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Bo Jackson returns to Auburn for annual Bo Bikes Bama charity bicycle ride

Photo credit: Elizabeth White and Travis Spratlin Photo credit: Elizabeth White and Travis Spratlin
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -

Major League Baseball andNFL player Bo Jackson led the way for an over 60 mile bike ride around EastAlabama Saturday, April 19.

The Heisman Trophy winnerreturned to Auburn, Ala. to hold his third annual Bo Bikes Bama charity bicycleride.

The event began in themorning with riders participating in either a 22 or 62 mile ride. Both routeszipped through the Auburn University campus. Jackson says he was more thanhappy to return home for this great event.

"First and foremost,we raise a lot of money for a needy cause," Jackson says. "Second of all, I gotto see a lot of my old teammates, and friends that I only get to see once everyyear at my ride, and to have it back here in Auburn, that's icing on thecake."

The Bo Bikes Bama charityride raises money for the Governor's Emergency Relief Fund in Alabama, whichwas established after the deadly tornado outbreak of 2011.

Promoters say the rideshave raised more than $700,000 for storm relief in the state.

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