Saturday, December 14, 2019

16 Bicycling Gift Ideas Under $100

Something for every cyclist on your list!

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the bike rider in your life? Start here with these suggestions, which we have broken down into four price ranges, all under $100. All items shown below are IN STOCK in all three Century Cycles stores! (Size and color selection may vary.) Plus, get even better deals than what are shown here with our Holiday Sale!

Don't see something you like? Stop into one of our stores and let our experienced riders guide you! Or, choose a Century Cycles Gift Card! Available in any denomination, they never expire, and we'll mail it to you or your recipient at no extra charge!

Bicycling Gifts Under $25

The Century Cycles Performance Tech Tee combines the casual styling and "Define your life. Ride a bike.™" message of our popular t-shirts with a moisture-wicking polyester no-shrink fabric. $19.99 each, unisex sizes Medium through XX-Large; Women's sizes Small through Large.

NiteRider's CherryBomb 35 Taillight provides you with safety day and night, with two steady and one flashing mode. The quick-release seatpost strap mount works on almost any bike. $24.99 each.

Our most popular smartphone holder for your bicycle is the BiKASE Handy Andy 5. Straps easily to your handlebar or stem, and is touch-screen compatible. Fits most standard-sized phones; $24.99 each. Plus-size phone version also available.

Protect your bike in low-risk areas with the Giant Surelock Flex Combo Cable Lock. 12mm cable is coated with vinyl to protect your frame, and you choose your own 4-digit combination. $21.99 each.

Bicycling Gift Ideas Under $50

The NiteRider Swift 500 delivers everyday reliable performance in an economical ultra compact headlight. Sporting features like an easy on and off handlebar strap mount, low battery indicator and to top it off, it's USB Rechargeable; making it the perfect light of choice for commuters and cycling enthusiasts. $39.99 each.

The Osprey Moki Kid's Hydration Pack creates the perfect fit for your younger riders. Streamlined but full-featured, it sports a 1.5-liter reservoir for on-the-go hydration, a blinky light attachment, and a small, zippered external pocket to help your trail companion stay organized. $49.99 each; available in two colors.

A breathable and waterproof membrane integrated into the layers of the Endura Strike II Gloves provides protection from the elements, keeping your hands warm and dry whatever your style of riding. The lining is even a soft brushed fabric for that instant pull-on warmth. $49.99/pair; also available in Women's sizes.

Made with a bombproof steel barrel and base, the Blackburn Piston 2 Floor Pump is built to last. Which is good, because with its extra large 3-inch gauge and versatile Anyvalve pump head that works on both Schrader and Presta valves, this is a pump you'll never get tired of using. $44.99 each.

Bicycling Gifts Under $75

Between its large screen and easy wireless setup, the CatEye Padrone Wireless Cycling Computer is great for those who want a simple, squint-free riding computer. It's packed with essential features like speed, distance, and time, plus the auto start/stop means you'll always have an accurate ride time and distance for tracking your progress. $54.99 each. Also available in Pink!

The Giro Register MIPS Helmet combines sleek design and lightweight construction to match your style, on the road or trail. Made in a comfortable one-size-fits-most system, the Register MIPS adjusts with a simple turn of the dial so you can tune the fit in seconds. A range of colors lets you choose exactly how your on-bike style comes together. $59.99 each. XL Size also available, plus the Giro Vasona MIPS for a women's-specific fit.

The Serfas Tegu Sport Saddle is a tough, comfortable saddle that helps you on the trails, and works great on the roads, too! It's got a soft Lorica cover and chromoly steel rails, and is backed by Serfas' unconditional 90-day comfort guarantee! $64.99 each; also available in a women's-specific model.

Haul your stuff for day rides or overnight trips in the Blackburn Local Rack-Top Trunk Bag. It's compatible with all standard cargo racks, and has drop-down side pocket panniers and a water-repellent coating! $59.99.

The Pearl Izumi Pursuit Attack Cycling Shorts combine performance and value. The Select Transfer Fabric and Pursuit padding are durable, supportive, and comfortable. Available in Men's and Women's sizes, $80.00 each.

Sunglasses from Tifosi Optics are available in a wide selection of styles, from the performance-oriented Podium XC Clarion (top, $79.99) to the fashion-forward Swank (bottom, $24.99).

Perfect for every riding situation where you want to be prepared for wet weather, from short day rides and commutes to multi-day tours, the Endura Xtract Jacket is waterproof, breathable, and packs down to smaller than a water bottle with the included stuff sack. Available in both Men's and Women's sizes, $94.99.

If you like having the option to clip into your pedals sometimes, but want to wear your street shoes other times, the Shimano PD-EH500 Pedals are our favorite choice. The metal traction pins on the flat side give you good grip in rough conditions, and the clip-in side works with all SPD-compatible shoes. $79.99/pair

Prices and availability subject to change.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Film: "The Postman" presented by Salsa Cycles and Ortlieb

The Postman from Sam Needham on Vimeo.

"The Postman" is a short film by Sam Needham presented by Salsa Cycles and Ortlieb.

Clinging to the frayed edges of the ragged shores of the Isle of Harris in Scotland, a singletrack path navigates its way above cliffs, around bays. Three friends make the trip to not only ride the Postman’s Path to Rhenigidale, but find out more about its history.

Until a road to the village opened in 1990, the path was the only overland link between Rhenigidale and the outside world. Kenny Mackay – the last postman to walk the track shares his stories – tales of community, survival and love.

They leave with a deeper understanding that this trail goes beyond being a simple physical connection between two places. It symbolizes the emotional and practical ties to the landscapes humans call home.

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Smart Trainer Demo Night - Tue. Dec. 17, 2019 5:30pm in Medina

The new "smart" indoor trainers from Saris allow you to ride YOUR OWN bicycle inside and follow a virtual route with your friends or other riders around the world using the Zwift program. Try it out first-hand for FREE at Century Cycles!

Learn all about our line of smart variable-resistance indoor cycling trainers from Saris, see a first-hand demonstration of the Zwift virtual cycling program, take a test-ride on a virtual bike route, and discover how you can prepare and train for bike races, triathlons, or charity rides with the help of Zwift's library of training programs and FTP (functional threshold power) workouts!

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

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Video: "I Just Want To Ride - Lael Wilcox and the 2019 Tour Divide"

Lael Wilcox loves the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.

She loves the climbing. Its pass after pass. She loves the roads. They’re not too technical. She loves the landscapes. Traveling from Canada to Mexico, all on your bike. The Tour Divide, it’s her kind of race and she’s done it twice before.

The 2019 edition was set to be truly unique as she attempted to be the first woman to be the overall winner of the race. But would the weather cooperate? Would the race and route play out as it had in her previous attempts?

Follow along as Lael takes on the most notable bikepacking route in the world and has to overcome natural and human barriers to embrace the true reasons for why she rides and inspires others to ride. Go Lael.

Produced with support from Pearl Izumi.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Take the ACTIVATE Survey for NOACA's new Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan

The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) last updated a plan for bicycle transportation in the Northeast Ohio region in 2013. This plan provided a vision for increasing the use of bicycles for transportation and commuting, while serving as a guide for developing bicycle infrastructure and included a priority bikeway system that showed where bikeway facilities should be built.

In late 2019, NOACA began the process of creating a new bicycle and pedestrian plan, called ACTIVATE. As with all of NOACA's projects, the planning process will include significant opportunity for public involvement to best determine the plan's objectives, needs and goals.

The first phase of this public involvement includes a public survey. This survey should take around 10 minutes to complete. Respondents will remain anonymous. NOACA staff will use your feedback to ensure that ACTIVATE addresses the issues that affect you. We will be sharing the results of the survey in the plan.

Additional phases of the planning process, including public meetings, will be announced in early 2020.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Join us Sat. Nov. 23, 2019 for the Holiday Parade of Lights in Medina!

On Saturday, November 23rd, 2019, Century Cycles will be participating in the Holiday Parade of Lights, part of the Medina Candlelight Walk. Come see our Christmas Sleigh and several CC employees riding their decorated and lighted bikes around the Square! And if YOU, our awesome customers, have a winter-worthy bike and want to JOIN US in the parade, stop in or call our Medina store and we will give you all the details! Let's kick off the Holiday Season in style!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Cranksgiving Cleveland - Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Parma Hunger Center

Join Bike Parma and Bike Cleveland for Cranksgiving Cleveland 2019!

When: Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10:30am

Where: Parma Hunger Center, 5280 Broadview Road, Cleveland, OH 44134

This annual event provides food and other necessities for local families in need. Ride your bike to local stores to purchase these items. Coffee and donuts provided!

See the Bike Cleveland web site for full details, or the event on Facebook.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Smart Trainer Demo Night - Tue. Nov. 26, 2019 5:30pm in Medina

The new "smart" indoor trainers from Saris allow you to ride YOUR OWN bicycle inside and follow a virtual route with your friends or other riders around the world using the Zwift program. Try it out first-hand for FREE at Century Cycles!

Learn all about our line of smart variable-resistance indoor cycling trainers from Saris, see a first-hand demonstration of the Zwift virtual cycling program, take a test-ride on a virtual bike route, and discover how you can prepare and train for bike races, triathlons, or charity rides with the help of Zwift's library of training programs and FTP (functional threshold power) workouts!

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

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Fairview Park man gets stolen bicycle replaced

In the past couple of weeks, there have been many news stories and social media posts about a local Fairview Park, Ohio man who had his bicycle stolen. He works at Marc's and Savers in Rocky River, and the bicycle was his only transportation to work.

Thanks to generous donors through GoFundMe, Jon came to the Century Cycles store in Rocky River to replace his bicycle, and chose this Giant Talon 2 in Orange - the same color as his old bike!

Yes, we gave him a GREAT deal on the bike, as well as on a Giant U-Lock and a NiteRider Headlight/Taillight set!

Ride on, Jon!

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!

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:

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.

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

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.

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