For the second year, the staff of Century Cycles in Rocky River invites the public to join their "Sunday Service" Group Road Bike Rides. The rides are free, take place on the public streets of Rocky River and the surrounding area, and are about 25 miles in length. These rides are held on the second Sunday of each month, April through October, and begin at the store at 8:00 a.m.
Similar group rides are held at the company's other two locations, on the third Sunday of each month in Medina, and the first Sunday of each month in Peninsula. For the complete schedule of Sunday Service Group Road Bike Rides at all three stores, go to: www.centurycycles.com/for/SundayService
If you're looking to join a casual group ride on a traffic-free bike path, the shop has also scheduled its 21st season of Night Rides on the Towpath Trail. These rides are free, family-friendly, and open to all ages and skill levels. The rides take place on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail within the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and are about 14 miles long, although you can head back to the starting point at any time for a shorter ride. The Night Rides begin at 8:00 p.m. from Century Cycle's Peninsula [store].
The basic necessities recommended for all bicycle rides, which is outlined in this article on the shop's web site: bit.ly/1guj3Mv. For more information, visit the company's web site.
Kevin Madzia is the Information Technology Manager and a Bicycle Fit Specialist for Century Cycles.