Friday, September 7, 2012

Big STOMP fun for all

Karl, Rich and Ryan (above) from Century Cycles Peninsula helped Derrick set up and work STOMP last Saturday -- the Summit Tour of the MetroParks -- an excellent event we were once again proud to sponsor and support!

This year, STOMP switched from a predominantly road-oriented ride to a ride exclusively on the Towpath Trail. The venue also saw a big change, as they moved the start/finish from the Howe Meadow in the CVNP to Lock 3 in downtown Akron. The changes didn't affect attendance, with over 1,000 participants, which means we were thrilled to see LOTS of Century Cycles friends and customers! Of the 10-, 20-, and 30-mile route choices, we hear the 30-mile route was the most popular of the day.

Huge kudos to the Summit MetroParks folks -- the event was wonderfully organized, they had plenty of staff and volunteers out in full force, the food and live music were excellent, and Derrick raved that the new downtown Akron venue "absolutely kicked ass."

In a file under "mutual admiration," we also have to thank the MetroParks for their kind tweet of thanks to us:

We'll let you know as soon as we hear the dates for 2013. In the meantime, if you have feedback about STOMP, email it to, and be sure to check out our slideshow below!

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