Monday, September 17, 2018

Scamp Life - the latest video from Salsa Cycles


Salsa Cycles sponsored rider Eszter Horanyi, and her partner Scott Morris, live a rich, but unusual life based out of a Scamp trailer. They’ve developed their careers to support this lifestyle, working from wherever they are, in order to seek out “the best in the west.”

We hope you enjoy this, the first in a series of mountain bike short films; Salsa Cycles presents Scamp Life.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Used Rental Bikes for Sale in Peninsula

We will be replacing our fleet of rental bikes for the Towpath Trail at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula at the end of the 2018 season. Our current rental models are available for sale on a first-come, first-served basis.

The price for each bicycle will be $275.00 each. We will also be selling our used Trail-A-Bikes for $125.00 each (additional fee for installation). See below for details of the models available.

To purchase one of the these bicycles, please visit our Peninsula store and:

  1. Select the specific bicycle that you want from our current rental units.
  2. Pay a non-refundable deposit of at least 50% or more towards each bike.
  3. We will continue to rent the bikes for the remainder of the 2018 season; the exact timing will be dependent on the weather. After our final rentals, we will give every bike our standard full tune-up to be sure that each bike is in good working order.
  4. We will call each customer when their bikes are ready to be picked up, most likely around mid-December.

You may also call us at 330-657-2209 to place your deposit. Please note that some bikes have cosmetic blemishes and damage that does not affect their function. If you place your deposit by phone, we will select your bikes(s) for you, and what you get is what you get. To be sure you get the best selection yourself, visit us in person!

Used rental equipment is purchased “AS IS” and carries NO IMPLIED or EXPRESSED warranty.

Giant Sedona DX
Giant Sedona DX ($275.00)
24 speeds
26-inch wheels
Suspension fork and seatpost
Rim brakes
Comfort saddle
Upright handlebars
Kickstand and water bottle cage included; any other accessories are additional charge.
Unisex sizes SM, MD, LG, XL

Liv Sedona DX
Liv Sedona DX ($275.00)
24 speeds
26-inch wheels
Suspension fork and seatpost
Rim brakes
Comfort saddle
Upright handlebars
Kickstand and water bottle cage included; any other accessories are additional charge.
Step-thru/Women's sizes XS, SM, MD

Adams Folder 1 Trail-A-Bike
Adams Folder 1 Trail-A-Bike ($125.00)
Single speed
Adjustable seat height
For children up to 85 pounds

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Autumn Harvest CVSR Ride with Liv Cycling - Sept. 15, 2018

Join our local Liv Cycling Ambassador Deltrece Daniels for a group ride on the Towpath Trail! The ride starts at 12:00noon this Saturday, September 15, 2018. You'll begin at the Big Bend Trailhead, located at 1337 Merriman Rd, Akron, OH 44313. The ride is 10 miles north on the Towpath Trail to Peninsula. Stop into Century Cycles if you need any bike supplies, then ride the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad back to where you started! Be sure to have $5 cash for the Bike Aboard train fare.

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

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

ALERT: Scenic Park Bridge on Valley Parkway in Rocky River CLOSED for two weeks starting Sept. 11, 2018

ALERT: The Scenic Park Bridge on the Valley Parkway in the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation will be CLOSED for repairs for approximately two weeks, beginning on September 11, 2018. This bridge is located between the Emerald Necklace Marina and the Lakewood Dog Park.

Park visitors, commuters, and customers using our Fitness Bicycle Rental service at the Century Cycles store in Rocky River might be affected by this closure.

To get to the Rocky River Reservation and the All-Purpose Trail by bicycle from our store, we recommend the following route, using sidewalks and low-traffic back streets:

  1. From the store, turn RIGHT onto Detroit Rd (use the sidewalk).
  2. Turn RIGHT into the shopping plaza.
  3. Continue along the right side of the plaza, then straight onto Hampton Rd.
  4. Turn LEFT onto Purnell Ave.
  5. Turn RIGHT onto Wooster Rd (use the crosswalks at the busy Hilliard Blvd intersection).
  6. Turn LEFT onto Rockcliff Dr (use crosswalks).
  7. The paved bike path starts a short distance down Rockcliff Dr on the right.
  8. At the bottom of the hill on Rockcliff Dr, turn RIGHT onto the bike path at Valley Parkway to continue into the park.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Public Open House meetings for Cleveland Metroparks Master Plans

Master Plans for Bradley Woods, Huntington, Mill Stream Run, and Rocky River Reservations are being updated this year. The plans will help shape efforts in the parks over the next two to twenty years. Please join Cleveland Metroparks staff at the following Public Open Houses to share your ideas for the future of the parks.

Open Houses are from 5:30-7:00 PM, with a short presentation at 6 PM:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 11 – Bradley Reservation, Codrington Shelter
  • Wednesday, Sept. 12 – Huntington Reservation, Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
  • Thursday, Sept. 13 – Rocky River Reservation, Emerald Necklace Marina in Scenic Park
  • Monday, Sept. 17 – Fat Heads Brewery, 24581 Lorain Rd
  • Tuesday, Sept. 18 – Rocky River Reservation, Nature Center
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19 – Mill Stream Run Reservation, Albion Woods Shelter

 Plans for the four parks being studied this year will be displayed at all of the meetings. There will be staff on hand to engage with attendees and comment cards for further input. Plans and comment forms can also be found online at www.clevelandmetroparks.com/reservationplans. A meeting flyer is attached – please share with all who may be interested. Facebook events can also be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/246478012670530/

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Extended Summer Sunday Hours ending in Medina and Rocky River

PLEASE NOTE: Our Extended Summer Sunday Hours are ending for the 2018 season at the Century Cycles stores in Medina and Rocky River. Effective immediately, we will be open from 12:00noon until 5:00pm on Sundays in Medina and Rocky River.

The Peninsula store will continue to be open from 10:00am until 6:00pm on Sundays until further notice.

You can always find our most current hours of operation for all three stores at: centurycycles.com/for/hours

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Labor Day Weekend Hours 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Our hours for the 2018 Labor Day weekend:

The Century Cycles stores in Medina and Rocky River will be CLOSED on Monday, September 3 for the holiday.

The Peninsula store will be OPEN on Monday, September 3 from 10:00am until 5:00pm. The last time we will let bike rentals for the Towpath Trail to leave will be 3:30pm; all rental bikes MUST be returned before the 5:00pm store closing time.

All three stores will be open for our regular hours on all other days.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Take the Ohio Trails Survey

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Ohio Trails Partnership need your help to create the State’s next plan for recreational trails of all types. They’re seeking input from all Ohioans.

Whether your interest is in bike paths, mountain bike trails, hiking trails, or even water trails, your feedback is needed!

To start the survey, go to:



Friday, August 24, 2018

It's the Thule Days of Summer! Take 20% OFF all Thule car racks, now thru Sept. 3!

Take 20% OFF all Thule bike racks for your vehicle with the Thule Days of Summer Sale! August 24 through September 3, 2018.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

"Ocean, Surf by Bike" - a short film by Blackburn Design


Inspired by the 71% of the planet covered by water, Blackburn Design has created WATER CYCLE, an ongoing documentary film project.

In the second chapter, OCEAN, SURF BY BIKE, we follow Ashley Llyod Thompson, a surf shaper from Santa Cruz, California. Ashley took time away from her shaping studio to travel with her husband and son to Mexico in search of quiet surf breaks. Many of the best breaks are tough to access and aren’t on any map. Fat bikes made the most sense to enjoy these secret places. Along the way, she found some beautiful quiet moments with the ocean and with her family. These are the simple joys that life on a bike can bring.

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