Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Support the West Side Lakefront Greenway

Bike Lakewood (a chapter of Bike Cleveland) has developed a plan to connect Edgewater Park to Huntington Reservation. The West Side Lakefront Greenway will create a stress-free connection along the lakefront and to Rocky River Reservation.

The connection was identified in the Cuyahoga Greenways plan.

Your help is needed to show support for this crucial west side connection. Here is how you can help:

  1. Attend an upcoming public meeting in Lakewood: The City of Lakewood is holding a community meeting  to discuss the operation of Lake Avenue after repaving is completed in 2019. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Lakewood Public Library Main Branch (15425 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107), Multi-Purpose Room. We need folks in attendance to ask about building a protected bike lane along this section of Lake Avenue as part of the West Side Lakefront Greenway.
  2. Sign the petition in support of the West Side Lakefront Greenway.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Team Left Hand/Century Cycles Bike MS Wrap-Up Party - Oct. 16, 2018

Thank you to the Winking Lizard Tavern of Brunswick for hosting us this past Tuesday for our Team Left Hand/Century Cycles Wrap-Up Party for the Bike MS Buckeye Breakaway! We celebrated our accomplishments on this year's ride, including raising over $86,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and gave out team awards.

Go here to see more photos!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

In Stock: 2019 Salsa Fargo

The Salsa Cycles Fargo set the standard for off-road touring, with multiple victories and records on the Tour Divide race on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. It's equally at home touring your favorite back roads or trails, or as a workhorse commuter. Use traditional racks and panniers, or load it up bikepacking-style with frame bags and other strap-on accessories.

The 2019 version is available in two build options. The Salsa Fargo Tiagra (shown above in Teal; also available in Orange) features a Shimano Tiagra 2x10 drivetrain and TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes. The Salsa Fargo Apex (shown above in Olive Green) features a SRAM 1x11 drivetrain and SRAM hydraulic disc brakes. Both have Salsa's Cobra Kai CroMoly frames and the new Firestarter 110 carbon fork, which has FOUR sets of 3-Pack mounting eyelets for carrying even more water and/or cargo. Each comes with 29x2.6 for tons of traction, but the frames and forks are compatible with 27.5+ or 29+ wheels* as well!

Currently in stock at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula; coming soon to Medina and Rocky River. Stop in for a test-ride, and find your Adventure By Bike™ on a Salsa!

* Size Extra-Small not compatible with 29+.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Bicycle touring visitor from Montana in Peninsula

We had a late-season bicycle touring visitor at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula today! Doug grew up in Columbus, Ohio, but has lived in Bozeman, Montana since 1977, working as a ski and mountaineering guide.

Doug has spent the past year back in Columbus caring for his aging parents, but was able to take a break for a few days to meet some friends at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. He left Sandusky yesterday, and is making his way back to Columbus on the Ohio to Erie Trail. Happy Trails, Doug! His bike is the Surly Bikes World Troller.

You can see more photos of bicycle-touring visitors that have visited all three of our stores in our Bicycle Touring Photo Gallery.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Reel Cycling Film Festival - Nov. 4, 2018 at Akron's Highland Square Theatre

Join us on for the first-ever bicycling film festival in Ohio. We'll be showcasing some of the world's best short movies with bicycle themes!

When: Sunday, November 4, 2018 1:30 - 5:00pm
Where: Highland Square Theatre, 826 W. Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44303

Each admission gets you an entry into the raffle for door prizes, where we'll be giving away a FREE Essential Bike Fitting by Certified Bike Fitter Tom Wiseman in our Medina store!

Get tickets from the event on Facebook or at EventBrite.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Extended Summer Sunday Hours in Peninsula ending for the 2018 season

PLEASE NOTE: We are ending our Extended Summer Sunday Hours for the 2018 season at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula. Until further notice, our Hours of Operation at all three of our stores are:

  • Monday through Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm (noon) - 5:00pm

Saturday, October 6, 2018

New and In Stock: Shimano PD-EH500 Pedals

Are you a mountain biker who like the security of platform pedals with metal traction pins, but you also want to clip into your pedals occasionally? You want all this without having to constantly swap pedals on and off your bike? The new Shimano PD-EH500 Pedals are just what you've been waiting for.

These pedals are also great for bicycle touring riders, bike commuters, clip-in beginners, or anybody wanting to use clip-in pedal technology occasionally, but want a little more grip when wearing non-clip-in shoes.

They come with one pair of Shimano SM-SH56 multi-release cleats for your shoes (the silver ones), but they are also compatible with the Shimano SM-SH51 single-release cleats (the black ones). Weight is 383 grams per pair.

Now in stock in all three Century Cycles stores!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Come to the Brunswick Home Depot Safety Fair - Sat. Oct. 6, 2018

What: Brunswick Home Depot Safety Fair
When: Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Where: Home Depot, 3330 Center Road, Brunswick, OH 44212

Look for the Medina Century Cycles Service Manager Don Barnett doing FREE bicycle safety inspections and providing bike safety information.

There will also be fun and games, pony rides, a petting zoo, and Home Depot crafts for kids, as well as various demonstrations, including: Jaws of Life (11:00am), Hook and Ladder (1:00pm). The Red Cross will be there with the Blood Mobile, as well as lots of police cars and fire and rescue trucks. Last of all, the Life Flight Helicopter will be landing at 2:00pm.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Apply for the Women's Bike Mechanic Scholarship from QBP

The QBP Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship is dedicated to increasing gender diversity within the bike industry. Funded by Quality Bicycle Products and brand partners, scholarship recipients attend the United Bicycle Institute’s 2-week Professional Repair and Shop Operation class in Oregon.

Equipped with the expertise and connections gained from this class, scholarship recipients can affect even greater change in their communities, making bike-kind a more inclusive place for us all. Through hands-on learning, component-by-component study, and formal lecture, scholarship recipients come away with the skills to advance their careers in the bike industry, gain advanced mechanical knowledge, and deepen their bike industry network.

Thanks to the success of past years and the generous support of our sponsors, this year QBP is excited to send 32 women on this adventure.

Learn more and apply...

QBP is one of the nation's largest wholesale distributors of bicycles, parts, and accessories, and is the home of innovative brands such as Surly Bikes, Salsa Cycles, and 45NRTH.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Bike Your Park Day - September 29, 2018

As part of their continuing mission to encourage more people to discover the joy of traveling by bicycle, the Adventure Cycling Association has designated this Saturday, September 29, 2018 as the third annual Bike Your Park Day.

To join in the celebration, discover new parks or experience your favorite parks in a new way. You can make it your own experience: ride your preferred distance; go with friends, family or join a group; bike on trails or roads. Share photos of your ride on social media using the hashtag #BikeYourPark.

We'll be celebrating by hosting the final Night Ride on the Towpath Trail of the season at our Peninsula store. We'll ride a leisurely 14 miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The ride is FREE and no pre-registration is required. Learn more...

Register to win!

Even though our Night Ride is free and no pre-registration is required, if you register online, you'll be entered in Adventure Cycling's Sweepstakes to win a Co-Motion Divide touring bike or a trip for two on Amtrak to Glacier National Park! Click here to register for our Night Ride and enter the sweepstakes.

Rent One, Get One Free!

If you don't have a bike, we're going to make it easier for you to enjoy Bike Your Park Day! Saturday, September 29, 2018 will be RENT ONE, GET ONE FREE DAY for our Towpath Trail Bike Rentals in Peninsula and our Fitness Bike Rentals in Rocky River! Just bring this coupon!

NOTE: Bicycle rentals are NOT available for the Night Ride on the Towpath Trail.