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Bo Jackson to hold 5th-annual "Bo Bikes Bama" charity ride in April next year


AUBURN, Alabama — Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson will be holding his annual bicycle race with more than 2,000 participants expected to join him.

Jackson announced in a news release on Thursday that his fifth-annual "Bo Bikes Bama" charity ride will take place April 30, 2016.

The two-sport athlete from Auburn began the ride began after the April 2011 tornadoes to help rebuild homes and construct community storm shelters, and it has continued in the years since.

This year's ride begins and ends in Auburn on Saturday. Proceeds go to the Governor's Emergency Relief Fund.

Jackson will also host a silent auction event the night before the ride at Auburn.

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