Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Mountain Bike Skills Clinics and Reagan Rides - May 26 thru Oct. 13, 2018 in Medina

If you've always wanted to try biking in the woods, then this is the event for you!

Century Cycles in Medina will be hosting its first annual Mountain Bike Skill Clinics and Reagan Rides starting Saturday, May 26, 2018 and running through Saturday, October 13, 2018!

Experience three levels of mountain biking instruction, taught by USA Cycling certified Level 2 coach Tom Wiseman that will cover everything from basic skills up through advanced techniques!

Location: Huffman/Reagan Park, 4410 Weymouth Rd, Medina, OH  44256

Schedule of Events:
  • Beginner Clinic - Saturday, May 26, 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Group ride and vendor product demo - Saturday, June 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Intermediate Clinic - Saturday, July 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Group ride and vendor product demo - Saturday, August 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Advanced Clinic - Saturday, September 8, 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Group ride and awarding of Diploma Certificates - Saturday, October 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
A group ride on the trails follows each clinic!

And here's what else you can expect...
  • On the group ride and product demo days, representatives from Giant, Pearl Izumi, and Shimano will be there to talk about the latest and greatest off-road cycling products!
  • Northeast Ohio's Liv Cycling Ambassador Deltrece Daniels will be on hand to ride the trails and connect with female riders!
  • Riders who attend any of the three Clinics will receive a certificate good for 10% off clothing and accessories in our stores!
  • Rider who attend all three Clinics will receive an MTB Skills Diploma plus a certificate good for 20% off any one clothing or accessory item in our stores!
Check the Century Cycles - Medina Facebook page for details and updates on each event, and to RSVP!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Hours for Memorial Day Weekend 2018

PLEASE NOTE: The following are our hours for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend:

Sunday, May 27, 2018:

  • All three Century Cycles stores OPEN from 10:00am until 5:00pm

Monday, May 28: 2018:
Please note the bicycle rentals for the Towpath Trail CLOSE at 3:30pm on both Sunday and Monday.

All three stores are open for our regular hours on all other days. Have a great weekend!


Friday, May 18, 2018

Save 20% on all Thule car racks and select Saris car racks!

Take 20% OFF the Saris Bones 2 or Saris Bones 3 bike racks for your vehicle with the Saris Summer Sale! Now through May 28, 2018.

Take 20% OFF all Thule bike racks for your vehicle with the Thule Days Sale! Now through May 28, 2018.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Towpath Trail construction update

New Towpath Trail bridge as seen from behind the Boston Store Visitor Center
As you can see from the photo above (taken Wednesday, May 16, 2018), work is progressing on the new bridge on the Towpath Trail near the Boston Store Visitor Center. Our sources tell us that the bridge will be open for use by the public on schedule on by June 1. Please note that until the trail officially re-opens, the bypass trail through the overflow parking lot is not open nor accessible to the public; that area is in use by construction crews and heavy equipment.

The news is not as good for the three bridges south of Peninsula, between Deep Lock Quarry and the Hunt House Visitor Center. Excess ground water is preventing the construction crews from being able to pour the concrete footers for the bridge supports. So, the re-opening of the trail south of Peninsula will probably be delayed.

Please note that this is all through-the-grapevine hearsay; see the Cuyahoga Valley National Park's web site at www.nps.gov/cuva for official Trail Alerts & Updates.

The Towpath Trail looking north from near the Hunt House Visitor Center on Bolanz Road

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Join us at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for the Wild Ride for Wildlife!

Come to Wild Ride for Wildlife and enjoy a family friendly bike ride throughout the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Wild Ride for Wildlife will feature a short course and a long course for cyclists of all ages to enjoy the Zoo after hours.

Century Cycles will be there to answer any questions you may have about bicycling, our stores, and our products and services! Stop by and say Hi to Josh from our Rocky River store, and get coupons for discounts on bikes, accessories, and bike rentals!

Click here for details about the Wild Ride for Wildlife, including online registration.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Century Cycles renews GOLD Bicycle Friendly Business certification

Century Cycles is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a renewal of our GOLD Bicycle Friendly Business certification by the League of American Bicyclists!

The Bicycle Friendly Business status is awarded on a four-year basis to organizations that are making their workplaces and their communities safer, happier, healthier, and more sustainable through bicycling.

When Century Cycles first earned the Bicycle Friendly Business award in 2014, we were the first bicycle shop in Northeast Ohio to receive the award, and the first business of ANY kind in Ohio to earn GOLD level certification.

We thank our dedicated staff, our loyal customers, and our sponsors and partners in the many bicycling events that we organize for helping us to make it happen!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Test -Ride the latest bikes from Giant Bicycles - Thursday May 10, 2018!

Test-ride the latest 2018 bikes from Giant Bicycles!

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018 3:00 - 7:00pm
Where: Huffman Park, 4437 Weymouth Road, Medina, OH 44256

Road bikes, mountain bikes, and electric bikes will be available!

Photo ID and a credit card are required to demo bikes. Also, don’t forget to bring your helmet and shoes; we can provide pedals. Try as many bikes as you like, we just ask to keep your ride around 30-45 minutes. Last bike out 30 minutes prior to end of demo.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Cross-country cyclist and friend visit Peninsula

We had our first bicycle touring visitors of the 2018 season at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula today! Nick (left) and Gary (right) are riding from New York state on the Adventure Cycling Association's Underground Railroad Bicycle Route. Nick is just joining his friend for a couple of weeks. Gary intends to continue to where the UGRR meets the TransAmerica Trail in Kentucky, and follow that route west to its end in Astoria, Oregon. Good luck and have fun, guys!

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

Thursday, May 3, 2018

CVNP Mountain Bike Trails Update

Along the new Lamb Loop trail in CVNP
The Cuyahoga Valley National Park, in conjunction with partners the Conservancy for CVNP and the Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association, have recently made announcements regarding the mountain bike trails in the park.

Most significant is the official opening of the new 4.5-mile trail known as the Lamb Loop (formerly referred to as "Phase 2"). This new loop trail was first opened on May 1, 2018. The Lamb Loop is accessible from the Summit Metro Parks Bike & Hike Trail, just north of the Ohio Turnpike overpass.
The Lamb Loop trailhead
The original 2.3-mile loop (formerly known as "Phase 1") will henceforth be called the East Rim Trail. This trail is also accessible from the Bike & Hike Trail, just north of Boston Mills Road.

Both trails follow the daily alternating directions: ride each trail clockwise on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays; ride counter-clockwise on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Signs posted at the beginning of each loop help you to remember the proper direction to ride.

The trails are monitored by volunteers on a regular basis, with open/closed status updates posted to the @CVNPmtb Twitter feed. When one loop trail is closed, the other is closed as well.
How the Lamb Loop trail got its name
Construction of the new Post Line trail is also complete. This is an expert-level detour off of the East Rim Trail. Construction is in progress on Edson Run, which will be an expert-level downhill trail through the middle of the Lamb Loop. Edson Run is expected to be open some time later this year.

Mountain bikers should use the gravel parking lot on Boston Mills Road, located about 1 mile west of State Route 8.

For more details, including directions and more photos of the CVNP Mountain Bike Trails, go to:

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Hello, My Name Is Waylon - a new short film from Salsa Cycles

Salsa Cycles Presents: Hello, My Name Is Waylon from Salsa Cycles on Vimeo.

We are pleased to present a new short film from Salsa CyclesHello, My Name Is Waylon, featuring Salsa Brand Manager Justin Julian and his son. These two best buds grab their Timberjacks and head out for a day of adventure. Times like these are priceless, and with an early start on bikes, young riders are more likely to remain riders. We tip our helmets to cycling’s future.

We have a full selection of the Salsa Timberjack mountain bikes in stock in Century Cycles' three stores, including the kid-sized Timberjack 24 and Timberjack 20! Size availability varies by store; call us to confirm!

Salsa Timberjack NX 27.5+
Salsa Timberjack 24
Salsa Timberjack 20