AUBURN, Ala. – November 30, 2013 – Sports legend Bo Jackson announced to a packed Iron Bowl crowd today at Jordan-Hare Stadium his plans to bring the third annual Bo Bikes Bama charity bike ride to Auburn. The event, which raises money for the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund (GERF), will take place on A-Day, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 19th.
“Each year, I’ve seen Bo Bikes Bama participants set aside their team loyalties and come together to help our state,” Jackson said. “It’s not about Roll Tide or War Eagle, it’s about supporting our fellow Alabamians. I’m so grateful to Auburn University for their invitation to host the 2014 ride and for the opportunity to address fans of both sides today.”
Jackson started Bo Bikes Bama as a five-day ride across the state on the first anniversary of the deadly April 27, 2011 storms. Since the inception of the ride, Bo Bikes Bama has raised over half a million dollars for GERF, which has helped rebuild hundreds of homes and provide community storm shelters throughout the state.
The inaugural ride started in Henagar, passed through many of the state’s most devastated areas, and ended in Tuscaloosa. Last year’s event was a one-day ride that took place in the Walker County town of Cordova.
Tax-deductible donations can be made online at BoBikesBama.com. Those interested in participating can also register for email updates about the event and registration for the ride, which will open in February. Donations in the amount of $10 can also be made by texting “BOBIKES” to 50555 (standard text message rates apply).