Bo Bikes Bama coming to Auburn April 28

Published: April 23, 2018
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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 seventh annual Bo Bikes Bama bike ride will be Saturday, April 28, 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 provides crucial disaster preparedness and emergency management for the state of Alabama. Thousands of riders have participated since the inception of the annual event. 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 reception with Bo Jackson will be held the night before the race, Friday, April 27, from 7-9 p.m. in the Auburn Alumni Center, 317 S. College St. Light hors d’ouevres and beverages will be included with the purchase of a ticket. Tickets must be purchased in advance from BoBikesBama.com.

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. Auburn University has hosted the event every year since 2014.

For more information on the event, visit BoBikesBama.com.

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