At-Home Ride Details

For 2022, we will offer the option for supporters who are unable to join us in person in Auburn to participate from home. Whether you ride, run, hike, walk, or do any other activity, you can register to participate from wherever you are in the country! This option also gives you the opportunity to purchase Bo Bikes Bama merchandise.

Participation

  • Make a Plan | We ask that all at-home riders mark their calendars for Saturday, April 23 and plan to participate from wherever you are in the country. Decide what type of activity you want to do to show your support. Gather a group of friends or take a solo adventure.

  • Wear Your Gear | All registered Bo Bikes Bama At-Home riders will receive a t-shirt, commemorative bib number, commemorative bike plate, wristband, and sticker in the mail. Registrants will also have the opportunity to purchase a cycling jersey, socks, and/or a cycling cap. On Saturday, April 23, when you set out on your activity of choice, wear your gear to show your support!

  • Share Online | There is no formal process for documenting your “At-Home Ride” or requirements to provide proof of your activity. Simply show your support on social media by sharing your photos, videos, Strava activity, or personal story for why you ride. Please use the hashtags #whyweride and #bobikesbama and you can tag us @bobikesbama. And, be sure to follow our accounts to check out the in-person action from the ride in Auburn!

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  • INVITE YOUR NETWORK TO DONATE | When sharing on social media or telling your network about your participation, invite them to make a tax deductible donation to the cause! Online donations can be made at bobikesbama.com/donate

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Safety Information

As always, the most important goal of Bo Bikes Bama is keeping all riders safe on the road. Please review the following information as you prepare to ride from home:

  • CHOOSING YOUR ROUTE | When deciding on the route you will ride for Bo Bikes Bama from Home be sure to choose roads, bike paths or trails that are suitable for cycling and for your level of skill and fitness.

  • EQUIPMENT | Before the ride, make sure your bike is in good, working order and the brakes and shifters are functioning properly. Check your tires for wear and take it for a test ride at least a few days before heading out on your Bo Bikes Bama from Home ride. Your local bike shop is your best resource for making sure your 2-wheeled steed is good to go.

  • HELMET | We ask that all Bo Bikes Bama from Home riders wear a helmet at all times when on your bike.

  • OTHER GEAR | Although not required, we recommend wearing gloves, sunglasses and sunscreen to make your ride more comfortable and safe. We strongly advise against the use of headphones or earbuds when riding on the road.

  • NUTRITION & HYDRATION | Since you will not be riding past our famous Bo Bikes Bama Rest Stops, it is important that you bring your own hydration and nutrition products along for your ride. Be sure to eat and drink all along the way— don’t wait until you are hungry or thirsty to refuel.

  • LOOK OUT FOR YOURSELF | Without the support of our incredible law enforcement officials along your route it is even more critical that you watch out for yourself when riding from home. Obey all traffic laws, be aware of traffic and communicate clearly with any other cyclists or pedestrians you may encounter.

  • RIDING DOWNHILL | If your chosen route includes climbing and descending please use extra caution on the downhills. Use both brakes lightly to control your speed as you descend. Remember that your front brake has much more braking power than the rear, so do not use it by itself! If you have to suddenly slow down or stop, transfer more of your weight to the back of the bike.

  • IF IT RAINS | We have our fingers crossed for dry roads and sunny skies everywhere a Bo Bikes Bama rider may be, but if it does rain on the day of your ride, there are a few things you need to remember. Watch out for painted lines on the road (they can be super slick when wet!). Also, don’t lean into turns as much as you might in dry conditions and be aware that stopping will take more time than in dry conditions.

  • BE PREPARED FOR ANY EMERGENCIES | Since will be riding from home without the usual Bo Bikes Bama on-course support, we suggest that you ride with your cell phone, bring plenty of food, water and basic bike repair supplies. We also recommend that you tell a close friend or loved one your intended route before you take off for your ride. Additionally, we recommend wearing your rider number that will be mailed to you as it will include your emergency contact’s phone number on it.

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