Bike Alabama With Bo Jackson

Apr 24, 2012
Outside Magazine

Former Oakland Raiders running back and Kansas City Royals outfielder Bo Jackson began a five-day, 300-mile bike ride across Alabama today in order to raise $1 million for tornado relief. All of the money raised will go the Governor's Emergency Relief Fund, which will help some of the victims of the 60 tornadoes that made landfall on April 27, 2011, and killed an estimated 250 people

Ken Griffey, Jr., Lance Armstrong, Picabo Street, and other sports stars will join Jackson on the ride.

"They say there's a couple of areas we're gonna pass through that look like somebody took a weed whacker and just took out a hundred yards or so," Griffey told the AP.

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You can ride with the former Auburn football star and his friends if you make a $200 donation, but you need to act quick. Only the leg on April 26 has openings. For more information on the ride and how to donate, go to

--Joe Spring

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