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Medina, Ohio 44256
(330) 722-7119

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Peninsula, Ohio 44264
(330) 657-2209

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Night Rides on the Towpath Trail

Night Riders entering the Towpath Trail

Century Cycles invites all of our cycling friends to our 20th season of Night Rides on the Towpath Trail. These rides are FUN and FREE! All skill levels are welcome. We meet at the Century Cycles - Peninsula store (Rt 303 between Rt 8 and I-271, next to the Winking Lizard Tavern). Parking is available at the Lock 29 Trailhead (follow the signs around the corner, it is north of the store).

Rides are 12 to 15 miles long (depending on what the group decides), which usually takes from one and a half to two hours. You must have your own bicycle, helmet, and headlight. Usually, a group goes to the Winking Lizard after the ride and re-lives past cycling adventures.

Never been on a Night Ride before and want to see what to expect? Check out some videos we have from rides on April 26, 2014 Aug. 7, 2010, May 15, 2010, and May 16, 2009, and see below for links to all of our photo albums from past rides! Also check out these 5 Tips for Getting Ready for a Night Ride on the Towpath Trail.

Night Ride Safety Tips

The #1 reason people love our Night Rides (“the thrill of riding in the dark!”) is also the reason that these rides do pose some risk. The Towpath Trail is COMPLETELY UNLIT at night and is very dark, hence our requirement that all bikes on the ride have bike lights. We also require that helmets be worn. We also recommend that you review these Night Rides on the Towpath Trail Safety Tips.

Night Riders preparing to begin

FREE NiteRider Bike Light Demo on July 26!

The NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems road rig returns to Century Cycles this month for the fifth time!

The fun begins at 6:00pm, where we'll have the bike blender going to keep you refreshed as you sign up to demo NiteRider's latest high-performance bicycle lights, and register to win a FREE NiteRider  headlight! The ride begins at 8:00pm as usual.

2014 Schedule

All rides start at 8:00pm (arrive a little earlier to have time to get ready).  If the weather looks questionable, you can call the store at 330-657-2209 to confirm if the ride is still on.

Saturday, April 26
Saturday, May 17
Saturday June 7 (Pajama Party Night Ride)
Saturday, June 21
Saturday, July 5
Saturday, July 26 (NiteRider Demo Night)
Saturday, August 9
Saturday, August 23 ("All Hail the Ale!" Night Ride)
Saturday, September 13
Saturday, September 27

Pictures from Past Rides

Pajama-clad Night Rider holding up her bike

Night Rides in the News

West Side Leader: West Side Cause for Celebration - August 8, 2013
Cleveland Scene: Night Riders - August 7-13, 2013
Akron Beacon Journal: Ride a bike in pajamas after dark - July 31, 2013
Great Lakes Courier: Century Cycles Night Rides on the Towpath Trail continues this spring on May 18 - May 2013
Great Lakes Courier: Night Ride on the Towpath Trail on June 2 to benefit Ronald McDonald House - June 2012
Huffington Post: Explore America: Inside Ohio's Beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park - May 21, 2012
WEWS News Channel 5: Prizes, pajamas and Bike for Beck highlight Cleveland cycling weekend - May 18, 2012
Plain Dealer: 2Do - Family & Kids - September 30, 2011
Hudson Monthly: Have bike, will travel - August 2011
The Cleveland Plain Dealer: Do It This Weekend - October 16, 2010
The Cleveland Plain Dealer: Tipoff - Bikes and beers - October 16, 2010
The Cleveland Plain Dealer: Bike and brew - October 15, 2010
The Akron Beacon-Journal: Fresh Air / Outdoor Events - October 14, 2010
The Cleveland Plain Dealer: Do It This Weekend - October 2, 2010
The Cleveland Plain Dealer (Friday section): Things To Do - October 1, 2010
The Akron Beacon-Journal: Fresh Air / Outdoor Events - September 30, 2010
CoolCleveland: Century Cycles Night Ride on the Towpath Trail - August 2010
EcoWatch: Walk+Roll Kicks Off Cleveland Bicycle Week - April/May 2010
Bicycling Magazine: Century Cycles Night Rides on the Towpath - October 2009
Plain Dealer: Lighting Up With Night Riders - June 14, 2009
Bicycle Times Magazine: Century Cycles Towpath Night Rides - June 2009
The Cleveland Plain Dealer (Friday section): Things To Do - April 24, 2009
Medina Sun: Century Cycles hosts night rides on Towpath Trail - April 23, 2009
Bicycle Retailer and Industry News -  A Midsummer Night's Ride - June 15, 2008
CoolCleveland: Positively Cleveland - HOT Kid's Event - Oct. 10-17, 2007
Scene Summer Guide: Perfect Fit - May 23, 2007
The Cleveland Plain Dealer (pdQ section): 5 Great Things To Do This Week - August 21, 2005
Bicycling Magazine: Great Club Rides - June 2005

Pajama-clad Night Riders prepare to start

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