By Morgan Bryce
Associate Editor

Downtown Opelika’s James Bros. Bikes will be hosting its inaugural “Zombikes” event Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
According to Store Manager Philip Darden, the two focal points of the event will be the vintage rat rod bicycle show and a swap meet, which will feature both local and out-of-state vendors.
“The whole concept of the name for the event and swap meet is about resurrecting old stuff. You’re trying to sell old stuff to give it new life,” Darden said. “It’s that back-from-the-dead mentality that we’re going with.”
Throughout the day, the shop will be offering a “scary sale” on all in-store items. Later in the day, there will be live music and beer specials.
Darden encourages those interested in making extra money or those looking for fun in downtown Opelika on Saturday to attend. Vendor spots are still available for $5 per table and can be reserved by calling Darden at 334-759-7555 or through email at
For more information or updates on the event, like and follow the shop’s official Facebook page.
The shop is located at 113 S. 9th St.