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Bo Bikes Bama continues raising funds for tornado shelters

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Bo Jackson is once again mounting his bike to help Alabama on the road to recovery. His charity ride, Bo Bikes Bama, has raised money for tornado shelters following the April 2011 tornadoes.

Jackson knows the shelters will give people across the state something many didn't have access to on April 27, 2011- a safe place to ride out storms. Ultimately, the goal is to save lives.

There is now a community safe room in Higgins Ferry State Park in Clanton. It's one of more than 60 community shelters built through the funds raised by Bo Bikes Bama.

The charity ride started three years ago. Since then more than 700 thousand dollars has gone into the Governor's Emergency Relief fund for recovery and the safe rooms.

Jackson will be joined by other cyclists and celebrities, like Green Bay Packer Donald Driver, Olympian skier Picabo Street, and former baseball player Ken Griffey, Jr. for another ride April 19th.

"Nature don't have a time clock or schedule when she's going to act up. We just have to be prepared for it," said Jackson.

The ride kicks off from the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University. Cyclists have the option of a 62 mile or 22 mile course. It's 60 dollars to sign up for the 62 mile ride online and 100 dollars at the event. The 22 mile ride costs 40 dollars online and 60 dollars at the ride.    

For more information, go to www.bobikesbama.com.

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