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Press Release: April 14, 2010


Bike the Towpath Trail at night on a Century Cycles Night Ride

Free group rides start Saturday, April 24, and go through October 

Peninsula OH (April 14, 2010) –The Towpath Trail was cited by Bicycling Magazine as one of the reasons Cleveland is the #39 best bicycling city in the United States. Now here's the chance to bike it at night.

The 15th season of Century Cycles Night Rides on the Towpath Trail begins on Saturday, April 24, at 8 p.m. Century Cycles Night Rides on the Towpath Trail are FREE group bicycle rides at night along the Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Led and supported by Century Cycles staff, each moderately-paced ride is approximately 12-15 miles long and takes about two hours.
Open to all skill levels, a Century Cycles Night Ride is a fun family outing, a cheap date night or just a great bicycle ride with friends.

The complete 2010 schedule of Century Cycles Night Rides on the Towpath Trail is: Saturday, April 24; Saturday, May 15 (Pajama Party in honor of Cleveland Bicycle Week and National Bike Month); Friday, June 4; Saturday, June 26; Friday, July 9; Saturday, July 24; Saturday, August 7 (NiteRider Demo Night); Friday, August 27; Saturday, September 18; and Friday, October 8.

Century Cycles Night Rides begin at 8:00 p.m. Meet in the parking lot at Century Cycles' Peninsula store (1621 Main Street, on Route 303 between Route 8 and I-271, next to the Winking Lizard restaurant). Parking is available at the Lock 29 Trailhead, just north of the store. Participants must have their own bicycle, helmet and headlight to join the ride. Children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Although no registration necessary, participants must sign a waiver.

For more information about Century Cycles Night Rides on the Towpath Trail, call Century Cycles in Peninsula at 330-657-2209. Online, please visit or e-mail

"For 15 years we've been helping people discover the joys of riding a bicycle at night on Northeast Ohio's favorite bike path, the Towpath Trail," says Scott Cowan, owner of Century Cycles. "Last year they were more popular than ever and were even featured in the October issue of Bicycling magazine as one of America's 'great' local rides. Even better, though, is that we see lots of new faces for each Century Cycles Night Ride, people of all ages riding all different kinds of bikes - tandems, mountain bikes, road bikes, you name it."


About Century Cycles

Century Cycles is an award-winning chain of independent bicycle stores in Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River, providing high-quality bicycles and friendly, expert service to northeast Ohio bicyclists and their families. Century Cycles is an authorized dealer of Raleigh, Giant, Diamondback, Electra, Surly, Masi, Bianchi, and Haro bicycles, as well as Santana tandems. The Peninsula store also rents bicycles year-round for use on the Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

For eight consecutive years, Century Cycles has been voted one of the top 100 bicycle retailers in the United States by Bicycle Retailer & Industry News magazine. In 2009, Century Cycles was awarded Bike Shop of the Year by the League of American Bicyclists, one of only eight bicycle shops honored in the United States.


1079 North Court Street, Medina, Ohio, 44256

1621 Main Street (Route 303), Peninsula, Ohio, 44264

19955 Detroit Road, Rocky River, Ohio, 44116

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Media Contact:

Tracey Bradnan, Cartwheel Communications
Cell Phone: 440-781-7690
Twitter: @traceybradnan