Bo Bikes Bama 2017 happening this weekend

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – The date for the 6th annual Bo Bikes Bama, hosted by sports legend Bo Jackson, has been set for spring 2017.

The Bo Bikes Bama charity ride will return to Auburn Saturday, Apr. 29, 2017, beginning at 7:30 a.m. CT.

The 60-mile route will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the 20-mile route will start at 10 a.m.

For this year's event, athletes Brett Favre, and Lance Armstrong will be participating in the bike ride. Cam Newton will be participating in the silent auction.

Since the inaugural ride in 2012, more than 3,100 participants have cycled alongside the two-sport legend to raise more than $1.1 million for disaster recovery and preparedness in Alabama.

Initially used for unmet tornado recovery needs, funds raised through the charity ride now support the building of community storm shelters and warning sirens throughout the state.

"This ride has become so meaningful to me and I'm humbled by so many supporters who have made Bo Bikes Bama an annual tradition. The comradery of Bo Bikes Bama cyclists is unmatched, and I look forward to another memorable event," said Bo Jackson.

In addition to the bike ride, Jackson will host a silent auction event Friday, Apr. 28 from 7-9 p.m. at The Red Barn at Ag Heritage Park on the campus of Auburn University. The event will feature high-value sports memorabilia for bidding, drinks, and hors d' oeuvres. Tickets for the event cost $100.

Click here for more information on Bo Bikes Bama and how you can participate.

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