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 2020 ride will receive the following:
- Registration Perks
- Free 2020 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
Sorry, but the 2020 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis. Read more about our update:
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Important Dates & Times - 2020
Mile 14 — Cut-off is 8:30am Mile 34 — Cut-off is 10:45am Mile 51 — Cut-off is 12:30pm
Mile 10.5 — Cut-off is 11:30am
FAQ: Ride Information
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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.
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, t-shirt voucher, 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.
RVs can park in the hayfields along S. Donahue Dr., directly across from the School of Nursing Building. No fees, no reservations. You can stay overnight in this area. No overnight stays are allowed in any paved Auburn University lot. For a list of area RV sites, please click here.
No, Bo Bikes Bama merchandise is only available for sale at the ride. Our staff is made up of volunteers and we simply do not have the resources and logistics available to sell, stock, and ship merchandise.
T-shirt and jersey vouchers can be redeemed at Auburn Arena beginning at 6am on the morning of the ride. All riders are encouraged to pick up these items prior to beginning the ride.
Wristbands will be given to you at the t-shirt pick up area at Auburn Arena. This area will be open beginning at 6am on the morning of the ride. Please bring your t-shirt voucher to get your shirt and your wristband.
While Bo Bikes Bama is not a race, we do enforce cut-off times for the sake of safety and our volunteer efforts. If you are not able to make one of the cut-off times, you will be taken back to the finish by one of the SAG drivers. Please evaluate your cycling abilities when signing up for the ride and choosing the most appropriate distance.
Ride begins — 7am
Rest Stop at Mile 14 — Cut-off is 8:30am
Rest Stop at Mile 34 — Cut-off is 10:45am
Rest Stop at Mile 51 — Cut-off is 12:30pm
Ride begins — 10am
Rest Stop at Mile 10.5 — Cut-off is 11:30am
All bike types are allowed at Bo Bikes Bama, including e-bikes. We encourage you to review the routes prior to the ride. We do not allow riders to ride in aero bars.