Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Century Cycles 2018 Holiday Season Hours

PLEASE NOTE: Here are the hours for the 2018 Holiday Season at all three Century Cycles stores:

  • Monday, December 24: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Tuesday, December 25: CLOSED
  • Monday, December 31: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Tuesday, January 1: CLOSED
We will be open for our regular hours on all other days.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Apply for the Greg Siple Award for Young Adult Bicycle Travel

Explore the world by bicycle. Discover the adventure that awaits you. Inspire others. Whether you are new to bicycle travel or looking to build your outdoor leadership skills, The Greg Siple Award for Young Adult Bicycle Travel helps young adults get in the saddle and out on the road by providing the skills and the gear needed for a lifetime of bicycle travel adventure. In return, recipients of The Greg Siple Award will perform an outreach activity to promote bicycle travel and share it with the world.

The Greg Siple Award, named after Adventure Cycling’s cofounder, is open to young adults ages 18 to 30. (Must be 18–30 years old on March 1, 2019.) In its sixth year, The Greg Siple Award was developed in response to Adventure Cycling members’ desire to inspire more young people to travel by bicycle.

Four Greg Siple Awards (two Intro to Bike Travel awards and two Outdoor Leadership awards) are available in 2019 to support cyclists of varying levels of experience. Apply now.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Foundations East - the latest film from Salsa Cycles

"Foundations East" is the latest video from Salsa Cycles. In it, they present a portrait of Lindsey Carpenter and Sam Skidmore celebrating the true spirit of living a full and rich mountain bike life, with time spent trail building, riding, and loving the outdoors in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Towpath Trail Closure: Dec. 17 , 2018 through February 2019

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park has announced that work will resume on the replacement of a trail bridge between Deep Lock Quarry and the Hunt Farm Visitor Center on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail south of Peninsula.

The work will begin on Monday, December 17, 2018, and is expected to be completed by the end of February 2019. Weather and other uncontrollable factors may affect the completion timeline.

The trail in this area will be CLOSED during this period, and no off-road detour is available.

Customer wishing to use the Towpath Trail Bicycle Rental service at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula (weather permitting) can still travel NORTH on the trail from Peninsula.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Long-Term Review: Surly Raglan Long-Sleeve Merino Wool T-Shirt

Kevin in the Surly Raglan Shirt - suck that beer gut in!
Hey, folks; this is Kevin from the Century Cycles store in Peninsula again. Today, I'm here to tell you about another one of my favorite products, the Surly Raglan Long-Sleeve Merino Wool T-Shirt.

If you know me or have been following this blog for a while, you know I'm a fan of merino wool clothing of all types for all types of outdoor activities. It keeps you warm in the cold, and cool in the heat, wicks moisture, and is naturally anti-bacterial to keep that funky smell at bay. So also being a Surly fan of course, when they came out with this item a couple of years ago, I said, "TAKE MY MONEY NOW!"

In addition to all the great things about wool that I've already mentioned, this shirt has all the things you'd expect in a cycling-specific clothing item. The sleeves and the bottom have plenty of extra length to keep you covered while hunkered down (or not, as you prefer) in the bike-riding position. Tagless, so nothing scratching the back of your neck.

So, you're asking, "What's with that really big neck hole?" With the horizontal stripe pattern, I'm lookin' more like a French Mime than a Tour de France rider (but of course, mime is money). I was a bit put off by the big neck hole at first, too. But, consider that this item is mainly meant to wear as a base layer. Stick a jersey with a tall neck over top of it, then a jacket with a tall nick over top of that. Even on a pencil-necked geek like me, there's only so much space around your neck for all that tall-necked clothing. So, you'll appreciate the sparse material around the neck of the Raglan shirt to give you some breathing room, literally.

And about those stripes. Well, that was the original color. It's now available in much more "mainstream" colors (see below).

I have the Surly Raglan Shirt with me almost all the time when I'm bike commuting, bicycle touring, or bikepacking. It packs up all nice and tiny to hide in the corner of your bike bag, until that time when you're all, "Hey, it's a bit more nippy out here than I expected."

The Surly Raglan Long-Sleeve Merino Wool T-Shirt comes in unisex sizes Extra-Small through Extra-Extra-Large. Sizing is pretty standard, i.e. if you wear a Large in everything else, a Large oughta work just peachy for you with this. Just $75.00 each (hey, those merino sheep gotta eat) by special-order from your nearest Century Cycles store. Get one today and make Lord Raglan proud!

Surly Raglan Shirt in Blue (looks more like Purple to me)

Surly Raglan Shirt in Blue/Gray

Surly Raglan Shirt in Gray