Yes, the minimum age to ride is 10 years. Anyone under the age of 18 is required to ride with an adult.
Yes, all riders are required to wear a helmet at all times on the ride.
Each rider will receive the following items for their ride: one (1) Bo Bikes Bama t-shirt; a rider number to be worn during the ride; a wristband to be worn the day of the ride; (grants you access to rest stops and post-ride lunch), light snacks and refreshments at every rest stop; meal at the end of your ride; mechanical support for simple repairs to your bike (available at rest stops).
Per a standing contract, Bo cannot sign any sports memorabilia. Several signed items will be included in the silent auction.
Any charges related to Bo Bikes Bama will appear on your credit card as “Bo Bikes Bama”. Funds go directly to the United Ways of Alabama which is the fiscal agent of the Alabama Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund. The funds are funneled directly to this fund to ensure your contributions are tax deductible.
Photos will be posted on the Bo Bikes Bama Facebook page as soon as they are made available by our photographers.
Any rider who does not start with the group will not be considered part of the ride. Our law enforcement officers, course marshals and SAG drivers must support those riders who begin with the group and will not be available to support those who start late. In the same fashion, any rider who intentionally goes off course for any reason is no longer considered part of the ride.
Your own bicycle, in good working order; your helmet and other riding gear; the materials you will receive in your rider packet (rider number, wristband, course directions); water bottles for your bike; spare tube(s); sunscreen; and sunglasses.
No. While there will be law enforcement officers present to patrol and monitor the course, the roads WILL be open to traffic and you should ride as you normally would— stopping at all intersections, staying to the right, and obeying all traffic laws, unless specifically directed otherwise by an officer or course marshal.
The ride will happen rain or shine. However, weather conditions will be closely monitored for severe weather threats and the ride will be delayed or canceled in the event of dangerous conditions. In the event that the ride is cancelled, registration fees will not be refunded.
No. Bo Bikes Bama is a charity bike ride, not a race. We strongly encourage all participants to approach the ride as a relaxed cycling event in which they can get to know their fellow riders and raise money for a good cause, rather than a competitive event.