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: