Johnny Ray Century

October 2, 2021 all-day
Red Clay Brewing Company
704 N Railroad Ave
Opelika, AL 36801
Johnny Ray Century
Date: Saturday 02 October 2021
Start Location: Red Clay Brewing Company
704 N Railroad Ave, Opelika, AL 36801
Organizer’s Website: Website
Registration: Registration


Registration Fee Schedule
Registration Options
Regular Event Day
Online Only Onsite Only
Century 104 $50  
Metric Century 60
Half-Metric Century 34
Quarter Century 20
Processing Fees PLUS Processing Fees
Reg Period Start Date   02 Oct 2021
Reg Period End Date 01 Oct 2021 02 Oct 2021


Start Times / Routes / Distances / Maps
Start Miles 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100   Elev/ft Maps
7:00 am 104 Century   4632 Map
7:00 am 60 Metric Century   2824 Map
7:00 am 34 Half-Metric Century   1600 Map
7:00 am 20 Quarter Century   853 Map


About This Event

The Opelika Bicycle Advisory Committee brings you its 17th annual Johnny Ray Century benefitting the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease.

An initiative of 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 2019 event is back on the Alabama Backroads Series and features a new gravel route!

Changes to the route decrease exposure to the most rugged road conditions and busy highways. All 4 courses return past beloved Opelika landmarks as riders cruise down the city’s new “Destination Downtown” Bike Path all the way back to our new Ride Headquarters at Red Clay Brewing Company.

The Century is OBAC/EACC’s fundraiser for the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease. 100% of all donations and registration fees – minus expenses for food and supplies are donated to our charity partner. You may donate to the DPF through your registration or directly on the website here: 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. Enjoy locally roasted Mama Mocha’s coffee and delectables for breakfast. A catered lunch awaits you back at Red Clay!

There’s plenty of parking at nearby PNC Bank at 605 2nd Avenue. Hotel/motels are nearby and accommodating. Let them know you’re doing the Johnny Ray Century!

Funky T-shirts only to those registered on or before September 1.  

Helmets required. Ride goes rain or shine!

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