Thursday, January 12, 2012

Winteriffic fun on Sunday; mountain bike fun this summer

Who needed snow? The first annual Winteriffic at the Chalet Reservation Area in the Cleveland Metroparks last Sunday was devoid of the white stuff but still a huge success -- well-attended, lots of fun, and, well, just winteriffic! Check out the slideshow below of photos taken by Century Cycles' own Mike Petcher, who captured the many elements of the event, from snow bikes to sled dogs.

Speaking of snow bikes, we brought two Surly Pugsleys for folks to demo and we were thrilled that they were rolling all afternoon. In fact, 38 people demo'd the bike and got to experience its fat tire glory. We also want to congratulate Cookie Schue -- she won our Century Cycles gift card giveaway! -- and to thank the Cleveland Metroparks for putting on such a great event.

We also want to thank the Metroparks for the awesome news that mountain biking is finally coming to the Cleveland Metroparks this summer! They plan to open an 8-mile mountain bike trail loop in the Royalview area of the Mill Stream Run Reservation. Cross your fingers that this is the first of more mountain bike trails to come (and it goes without saying to use your good bicycling etiquette to help insure it). More details are sure to come, but in the meantime, they warn folks NOT to mountain bike there until it's summer, when the trail (prepped with assistance from CAMBA) will be ready to ride.

Slide show:

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