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Next Up: GLASSNER AUTUMN CHALLENGE – OCTOBER 10th – MONTGOMERY (PINTLALA)
JOHNNY RAY CENTURY Follow-Up
The JOHNNY RAY CENTURY was yet another first-class event, hosted by the EAST ALABAMA CYCLING CLUB! Directors were very pleased with the total number of 245 registered, up from 202 last year. Of those, 103 checked in with over 100 miles for the day. Proceeds from the ride will go to the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s.
What better way to sum up the day’s ride than hearing from one of our cyclists, Jimmy Lumley who had this to say about his day:
The Johnny Ray Century was another great ride in the Alabama Backroads Series. First of all I would like to express my appreciation to the East Alabama Cycling Club for sponsoring the event and to the Trinity United United Methodist Church for providing the headquarters for registration, meals, showers, and restroom facilities. The registration process was well organized and very smooth. On the ride, there were numerous sag stops that were well stocked with a variety of treats and there was plenty of Gatorade and water. The support staff was friendly and most helpful. The ride itself was Alabama Backroads in its “purest” sense. The ride was routed through the farm lands and some of the small historic towns of East Central Alabama. The rider had the opportunity to view some beautiful old homes as well as some gorgeous farm land. There was much on the ride that caught my attention. A few items that stood out, the variety of bridges (to include concrete, steel, and wood) and most certainly the statue of Joe Lewis in LaFayette. The terrain was hilly and held the rider’s attention. I have ridden many centuries and the Johnny Ray was one of the “best” marked I have ever ridden. The ride was routed through low traffic areas and I felt comfortable riding my bike at all times. I am a 76 year old (77 in 4 days, this was my birthday ride). I found the ride challenging, but in the end was very pleased that I had completed the ride. I highly recommend this ride for any centurion. Also, I would like to express my appreciation to my two riding partners, Ross Daniel and Joe Pate. We all had a great day.
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7 bicyclists were added to the CHAMPION LIST with 10 centuries done!
A HUGE THANK YOU to Marsha Burt, Jennifer Moore, and Nancy Melkerson for helping with sign-in and getting your photos.
JRC Centurions are listed to the right. Corrections? Please send to email@example.com
Can you believe?!?!! All of our FABULOUS FOURTEEN pedaled their 12th century…a perfect record of ALL CENTURIES DONE!
We congratulate 4 Centurions who have an amazing 11 centuries DONE!
With 900+ miles pedaled so far, these 8 cyclists are still in the running for the free CHAMPION jersey! See you at the Glassner Autumn Challenge!
We have 3 men who have 8 of the 12 centuries accomplished! That’s 800+ miles in our Series alone!
These cyclists have 7 centuries out of the 12 so far! Nice job and hope to see you at the Glassner!
Here is the long list of men who have pedaled 6 centuries in the Series!
And, we have 16 century riders who’ve ridden five 100-milers so far! Great accomplishments from everyone!
And with 4 centuries pedaled are 48 men and women, many of whom took home their patch at the JOHNNY RAY CENTURY! CONGRATULATIONS!
We’re looking forward to awarding the final patches of the 2015 season to these 61 bicyclists who now have 3 of our century routes completed! See you October 10th!
After the JRC, we have an impressive list of 135 century riders who’ve accomplished 2 of our ABCS 100-mile rides! Congratulations to 135 of you and hope to see you at our finale event, the GLASSNER AUTUMN CHALLENGE!
Reginald J Ray Jr.
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Watch for this banner as you return from each century ride. It’s where you sign in, claim your medal, and “smile for the birdie!” Please come with your bib number and bike for a photo.
- To promote the growth and development of long-distance cycling in the state of Alabama, encourage participation in established Alabama century (100-mile) rides, recognize and reward individuals for their accomplishments, and benefit the charities and advocacy efforts supported by each of these events.
- Complete at least four of the Alabama Centuries (100-mile options) in the Series.
- Receive a collectible “Centurion” Finisher’s Medal for each (100-mile) century you complete.
- Upon completion of four century rides in the Series, receive an embroidered patch in the shape of Alabama, indicating each event location.
- Plus, your name will be listed as Centurion on each event website and on this DISCOVER ALABAMA BACKROADS website.
- Ride 10 of our centuries and receive our free CHAMPION jersey!
Peddlin’ for a Cure 2015