Scott has been a long-time customer of Century Cycles, and back in the day, even worked as an employee at the Rocky River store before it became Century Cycles in the mid-90’s. Scott started tinkering with bikes he pulled out of the trash when he was only 9 years old and got his first job as a bicycle mechanic at the age of 12. His interest in the world of cycling grew over 12 years of working for several bike dealers before moving to a career in banking out of college.
Scott and Vicki have been married for 20 years and have two sons, Andrew and David, and two cats, Harry and Teddy. They enjoy taking rides in their neighborhood, and on the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail. They are 38 states into a life goal of hitting points of interest on vacation in all 50 states.
Scott has owned and ridden a lot of bikes over the years; his two favorites so far are his 1959 Schwinn Jaguar Mark IV (he wishes he had not sold that bike!) and his current Giant Stance 2 full suspension mountain bike (until he decides to try something else).
Learning how to ride a bike was not a priority when I was a kid. I had no use for a bike. I hated bikes, or at least I thought they hated me. I felt like Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes, convinced that my bike was trying to attack me. In fact, I didn't learn how to ride one until I was 9 years old. Six years later, I stumbled into my first job at a bike shop in Rocky River. I was hooked and bikes became a passion.
I spent about 10 years working for the previous two owners of the bike shop that would eventually become Century Cycles in Rocky River. I worked through high school, on breaks during college, full time after college, and any other possible way a job could be classified. In 1998 I joined Century Cycles. Although the joke is that I came with the building, there's some truth to that! Even while I had full-time corporate jobs over the years, Scott allowed me to keep my fingers in the industry and work on the weekends.
Mitch is new to Century Cycles as of 2022 but has worked in the bike industry since 2006. Mitch is our Service Manager overseeing the customer bicycle repair experience across our four shops, with extensive experience on many brands and all levels of equipment from basic to advanced.
He primarily rides road, and has raced competitively since 2005, including in Europe while trying to chase a professional racing career (but instead ended up in a Belgian newspaper commercial). On top of riding road, he has also competed in gravel, cyclocross, and mountain biking.
Mitch rides less these days, spending more time with his three children, his wife, a French Bulldog named Bernard, and a yard to take care of in Amherst. He also enjoys cooking, barbecuing, and watching professional cycling and Formula One racing.
I've worked in outdoor retail for over 15 years, but my perspective changed completely with my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2016, where I traveled over 2000 miles by foot in just over 4 months. I returned to Northeast Ohio with a new idea of what it looked like to be an outdoorsperson, and I have dedicated my career to sharing a love of adventure with others, particularly those in marginalized communities and those that are economically disadvantaged. Working with Cleveland citizens and businesses and advocating for outdoor recreation and spaces has become my career, even if I didn't know it when I graduated college!
You can find me on an average Northeast Ohio evening cycling, guiding groups of kayakers on Lake Erie, or enjoying craft beers and board games in Lakewood with friends. I've been riding bikes all my life, but took a strong interest in mountain biking at 20 years old and have never looked back. Bike touring has become my new interest so I typically ride gravel bikes, or anything that lets me travel quickly over mixed terrain.
I live in western Lakewood with my partner Hannah. Our life goal is to travel across Canada by foot, bike, sea kayak and canoe via the 12,000 mile-long Great Trail. That, and a tour of Scotland's scotch distilleries by bike and kayak.
Hi, my name is Ken. I've been with Century Cycles in Rocky River since July of 1998. I still wish I had my Schwinn Stingray that my folks bought for me back in 1968, but I've been quite happy with the bikes I've had since then. When I'm not at work, you can find me either in the woods, listening to music, hanging with friends and family, practicing yoga, or learning to play bass and guitar.
Krista is usually trying to get out the door to do a long bike ride in the Ohio countryside with friends. On her day off from working the sales floor, she’s got plans. She's a veteran of many long-distance bike tours, such as coast-to-coast across the US, the Route 66 Bicycle Route from Chicago to Santa Monica, and many more. The Cleveland resident is also the wife of a city police detective.