The Ride

Bo Bikes Bama is an annual charity bike ride led by two-sport legend and Alabama native Bo Jackson.

Every year, Bo Bikes Bama raises money for the Alabama Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund, which provides crucial disaster preparedness and emergency management resources for the state of Alabama.

Participating riders can choose either a 60-mile or 20-mile route. Both routes will take riders through the campus of Auburn University. The 60-mile route will pass through Tuskegee and neighboring Macon County.

All riders for the 2017 ride will receive the following:

Registration Perks
Free 2017 Bo Bikes Bama T-shirt
A jersey number to be worn during the ride
A wristband to be worn the day of the ride (for entrance to rest stops)
Light snacks and water at rest stops
A meal at the end of the ride
Mechanical support for simple repairs like flat fixes (available at the rest stops)

Register to Ride

Online registration is now closed; however, on-site registration will be available inside of Auburn Arena beginning at 6:30 a.m. on 04/29/2017. Expedite the process by downloading, printing, and completing the day-of registration form and waiver which can be found in the rider packet. Registration fees will be $60 for the 20-mile ride and $100 for the 60-mile ride. We will accept cash, checks, and credit cards.

60 Miles
Starts/Ends: Auburn Arena Ride starts at 7:30am
$60 Day of ride cost: $100
20 Miles
Starts/Ends: Auburn Arena Ride starts at 10:00am
$40 Day of ride cost: $60
VIP Experience
Unique VIP Experience with Bo Jackson
$3,000 Limited to 10 riders
Prices, locations, and start times are all subject to change. Share

Important Dates & Times

02/09/2017 10:00am CST
Online Registration Opens
02/09/2017 10:00am CST
VIP Experience Online Registration Opens
04/24/2017 12:00pm CST
VIP Experience Online Registration Closes
04/05/2017 12:00pm CST
Rider Packets: Last day to register online and receive a rider packet via mail.
04/14/2017
Rider packets will be sent out via mail. Note: T-shirts and Rider Jerseys are not mailed out. They will be available for pickup the day of the ride.
04/24/2017 12:00pm CST
Online Registration Closes: Riders may still register on-site on 04/29/2017.
04/28/2017 @ 8:30am CST
2017 VIP Experience Ride
04/29/2017
2017 Bo Bikes Bama
04/29/2017 @ 7:30am CST
60-mile ride begins Rest Stops
Mile 14 — Cut-off is 9:00am Mile 34 — Cut-off is 11:15am Mile 51.5 — Cut-off is 1:00pm
04/29/2017 @ 10:00am CST
20-mile ride begins Rest Stops
Mile 10.5 — Cut-off is 11:30am
Dates, locations, and start times are all subject to change.

FAQ: Ride Information

We’ve answered many of the questions that you may about Bo Bikes Bama below. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Get in touch.

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.

Yes, all riders need to provide their own bicycle for the ride. View Accommodations for a list of Trek-preferred retailers with rental fleets available within a 150-mile radius of Auburn Arena.

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.

Parking is available at and around Auburn Arena. Parking is limited so please carpool with fellow riders if possible. The site map is available for viewing in the digital rider packet.

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.

Route Details

Explore this year’s routes and download tracking files for your GPS-enabled device.

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