Thursday, May 23, 2019

eBike Demos in Medina! May 25, June 15, & July 27, 2019

Electric bicycles, or e-bikes, have become one of the fastest-growing categories in the bike industry over the last few years.  Join Century Cycles in Medina for the opportunity to test-ride one of these fun and exciting pedal-assist bicycles!

Patti Grauel, Century Cycles' buyer and local Liv Cycling Brand Ambassador, will be hosting our first eBike Demo Days once a month for the next three months!

When:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019

Where:
Century Cycles
1059 N. Court St. (Route 42 - in the Marc's shopping plaza)
Medina, Ohio  44256

Cost: FREE!

So, stop up to our store and look for the Century Cycles tent in the parking lot! Then, demo our fleet and see what the excitement is all about!

(Of course, you can test ride our eBikes anytime at our Medina and Rocky River store locations!)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Hours for Memorial Day Holiday Weekend 2019

Here are the special hours of operation for Century Cycles during the 2019 Memorial Day holiday weekend:

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Monday, May 27, 2019
  • Medina: CLOSED
  • Rocky River: CLOSED
  • Peninsula: 10:00am-5:00pm
Remember that Bicycle Rentals for the Towpath Trail in Peninsula close at 3:30pm on May 26 and 27, i.e. 90 minutes before the store closing time. Bikes must be returned before the store closing time of 5:00pm.

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Salsa Timberjack and Journeyman Flat Bar Bicycles on Sale!

From May 17 through July 7, 2019, Salsa Cycles is running a sale on Timberjack Deore and SLX models as well as Journeyman Flat Bar models. This is a great chance to take home a new Salsa and take on new riding experiences!

Timberjack
Need a fun trail hardtail mountain bike that can do it all? Timberjack comes with 29” or 27.5+ wheels and offers 130mm of front travel, a dropper post, and modern geometry for confidence on the trail.


Journeyman Flat Bar
Looking for a new adventure bike? Journeyman Flat Bar comes with 700C or 650B wheels and mounts for racks, fenders, and other accessories so you can choose your journey. Available by special-order.

Stop in to your nearest Century Cycles store to choose your adventure!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Bicycle touring travelers on the Ohio to Erie Trail stop in Peninsula

Steve and Eileen live in Cleveland. On Saturday, May 18, 2019, they stopped into the Century Cycles store in Peninsula during the first day of their bicycle touring trip on the Ohio to Erie Trail. After we helped them fix some flat tire issues, they continued on their way to Cincinnati, where they'll be visiting with their grandchildren. They'll use the Ohio Trail Shuttle service to get back to Cleveland.

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

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Jamis Bike Demo at Huffman Park - Tuesday, May 21, 2019

YouTube Video: Jamis Hardline & Portal

Experience what thousands of riders are talking about...the extraordinary ride of the all-new Jamis Hardline® and Jamis Portal® 3VO Suspension mountain bikes. For those interested in getting your drop-bar gravel fix, we'll also have new Renegades available to demo.

This is a free event. No tickets or advance registration is required.

Don't forget your helmet, pedals, and driver's license!

When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 2:00 - 6:00pm

Where: Huffman Park, 4437 Weymouth Rd, Medina, OH 44256

Follow the event on Facebook for the latest news and updates.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Kuat Racks now available at Century Cycles


To complement the already extensive selection of bike racks for your car that we have in stock at Century Cycles, we are now a dealer for Kuat Racks

In stock, we have the Kuat NV Base 2.0, which features fully integrated cable locks and hitch lock included, front tire ratchet with an intuitive release, rear tire strap with a co-molded strap to protect wheels, and no-tool installation with hand tight hitch cam system. It holds two bicycles up to 60 pounds each! Each bike can have a wheelbase up to 48 inches, and tires up to 4.8 inches wide with the optional Phat Bike Kit!

Also in stock is the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 that resets the standard for user-friendly adventure. Folding tire cradles create an abundance of clearance, while Kuat's foot-actuated pivot lever lets you bask in the glory of carrying a bike or eating a breakfast burrito while unfolding your rack at the same time. With features designed around your lifestyle, this lightweight rack is as easy to take off as it is to leave on. Holds two bikes up to 40 pounds each, 47-inch maximum wheelbase and 3-inch maximum tire width.
Kuat Sherpa 2.0 car rack

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Celebrate the launch of the Great American Rail Trail!

On Wednesday, May 18, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and their partners are celebrating the Great American Rail-Trail with a reveal of the trail’s preferred cross-country route. Trail-side events will be taking place along the route of the “Great American” and they’ll be broadcasting it all live, on their web site and Facebook page.

Part of the route is expected to follow a part of the Ohio to Erie Trail, and there's a local event to announce the news in Columbus; check it out on Facebook.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Mother's Day Sale! 10% OFF all new bicycles for Mom!


In appreciation of all the moms out there, Century Cycles is offering them 10% OFF all new bicycles, now through Mother's Day (May 12, 2019)!

Friday, May 3, 2019

New Mexico-to-Maine bicycle touring visitor in Peninsula

Sean, our latest bicycle touring visitor, arrived at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula on Monday, April 29, 2019 on his Surly Disc Trucker. He left his home in Taos, New Mexico about three weeks earlier, and is headed east to visit family in his former home of Maine. Good luck and have fun, Sean!

You can find more photos of long-distance cyclists who have visited all three of our stores in our Bicycle Touring Photo Gallery.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Ohio Trail Shuttle can help you plan your trip on the Ohio to Erie Trail


Mr. & Mrs. Brian Peters stopped by to visit the Century Cycles store in Peninsula earlier this week. They are the proprietors of Ohio Trail Shuttle, a relatively new business based in the Columbus, Ohio area. They can help you if you are planning a bicycle trip on the Ohio to Erie Trail.

The Ohio to Erie Trail is a 326-mile bicycle route connecting Cincinnati and Cleveland using a combination of paved and unpaved bike trails and roads. There are many resources available along the way for food and lodging, including both hotels and camping.

You can make arrangements with Ohio Trail Shuttle to, for example, pick you up in Cleveland and drive you and your bicycle to start your bike tour in Cincinnati. Or, you can pedal from Cleveland to Cincinnati, and they will pick you up at the end of your trip and drive you back to Cleveland. You can also come up with custom trips; just talk to them about your needs!

For more information, go to: www.ohiotrailshuttle.com

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

It's National Bicycle Month! Take the May Bike Challenge!

Bike Cleveland, the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), and uGo have partnered to invite NE Ohioans to join a friendly National Bike Month competition on Gohio Commute!

Ride your bike to work and use it for errands during the month of May and take the challenge! It’s easy! Just register on Gohio Commute, log your bike commutes during May (you can link your account to Strava for automatic logging), and follow the leaderboard for up-to-the minute standings. Up to two bike commutes/errands per day will count toward your standings.

Use the bike instead of the car and you’ll be eligible for weekly raffle prizes, and top bike commuters (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) will take home the grand prizes! Drawings will be held in the event of ties. Form a bikepool and commute with others for maximum fun and cleaner air! Prizes include Gift Cards donated by Century Cycles!

The small print: This challenge is open to residents/employees/students in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, & Medina Counties. If you have additional questions about Gohio Commute or need technical help with logging in and the like, please contact GohioCommute@mpo.noaca.org for more information.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

Bike Aboard on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad returns on May 3, 2019!

The Bike Aboard service on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad resumes for the 2019 season on Friday, May 3! Take a one-way ride on the train with your bicycle for only $5, then pedal back on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail through the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park!

Century Cycles is proud to be the exclusive bike shop sponsor of Bike Aboard!

For the train schedule and more details, go to:

Friday, April 26, 2019

WKYC's Lindsay Buckingham explores the outdoors of Northeast Ohio

Earlier this week, Lindsday Buckingham of WKYC Channel 3 - Cleveland came down to the Century Cycles store in Peninsula to talk to Store Manager Doug Charnock about enjoying the Cuyahoga Valley National Park using our bicycle rental service for the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.

The segment also highlighted other ways to enjoy the outdoors of Northeast Ohio, including footgolf in the Cleveland Metroparks and kayaking on the Cuyahoga River near Kent.

If the video above is not appearing for you, click here to watch it.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Medina Sunday Ladies Fun Rides!


Century Cycles invites ladies to join us for our Liv Cycling Ladies Group Bike Rides at our Medina store! Your own bicycle, helmet, and flashing taillight are required. No pre-registration is necessary, although a waiver must be signed.

Join Patti Grauel, Century Cycles Buyer and one of our local Liv Ambassadors, who will lead an easy-going Sunday morning fitness ride. Discover the many wonderful bike trails in and around beautiful Medina, Ohio. This ride is for recreational riders looking for a casual, social riding experience. The pace will be fun, about 8-10mph, and the distance will be about 10 miles on a combination of roads and trails.

You will have help in case you get a flat tire or other issues arise, but you should have what you need to be self-sufficient: water/sports drink, spare tube, tire levers, pump, and a mobile phone.

Where: Century Cycles, 1059 North Court Street, Medina, Ohio 44256

When: 9:00am start time on the following dates in 2019:

Sunday, May 19th

Sunday, June 2nd

Sunday, July 7th

Sunday, August 18th

Sunday, September 8th

Check out the event on Facebook for the latest news and updates.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Get ready for the Medina Bike To School Challenge at our FREE Bike Safety Fair!

Our Bike to School Challenge in Medina is under way soon, but before the kids head out to start riding, we want to make sure their bikes are good to go! So, Century Cycles in Medina is having their annual Bike to School Safety Fair!

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: Century Cycles, 1059 North Court Street, Medina, OH  44256

Medina residents are invited to bring your kids' bikes into the shop, where they will get a free safety check! They can also get their bikes registered with the Medina Police Department, as well as get more info on the Bike To School Challenge. Hope to see you there!

The Medina Bike To School Challenge is May 6-10, 2019 at A.I. Root Middle School, Eliza Northrop Elementary School, H.G. Blake Elementary School, Ralph E. Waite Elementary School, and Sidney Fenn Elementary School.

The Medina Bike To School Challenge is May 13-17, 2019 at Claggett Middle School, Ella Canavan Elementary School, Garfield Elementary School, and Heritage Elementary School.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Invitation: Team Left Hand/Century Cycles Bike MS Kick-Off Party - Apr. 24, 2019


What: Team Left Hand/Century Cycles Bike MS Kick-Off Party
When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Where: The Winking Lizard Tavern, 3634 Center Rd, Brunswick, OH  44212

YOU are invited to join Team Left Hand/Century Cycles for our Kick-Off Party for the 2019 Bike MS Buckeye Breakaway! We welcome all past, current, and prospective team members! We currently have 83 team members registered, and our goal for this year is 110. Come and found out why we're the coolest team raising funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and help us Crush MS!

Read more information about the August 3-4 Bike MS Buckeye Breakaway.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Bike Travel Weekend Camp-Out Ride: June 1-2, 2019


The mission of the Adventure Cycling Association is to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. May 31 through June 2 has been designated as the fourth annual Bike Travel Weekend, when we're joining them to encourage anyone to try taking an overnight trip by bicycle.

On June 1, 2019, we've planned a Bike Camp-Out Ride, and YOU are invited! Space is limited to 25 people!

Here's how the Bike Camp-Out Ride will work:

  1. Click here to register yourself and any family members. There is no cost to participate, but you must pre-register.
  2. Between now and Saturday, June 1, make sure you've got the necessary camping gear and related stuff (see below).
  3. On June 1 around 3:00pm, we'll depart on our bikes from the Century Cycles store in Peninsula.
  4. We'll ride about 28 miles to the campground at West Branch State Park outside Ravenna. The route is a combination of busy main roads, quiet back roads, and some bike path. We've updated the route from last year to include more miles on bike paths and fewer miles on busy roads. Still, if you are not comfortable riding this distance on roads shared with motor vehicles, then this event is not for you!
  5. When we arrive at the camp site, we'll set up our tents and hang out around the camp fire.
  6. Dinner and beverages will be provided, but feel free to bring some snacks and beverages for yourself and/or to share.
  7. The next morning (Sunday, June 2), we'll wake up, pack up our gear, and ride back to Peninsula. We may stop for breakfast along the way, but you are responsible for your own breakfast.

What to Bring

Here is our suggested list of what you'll need to pack for a basic one-night bike camping trip:
  1. You will need your own bicycle.
  2. Helmet (required)
  3. Headlight and taillight (required)
  4. Water bottles with water or sports drink
  5. Bike lock
  6. Cycling clothing (appropriate for the weather)
  7. Casual clothing for hanging out at camp
  8. Tent
  9. Camp sleeping pad
  10. Sleeping bag
  11. Camp pillow
  12. Headlamp or flashlight for getting around the campsite after dark
  13. Toothbrush, toothpaste, medications, any other personal items and toiletries you need
  14. Mosquito repellent spray
  15. Optional: Snacks and beverages for the evening and morning
Remember that you'll need to carry whatever you bring on your bike! If you need any racks or panniers to carry your gear, please bring your bike into one of our stores, and we'll help outfit you!

West Branch State Park Campground Facilities
  • Water: There is running water available that is safe for drinking, cooking, and washing.
  • Restrooms: There is a pit toilet near the camp site, without running water. A short walk from the camp site is a full-service indoor restroom, with running water, flush toilets, and showers.
  • Fire: We'll use the fire ring at the camp site for roasting hot dogs, marshmallows, etc. You may bring your own camp stove if you'd like to prepare your own food.
  • Recreation: There are hiking trails, a disc golf course, and a playground a short walk from the camp site. The mountain bike trail is about 3½ miles from the camp site.
Join us and have fun!

If you've never taken an overnight trip on your bike before, it's FUN and EASIER than you think! Our staff are bike-camping enthusiasts, and will be there to help you every step of the way. We've taken numerous Sub 24-Hour Overnights ourselves, and have even written an article on the subject for a local fitness magazine!

Photos from previous Bike Travel Weekend events
This information is also available on our web site at: centurycycles.com/for/BikeTravelWeekend

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Fox 8's New Day Cleveland takes a road trip to Peninsula

Watch Peninsula, Ohio Road Trip from New Day Cleveland on YouTube

The folks from New Day Cleveland on Fox 8 Cleveland took a road trip to Peninsula, Ohio and talked to Doug and Kyle from the Century Cycles bicycle shop about their bike sales, service, and rentals. The segment aired on Monday, April 15, 2019, but you can watch it online here.

They also spoke to our local friends and neighbors Trail Mix, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Dilly's Drive In, The Wine Mill, Kendall Cliffs, Yellow Creek Trading Company, Fisher's Cafe & Pub, The Brown Rabbit, Grabham's Candies, and the Crooked River Gang at MD Garage!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Composite Confidence Protection Plan from Giant Bicycle and Liv Cycling

Click here to watch the Giant Bicycles Composite Confidence video
Giant Bicycles and Liv Cycling are so confident in their composite technology, if any composite frame or component is structurally damaged while you’re riding in the first two years after you bought it, they’ll repair it or replace it free of charge.

Crash your new frame in the final turn of the local crit? Don’t worry about it! You’re covered. Case a landing and crack your rim? Whoa, way to charge. You’re covered. Handlebars? Same deal. Seatposts? Yep.

We’re backing our products in a way no other company is willing to. We’re confident in what Giant and Liv Cycling makes. We want you to be too. It’s that simple.

Now, this only goes for product you bought in the U.S. at an authorized Giant dealer, and it only covers damage done while riding, so don’t go driving into your garage with your bike on top of your car. That’s on you.

There are other details you need to know about the Composite Confidence support plan, but our goal is to make it as simple possible, so you can get pedaling again.

Click here to watch the Liv Cycling Composite Confidence video

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

New Electric Bicycles in Stock at Century Cycles!

Giant Quick E+
We have a fresh batch of electric bicycles in stock at the Century Cycles stores in Medina and Rocky River!

The Giant Quick E+ is a state-of-the-art mobility bike for traveling fast in urban environments. It has the Giant SyncDrive Sport motor by Yamaha, which provides a maximum pedal-assisted speed of 28mph! Featuring a Shimano 10-speed gear system, Shimano hydraulic brakes, Schwalbe 27.5x2.35-inch tires, and topped off with an integrated headlight and taillight to see and be seen.

Giant LaFree E+ 2
The Giant LaFree E+ 2 is a perfect introduction to the exciting world of e-bikes. Designed for recreational riders, this upright and comfortable machine lets you cruise up climbs and cover longer distances in way less time. Explore neighborhood streets, ride for fitness, or ditch the car for your daily commute. LaFree E+ makes riding easy and fun. 26x2.3-inch tires give you a smooth ride, Shimano 8-speed gearing gets you going, and Tektro hydraulic disc brakes provide ample stopping power.

Electra Townie Go! 8D (Step-Over)
The Electra Townie Go! 8D gives you electric assist power on the patented Electra Flat Foot Technology that you know and love! The Bosch Active Line mid-frame motor provides pedal-assisted speeds of up to 20mph. 26x2.35-inch balloon tires soak up the bumps in your path, and mechanic disc brakes bring the whole package to a halt when you need it. Available in both Step-Over and Step-Thru frame designs!
Electra Townie Go! 8D (Step-Thru)
Size and color selection varies by store; please call us to check!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

2019 Cleveland Scene Best of Cleveland Contest


Century Cycles is in the running in the "Best Bicycle Shop" category for the 2019 Cleveland Scene Best of Cleveland contest! Thank you for your votes! If you have not already voted, you may do so here!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Mountain Bike Skills Clinics in Medina

Century Cycles in Medina will be hosting our second annual Mountain Bike Skills Clinics!

If you’ve always wanted to give that "biking in the woods" thing a try, then these clinics are for you! Each clinic will cover a series of MTB skills, as well as present insightful tips and tricks, to help improve your technique and riding confidence over all types of terrain. Whether you're brand new to mountain biking, or a seasoned veteran, you'll be sure to pick up some valuable skills to make your experience on the trails more fun!

FREE and no pre-registration is needed; just show up!

Summer Clinics Schedule

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Sunday, June 30, 2019

(All Clinics are 10:00 - 11:30am.)

Meet at: Huffman Park Shelter, 4437 Weymouth Road, Medina, OH  44256

And here's what else you can expect!

  • Representatives from Pearl Izumi and Shimano will be at our events to talk about the latest and greatest off-road cycling products!
  • NEO's local Liv Cycling Ambassador, Patti Grauel, will be on hand to ride the trails and connect with our female cyclists!
  • Riders who attend any clinic will receive certificate good for 10% off accessories at Century Cycles!
  • Riders who attend all three clinics will receive a MTB Skills Diploma plus a certificate good for 20% off any one accessory at Century Cycles!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Bike to Fish Rides in Medina


Love fishing and cycling? Why not combine both?!? Join us as we depart from the Century Cycles store in Medina and ride to Buckeye Woods Park (7 miles each way) for some Spring fishing fun! If you have questions on how to carry gear or need some assistance please call us at 330-722-7119 and ask for Nick! We will bring along a trailer for some extra gear, but please try to keep it to a minimum.

If you are a Medina County resident, no fishing license is required to fish at this location (although we would recommend purchasing one as it provides the necessary revenue needed to keep our state's waters stocked and attended).

Schedule

  • Sunday, April 9, 2019, 9:00am
  • Sunday, April 14, 2019, 9:00am

You can also find this information on our web site at centurycycles.com/to/fish and as a Facebook event.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Win a Giant mountain bike from David J. LaSalvia DDS in Westlake!


David J. LaSalvia DDS offers dental services for the whole family in Westlake, Ohio. Visit their friendly staff and enjoy outstanding service in their state-of-the-art office, and be entered to win this 2019 Giant ATX 3 bicycle! The bike is valued at $409.99, plus it also includes a kickstand, water bottle with holder, and of course, one of our famous "Define your life. Ride a bike.™" t-shirts!

The contest runs all through the month of April 2019. David J. LaSalvia DDS is located in the SSE&G Professional Building at 26600 Detroit Road, Suite 230, Westlake, Ohio 44145 (Between Columbia & Dover Center Road). Give them a call at 440-871-8588, or visit: www.lasalviadentist.com

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Enter our raffle to win a Giant or Liv hybrid bike and help us #CrushMS

Giant Roam 3 hybrid bicycle
You can help Team Left Hand/Century Cycles meet our fund-raising goals for the 2019 Bike MS Buckeye Breakaway, and enter to win a Giant or Liv hybrid bicycle!
Liv Rove 3 hybrid bicycle
The Giant Roam 3 and the Liv Rove 3 are casual, yet always capable. Built for multi-purpose adventure, so you can follow your own route, wherever it takes you.

Purchase tickets at any of the three Century Cycles stores. Tickets are $10 each, or 3 for $25. All proceeds go towards the fund-raising goal of Team Left Hand/Century Cycles, which in turn go to the National MS Society to help find a cure and help those suffering with Multiple Sclerosis.

The drawing will be held on August 1, 2019 -- winner need not be present! The winner may choose whatever size of the Giant Roam 3 or Liv Rove 3 that they want.

The Bike MS Buckeye Breakaway is a two-day bicycle ride from Brunswick to Ashland, Ohio. The ride is 75 miles each way. You can choose to ride the first day only, with 30-mile, 100-kilometer, 75-mile, or 100-mile route options. The 2019 event is on August 3-4. If you are interested in joining Team Left Hand/Century Cycles, we'd be glad to have you! Just go to teamlefthand.com/ohio to sign up for our team (deadline is May 15, 2019), then go here to sign up for the event.


Monday, April 1, 2019

Now in stock: The Giant Fix-E+ Fixed-Gear Electric Bicycle!

You enjoy riding a fixed-gear bicycle, or "fixie," for the simplicity of operation and low maintenance. But, you're looking for a little help when climbing the hills home after a long day at work.

Now, you can have your cake and eat it, too, with the new 2019 Giant Fix-E+! This fixed-gear electric bike is only $1,999.99, and now in stock in all three Century Cycles stores!

With most e-bikes, the electric assist motor only activates when you are pedaling. Since you are ALWAYS pedaling on a fixed-gear bike, then the electric assist is ALWAYS ON with the Giant Fix-E+!

What about stopping? There are no brakes on the Fix-E+ of course, but with Giant-exclusive Bosch SkidVanced system, the system kicks into reverse when it detects you are beginning to back-pedal.

Stop in for a test-ride today!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

One-Day Closure on the Summit Metro Parks Bike & Hike Trail


ALERT: The Summit Metro Parks Bike & Hike Trail will be CLOSED at the intersection of Boston Mills Road for one day only, Monday, April 1, 2019. The road itself will also be closed at this location. There will be no access to the trail north or south from Boston Mills Road.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Century Cycles is hiring for the 2019 season!

Join our team! We are looking for full-time and part-time staff in all three Century Cycles stores! Most would be seasonal; now through late summer/early fall 2019, although our needs could change, and seasonal positions could become year-round.

We offer competitive pay and benefits for the industry. Previous bicycle and/or retail experience is a plus, but we are willing to train the right people! Enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn will help get you in the door!

Our needs vary by store location:

  • Medina
    • Sales Person
    • Bicycle Mechanic
    • Part-time Shipping/Receiving Assistant - MUST have attention to detail!
  • Peninsula
    • Full-Time Sales Person
    • Part-Time Bicycle Mechanic
    • Part-Time Bicycle Rental Associate
  • Rocky River
    • Sales Person
    • Bicycle Mechanic
Please stop in to one of our stores to fill out an application!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Adventure Cycling Association announces 2019 Greg Siple Award winners

Briana Cohen, 23, Suraj Kushwaha, 22, Ana Fajardo, 25, and Mary McGowan, 29, will take Adventure Cycling educational courses, get new gear, and promote bicycle travel in their communities.
The Adventure Cycling Association recently announced the winners of the 2109 Greg Siple Award for Young Adult Bicycle Travel.

The Greg Siple Award covers the cost of attending an Adventure Cycling education course and provides the winners with bike touring gear. In return, each recipient will perform an outreach project in their community to promote bicycle touring. Applicants proposed their projects in written applications, and 10 finalists in each award category were asked to make short videos about their projects.

Now in its sixth year, the Greg Siple Award was developed to introduce more young people to bicycle travel. The award is named in honor of Adventure Cycling’s co-founder and longtime art director Greg Siple (also co-founder of the Tour of the Scioto River Valley - TOSRV), who discovered bike touring as a young adult and inspired generations of people to travel by bike.

Click here to read more information about the award and this year's four recipients, plus watch their four winning application videos.

Watch later this  year for information about how you or somebody you know can apply for the 2020 Greg Siple Awards.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Sunday Shenanigan Ride in Medina - Sunday, March 24, 2019, 9:30am

She·nan·i·gans: silly or high-spirited behavior; mischief.

These rides aren't to be taken too seriously, bring your most capable multi-surface bike i.e. gravel bike, mountain bike, cross bike, and we'll explore some new routes and trails with Nick from the Century Cycles store in Medina. The ride will start and end at the store. Routes will most likely be 10-15 miles of partial road, multipurpose trails, mountain bike trails, and who knows where else! The weather will in the end dictate the route options.

When: Sunday, March 24, 2019, 9:30am
Where: Century Cycles, 1059 North Court Street, Medina, OH 44256

HOPE FOR THE BEST, PLAN FOR THE WORST.

See the event on Facebook for the latest updates.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Help bring "The Bikes of Wrath" film to Medina!


The Bikes of Wrath is a 2018 documentary film about five Australians who attempt to cycle 2600 kilometers from Oklahoma to California in honor of the westward migration undertaken by the fictional Joad family in the classic John Steinbeck novel "The Grapes of Wrath." Through chance encounters with everyday Americans, the cyclists expand on the novel’s core themes of migration, inequality, and the perceived land of opportunity. The group explores whether America has progressed since the book was written, discussing the wealth gap, immigration, and the American Dream. The fascinating people they meet along the way reveal the enduring strength of human spirit despite the inequality and disenfranchisement which runs as deep today, as it did in Steinbeck’s seminal novel. The Bikes of Wrath is a unique, funny, and insightful documentary filled with adventure, literature, music, and human connection.

Demand.Film is trying to get this film screened across the USA. There is a screening tentatively scheduled in Medina:

When: Monday, April 15, 2019, 6:30pm
Where: Regal Stadium 16 Theater, 200 W Reagan Pkwy, Medina, OH, 44256 

You can get 10% OFF the regular ticket price and help make the showing a reality!

How It Works
  • Go to https://tickets.demand.film/event/7323 and click the RESERVE TICKETS button.
  • Choose how many tickets you want and enter your payment information.
  • Enter medina10 as the coupon code to get 10% off.
  • Your credit card will NOT be charged unless the event reaches the minimum threshold of reservations.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Medina Sunday Road Bike Group Rides - 2019 Schedule

Century Cycles invites road cyclists to join us at our Medina store for twice-monthly road bike group rides! Your own bicycle, helmet, and flashing taillight are required. No pre-registration is necessary, although a waiver must be signed. Age 18 and over only, unless accompanied by a parent. There will be two levels of rides with staggered start times:

A Group - a.k.a. the "Sunday Slaughter"

  • 25-30 miles
  • Fast pace, between 17-20mph
  • A "drop" ride (meaning you are on your own if you can't keep up).
  • Scott Makin will be your ride leader.
  • 7:30am start time

B Group - a.k.a. the "Sunday Saunter"

  • 20 miles
  • Moderate pace, between 13-16mph
  • No-drop ride
  • Cathy Kasper will be your ride leader.
  • 8:00am start time

See the event on Facebook for the latest updates.

2019 Schedule
  • April 28 
  • May 5 
  • May 19 
  • June 2  
  • June 16 
  • July 7 
  • July 21 
  • August 18 
  • September 8 
  • September 22 

  •  You can also find this information on our web site at: centurycycles.com/for/MedinaSundayRoadRides

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    ALERT: Towpath Trail closure south of downtown Akron

    ALERT: The Summit Metro Parks has announced that a section of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail will be CLOSED, beginning Wednesday, March 20, 2019, and ending some time in early June of 2019.

    The area affected is between Route 224 and the Manchester Road Trailhead. No off-street detour is available.

    Please note that this is south of downtown Akron, therefore does NOT affect our bicycle rental service at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula.

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    Cycling Makes Sense Fitness Rides - 2019 Schedule


    Century Cycles is proud to partner with the Medina County Park District to provide you with our 2019 schedule of Cycling Makes Sense Fitness Rides!

    These FREE beginner-friendly rides are a great way to get out on your bicycle for a non-aggressive ride and experience the park's wonderful multipurpose trails. Lynne from the Century Cycles store in Medina will start each 6-10 mile ride with some basic tips for how to keep you and your bike fit.

    All rides begin at 6:30pm. Ages 12 and up. Helmets are required. No pre-registration is required.


  • Tuesday, June 11 - Chippewa Rail Trail - Meet at Chippewa Road trailhead parking lot

  • Thursday, June 27 - Buckeye Woods Park - Meet at the ball field parking lot 

  • Tuesday, July 9 - Brunswick Lake - Meet at the entrance near the Nature Center

  • Thursday, July 25 - Lester Rail Trail - Meet at the Lester Road trailhead parking lot

  • Tuesday, August 6 - Lake Medina - Meet at the Route 18 parking lot 

  • Thursday, August 22 - Buckeye Woods Park - Meet at the ball field parking lot
  • Monday, March 18, 2019

    Learn about the Ohio to Erie Trail at the Adventure University & Gear Swap - Sat. Mar. 23, 2019


    What: Adventure University & Gear Swap

    When: Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Where: Lou Higgins Center-Baldwin Wallace University, 136 E. Bagley Rd., Berea, Ohio 44017

    Cost: FREE!

    Celebrate Northeast Ohio’s outdoor recreation culture! Listen to exhibitors, local adventures, and certified professionals share inspiring stories and teach a new skill, or buy/sell gear for your next trip during the gear swap. This event is a partnership between Cleveland Metroparks and Baldwin Wallace University.

    One of the presenters at this event will be Kevin Madzia from the Century Cycles store in Peninsula. Kevin will talk about the Ohio to Erie Trail, a 326-mile bicycle route from Cincinnati to Cleveland. Included will be details about the trail and how to plan a multi-day bicycle tour on the trail. Kevin's talk will be from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.

    See the complete details of the day's event, including the schedule of other presentations and activities.

    Saturday, March 16, 2019

    Custom-built Salsa Cycles Fargo Ti by Century Cycles in Medina


    Do you have an idea for a dream bike that you'd like to build from the frame up with components of your own choosing? Century Cycles can do that! Our latest project in the Medina store is this custom-built Salsa Cycles Fargo Ti.


    The titanium frame comes with a carbon fork. We added a 1x12 SRAM​ GX Eagle drivetrain, Race Face crankset, hand-built wheels with Stans NoTubes​ rims and Industry Nine​ hubs, Maxxis tires, TRP Cycling​ hydraulic disc brakes, and topped it off with a Thomson seatpost and Fizik​ saddle!


    Friday, March 15, 2019

    Watch WQED's The Great Ride Online!

    Deltrece Daniels (left) & friend on the Great Allegheny Passage
    The Great Ride is a new documentary film from WQED, the public television station in Pittsburgh, PA. It's about the C&O Canal Towpath Trail and the Great Allegheny Passage, the 335-mile bike trail linking Washington, DC and Pittsburgh.

    The film features interviews and footage of Deltrece Daniels and three of her friends during their bicycle tour on the GAP trail. Deltrece is Cleveland's own "Renaissance Woman" of bicycling, as the Membership Director for Bike Cleveland, one of our local Liv Cycling ambassadors, and active member of Black Girls Do Bike.

    You can watch the film online at:


    Online streaming is only available through March 31, 2019!

    Thursday, March 14, 2019

    2019 Schedule of Night Rides on the Towpath Trail

    Announcing the 2019 schedule of Century Cycles Night Rides on the Towpath Trail! We've been riding at night for 25 years, so we figure we've helped about 25,000 people enjoy over 200,000 miles on the most popular trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park!

    Our Night Rides are fun, free, casual and non-competitive rides on the car-free Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. No pre-registration is necessary, and all ages and skill levels are welcome! Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You must have your own bicycle, helmet, and headlight.

    The rides start and end at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula at 1621 Main Street, Peninsula, Ohio, 44264. Parking is available at the Lock 29 Trailhead north of the store. We ride about 14 miles (7 miles out and back), but you can turn around sooner if you want a shorter ride.

    We start riding at 8:00pm SHARP, so we recommend that you plan to arrive around 7:30pm to have plenty of time to find parking, get yourself and your bike ready, and sign in. The store will be open until the ride starts if you need any last-minute supplies.

    For complete details, including directions, preparation and safety tips, and photos and videos from past rides, go to: centurycycles.com/for/NightRides




    Pajama Party Night Ride with Bike Cleveland Fundraiser!



    Conservancy for CVNP Fundraiser!



    Bike Your Park Day!

    Links in the schedule above will take you to the Facebook event for each ride.

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    Feedback sessions for the new CVNP Central Visitor Center

    Cuyahoga Valley National Park is developing exhibits for the park’s new central visitor center, set to open later this year at the intersection of Riverview Road and Boston Mills Road near Peninsula.

    The public is invited to attend one of three open houses to preview and provide input on the exhibits. The park is working to create a welcoming experience that helps visitors of various backgrounds and abilities find what interests them and easily plan their own park experience. Feedback from the public is a critical step at this point in the design.

    Participants may arrive at any time during the open house and should plan on allowing approximately 90 minutes to review the exhibits and provide comments. No registration is required.

    Monday, March 18, 2019, 2:00-5:00pm
    Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street, Boston Heights, OH 44264

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 2:00-7:30pm
    Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street, Boston Heights, OH 44264

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 2:00-7:30pm
    Hines Hill Conference Center, 1403 West Hines Hill Road, Peninsula, OH 44264

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    First bicycle touring visitor of the 2019 season in Peninsula

    We had our first bicycle touring visitor of the 2019 season on Monday, March 11 at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula! Anthony lives in Cleveland, and he rode the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail south. After the stop in our store, he planned to continue south to camp for the night near Clinton or Massillon, then head back home the next day. This short trip is a shakedown ride for a longer trip he has planned in the Spring on the Great Allegheny Passage and the C&O Canal Towpath Trail.

    See more photos of bicycle touring visitors that have visited all three of our stores in our Bicycle Touring Photo Gallery.

    Thursday, March 7, 2019

    Spring Sale Special Events this weekend in Medina

    In addition to great savings at the Century Cycles (Almost) Spring Sale this week, be sure to also take advantage of Medina's Customer Appreciation Weekend activities! The Century Cycles store in Medina is located at 1059 North Court Street (Route 42), Medina, Ohio 44256.

    We're keeping our doors open an extra TWO HOURS in Medina so you can join us for a Happy Hour Party! Pizza, sandwiches, snacks, beverages, music, and social time with bike-minded folks AND a chance to win a $25 Century Cycles Gift Card! Plus, our Spring Sale will be up and running, so you can take advantage of great savings! Friday, March 8, 2019 6:00-8:00pm

    Our goal is to provide you with a complete Health and Wellness experience! We've partnered with local businesses Accelerated Fitness Medina, Stubbendieck Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Centers, and Profile by Sanford to offer fantastic discounts to everyone who buys a bike! During this event, you'll get to meet these wonderful folks in person. Just stop by their tables in our store and let your Wellness journey begin! Saturday, March 9, 2019 10:00am-6:00pm

    Join the Century Cycles staff for a 12-15 mile mixed-surface bike ride around Medina! Afterwards, we'll be serving up pancakes, fruit, and hot beverages graciously provided by the folks from Bike Medina County. Sunday, March 10, 2019 - we start riding at 9:30am. For those not riding, pancakes will be served until 2:00pm!