Century Cycles Monthly eNewsletter
April 2016
Bike To School Challenge Kicks Off in May

Bike To School Challenge students riding to Blake Elementary in Medina
The biggest bike-to-school program in the nation, the Century Cycles Bike To School Challenge, begins on May 2, 2016, with events in Bay Village, Rocky River, and Medina.

From May 2 through May 20, over 5,000 students at seven schools will take the challenge. The students are gearing up to compete for prizes and hope to beat last year's impressive numbers.

Sponsors Raleigh Bicycles and Century Cycles will award Raleigh bicycles to students as prizes, along with prizes from other local and national sponsors.

To help students and their families prepare for the Bike To School Challenge, we've teamed up with the local communities to bring you these events, all free and open to the public:
  • April 26, 6:00-7:30pm - Rocky River Bicycle Fair at Rocky River Middle School (1631 Lakeview Avenue). Bring your bike in for a free safety inspection, get more information about the Rocky River Bike To School Challenge, and talk to other program sponsors. The first 20 attendees receive a FREE bike helmet (limit one helmet per family).
  • April 27, 6:30-8:00pm - Bike To School Night at Century Cycles in Medina (1059 North Court Street). Bring your bicycle to the store for a free safety inspection, check out cool bike commuting gear, and learn more about the Medina Bike To School Challenge.The first 10 attendees receive a FREE bike helmet (limit one helmet per family).
  • April 28, 6:00-7:30pm - Bay Village Bicycle Fair at Bay Middle School (27725 Wolf Road). Bring your bike in for a free safety inspection, get more information about the Bay Bike To School Challenge, plus talk to other program sponsors.The first 20 attendees receive a FREE bike helmet (limit one helmet per family).
Full bike racks at the Bay Middle School Bike To School Challenge
In Bay Village, the Bike To School Challenge returns to Bay Middle School and Westerly Elementary School. In Medina, the BTS Challenge returns to A.I. Root Middle School, Claggett Middle School, and H.G. Blake Elementary School. In Rocky River, the BTS Challenge returns to Rocky River Middle School and Kensington Elementary School!

For more information about the Century Cycles Bike To School Challenge, including the schedule of events at all seven participating schools, see:

You can also follow the Bike To School Challenge on Facebook and Twitter @BTSChallenge
Night Rides on the Towpath Trail are BACK for the 22nd season!

Our ever-popular Night Rides on the Towpath Trail kick off the 2016 with our first ride on Saturday, April 23rd! The ride starts promptly at 8:00pm from the parking lot of the Peninsula store. Arrive earlier to have plenty of time to find parking, get yourself and your bike ready, and check in.

Our Night Rides are FREE, open to all ages and skill levels, and take place on the car-free Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. They are about 14 miles long, which usually takes about an hour and a half to two hours. You must have your own bicycle, headlight, and helmet.

For more details, including the full 2016 schedule, directions, preparation and safety tips, and photos from past rides, go to:

We've got a number of SPECIAL Night Ride events planned for this year! Our most popular ride, the Pajama Party Night Ride, is on Saturday, July 9. We're having a fund-raiser for the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park on Saturday, August 13. We'll end the season with a Costume Party Night Ride on Saturday, September 24. More details about these events will be announced later!

We are partnering with the Adventure Cycling Association for National Bike Travel Weekend (June 3-5) and National Bike Your Park Day (September 24) in celebration of the ACA's 40th Anniversary! On June 4, we'll have an OPTIONAL Bike-Camp Out Night Ride overnight trip along with the regular Night Ride! For details, go to: www.centurycycles.com/for/BikeCampOut
Sunday Service Road Bike Group Rides

Sunday Service Road Bike Group Ride in Medina
Yes, we have group rides for roadies, too! We've got a full schedule of road bike rides at all three of our stores (Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River). We ride about 18-25 miles at a moderate pace and wait at every turn for the group to catch up (nobody left behind!).

The next ride is this Sunday, April 17 in Peninsula, then on Sunday, April 24 in Rocky River, then on Sunday, May 1 in Medina. All of the rides start at 8:00am sharp!

For the full schedule of Sunday Service Road Bike Group Rides, go to:

Register with Team Left Hand/Century Cycles for the Bike MS Buckeye Breakaway!

You can join the BEST team for the Bike MS Buckeye Breakaway! We've already got 62 members, and more are welcome!

The deadline to join and enjoy the benefits of Team Left Hand/Century Cycles is May 18. The ride takes place on August 6-7 and goes from Brunswick to Ashland, Ohio and back. Donations support the Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society!

For instructions about how to join the team, plus our schedule of Team Training Rides, go to:

We got several new members during our Team Kick-Off Party on March 28. Click here to see more photos from the event.
Look for Century Cycles at Northeast Ohio's Earth Day Events

EarthFest 2016
What: EarthFest 2016
When: Sunday, April 17, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, Berea

More details at:

What: Medina County Earth Day Festival
When: Saturday, April 23, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Medina County Park District's Buffalo Creek Retreat, Seville

More details here.
Medina County Earth Day Festival 2016

Calendar of Events
Click here to go to our full calendar of events.
Best of the Blog

Here are some of our favorite posts from the Century Cycles Blog and our Facebook Page from the past month that you may have missed:
Helen and Stanford, winners of the FREE bicycle that Century Cycles provided for WKSU's Spring Fund Drive

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1059 North Court Street
(in the Marc's plaza,
behind McDonald's)
Medina, Ohio  44256
Phone: 330-722-7119
1621 Main Street
(State Route 303, next to
The Winking Lizard)
Peninsula, Ohio  44264
Phone: 330-657-2209
Rocky River
19955 Detroit Road
(between Wooster Road
and Wagar Road)
Rocky River, Ohio  44116
Phone: 440-356-5705