The Opelika Bicycle Advisory Committee brings you the 14th annual Johnny Ray Century benefitting the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's Disease, presented by the East Alabama Cycling Club. The century travels the quiet but often rough backroads of Lee, Chambers, and Randolph counties, following the famous 19th-century Central of Georgia spur. Riders cross the old railroad bed in Lafayette. The 105-mile century option takes riders into downtown Roanoke where Johnny Ray himself, its famed conductor, is believed buried.
The century is EACC's fundraiser for the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's Disease. It donates 100% of all donations and registration fees - minus expenses for food and supplies. You may donate to the Foundation through active.com registration or directly on their site here: http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1138966. Davis Phinney, an olympic and professional bike racer, manages the disease himself and directs the foundation.
Riders receive excellent support on the routes. Reststops feature a variety of foods and fluids. Expect special treats at select stops. Panera will provide breakfast breads and either they or Chappy's will cater lunch.
There's plenty of parking at and near the church. Hotel/motels are nearby and accommodating. Please see the list on the website. Let them know you're doing the Johnny Ray Century!
Tee-shirts only to those registered on or before September 15.
Helmets required. Ride goes rain or shine!
Event details and schedule
Back by popular demand, a Packet Pickup Party will be on Friday night September 22nd, from 5 to 8 hosted by JamesBros Bike Shop in downtown Opelika. Pickup your tee shirt, number, cue sheet, and map, and stay awhile for a curated libation from the Wall'O'Beer. Walk to one of 13 other bars and restaurants who will be happy to accomodate hungry cyclists for your pre-ride meal.
Quality Inn is again our Host Hotel (334-502-5020). Additionally, this year we're partnering with Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau to enhance your stay in the area. See their website for host hotels and dining suggestions: http://www.aotourism.com.
Day of Schedule
7 am: Registration Opens
8 am: Mass Start
10 am: Door Prize Drawing (Be sure to check in and check your number)
11 am: Lunch Begins
4 pm: Course Swept and Closed.
See: http://www.eastalabamacyclingclub.com for more information.
East Alabama Cycling Club