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


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 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:

    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:

    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