Bo Bikes Bama coming to Auburn April 29

Published: April 20, 2017
Updated: June 22, 2017
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In April 2011, a series of devastating tornadoes ripped through Alabama claiming hundreds of lives and destroying countless homes. As a native Alabamian, Bo Jackson wanted to help the recovery process and contribute to the construction of shelters for future natural disasters through Bo Bikes Bama.

The sixth annual Bo Bikes Bama bike ride will be Saturday, April 29, starting and finishing at Auburn Arena for participants who want to ride 60 miles or 20 miles. Both routes will take riders through the campus of Auburn University. The 60-mile route will pass through Tuskegee and neighboring Macon County.

Money raised supports the Alabama Governor's Emergency Relief Fund, which has repaired almost 580 homes and built 63 community storm shelters. To register for the ride or to make a donation, visit BoBikesBama.com.

Approximately 3,100 cyclists have participated to date. Support for the ride comes from all over the country and riders have traveled from as far as England to be a part of Bo Bikes Bama.

A silent auction for donated signed memorabilia and other items will be held Friday, April 28, from 7-9 p.m. in the Ag Heritage Park's red barn on the Auburn campus. Tickets, donations and purchases are tax deductible and support the Alabama Governor's Emergency Relief Fund.

Bo Bikes Bama began in 2012 as a five-day, 300-mile bike ride following the tornadoes' path. In 2013 the fundraiser was hosted in Cordova, one of the hardest hit areas. The event was held at Auburn University in 2014, 2015 and 2016.