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"All Hail the Ale!" Night Ride on the Towpath Trail 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 7:30pm

Century Cycles and our friends brought the 2010 season of Night Rides on the Towpath Trail to a close with a ride to celebrate the opening of Cleveland Beer Week!

The ride will began at 7:30pm from the parking lot of our store in Peninsula (1621 Main Street). We did our usual ride at a casual pace (not a race) for about 13 miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.

Riders enjoyed Oktoberfest-style snacks at the ride turn-around point - pretzels, sausages, beer nuts, and other salty delicacies - to fuel our ride back to The Winking Lizard and making us REALLY thirsty for some good beer!

See below for press coverage and photos from the event!

Dress as your favorite beer!

Thanks to a majority of the over 170 rides who stuck with the theme of the ride and dressed as their favorite beer or in a beer-themed costume! Those in costume were eligible for prizes and discounts on the special ales tapped at the Winking Lizard after the ride.

As an official Cleveland Beer Week event, participants in the "All Hail the Ale!" Night Ride were able to partake of exclusive keg-tappings at The Winking Lizard in Peninsula. The two special kegs were Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Porter (in cask) and Left Hand Brewing Company Twin Sisters Double IPA.

Speaking of favorites, if you enjoy a post-ride beer, what is your favorite style of beer? We asked everyone to tell us during the month leading up to the ride in an online poll; you can see the results here!

Benefits the Malone Scholarship Fund

Before and after the ride, we collected cash donations, all of which were forwarded directly to the Malone Scholarship Fund, the official charity of Cleveland Beer week.

BREWzilla Auction - Oct. 23

The closing festivities for Cleveland Beer Week will be at the BREWzilla party on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Century Cycles is donating an Electra Sparker Special bicycle (valued at $529.99) for the BREWzilla Auction, the proceeds of which will go to the Malone Scholarship Fund.

The Pesky Details

Official Cleveland Beer Week web site:

Link to this page using this URL:

For the press release for this event, click here.

For general information about Century Cycles' Night Rides on the Towpath Trail, including directions to the store, see:

In The News

Beacon-Journal: Fresh Air / Outdoor Events - October 14, 2010
Plain Dealer: Bike and brew - October 15, 2010
Plain Dealer: Tipoff - Bikes and beers - October 16, 2010
Plain Dealer: Do It This Weekend - October 16, 2010 Halloween and Beer Week: This week's 2do picks
CoolCleveland: All Hail the Ale! Night Ride on the Towpath Trail
Plugged In Cleveland: "All Hail the Ale!" Night Ride to celebrate Cleveland Beer Week
IdeaStream: 'All Hail the Ale!' Night Ride on the Towpath Trail

Event Photos