with tires up to 56mm wide.

Salsa Journeyman Claris 700C
The parts are designed to give you great value for your money. The Journeyman Sora ($1,099.99) features a Shimano 2x9-speed drive train, and a carbon fork. The Journeyman Claris ($899.99) features a Shimano 2x8-speed drive train and an aluminum fork. Both models feature mechanical disc brakes, a hill-climb tackling 46T/30T sub-compact double crankset, and tubeless-compatible rims.

The folks at Path Less Pedaled gave their first impressions in this video review on the day of the Journeyman's official launch last month. Highlights of their thoughts are "Responsive without being overly twitchy" and "one of the best entry-level adventure road/gravel/bikepacking bicycles on the market."

Stop in for a test ride!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Liv Cycling Spring Revival Ride - Sat. Apr. 14, 2018 3:00pm

Join Deltrece Daniels, your local Liv Cycling Ambassador, for a Liv Spring Revival Ride!

This is a group ride on roads and streets open to all skill levels; you must have your own bicycle and helmet. It's a no-drop ride, so you won't get lost or left behind!

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018 3:00pm
Where: Century Cycles, 19955 Detroit Road, Rocky River, Ohio 44116

Follow the event on Facebook for the latest updates.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Join us for our first Night Ride on the Towpath Trail! Saturday, April 21, 2018

Join Century Cycles as we kick off our 24th season of Night Rides on the Towpath Trail!

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:00pm
Where: Station Road Bridge Trailhead, 13513 Station Road, Brecksville, OH 44141

Our Night Rides are fun, family-friendly rides on the car-free Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, which is flat and suitable for all ages and skill levels. You must have your own bicycle, helmet, and headlight. No pre-registration is necessary, but you must sign a waiver prior to the start. We start riding at 8:00pm sharp.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to current construction on the Towpath Trail, we are moving the start location for this ride! Instead of our usual start at our Peninsula store, we will start at the Station Road Bridge Trailhead (see address above). This is just off of Riverview Road, just south of State Route 82. There is ample parking available, plus restrooms and a water fountain.

Since we won't be at the store before the start of the ride, make sure that you and your bike are ready to ride well ahead of time! Dig those bikes out of the garage or basement NOW, pump up the tires to make sure they're holding air, and bring them in to us ASAP if they need any service!

We will have a few tire pumps available to borrow at the start of the ride, plus a limited selection of spare inner tubes for last-minute emergencies. If you need a helmet, headlight, or any other items, please stop into one of our stores soon to do your Night Ride shopping!

For our full schedule of 2018 Night Rides on the Towpath Trail, plus links to preparation and safety tips, go to:

Friday, April 6, 2018

Listen to the Cleveland Indians Home Opening Day on WTAM 1100

Good luck to the Cleveland Indians in today's home opener against the Kansas City Royals! Can't make it to the game in person? Listen on WTAM 1100 and listen for our radio ad!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Bike Aboard service on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad resumes this weekend

It's April, and that means the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's Bike Aboard service is back in business! Starting this weekend (April 7, 2018) and available Saturdays and Sundays only in April, take your bicycle on a one-way ride aboard the train for only $5, and pedal the Towpath Trail back to where you started! For full details and the train schedule, go to:

PLEASE NOTE: Because of the Towpath Trail closures through June, you can NOT use Bike Aboard with our bike rental service in Peninsula! If you get on the train in Peninsula, it will NOT be possible to return by bike! See for more details on the trail closures.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Win a Giant Bicycle from David J. LaSalvia DDS in Westlake!

David J. LaSalvia DDS offers dental services for the whole family in Westlake, Ohio. Visit their friendly staff and enjoy outstanding service in their new state-of-the-art office, and be entered to win this 2018 Giant Revel 2 bicycle! The bike is valued at $379.99, plus it also includes a kickstand, water bottle with holder, and of course, one of our famous "Define your life. Ride a bike.™" t-shirts!

The contest begins today (Tuesday, April 3, 2018) and ends on May 31, 2018. David J. LaSalvia DDS is located in the SSE&G Professional Building at 26600 Detroit Road, Suite 230, Westlake, Ohio 44145 (Between Columbia & Dover Center Road). Give them a call at 440-871-8588, or visit:

Congratulations to Ryan, the winner of the 2017 bike giveaway from David J. LaSalvia DDS!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Now Available to Rent: The Google Self-Driving Bicycle

When Google announced their self-driving bicycle a couple of years ago, we got numerous requests about when we'd have them at Century Cycles. We are proud to announce that we are the first bike rental shop in the US to make the Google Self-Driving Bicycle available to rent!

Let's face it; you only come to Peninsula just to go to The Winking Lizard, but you go for a spin on the Towpath Trail first to feel good about getting in a little exercise. Now, you can kill two birds with one stone! Let the Google Self-Driving Bicycle take your ride for you, while you relax and have a cold one on the Lizard patio.What a time-saver!

Rentals of the Google Self-Driving Bicycle are just $15 per hour. See our Towpath Trail Bike Rental page for more details.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Celebrate 330 Day on Friday, March 30 with your favorite t-shirt!

The Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau has named Friday, March 30, 2018 as 330 Day! To join in the celebration, where your favorite t-shirt that has a local 330-area theme! It's casual Friday, right?

Post a photo with your 330 t-shirt on Friday using the hastag #330ShirtDay to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and you might win a pair of round-trip tickets on Spirit Airlines!

As a local business, our popular "Define your life. Ride a bike.™" t-shirts sure do qualify! Wear one of your old favorites, or pick up one of our NEW colors (show above)! Any locally-themed t-shirt will do ... a local school, church, other local business, or sports team!

For full details on the contest, go to:

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Liv Cycling Women's Fix-A-Flat Clinic - Sat. Mar. 31, 2018 in Peninsula

Attention all bicycling women! Do you want to learn how to fix a flat tire? Join our local Liv Cycling Ambassador Deltrece Daniels for a FREE Fix-A-Flat Clinic!

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018, 4:00-5:00pm
Where: Century Cycles, 1621 Main Street, Peninsula, Ohio 44264

No RSVP is needed; just show up! Spare wheels will be available for you to practice with, or bring your own bike! Follow the event on Facebook for the latest updates.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Bicycle Touring 101 Class - Wed. Mar. 28, 2018

Whether you want to take a quick overnight trip, or a months-long tour around the world, find out everything you need to know to plan for your bicycle trip of a lifetime!

When: Tuesday, March 28, 2018 6:30pm
Where: Appalachian Outfitters, 60 Kendall Park Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264
Cost: FREE but registration is required

Learn what you need to know to make it happen, from what to pack, how to equip your bike to carry it all, how to plan your route, and how to train for your ride. Kevin Madzia, from the Century Cycles store in Peninsula, will share his 15 years of bike touring experience, and will have examples of different touring bicycles and gear on display.

Click here to register