Bo Jackson’s legendary sporting prowess is one that needs little introduction. The world’s only All-Star in both baseball and American football turned to cycling after a series of tornados swept his home state of Alabama in 2011.
Jackson leads Bo Bikes Bama every April, an annual charity bike ride that offers two routes of 20 or 60 miles for varied abilities.
In its 11th year and as of 2022, Bo Bikes Bama has helped raise over $2 million to help repair 600 homes and build 68 community storm shelters.
Tomorrow, 23rd April 2022, marks its most recent edition. Photo credit: Bo Bikes Bama via Twitter
‘You’re limited if you’re going to do something like a charity golf outing compared to running or cycling. I figured I could get a lot more cyclists out than runners.
‘This charity ride [Bo Bikes Bama] is for everyone that knows how to ride a bike. We’ve had riders from four years old to 90 years old, people from seven to eight different countries coming over to participate. Photo credit: Bo Bikes Bama via Twitter
Coronavirus forced Bo Bikes Bama into being a virtual event for the last three years. Yet this didn’t deter the fundraising, in fact it did the opposite, exacerbated by the interest in at-home trainers.‘More people did it. I think because of the monotony of sitting at home looking at four walls not doing anything. When doing the virtual ride, at least you can communicate with other people from around the […]