Friday, December 30, 2016

New Years Weekend Hours

PLEASE NOTE: Our hours at all three Century Cycles stores for the New Years holiday weekend are as follows:

  • Saturday, December 31, 2016: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday, January 1, 2017: CLOSED
If you received our email newsletter last week, our Saturday hours were incorrectly stated there.

Effective with the New Year, all three stores will be switching to Winter Hours:

  • Monday through Thursday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00pm
  • Monday through Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00pm
Don't forget that today and New Years Eve are your FINAL chances to take advantage of the best deals of the holiday season with our "Oh What Fun It Is To Ride" Holiday Sale!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

In Stock: Salsa EXP Series Anything Cradle handlebar harness system

The Salsa Cycles EXP Series Anything Cradle is designed to be a superior solution to the dry bag and strap or handlebar rolls that bikepacking enthusiasts have been accepting for years. The placement of the Anything Cradle holds your gear away from your bars. This creates room for cables and housing without fear of kinking, stressing, or otherwise damaging them. Your cockpit is free to remain adjusted as you prefer.

Materials - Nylon 6/6 composite cradle, 6061 forged aluminum arms

Construction Methods- Injection-molded cradle and forged arms


  • Modular system, use our EXP Series Dry Bags for the perfect carrying system or your own dry bag with a ladder strap system 
  • Works with or without front pouch 
  • "Ladder Lock" 3-slot strap weave design that eliminates straps from slipping 
  • Extremely versatile 

Weight - 420 grams with hardware
Maximum Load Capacity – 8 pounds (3.7 kilograms)

EXP Series Dry Bag

The EXP Series Dry Bag is tailored to fit the Anything Cradle, attached via a pair of our Anything Cradle Straps. Fully welded construction, maximum versatility, and clever hook and loop points for ease of attachment make this supremely useful dry bag a crucial part of your bikepacking set up.

Materials- 420D Nylon with TPU lamination and PU coating

Construction Methods- Fully welded-in construction

Dimensions – Length- 850mm, Diameter-200mm

Dry Bag Weight - 220 grams
Dry Bag Volume - 15 liters


  • Slots and hook and loop for easy installation, 
  • Slots for straps to keep bag from moving sided to side when installed 
  • Waterproof welded-in design 

EXP Series Anything Cradle Front Straps 

Anything Cradle Straps are the perfect width for our Anything Cradle, but can also be used to strap stuff down on racks or wherever the heck you want to strap stuff. They cinch tight but easily release tension with a push of the buckle. Carry a couple with you for your planned or unplanned strapping needs.

Materials- 25mm nylon webbing, Duraflex hardware
Now in stock at all three Century Cycles stores!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Stocking Stuffer of the Day: "Define your life. Ride a bike.(tm)" Keychain & Bottle Opener

Our Stocking Stuffer of the Day for the bicyclist in your life you has everything is our custom keychain! It's got our logo and "Define your life. Ride a bike.™" motto in white type on red background, plus it doubles as a bottle opener! Only $2.99 each! Of course, our bumper stickers (both large and small available) are FREE as always!

If you plan to visit for your last-minute shopping, remember that all three Century Cycles stores are open 10am-5pm on Friday, December 23, and 10am-3pm on Saturday, December 24! There's still time to find the best prices of the season at our "Oh What Fun It Is To Ride" Holiday Sale!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Stocking Stuffer of the Day: Topeak Hexus II Multi-Tool

Every bicyclist needs a portable multi-tool for quick mid-ride repairs and adjustments, and if they've already got one, well, they probably need a spare! Which brings us to our Stocking Stuffer bicycling gift idea of the Day!

The Topeak Hexus II multi-tool is ideal for both mountain bikers and roadies. It features: 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm and 8mm Allen wrenches; Phillips and regular screwdrivers; a Torx T25 for disc brakes; a chain hook; a universal chain tool, and 14- and 15-gauge spoke wrenches. Packing more tools into its space-saving design, the sides of the Hexus II are actually two removable tire levers.

In stock in all three Century Cycles stores!

We've got a wide selection of tools for any rider or the home mechanic from popular brands like Park Tool, Blackburn, Crank Brothers, Giant, and XLC!

Remember that you can get the best deals of the season on all of these tools, plus clothing and accessories, now through the end of the year with our "Oh What Fun It Is To Ride" Holiday Sale!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

CVNP receives $100,000 grant to help complete East Rim mountain bike trail

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is pleased to announce news of a $100,000 grant, which they received from the S.L. Gimbel Foundation Fund of The Community Foundation in California. The grant will fund completion of the East Rim mountain bike trail, as well as a sustainability assessment and restoration of existing trails.

The first 2.3-mile phase of the East Rim Trail opened last fall. The Gimbel Foundation Fund grant will support Phase 2 of the project, which will measure approximately 6.5 miles when complete. Park trail crews and volunteers will work through the year to complete the project, with a goal of completion in December 2017.

Grant funds will also be used to hire a youth work crew, which will work next summer to assess and help restore some of the park's existing trails, using Sustainable Trail Design methods.

Stocking Stuffer of the Day: 45NRTH Knee-High Socks

As children, socks under the Christmas tree were probably one of the WORST things to find. But as adults (especially adult CYCLISTS), they're one of our favorite gifts.

For riding in this season's cold weather, nothing beats the new 45NRTH Knee High Logo Socks. Light enough to not add bulk under your cycling shoes or boots, but heavy enough to keep cold feet at bay, the 45NRTH Knee High Logo Sock is made with a Merino Wool blend to wick moisture away from your feet, because dry feet are warm feet. Knee high coverage eliminates gaps in layers. Perfect for all manner of winter activities, from cycling and running, to hiking and cross-country skiing, to (if you must) scraping the ice off of your car's windshield.

The 45NRTH Knee High Logo Socks are IN STOCK in all three Century Cycles stores. Check out our full selection of cycling socks (for warm and cold weather) from Pearl Izumi, Endura, Giro, DeFeet, and Surly Bikes!

Don't forget that you can get an even better deal on these and all clothing and accessories through the end of this month with our "Oh What Fun It Is To Ride" Holiday Sale!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Stocking Stuffer of the Day: Endura Multitube Headwear

Today stocking stuffer gift idea for the bicyclist on your holiday shopping list is the coolest thing in multi-function headwear!

Changing weather conditions call for adaptable accessories, and the Endura Multitube is a virtual cycling chameleon. This fast-wicking stretch tube gives you endless possibilities for neck and face coverage as well as head coverage under a helmet. Wear it as a neck warmer, face mask, bandanna, or skullcap. Only $17.50 each, and available in a wide array of colors and patterns in the regular Endura Multitube or Endura MTB Multitube versions.

Also available in warm, cozy merino wool with the Endura BaaBaa Merino Tech Multitube ($27.50 each).

See our full selection of accessories from Endura, Pearl Izumi, 45NRTH, and Giro!

Don't forget that you can get an even better deal on these and any clothing and accessories with our "Oh What Fun It Is To Ride" Holiday Sale!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Stocking Stuffer of the Day: BiKASE Handy Andy Smartphone Holder

Our Stocking Stuffer of the Day keeps the smartphone close by and within view for the bicyclist on your holiday gift list!

The BiKASE Handy Andy smartphone holders feature a water-resistant enclosure with a touch-screen-compatible clear viewing area. They mount in either portrait or landscape mode with two sturdy velcro straps, on your stem or handlebar. Perfect for keeping tabs on your calls and messages and using your favorite activity tracking app.

It's available in two sizes: The BiKASE Handy Andy 5 fits the iPhone 4/5/6/7 and similarly-sized devices -- $24.99. The BiKASE Handy Andy 6 fits the iPhone 6Plus/7Plus and similar -- $27.99. In stock in all three Century Cycles stores!

Check out the full line of accessories available from BiKASE and other popular brands in our stores!

Don't forget that you can get an even better deal on these and all clothing and accessories with our "Oh What Fun It Is To Ride" Holiday Sale, now through December 31!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Stocking Stuffer of the Day: Serfas Latte Combination Bike Lock

Our bicycling stocking-stuffer gift idea of the day is the Serfas Latte Combination Lock. Small and lightweight, it fits easily in a jersey pocket or bike bag. As the name implies, it's meant for quick jaunts into the coffee shop, or other "safe" stops. Uses a 4-digit non-resettable combination. Only $9.99 and in stock at all three Century Cycles stores. The perfect bike lock for keeping honest people honest!

Don't forget that you get an even better deal with our on-going "Oh What Fun It Is To Ride" Holiday Sale!

Holiday Season Hours 2016

PLEASE NOTE: Our hours for the 2016 holiday season at all three Century Cycles stores:

  • Saturday, December 24, 2016: Open 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday, December 25: 2016: CLOSED
  • Saturday, December 31, 2016: Open 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday, January 1, 2017: CLOSED
We will be OPEN for our regular hours on all other days. Remember to plan accordingly for your last-minute gift shopping and layaway pick-ups!

Don't forget that our discounts and deals for our "Oh What Fun It Is To Ride" Holiday Sale are good through December 31!

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Stocking Stuffer of the Day: NiteRider Swift 350 Headlight

Our stocking stuffer and last-minute bicycling gift idea of the day is the NiteRider Swift 350 rechargeable headlight. At only $34.99, it takes away any excuses you may have still had to keep buying disposable batteries for your bike lights. Charge it in as little as 2 hours by plugging into any USB outlet, and get 90 minutes to over 21 hours of run time (depending on usage mode)!

It's small and light enough (only 82 grams) to stash in your jersey pocket or bike bag for emergencies, but bright enough for road riding, bike paths, even mountain biking! Easy to take on and off your handlebars with the attached flexible strap. Daylight Visible Flash (DVF) mode for 24-hour safety!

A dozen years ago, you would have paid 10 times this for a rechargeable headlight just as bright, and it would have been more than 10 times as heavy! Also available as a combo pack with the NiteRider Sabre 50 rechargeable taillight for only $59.99. Both in stock in all three Century Cycles stores!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Fat Bike Race & Celebration at Cleveland Metroparks - Registration Opens Dec. 15, 2016!

Join Cleveland Metroparks for the second annual Fat Bike Race and Celebration in Cleveland Metroparks, with support from Century Cycles!

Shawnee Hills Golf Clubhouse will be transformed into fat bike headquarters as we enjoy the cold Mother Nature has to offer. Race as an individual or grab a friend and enter as a two person relay, racing as many laps as you can in a short, fun, groomed course of double track and single track.

The celebration continues after the race with music, food and drink, fire, and fat bike try-its, so even if you aren’t racing come join in on the fun.  All registered racers will also receive 1/2 price admission at Ray's MTB on race weekend!

Event Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Location: Shawnee Hills Golf Course, 18753 Egbert Road, Bedford, OH 44146

A backup Rain/No-Snow date of Saturday, February 11, 2017 has been scheduled. The event will be held on that date if conditions don't allow it on Jan. 28. No refunds will be given if you registered for the original date and can't make the backup date!

Online registration opens Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 8:30am. For more details and to register, go to:

Century Cycles will be there with our fat bike rental/demo fleet for FREE test-rides after the race. You can also rent one for use during the race! Please note that your race registration fee does NOT include a bike rental. To reserve a rental to use for the race, please call our Peninsula store at 330-657-2209.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Give the gift of Adventure Cycling!

The Adventure Cycling Association is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. Established in 1973 as Bikecentennial, they are the premier bicycle-travel organization in North America with more than 35 years of experience and 50,000 members.

You can help anyone inspired to travel by bicycle in many ways!

First, during their holiday campaign, you can give a Gift Membership to Adventure Cycling for half price!

Second, you can join or gift a FREE 6-month membership ($20 value)! This free trial membership is valid only to new members and must be sent to a U.S. mailing address. Go to:

Third, send a FREE sample issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine to a friend!

Finally, know of a cyclist between the ages of 18 - 30 years old and interested in bicycle travel or looking to advance his or her outdoor leadership skills? Adventure Cycling's Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship, in its 4th year, provides the training and resources for two young adults to embark on a lifetime of bike travel, whether they are new to bicycle touring or want to take on a leadership role. The application process is open until December 31, 2016:

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Find awesome deals on bicycles in the iHeartRadio online auction!

Looking for an amazing deal on a high-end bicycle? A Christmas gift for a bicycling friend or yourself? We've donated several bikes to iHeartRadio for their annual online auction!

Bids are being accepted, now through Friday, December 9, 2016 at 1:00pm.

The bicycles available are:

Size: Size: Small (optimal rider height: 5’5” - 5’8”)
Retail value: $2,100.00

Size: Women’s Large (optimal rider height: 5’9” - 6’0”)
Retail value: $1,430.00

Size: Adult Small (optimal rider height: 5’4” - 5’8”)
Retail value: $620.00

Size: Small (optimal rider height: 5’3” - 5’6”)
Retail value: $3,400.00

Size: Large (optimal rider height: 5’11” - 6’3”)
Retail value: $3,000.00

Size: Medium/18 inches (optimal rider height: 5'7" - 6'0")
Retail value: $2,100.00

To see more details about each bicycle and to place a bid, go to: