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!

    Sunday, March 3, 2019

    Spring Hours return to all three Century Cycles stores on Monday, March 4, 2019

    ALERT: Beginning on Monday, March 4, 2019, all three Century Cycles stores in Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River will return to Spring Hours of Operation:

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

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    Temporary Towpath Trail closure in CVNP

    ALERT! Starting Tuesday, February 19, 2019, a section of the Towpath Trail within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park will be CLOSED as workers replace a culvert. The new culvert will allow the Stanford Run creek to flow into the Cuyahoga River.

    The affected area of the trail is 1/2 mile north of Boston Mills Road and 1 mile south of Highland Road. The closure is expected to last for 21 days. Please respect the closure for your safety.

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    Be the boss of your next ride with the Presta vs. Schrader t-shirt

    Every bike ride has that one person who helps everyone else inflate their tires. Expedite the process by pointing to your t-shirt and asking, "Which one do you have?"

    This helpful item educates your fellow riders on one of the most misunderstood aspects of bicycle mechanics -- the presta valve versus the schrader valve. Weren't sure of the difference before? Now you know!

    Available by special-order in any of the three Northeast Ohio Century Cycles stores (Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River). Just $24.99 each, but you can also take 20% OFF with our Winter Sale through February 28, 2019! Unisex sizes SM, MD, LG, XL, 2XL.

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    Show your bicycle some LOVE with a Tune-Up!

    Happy Valentine's Day! Show your bicycle some love and be ready when the Spring weather breaks - get a full tune-up!

    We're offering our biggest discounts EVER on bicycle tune-ups through February 28, 2019! Take $15 OFF Tune-Up Service Package #1, or $30 OFF Tune-Up Service Package #2! Plus, with our Winter Sale, you'll get 20% OFF any needed parts!

    No appointment is needed; just bring your bike into your nearest Century Cycles store (Medina, Peninsula, or Rocky River), and we'll provide a free estimate of the required cost and time. See centurycycles.com/for/tuneups for a description of what's included in each Tune-Up Service Package.


    Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    Cleveland Metroparks Road Safety Campaign

    The Cleveland Metroparks is launching a road safety campaign in the Spring of 2019, and the first piece is the flyer above, which highlights some of the rights and responsibilities of both bicyclists and drivers. We've got FREE printed copies of this flyer available in all three Century Cycles stores (Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River)!

    Saturday, February 9, 2019

    Escape from NYC on the Giant Revolt


    Giant Bicycles recently teamed up with Peloton Magazine and three local cyclists in New York City to put the Giant Revolt to the test on the local streets and trails. This new all-road bicycle handled it all with ease, and it would be just as at-home of the mean streets of Cleveland, Akron, or even Medina!

    We've got the Giant Revolt Advanced 2 in stock (size Medium) in the Century Cycles store in Rocky River. Come check it out!

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

    Friday, February 8, 2019

    Century Cycles is a Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite

    Thank you to your friends and neighbors in Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River for naming all three Century Cycles stores a Nextdoor Neighborhood favorite in each of the communities we serve!

    Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    Thule T2 Pro XT: "Best Bike Rack Overall"

    Looking for a the most durable, versatile, and easy-to-use rack to carry your bicycles on your car? Look no further than the Thule T2 Pro XT, and look no further than Century Cycles, as we've got it IN STOCK!

    The Thule T2 Pro XT comes in versions for 1.25-inch and 2-inch hitch receivers. The hitch insert installs and locks into place with a tool-free mechanism, plus there are integrated cable lock that secure your bikes to the rack. The rack is compatible with almost every bicycle out there, from road bikes to fat bikes! It tilts down when in use for access to your trunk or rear hatch.

    The Thule T2 Pro XT is the best of the best bike rack. But, don't take our word for it!

    "It's uncommon for a bike rack to elicit awe, but the T2 Pro has a series of features that make it, well, awesome."
    -- BICYCLING magazine​

    "Hitch racks are the best way to carry bikes, and Thule's top of the line T2 Pro XT is a staff favorite."
    -- Outside Magazine​

    "Offers best-in-class features in a very user-friendly build."
    -- Gear Patrol​

    "A category-leading rack and the winner of our Editor's Choice award. No other rack is as versatile and easy to use."
    -- OutdoorGearLab​

    "It's a premium platform hitch bike rack that hosts a tool-free attachment, tilting capabilities for both easy storage or rear of vehicle access when in use."
    -- HiConsumption​

    "Versatility and simplicity are what set the Thule T2 Pro XT bike rack apart from other alternatives. Best Bike Rack Overall."
    -- Business Insider​

    "The Hulk of hitch racks."
    -- Adventure Sports Network​


    Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    Two public meetings cyclists are encourage to attend for Cleveland street improvements

    There are a lot of crashes on Fulton Road in Cleveland. In fact, from 2015-2017 there were over 130 crashes. It’s time to provide final feedback on the first phase of the reconstruction of Fulton Road. This phase will reconstruct Fulton Road from Clark Avenue north to Lorain Avenue, and work is due to start as soon as February. This meeting is hosted by the City of Cleveland, Ward 3 Councilman Kerry McCormack, Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana, Metro West Community Development Organization, and Ohio City Incorporated.

    When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 5:30-7:30pm


    Where: The Leisy Building (Platform Brewing’s production facility) at 3506 Vega Ave MAP

    As it is today, Carnegie Avenue in Cleveland is a dangerous street. From 2015-2017, there were 737 crashes on Carnegie Avenue from E. 30th-E. 105th – 20 of which involved pedestrians or cyclists. This is unacceptable and now is our chance to plan a Carnegie Avenue that is safe for all users.

    Midtown Cleveland, with support from NOACA and other partners are working on a plan to re-envision the future of Carnegie Avenue. Part of the vision is to improve conditions for cyclists and pedestrians, and increase the connectivity and safety for all users.

    There is an Open House you can attend and share your experiences as a cyclist or pedestrian, and express your desires for a safe Carnegie Avenue.

    When: Thursday, January 24, 2019, 5:00–7:00pm

    Where:  PNC Fairfax Connection (8220 Carnegie Avenue).

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    Giro Fixture MIPS rated "most comfortable" mountain bike helmet - IN STOCK!


    PinkBike recently rated their favorite 8 mountain bike helmets under $100. Coming in at the top of the list is the Giro Fixture MIPS. At only $54.99, it's not only the least expensive, it was also rated the "most comfortable." Tester Aidan Oliver said:

    "I found this helmet was the most comfortable despite its being a universal fit. It is the only universal helmet in the roundup, and it fit the largest and the smallest heads in the office, which is quite impressive!"

    The Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) system is an advance helmet feature that can redirect energy and provide more protection in certain impacts.

    We've got the Giro Fixture MIPS helmet in stock at the Century Cycles store in Medina in three different colors! Plus, you can take 20% OFF the regular price with our Winter Sale through February 28, 2019! That brings it down to just $43.99 + sales tax! Stop in, or buy it online - discount will be shown in your shopping cart!

    Our Medina store not the most convenient for you? Give us a call, and we'll send one to our Peninsula or Rocky River store for you to check out. No extra cost or obligation!
    Above: Giro Fixture MIPS helmet in Black

    Above: Giro Fixture MIPS helmet in Dark Red

    Above: Giro Fixture MIPS helmet in Frost

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    Online Survey and Public Meeting for Proposed Trail in Medina

    Attention Medina residents, or anybody who bikes in Medina! The Medina City Parks and Recreation​ department is looking for your input on a proposed project!

    Please take the survey linked below or plan to attend a Public meeting at Medina City Hall Rotunda on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 5:30pm. The City of Medina will hold a public meeting to receive comment on a proposed project for a trail connection from US 42 N. Court Street to Larkens Way along E. Reagan Pkwy.

    Interested parties are encouraged to attend. Click in the link below for the online survey:

    Monday, January 14, 2019

    Video: "The Pursuit of Fattiness"

    Fat Pursuit: "The Pursuit of Fattiness" from wandr on Vimeo.

    Winter endurance races are not for the faint-hearted or weak-willed. This film profiles one man's fat bike journey while training for Jay Petervary's "Fat Pursuit," a 200km/200-mile winter bicycle race in the Greater Yellowstone region. Follow along with Jim Vreeland's journey, from the train tracks of New Jersey, to Idaho's cold, snowy backcountry, and maybe all the way to the finish line.

    Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    Winter Hours in Peninsula begin January 2, 2019

    PLEASE NOTE: Beginning today, January 2, 2019, we will begin Winter Hours at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula. Until further notice, hours in Peninsula are:

    • Monday through Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
    • Friday and Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00pm
    Hours in our Medina and Rocky River stores are un-changed:
    • Monday through Thursday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
    • Friday and Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sunday 12:00 - 5:00pm
    Happy New Year!