Sponsored by Opelika Bicycle Advisory Committee

Date: October 2nd - October 3rd, 2021
Time: 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

The Opelika Bicycle Advisory Committee's Johnny Ray Century Ride for Parkinson's Disease is presented by the East Alabama Cycling Club and benefits the Davis Phinney Foundation. The Ride will begin on Saturday, October 2, 2021.

20 miles Cusseta Commuter    
34 miles Twin Silos Shuttle    
60 miles Lafayette Short Line    
104 miles Johnny Ray Century    
66 miles Dirty 66 (gravel)     


  • 6:00a- Registration opens at Trinity United Methodist Church.

  • 7:00a - Staggered starts for all ride distances (10min between routes).

  • 10:00a - Drawing for the Grand Door Prize!

  • 11:00a - Post-ride meal available to riders.

  • 4:00p - Course swept and closed.


The Johnny Ray Century returns as a member of the Alabama Backroads Century series for 2019. The Johnny Ray Century began amid a push for a rail-to-trail between Opelika and Roanoke, a rail line heavily used by the train engineer Johnny Ray.

JRC riders will tour the true backroads of rural Lee, Chambers, and Randolph Counties of East Alabama. Adventurous gravel cyclists will be treated to some beautiful world-class gravel Chambers County dirt roads. Otherwise, road surfaces vary from asphalt to chip seal.


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If its a home football weekend rooms will go quick. To check for additional accommodations, check Auburn-Opelika Tourism