Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Get a head-start on vacation with a Thule roof-top cargo box - IN STOCK at Century Cycles!

Need more storage space in your vehicle? Get a head start on your Spring Break or Summer Vacation planning...or getting to the ski slopes NOW!

We've got Thule roof-top cargo boxes IN STOCK!

Thule Force XT (LG, $599.99; or XXL , $679.99):

Thule Motion XT (LG, $699.99):

Available at the Century Cycles stores in Medina and Rocky River; call us to check availability or to arrange pickup in Peninsula.

AND, for a limited time, our WINTER SALE deals (25% OFF accessories) apply to these items!

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Friday, January 3, 2020

2020 Winter Hours begin in Peninsula

PLEASE NOTE: Effective the week of January 6, 2020, we will begin our Winter Hours at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula:

  • Monday through Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00pm
Hours of operation at Medina and Rocky River are UN-CHANGED:

  • Monday through Thursday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00pm

Saturday, December 14, 2019

16 Bicycling Gift Ideas Under $100

Something for every cyclist on your list!

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the bike rider in your life? Start here with these suggestions, which we have broken down into four price ranges, all under $100. All items shown below are IN STOCK in all three Century Cycles stores! (Size and color selection may vary.) Plus, get even better deals than what are shown here with our Holiday Sale!

Don't see something you like? Stop into one of our stores and let our experienced riders guide you! Or, choose a Century Cycles Gift Card! Available in any denomination, they never expire, and we'll mail it to you or your recipient at no extra charge!

Bicycling Gifts Under $25

The Century Cycles Performance Tech Tee combines the casual styling and "Define your life. Ride a bike.™" message of our popular t-shirts with a moisture-wicking polyester no-shrink fabric. $19.99 each, unisex sizes Medium through XX-Large; Women's sizes Small through Large.

NiteRider's CherryBomb 35 Taillight provides you with safety day and night, with two steady and one flashing mode. The quick-release seatpost strap mount works on almost any bike. $24.99 each.

Our most popular smartphone holder for your bicycle is the BiKASE Handy Andy 5. Straps easily to your handlebar or stem, and is touch-screen compatible. Fits most standard-sized phones; $24.99 each. Plus-size phone version also available.

Protect your bike in low-risk areas with the Giant Surelock Flex Combo Cable Lock. 12mm cable is coated with vinyl to protect your frame, and you choose your own 4-digit combination. $21.99 each.

Bicycling Gift Ideas Under $50

The NiteRider Swift 500 delivers everyday reliable performance in an economical ultra compact headlight. Sporting features like an easy on and off handlebar strap mount, low battery indicator and to top it off, it's USB Rechargeable; making it the perfect light of choice for commuters and cycling enthusiasts. $39.99 each.

The Osprey Moki Kid's Hydration Pack creates the perfect fit for your younger riders. Streamlined but full-featured, it sports a 1.5-liter reservoir for on-the-go hydration, a blinky light attachment, and a small, zippered external pocket to help your trail companion stay organized. $49.99 each; available in two colors.

A breathable and waterproof membrane integrated into the layers of the Endura Strike II Gloves provides protection from the elements, keeping your hands warm and dry whatever your style of riding. The lining is even a soft brushed fabric for that instant pull-on warmth. $49.99/pair; also available in Women's sizes.

Made with a bombproof steel barrel and base, the Blackburn Piston 2 Floor Pump is built to last. Which is good, because with its extra large 3-inch gauge and versatile Anyvalve pump head that works on both Schrader and Presta valves, this is a pump you'll never get tired of using. $44.99 each.

Bicycling Gifts Under $75

Between its large screen and easy wireless setup, the CatEye Padrone Wireless Cycling Computer is great for those who want a simple, squint-free riding computer. It's packed with essential features like speed, distance, and time, plus the auto start/stop means you'll always have an accurate ride time and distance for tracking your progress. $54.99 each. Also available in Pink!

The Giro Register MIPS Helmet combines sleek design and lightweight construction to match your style, on the road or trail. Made in a comfortable one-size-fits-most system, the Register MIPS adjusts with a simple turn of the dial so you can tune the fit in seconds. A range of colors lets you choose exactly how your on-bike style comes together. $59.99 each. XL Size also available, plus the Giro Vasona MIPS for a women's-specific fit.

The Serfas Tegu Sport Saddle is a tough, comfortable saddle that helps you on the trails, and works great on the roads, too! It's got a soft Lorica cover and chromoly steel rails, and is backed by Serfas' unconditional 90-day comfort guarantee! $64.99 each; also available in a women's-specific model.

Haul your stuff for day rides or overnight trips in the Blackburn Local Rack-Top Trunk Bag. It's compatible with all standard cargo racks, and has drop-down side pocket panniers and a water-repellent coating! $59.99.

The Pearl Izumi Pursuit Attack Cycling Shorts combine performance and value. The Select Transfer Fabric and Pursuit padding are durable, supportive, and comfortable. Available in Men's and Women's sizes, $80.00 each.

Sunglasses from Tifosi Optics are available in a wide selection of styles, from the performance-oriented Podium XC Clarion (top, $79.99) to the fashion-forward Swank (bottom, $24.99).

Perfect for every riding situation where you want to be prepared for wet weather, from short day rides and commutes to multi-day tours, the Endura Xtract Jacket is waterproof, breathable, and packs down to smaller than a water bottle with the included stuff sack. Available in both Men's and Women's sizes, $94.99.

If you like having the option to clip into your pedals sometimes, but want to wear your street shoes other times, the Shimano PD-EH500 Pedals are our favorite choice. The metal traction pins on the flat side give you good grip in rough conditions, and the clip-in side works with all SPD-compatible shoes. $79.99/pair

Prices and availability subject to change.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Film: "The Postman" presented by Salsa Cycles and Ortlieb

The Postman from Sam Needham on Vimeo.

"The Postman" is a short film by Sam Needham presented by Salsa Cycles and Ortlieb.

Clinging to the frayed edges of the ragged shores of the Isle of Harris in Scotland, a singletrack path navigates its way above cliffs, around bays. Three friends make the trip to not only ride the Postman’s Path to Rhenigidale, but find out more about its history.

Until a road to the village opened in 1990, the path was the only overland link between Rhenigidale and the outside world. Kenny Mackay – the last postman to walk the track shares his stories – tales of community, survival and love.

They leave with a deeper understanding that this trail goes beyond being a simple physical connection between two places. It symbolizes the emotional and practical ties to the landscapes humans call home.

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Smart Trainer Demo Night - Tue. Dec. 17, 2019 5:30pm in Medina

The new "smart" indoor trainers from Saris allow you to ride YOUR OWN bicycle inside and follow a virtual route with your friends or other riders around the world using the Zwift program. Try it out first-hand for FREE at Century Cycles!

Learn all about our line of smart variable-resistance indoor cycling trainers from Saris, see a first-hand demonstration of the Zwift virtual cycling program, take a test-ride on a virtual bike route, and discover how you can prepare and train for bike races, triathlons, or charity rides with the help of Zwift's library of training programs and FTP (functional threshold power) workouts!

Follow the event on Facebook for the latest news and updates.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Video: "I Just Want To Ride - Lael Wilcox and the 2019 Tour Divide"

Lael Wilcox loves the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.

She loves the climbing. Its pass after pass. She loves the roads. They’re not too technical. She loves the landscapes. Traveling from Canada to Mexico, all on your bike. The Tour Divide, it’s her kind of race and she’s done it twice before.

The 2019 edition was set to be truly unique as she attempted to be the first woman to be the overall winner of the race. But would the weather cooperate? Would the race and route play out as it had in her previous attempts?

Follow along as Lael takes on the most notable bikepacking route in the world and has to overcome natural and human barriers to embrace the true reasons for why she rides and inspires others to ride. Go Lael.

Produced with support from Pearl Izumi.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Take the ACTIVATE Survey for NOACA's new Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan

The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) last updated a plan for bicycle transportation in the Northeast Ohio region in 2013. This plan provided a vision for increasing the use of bicycles for transportation and commuting, while serving as a guide for developing bicycle infrastructure and included a priority bikeway system that showed where bikeway facilities should be built.

In late 2019, NOACA began the process of creating a new bicycle and pedestrian plan, called ACTIVATE. As with all of NOACA's projects, the planning process will include significant opportunity for public involvement to best determine the plan's objectives, needs and goals.

The first phase of this public involvement includes a public survey. This survey should take around 10 minutes to complete. Respondents will remain anonymous. NOACA staff will use your feedback to ensure that ACTIVATE addresses the issues that affect you. We will be sharing the results of the survey in the plan.

Additional phases of the planning process, including public meetings, will be announced in early 2020.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Join us Sat. Nov. 23, 2019 for the Holiday Parade of Lights in Medina!

On Saturday, November 23rd, 2019, Century Cycles will be participating in the Holiday Parade of Lights, part of the Medina Candlelight Walk. Come see our Christmas Sleigh and several CC employees riding their decorated and lighted bikes around the Square! And if YOU, our awesome customers, have a winter-worthy bike and want to JOIN US in the parade, stop in or call our Medina store and we will give you all the details! Let's kick off the Holiday Season in style!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Cranksgiving Cleveland - Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Parma Hunger Center

Join Bike Parma and Bike Cleveland for Cranksgiving Cleveland 2019!

When: Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10:30am

Where: Parma Hunger Center, 5280 Broadview Road, Cleveland, OH 44134

This annual event provides food and other necessities for local families in need. Ride your bike to local stores to purchase these items. Coffee and donuts provided!

See the Bike Cleveland web site for full details, or the event on Facebook.