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April 2013

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The Original Night Rides on the Towpath Trail return for their 19th Season! 

Night Riders on Oct. 20, 2012 Century Cycles' ever-popular Night Rides on the Towpath Trail are back for 2013, with our first ride on Saturday, April 27!

These rides are fun, FREE, and family-friendly, and start at 8:00pm from our Peninsula store. We've got a full schedule of rides this year, with some special events thrown in to add to the fun!

The rides are about 14 miles long, which usually takes about 2 hours. All skill levels are welcome! You need your own bicycle, helmet, and headlight. No pre-registration is required!

For our full schedule of rides, plus pictures and videos from past rides, go to:

Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland We've also scheduled our only Night Ride in Cuyahoga County for the season, our 4th Annual Night Ride on the Towpath Trail to Benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland. It's on Saturday, June 1 and you can register in advance for $20 per person. For full details and online registration, go to:

5 Tips: Getting Ready for a Night Ride on the Towpath Trail
Night Riders on April 28, 2012
Thinking about joining our Night Rides on the Towpath Trail, but aren't sure what to expect? Never fear! We've got a helpful page of insider tips on what to bring, when to arrive, where to park, and what you should do ahead of time to make sure you (and your bicycle) are ready.

Check it out here at:

Also be sure to check out our Night Rides on the Towpath Trail Safety Tips.
2013 Scene Best of Cleveland
We're SCENE's Best of Cleveland!

Cleveland's Scene Magazine announced their reader's picks for the "Best of Cleveland" for 2013 in their April 10-16, 2013 edition. Over 35,000 votes were cast, and we're thrilled to announce Century Cycles won the vote for Best Bike Shop!

Thank you to the readers of Scene for voting for us, and most of all, thanks to our loyal customers and dedicated staff for making it happen!
Where We Ride: West Side Metroparks Loop

Rocky River's West Side Metroparks Loop Map
Century Cycles' store in Rocky River is located less than a mile from the Cleveland Metroparks. The staff there (as well as every Northeast Ohio cyclist) knows that the "Emerald Necklace" formed by the Metroparks contains some of the area's best riding.
This 36-mile West Side Metroparks Loop route starts at the Huntington Reservation in Bay Village, then takes you through the Rocky River Reservation. You'll pass by the Rocky River store before heading back to the shores of Lake Erie for the return stretch to where you started.

Find all the details, including a map, elevation profile, and where to refuel during the ride (you can even download the route to your Garmin GPS device) at:

2013 Bike To School Challenge

Bay Village students biking to school

The biggest bike to school event in America is back! More than 4,000 students from five schools in Northeast Ohio will be riding in Century Cycles Bike To School Challenge on May 6-24, 2013.


The three-week challenge incentivizes the students in Bay Village, Medina and Rocky River to ride their bikes as much as possible - to help the environment, save gas, improve their health and academic performance, inspire everyone around them, and have fun! The more they bike, the more they win great prizes from sponsors Century Cycles, Raleigh Bicycles, Subway, Honey Hut, Bike Cleveland, People For Bikes and many more!


Last year the students biked over 50,000 miles, burned nearly 1 million calories, and saved Mom and Dad $8,700 in gasoline in just three weeks! What will they do this year? Follow Bike To School Challenge on Facebook or Twitter for daily updates!


Join Us At a Bicycle Fair


Everyone is also welcome to attend three FREE bike fairs that will help kick off a great National Bike Month in May and get students ready for Bike To School Challenge:

  • Medina Bicycle Fair: Tuesday, April 30, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Claggett Middle School (420 East Union Street in Medina OH 44256).  


  • Bay Village Bicycle Fair: Wednesday, May 1 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Bay Middle School (27725 Wolf Road in Bay Village OH 44140).  


  • Rocky River Bicycle Fair: Thursday, May 2, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Rocky River Middle School (1631 Lakeview in Rocky River OH 44116).

All the fairs are free and open to the public. Activities include:

  • Professional bicycle mechanics from Century Cycles will provide free bicycle safety inspections and make smoothies on the Century Cycles blender bike.  


  • Century Cycles and Raleigh Bicycles are teaming up to give away 20 bicycle helmets to the first 20 families who attend each fair (limit: one helmet per family).


  • Bike to School Challenge organizers and sponsors will exhibit and each community's police department plans to attend with bike licenses.
Take our latest online poll!


April 2013 Poll Image

More studies are showing that biking for transportation (to errands, work or school) is more helpful in losing weight and promoting health than working out at the gym. (Plus it's more fun to go by bike!) But how do you haul what you need? That leads us to this month's poll question....


How do you prefer to carry things by bike?

Click here to take our latest online poll and let us know!

Last month's poll asked, 
"How many bicycles does your household own?" The most responses (57%) were "3 -6," and 3% of the people responding own over 20 bikes! You can see the full results of the last poll here.
Mark your Calendars!


April 27: First Night Ride on the Towpath Trail
May 11-12: Tour of the Scioto River Valley (TOSRV)
May 27: All three stores CLOSED for Memorial Day
June 4: FREE Clinic - Preparing for and Riding in the Bike MS Pedal to the Point

Go to www.centurycycles.com/for/calendar for our complete Calendar of Events!
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1059 N. Court St. (Route 42,
behind McDonald's in the Marc's plaza)
Medina, OH  44256 map
Phone: 330-722-7119

1621 Main St. (Route 303,
next to The Winking Lizard)
Peninsula, OH  44264 map
Phone: 330-657-2209

19955 Detroit Rd.
(between Wooster and Wagar roads)

Rocky River, OH  44116 map
Phone: 440-356-5705

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