Wednesday, November 13, 2019

We are one of America's Best Bike Shops!


Century Cycles is honored to be named one of America's Best Bike Shops - for the 22nd year in a row! Thank you to our loyal customers and our dedicated staff!

The America's Best Bike Shops annual awards program is administered by the National Bicycle Dealers Association. The selection process involves an extensive set of criteria, including our community involvement and advocacy work. We are visited by a Secret Shopper, who rates us based on our store appearance, selection, friendliness, and service, as well as our responses to inquiries via telephone and email.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Bicycle touring visitor warms up in Peninsula during snowstorm

With what could possibly be the latest bicycle-touring visitor we've ever had in a season, Kurt stopped into the Century Cycles store in Peninsula today (Tuesday, November 12, 2019) to warm up after getting stuck in our first snowstorm of the season! He left Cincinnati on Monday, November 4 and has been riding the Ohio to Erie Trail towards Cleveland, camping along the way.

Although we have to say that our toughest bike touring visitors were still Wilson and his chihuahua Polo, who were riding through the area in single-digit temperatures back in January of 2014!

You can see photos of bike touring visitors in all three of our stores in our Bicycle Touring Photo Gallery.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Join us for Century Days at Ray's every Monday night - Nov. 11, 2019 thru Feb. 24, 2020!

Join Century Cycles at Ray's Indoor Mountain Bike Park every Monday night for Century Days at Ray's! Mention Century Cycles when you arrive to get great discounts:

  • $14 Admission (regularly $28)
  • $10 Bike Rental (regularly $20)
Every Monday night from 7:00 - 10:00pm, beginning November 11, 2019 through February 24, 2020!

Ray's Indoor Bike Park is located at 9801 Walford Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Light up the road or trail with new bicycle headlights and taillights from Blackburn Design

The days are getting shorter, so it's more important than ever to make sure you can see and be seen while riding your bike! We've got a full selection of popular models of headlights and taillights from NiteRider Technical Lighting, plus a few new ones from Blackburn Design, in all three Century Cycles stores (Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River)!
Blackburn Dayblazer 800 Headlight

The Blackburn Dayblazer 800 and Dayblazer 400 headlights light up the road or trail ahead, with a compact and lightweight aluminum housing, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and tool-free mounting strap.
Blackburn Dayblazer 400 Headlight

The Blackburn Dayblazer 65 taillight is also USB-rechargeable, and can be easily mounted to just about anything--your seatpost, seat bag, cargo rack, or even a backpack!
Blackburn Dayblazer 65 Taillight

An old favorite still available is the Blackburn 2'Fer light. It's perfect to toss into your bike bag as a backup, as it doubles as both a headlight and taillight, with 4 modes: steady white, flashing white, steady red, and flashing red.
Blackburn 2'Fer Front or Rear Light

Check them out in our stores, or online, and take 15% OFF the regular prices with our Winter Sale through December 31, 2019!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Extend your cycling season into the winter with the Endura Windchill Jacket!

The Endura Windchill Jacket is perfect for extending your bicycling season into winter! It’s like a jacket with cycling jersey features, or a jersey heavy enough to double as a jacket!

It has thermal windproof front and sleeves, stretch thermal rear panels, three open rear pockets with a zippered cash pocket, zippered chest phone pocket, and reflective trim. If it heats up, open the armpit zips for ventilation!

In stock in all three Century Cycles stores (Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River) in Red and Hi-Vis Green! $149.99, but take 15% OFF with our Winter Sale! Full details and buy online with FREE in-store pickup!



Wednesday, November 6, 2019

RideSpot - Get the app to find bike trails & routes!


Discover & share great bike rides!

It’s never been easier to find a good ride. Discover great routes and upcoming rides from local bike shops like Century Cycles, advocacy groups, and other riders.

The FREE RideSpot App has many features to enhance your ride, including super-simple on-screen navigation, audible turn-by-turn directions, and you can easily add images and anecdotes to any ride to share your experience with friends. Learn more and signup at RideSpot.org!



All of our Road Cycling Routes can be followed using RideSpot, and many of the local Bike Paths are also listed, with more to come! Here are some of our most popular rides:

Screen shot of the Ashtabula County Covered Bridges Ride on RideSpot

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Fall Hours start this week at all three Century Cycles stores

ALERT! Starting November 4, 2019, we will be starting our Fall Hours of Operation at all three stores. Until further notice, the hours at Century Cycles in Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River are:

  • Monday through Thursday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00pm
As always, you can find our current hours at: centurycycles.com/for/hours

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Halloween Tune-Up Special! Now through November 10, 2019!

October’s a fine time for pumpkins and cider, witches and ghosts,
But it’s also a great time to bring your bike in for what it needs most.

Is your bike creepy, creaky, and cobwebby? Is it a thing of nightmares? Is it plagued by gremlins in your gears and demons in your derailleurs? Are your brakes driving you batty? Does their screaming give you goosebumps? Are your tires all tricks and no treats?

Well, then take advantage of our Halloween Tune-Up Special before the weather turns ghoulish and ghastly. (We all know Winter is coming!)

Let the mechanical wizards and warlocks at Century Cycles exorcise those evil bicycle spirits and make your bike BOO-tiful again.

Costumes encouraged and appreciated, especially on Halloween (Oct. 31st)!

$10 OFF Tune-Up Service Package #1 (reg. $74.99)
$20 OFF Tune-Up Service Package #2 (reg. $129.99)
$30 OFF Tune-Up Service Package #3 (reg. $159.99)
$40 OFF Tune-Up Service Package #4 (reg. $259.99)

Offer valid October 25, 2019 through November 10, 2019. No coupon necessary.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

IN STOCK: Hot new Recon taillights from Giant Bicycles

Giant Recon TL 200 Taillight
Now in stock at all three Century Cycles stores in Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River: the new Recon TL bicycle taillights from Giant Bicycles! The Giant Recon TL 100 and Giant Recon TL 200 both offer the convenience of USB charging. They include the mini-USB charging cable, and a mounting strap that works on most bikes' seatposts.

With the optional Giant Recon TL Helmet Mount, you get an integrated helmet/taillight safety solution! The mount works with selected helmets, including the Giant Compel Helmet and the Liv Luta Helmet!

All of these items are IN STOCK in our stores!
Giant Recon TL 100 Taillight
Giant Recon TL Helmet Mount on the Giant Compel Helmet

Friday, October 18, 2019

Electric Bicycles for Rent at Century Cycles!


It’s just like riding a bike—but even more fun! The Momentum Vida E+ features a motor which gives you a natural-feeling boost of electric power to help you ride farther and faster with less effort. It’s the perfect way to explore the city, feel the wind on your face, or put a kick into your fitness routine. The frame is designed with a comfortable upright rider position, which gives it a confident, easygoing ride quality. Now available to rent at Century Cycles!

You can ride our Electric Bicycle Rentals on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from our Peninsula store, or to the Cleveland Metroparks from our Rocky River store! Coming soon to our Medina store as well!

Our rental e-bikes are Class 1 Electric Bicycles, which means that the motor only activates when you are pedaling, providing you with adjustable pedal assistance. When you stop pedaling, the motor stops! The maximum pedal-assisted speed is 20mph.

For complete details, including rental rates, go to:


Momentum Vida E+ Step-Through


Momentum Vida E+ Step-Over

Monday, October 7, 2019

Century Cycles in Peninsula returns to regular Sunday hours on Oct. 13, 2019

ALERT: The Century Cycles store in Peninsula will be returning to our regular Sunday hours of operation beginning Sunday, October 13, 2019. Hours on Sundays will be 12:00pm (noon) - 5:00pm until further notice. Last bicycle rentals for the Towpath Trail will go out at 3:30pm on Sundays.

Hours for our Medina and Rocky River stores for all days are un-changed until further notice. You can always find our current hours of operation for all three stores at:

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

ALERT: All three Century Cycles stores CLOSED on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

PLEASE NOTE: All three Century Cycles stores (Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River) will be CLOSED on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 for our annual all-staff meeting. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

ALERT! Steam in the Valley to affect Bike Aboard service Sept. 21, 22, 28, & 29, 2019

The Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no. 765 chugs through Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad once again this September! Many local railroad enthusiasts look forward to seeing this historic machine.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to this event, the Bike Aboard service will NOT be available on September 21, 22, 28, and 29, 2019.

Steam in the Valley event information
Bike Aboard Schedule

Thursday, September 5, 2019

FREE GIFT with purchase of the Thule T2 Pro XT hitch rack - while supplies last!

Purchase the Thule T2 Pro XT, the industry-leading hitch-mounted bicycle rack, at the regular price of $599.99, and get a Thule Vital 6-Liter Hydration Pack ($119.99 value) as a FREE GIFT!

Quantities are VERY limited, so hurry -- offer valid WHILE SUPPLIES LAST in all three Century Cycles stores in Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

E-Bike Showcase in Cuyahoga Valley National Park - Sept. 5, 2019

Join Century Cycles and the Peninsula community as we welcome Rob Wallace, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, Department of the Interior, in an event to announce the National Park Service's new e-bike policy. This policy will significantly expand recreational opportunities and accessibility at national parks across the country. Immediately following the announcement will be an e-bike showcase for attendees to learn about e-bike technology and take a demo ride on an e-bike.

Where:
Peninsula Depot, 1630 West Mill Street, Peninsula, Ohio 44264

When:
Thursday, September 5, 2019, 11:15am

This event is FREE and open to the public. Guests should arrive at Peninsula Depot by 11:15am. Assistant Secretary Wallace will speak at 11:45am, and the e-bike showcase will begin at 12:15pm.

LOCK 29 TRAILHEAD PARKING LOT WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE EVENT, AND PARKING WILL BE LIMITED.  If you can, please plan to park at other Towpath trailheads and walk or bike to the event. Deep Lock Quarry is the closest access (located at 5779 Riverview Road), about a mile away on the Towpath. Limited mobility parking is available near the event.

Additional links:

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Century Cycles in Rocky River returns to regular Sunday hours on Sept. 8, 2019

ALERT: The Century Cycles store in Rocky River will be returning to our regular Sunday hours of operation beginning Sunday, September 8, 2019. Hours on Sundays will be 12:00pm (noon) - 5:00pm until further notice.

Hours for our Medina and Peninsula stores for all days are un-changed until further notice. You can always find our current hours of operation for all three stores at:

Saturday, August 31, 2019

In Stock at Century Cycles: Osprey Savu Lumbar Packs

Osprey Packs | Seral/Savu Series | Product Tour from Osprey Packs on Vimeo.


Need to carry extra water and gear on long rides, but don't want a backpack collecting sweat on your back? Century Cycles has the Savu Lumbar Pack from Osprey Packs​ in stock! It carries two water bottles with room for tools, snacks, and other essentials. The bike-specific design stays put even on the roughest roads and trails.

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Friday, August 30, 2019

NOACA needs your help for bicycle & pedestrian counts on September 10, 11 & 12, 2019

The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) needs your help to plan for and evaluate active transportation projects. Volunteers are needed to count non-motorized traffic at numerous locations in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina counties on September 10, 11, & 12, 2019. To sign up, email BikePed@mpo.noaca.org or go to:

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Enter Adventure Cycling Association's Bike Travel Photo Contest

Do you have any jaw-dropping photos like this one from your bicycle touring adventures? If so, you might have a winner! Submit them in the Adventure Cycling Association's Bike Travel Photo Contest by November 30, 2019. Winners in each category receive a 1-year membership to the organization, plus a $200 gift certificate!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

4th Annual Lake to Lake Harvest Bike Tour - September 14, 2019

Join us for a scenic ride through parks, small towns and rural Medina County!

On Sept. 14, 2019 bicyclists will set out on Medina County’s scenic back roads and park trails for the fourth-annual Lake to Lake Harvest Bike Tour.

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 entirely on park trails -- ride whatever distance suits you! There's a 15-mile route with turnaround options that combines park trails and Chippewa Lake village streets. 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, 6335 Wedgewood Lane in Medina.

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 Century Cycles, 1059 North Court Street in Medina, and at Medina County Park District Headquarters, 9364 Deerview Lane in Lafayette Township. Online registration, as well as printable registration forms, are available here.

Registration also is available on 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 casual / family ride and the 15-mile ride is from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 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.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Used Rental Road Bikes for sale - $499.99 each in Rocky River!

We're selling our fleet of rental road bicycles! If you've been thinking about getting into road cycling, now's your chance to find a smokin' deal! We've got Giant and Liv bikes in every size for men and women available for $499.99 each, while supplies last!

These bicycles sold for $949.99 when new, and they have been professionally maintained by our expert mechanics. You can find the full specs of the bikes here.

You must make your purchase in person, only at the Century Cycles store in Rocky River. Hurry, these bikes will be gone as fast as they can be ridden away!
Giant Defy 3 Rental Road Bicycle
Liv Avail 3 Rental Road Bicycle

Thule Days of Summer Sale - take 20% OFF thru Monday, September 2, 2019

The Thule Days of Summer Sale continues at Century Cycles through Monday, September 2, 2019!

Take 20% OFF all Thule car racks and accessories, in-stock AND special-orders! In our stores only.

Century Cycles Store Hours for Labor Day 2019

ALERT: Here are the hours of operation for Century Cycles for the Labor Day holiday, Monday, September 2, 2019:

Bicycle rentals for the Towpath Trail in Peninsula will close at 3:30pm; bikes must be returned before the 5pm store closing time. The Cuyahoga Valley Scenice Railroad will be operating with their normal weekday schedule for Bike Aboard service.

All three of our stores will be open for our regular hours on all other days.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

End of Season Road Bike Clearance Sale!

We have a handful of 2019 road bikes from Giant Bicycles and Liv Cycling that we've marked down to make room for the new 2020 models! Sizes are limited; call the Century Cycles store nearest you to check availability!
Giant Defy Advanced 2 - was $2,099.99 NOW $1,549.99


Giant Defy Advanced 3 - was $1,839.99 NOW $1,379.99


Giant Contend 1 - was $944.99 NOW $799.99


Liv Avail Advanced 3 - was $1,839.99 NOW $1,379.99


Liv Avail SL 2 - was $1,259.99 NOW $949.99


Liv Avail 1 - was $959.99 NOW $759.99


Liv Avail 3 - was $679.99 NOW $549.99

Friday, August 16, 2019

End of Summer Sale! 20% Off Saris & Thule Car Racks!

Take 20% OFF select Saris car racks and all accessories! In-store only; August 16 through 26, 2019.

Valid on in-stock AND special-order items. Excludes MTR, Bones Ex, and SuperClamp Cargo.

Take 20% OFF all Thule car racks and accessories! In-store only; August 16 through 26, 2019.

Valid on in-stock AND special-order items!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

New film "Music for Free" from Salsa Cycles - watch FREE for 48 hours only!

In the summer of 2018, musician Ben Weaver and filmmaker Keenan DesPlanques took on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route on the Music for Free tour. Riding self-supported with instruments and camera gear, they stopped for 16 scheduled performances along the 3,000-mile route, which stretches from Banff, Alberta, Canada to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. The Salsa Cycles sponsored film documents their beautiful journey down this iconic American corridor, exploring wilderness, what it means to be wild, and examining the common denominators we all hold dear as human beings who share this planet.
From 6:00pm Friday, August 16th to 6:00pm on Sunday, August 18th, 2019 (Eastern time), anyone can watch the film via online streaming for free.