Contributed by Opelika Main Street

The 2020 Johnny Ray Century Bike Ride went virtual and raised $500 to benefit downtown Opelika small businesses affected by COVID-19.  Each participant rode the 100 miles safely on their own and received a swag bag.

“The Opelika Bicycle Advisory Committee’s Johnny Ray Century ride is a great annual event in downtown Opelika,” said Opelika Main Street Executive Director Ken Ward. “We are glad they chose to partner with us in providing much needed support to downtown’s small businesses.”

Opelika Main Street and the Opelika Bicycle Advisory Committee applaud the small businesses of historic downtown  Opelika for their courageous and creative adaptations to the 2020 global coronavirus pandemic.

About Opelika Main Street:

Opelika Main Street helps Opelika thrive by promoting small businesses through exciting events, projects, economic development efforts and social media engagement.

Founded in the 1980s, Main Street has helped assist in the revitalization of historic downtown Opelika. Learn more about Opelika Main Street by going to and following the organization on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the Opelika Bicycle Advisory Committee:

The mission of the Opelika Bicycle Advisory Committee is to work towards recognition as a “Bicycle Friendly Community,” promoting bike-able/walkable destinations for commerce and recreation.