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.

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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.

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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

Thank you to John Pana of 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:

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!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Towpath Trail south of Peninsula has been re-opened!

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park has re-opened the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail south of the village of Peninsula between Deep Lock Quarry and the Hunt Farm Visitor Center (on Bolanz Road, near Szalay's Sweet Corn Farm & Market).

A temporary bridge has been constructed near the work area of a new permanent bridge is still under construction. Please walk bicycles across the temporary bridge. Be aware of ongoing temporary closures in this area as work on the new bridge continues.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Event Photos: Bike Night at the Burntwood Tavern of Rocky River Finale Party - Aug. 9, 2018

Thanks to everyone who came to Bike Night at the Burntwood Tavern of Rocky River in 2018, especially those who gave us a great turnout for the Finale Party on August 9!

Burntwood Manager John Burkhart helped Century Cycles Owner Scott Cowan draw tickets for the door prizes.

Congratulations to Erik Mowery (below, center), the winner of the Giant Bicycles Escape 3 hybrid bike!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

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

Photo: Alex Stewart (from the Trails Forever page)
Join us for our next Night Ride on the Towpath Trail, which will be a special fund-raising event for the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park!

When: Saturday, August 26, 2017, 7:00pm
Where: Century Cycles, 1621 Main Street, Peninsula, OH 44264

The ride is FREE as always, but anyone who joins or makes a donation to the Conservancy for CVNP will be entered in a raffle for great prizes!

Schedule of events:
7:00pm - Sign-in for the ride and donations begin
7:45pm - Prize drawings begin
8:00pm - Ride begins

We'll ride NORTH on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail to the Station Road Bridge and back (about 14 miles round-trip).

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a non-profit organization with a mission to engage public support and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. Part of this mission is raising money for park projects and programs, including continued construction and maintenance of the Towpath Trail, East Rim Mountain Bike Trail, and more.

No pre-registration is necessary. You must have your own bicycle, helmet, and headlight. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The store will be open before the ride if you need any last-minute bicycle supplies or repairs (within reason). Parking is limited at the store; we recommend using the Lock 29 Trailhead or Overflow Parking Lot, both located on Mill Street.

For more information on our Night Rides on the Towpath Trail, go to for the full schedule, preparation and safety tips, and photos from past rides.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Summer Clearance Sale!

The summer season is winding down, so it's a great time to stock up on cycling essentials at Century Cycles while there is still plenty of good riding weather left! In-store purchases only; in stock items only; selection varies by store.

Save up to 20% on select 2018 and 2017 model bicycles.

30% OFF all Shimano cycling shoes!

Large selection in stock for both men and women!

Large selection in stock for both men and women!
Some older models marked down even more!

25% OFF all Jandd seat bags!