Century Cycles Monthly eNewsletter
May 2016
Bike Camp-Out Night Ride on the Towpath Trail - June 4-5, 2016

ACA National Bike Travel Weekend
Century Cycles joins the Adventure Cycling Association in celebrating National Bike Travel Weekend (June 3-5) in honor of the ACA's 40th Anniversary! On June 4, we're transforming our regular Night Ride on the Towpath Trail into a Bike Camp-Out Night Ride!

This event is FREE and fun for the whole family! For details, including the schedule of activities, suggested packing list, and registration form, go to:

If you don't want to camp out, you are still welcome to join in on the regular 14-mile out-and-back Night Ride! 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:

Another successful year for the Century Cycles Bike To School Challenge

The biggest bike-to-school program in the nation, the Century Cycles Bike To School Challenge, concluded on May 20. Over 4,000 students at seven Northeast Ohio schools took the challenge to ride their bikes to school for fun, fitness, and to help the environment.

In Bay Village, the Bike To School Challenge returned to Bay Middle School and Westerly Elementary School. In Medina, the BTS Challenge returned to A.I. Root Middle School and Claggett Middle School, and H.G. Blake Elementary School. In Rocky River, the BTS Challenge returned to Rocky River Middle School and Kensington Elementary School!

The Bike To School Challenge attracted attention from local news outlets, including the Westlake Bay Village Observer, Rockport Observer, Westlife, the Medina Gazette, and Fox 8 Cleveland!

During the three weeks of the Bike To School Challenge, students at all eight schools set new records and racked up the following impressive statistics:
  • Biked a total of 18,166 round-trip rides to school, cycling a total of 50,501 miles.
  • Saved 38,817 pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere.
  • Saved their parents $4,456 in gasoline costs.
  • Burned over 1.2 million calories, the equivalent of over 6,850 cans of Coca-Cola.
The students' cycling also earned them prizes from event sponsors Bike Cleveland, Castle Noel, Dairy Queen, Domino's Pizza, Honey Hut Ice Cream Shoppe, Rinky Dink Family Fun Center, School House Scoops, River Dog Cafe, Subway, Starbucks Coffee, Whole Foods Market, plus chances at the grand prizes of bicycles provided by Century Cycles and Raleigh Bicycles!
What We Ride: Tom Wiseman

What We Ride - Tom Wiseman Foundry Overland Ti
Tom Wiseman, our Bicycle Fit Specialist and bike mechanic in Medina, rides this Foundry Overland Ti gravel bike as his winter/bad-weather road bike.

For the whole story about how and why he purchased it, and the high-end components that he used to build it, go to:

Cycling Makes Sense Fitness Rides - in partnership with Medina County Park District 
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 Medina County'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. Adults only; helmets are required.
First Mountain Bike Trail in Summit Metro Parks is now OPEN!
Mountain bike trail in Summit Metro Parks Hampton Hills Park

The Summit Metro Parks has announced that their first mountain biking trail is now OPEN! The trail is located in the Hampton Hills Metro Park, with the trailhead at 2092 Theiss Road in Akron. This is just 8 miles south of our Peninsula store!

The trail features three miles of purpose-built mountain bike-only trails, with an additional three miles planned by year's end!

Join us as we help Summit Metro Parks and local mountain biking enthusiasts celebrate this new trail at these two upcoming events:
  • Mountain Bike Trail: Ribbon-Cutting - Wednesday, June 8, 11:30am - 12:00pm - Join Summit Metro Parks commissioners, staff, volunteers, and park partners as the Hampton Hills Mountain Bike Trail is officially opened. After a few remarks and the cutting of the ribbon, go out and ride!
  • Mountain Bike Trail: Open House - Saturday, June 11, 10:00am - 3:00pm - Join us at the brand-new Hampton Hills Mountain Bike Trail, whether you ride or not! Includes local bike vendors and food trucks.
Bike Cleveland Share Your Draft
Support Bike Cleveland at Share Your Draft - June 10

You are invited to join Bike Cleveland for their third annual Share Your Draft fund-raising party! Mix and mingle with some of Cleveland's most engaged professionals, local funders, non-profit leadership, and cycling advocates. The evening will feature a great selection of local beers, wine, and delicious appetizers, and is a great opportunity for you to get caught up on the transformative work Bike Cleveland is conducting throughout the region.
  • When: Friday, June 10 5:00 - 9:00pm
  • Where: Dunham Tavern, 6709 Euclid Ave, Cleveland,OH  44103
Memorial Day Weekend Hours

Memorial Day
PLEASE NOTE: Our Medina and Rocky River stores will be CLOSED on Monday, May 30 for the Memorial Day holiday. Sorry for any inconvenience!


Our Peninsula store will be OPEN on Memorial Day from 10:00am until 5:00pm. Bike rentals for the Towpath Trail will close at 3:30pm.


Also note that the Peninsula store will begin EXTENDED SUMMER SUNDAY HOURS this Sunday, May 29. Until further notice, the store will be open 10:00am until 6:00pm every Sunday. Bike rentals will close at 4:30pm.


All three stores will be open for our regular hours on all other days. 


Enjoy the weekend as we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. 

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:
Everything you need to pack for a one-night bike-camping trip.
Everything you need to pack for a one-night bike-camping trip.

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(in the Marc's plaza,
behind McDonald's)
Medina, Ohio  44256
Phone: 330-722-7119
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(State Route 303, next to
The Winking Lizard)
Peninsula, Ohio  44264
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Rocky River, Ohio  44116
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