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!