Heisman winner Bo Jackson promoting "Bo Bikes Bama" with governor


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ALEXANDER CITY, Alabama — Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson is promoting his annual bicycle race across Alabama with some help from the governor.

The two-sport star from Auburn will join with Gov. Robert Bentley in Alexander City on Wednesday for an event to discuss the upcoming "Bo Bikes Bama" charity ride.

Jackson 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 and Bentley will visit a community safe room at Children's Harbor on Lake Martin to bring attention to the ride.

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