Monday, April 25, 2016

Bo Bikes Bama this Saturday!

Bo Bikes Bama this Saturday!

Looking for something to do on Saturday? Grab your helmets and join hundreds for the 5th Annual Bo Bikes Bama charity bike ride. This annual ride is led by Auburn legend, Bo Jackson, and raises money for the Governor's Emergency Relief Fund, which provides crucial disaster preparedness and emergency management resources for the great state of Alabama.

“The reason for this ride is for state unity and to pay homage to the great Alabamians who lost their lives on April 27th, 2011. I am my brothers’ and sisters’ keeper.”  – Bo Jackson, Heisman trophy winner, All-Star athlete, and proud Alabamian

“When Bo Jackson first biked across Alabama in April 2012, he was on a mission to help his fellow Alabamians recover from the tornadoes that devastated their state the previous year. Now, Bo Bikes Bama has become an annual tradition where Bo and hundreds of others unite to ride for the future of Alabama and all her citizens.”

According to an article in the Time Free Press, 355 tornadoes were produced during the vicious outbreak of April 24-28, 2011. There were 324 tornado-related deaths, including 238 in Alabama.
This year, the 5th Annual Bo Bikes Bama ride will again take place in Auburn, AL Saturday, April 30, 2016. Participating riders can choose either a 60-mile or 20-mile route. Both routes will take riders through the campus of Auburn University, while the 60-mile route will pass through Tuskegee and neighboring Macon County.

Online registration closes at noon on Tuesday, April 26, but riders may still register on-site Saturday, April 30. The Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau will have a rest stop near mile marker 37 for riders in need of a quick bite or beverage. Stop by and say hi!

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