Wednesday, October 17, 2018

In Stock: 2019 Salsa Fargo

The Salsa Cycles Fargo set the standard for off-road touring, with multiple victories and records on the Tour Divide race on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. It's equally at home touring your favorite back roads or trails, or as a workhorse commuter. Use traditional racks and panniers, or load it up bikepacking-style with frame bags and other strap-on accessories.

The 2019 version is available in two build options. The Salsa Fargo Tiagra (shown above in Teal; also available in Orange) features a Shimano Tiagra 2x10 drivetrain and TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes. The Salsa Fargo Apex (shown above in Olive Green) features a SRAM 1x11 drivetrain and SRAM hydraulic disc brakes. Both have Salsa's Cobra Kai CroMoly frames and the new Firestarter 110 carbon fork, which has FOUR sets of 3-Pack mounting eyelets for carrying even more water and/or cargo. Each comes with 29x2.6 for tons of traction, but the frames and forks are compatible with 27.5+ or 29+ wheels* as well!

Currently in stock at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula; coming soon to Medina and Rocky River. Stop in for a test-ride, and find your Adventure By Bike™ on a Salsa!

* Size Extra-Small not compatible with 29+.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Bicycle touring visitor from Montana in Peninsula

We had a late-season bicycle touring visitor at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula today! Doug grew up in Columbus, Ohio, but has lived in Bozeman, Montana since 1977, working as a ski and mountaineering guide.

Doug has spent the past year back in Columbus caring for his aging parents, but was able to take a break for a few days to meet some friends at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. He left Sandusky yesterday, and is making his way back to Columbus on the Ohio to Erie Trail. Happy Trails, Doug! His bike is the Surly Bikes World Troller.

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

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Reel Cycling Film Festival - Nov. 4, 2018 at Akron's Highland Square Theatre

Join us on for the first-ever bicycling film festival in Ohio. We'll be showcasing some of the world's best short movies with bicycle themes!

When: Sunday, November 4, 2018 1:30 - 5:00pm
Where: Highland Square Theatre, 826 W. Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44303

Each admission gets you an entry into the raffle for door prizes, where we'll be giving away a FREE Essential Bike Fitting by Certified Bike Fitter Tom Wiseman in our Medina store!

Get tickets from the event on Facebook or at EventBrite.


Monday, October 8, 2018

Extended Summer Sunday Hours in Peninsula ending for the 2018 season

PLEASE NOTE: We are ending our Extended Summer Sunday Hours for the 2018 season at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula. Until further notice, our Hours of Operation at all three of our stores are:

  • Monday through Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm (noon) - 5:00pm

Saturday, October 6, 2018

New and In Stock: Shimano PD-EH500 Pedals

Are you a mountain biker who like the security of platform pedals with metal traction pins, but you also want to clip into your pedals occasionally? You want all this without having to constantly swap pedals on and off your bike? The new Shimano PD-EH500 Pedals are just what you've been waiting for.

These pedals are also great for bicycle touring riders, bike commuters, clip-in beginners, or anybody wanting to use clip-in pedal technology occasionally, but want a little more grip when wearing non-clip-in shoes.

They come with one pair of Shimano SM-SH56 multi-release cleats for your shoes (the silver ones), but they are also compatible with the Shimano SM-SH51 single-release cleats (the black ones). Weight is 383 grams per pair.

Now in stock in all three Century Cycles stores!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Come to the Brunswick Home Depot Safety Fair - Sat. Oct. 6, 2018


What: Brunswick Home Depot Safety Fair
When: Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Where: Home Depot, 3330 Center Road, Brunswick, OH 44212

Look for the Medina Century Cycles Service Manager Don Barnett doing FREE bicycle safety inspections and providing bike safety information.

There will also be fun and games, pony rides, a petting zoo, and Home Depot crafts for kids, as well as various demonstrations, including: Jaws of Life (11:00am), Hook and Ladder (1:00pm). The Red Cross will be there with the Blood Mobile, as well as lots of police cars and fire and rescue trucks. Last of all, the Life Flight Helicopter will be landing at 2:00pm.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Apply for the Women's Bike Mechanic Scholarship from QBP

The QBP Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship is dedicated to increasing gender diversity within the bike industry. Funded by Quality Bicycle Products and brand partners, scholarship recipients attend the United Bicycle Institute’s 2-week Professional Repair and Shop Operation class in Oregon.

Equipped with the expertise and connections gained from this class, scholarship recipients can affect even greater change in their communities, making bike-kind a more inclusive place for us all. Through hands-on learning, component-by-component study, and formal lecture, scholarship recipients come away with the skills to advance their careers in the bike industry, gain advanced mechanical knowledge, and deepen their bike industry network.

Thanks to the success of past years and the generous support of our sponsors, this year QBP is excited to send 32 women on this adventure.

Learn more and apply...

QBP is one of the nation's largest wholesale distributors of bicycles, parts, and accessories, and is the home of innovative brands such as Surly Bikes, Salsa Cycles, and 45NRTH.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Bike Your Park Day - September 29, 2018

As part of their continuing mission to encourage more people to discover the joy of traveling by bicycle, the Adventure Cycling Association has designated this Saturday, September 29, 2018 as the third annual Bike Your Park Day.

To join in the celebration, discover new parks or experience your favorite parks in a new way. You can make it your own experience: ride your preferred distance; go with friends, family or join a group; bike on trails or roads. Share photos of your ride on social media using the hashtag #BikeYourPark.

We'll be celebrating by hosting the final Night Ride on the Towpath Trail of the season at our Peninsula store. We'll ride a leisurely 14 miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The ride is FREE and no pre-registration is required. Learn more...

Register to win!

Even though our Night Ride is free and no pre-registration is required, if you register online, you'll be entered in Adventure Cycling's Sweepstakes to win a Co-Motion Divide touring bike or a trip for two on Amtrak to Glacier National Park! Click here to register for our Night Ride and enter the sweepstakes.

Rent One, Get One Free!

If you don't have a bike, we're going to make it easier for you to enjoy Bike Your Park Day! Saturday, September 29, 2018 will be RENT ONE, GET ONE FREE DAY for our Towpath Trail Bike Rentals in Peninsula and our Fitness Bike Rentals in Rocky River! Just bring this coupon!

NOTE: Bicycle rentals are NOT available for the Night Ride on the Towpath Trail.



Tuesday, September 25, 2018

ALERT: All three Century Cycles stores CLOSED on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

ALERT: Due to a company event, all three Century Cycles stores will be CLOSED on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Sorry for any inconvenience!

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.

Click here if the video above is not appearing for you.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Video: Towpath Trail Stage 3 Construction


The Towpath Tail took a big step forward on Friday, August 17, 2018 as Mark Haynes Construction craned in a 40-ton, prefabricated steel truss bridge that connects Stage 3 of the Towpath Trail Extension running 1.9 miles from the Northern entrance of Steelyard Commons to Literary Ave in Tremont. On Saturday, a cantilevered observation deck was installed that when complete, will give trail users a sweeping view of the valley's industrial corridor.

Stage 3 provides an important link between Cleveland's populous Tremont neighborhood, the employment and retail center Steelyard Commons and the public outdoor recreation area Clark Fields.

Click here if the video above is not appearing for you.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Bike Medina County brings you the 3rd annual Lake to Lake Harvest Bike Tour!

Bike Tour Offers Fun for all Ages and Abilities!

Bicyclists will set out on Medina County’s scenic back roads and park trails for the third annual Lake to Lake Harvest Bike Tour.

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Where: Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Lane, Medina, OH 44256

The ride is presented by Bike Medina County in conjunction with the Medina County Bicycle Transportation Task Force. Its goal is to promote bicycle safety in the community through education, improved signage, new trails, and special events. All proceeds from the Lake to Lake Harvest Bike Tour go right back into promoting safe cycling in Medina County.

The event offers a family/casual ride of approximately 15 miles, mostly on Medina County Park District trails, with a rest stop in the Village of Chippewa Lake. Experienced cyclists can choose from routes of approximately 32 or 50 miles that encompass rolling hills, small towns, lake views, points of interest, and the beautiful autumn countryside. All rides begin and end at Buckeye Woods Park.

The Lake to Lake Harvest Bike Tour includes: marked routes, maps, SAG support, water stops, snack stops on the longer routes, and lunch upon completion of the ride. Riders who pre-register receive a free T-shirt.

Registration forms are available at all three Century Cycles stores (Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River), and at Medina County Park District Headquarters, 9364 Deerview Lane in Lafayette Township. Or, you can download a registration form at here.

Registration also is available the day of the event. Registration for the 32- and 50-mile rides is from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Registration for the 15-mile ride is from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. mass start. The course closes at 2 p.m.

The cost is $15 per person for the 15-mile ride ($20 if postmarked after Aug. 31). The cost for the 32- and 50-mile rides is $25 per person ($30 if postmarked after Aug. 31). Children 10 and under ride free. Helmets are required for all riders, and red blinking taillights are required on the 32- and 50-mile routes.

For information, contact Medina County Park District Communications Coordinator John Gladden at 330-722-9374.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

5 best places to rent a bike near Cleveland - from cleveland.com


Thank you to John Pana of cleveland.com for the shout-out for our Fitness Bike Rentals at our Rocky River store in his latest video! Click here if the video above is not appearing for you.

For information about the bike rental options we have available in all three Century Cycles stores, go to: centurycycles.com/for/rent

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Mountain Bike Skills Clinic, plus Giant and Liv Cycling Bike Demos - Sat. Aug. 18 in Medina!

Mark your calendars as Century Cycles is bringing a day of bicycling fun to Medina!

When: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:00am
Where: Huffman Park, 4410 Weymouth Road, Medina, OH 44256

We start with the next in our on-going series of MTB Skills Clinics, where this time we'll be repeating our Intermediate Mountain Biking Skills Clinic from July, including bunny hops and ascending/descending. Don't worry if you missed any previous clinics; there will be something for all skill levels! The clinic will be taught by USA Cycling certified Level 2 coach Tom Wiseman. Bring your own mountain bike and helmet!

Giant Bicycles will be there with the Ride Life Ride Giant Demo Tour! 2019 road and mountain bikes will be available to demo, including ELECTRIC bikes!
  • Trance Advanced 1
  • Trance Advanced Pro 29 1
  • Reign SX
  • Anthem 1
  • Anthem Advanced 29 1
  • Defy Advanced Disc 1
  • TCR Advanced 1 Disc-KOM
  • Road E
  • Toughroad GX E
  • Trance E+ 1 Pro
Model Year 2019 Liv Cycling bikes available for free test rides!

  • Avail Advanced 1 Disc
  • Brava SLR
  • Pique Advanced 1
  • Intrigue Advanced 1
  • Embolden 1
  • Intrigue E+ Pro 1
  • Langma Advanced Pro 0 Disc
A photo ID and credit card are required to demo bikes. Also, don’t forget to bring your helmet and cycling shoes; we can provide pedals. Try as many bikes as you like, we just ask to keep your ride around 20 minutes. Last bike out at 2:30pm, 30 minutes prior to the demo ending. Must be 18 years of age or older to demo. If under 18 years of age, you must be accompanied by a parent while demoing the bicycle and a parent’s signature is required on your demo waiver.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Event Photos: Night Ride on the Towpath Trail to benefit the Conservancy for CVNP - Aug. 11, 2018

Thank you to the 140 riders who attended our Night Ride on the Towpath Trail in Peninsula on Saturday, August 11, 2018! We raised $223 for the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park! It was a perfect summer evening to enjoy a Night Ride!