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On April 27, 2011, Alabama was ripped apart by one of the worst tornado outbreaks the US has ever seen. Bo Jackson, an Alabama native, was looking to give back to the community in a big way. He knew two things: first, a golf outing would be too small and second, everyone knows how to ride a bike.
Now, eight years later, Bo Bikes Bama is one of the country’s largest one-day charity rides. The ride has raised over $1.5 million for the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund, money that has been used to repair 585 homes, build 68 community storm shelters and install 10 emergency early-warning sirens throughout the state.
About Better with Bikes:
Better With Bikes explores the inspiring, unknown, and behind-the-scenes stories of people changing the world with bikes — sometimes in ways you might not expect. This podcast is our way of pulling back the curtain and giving these extraordinary people a platform to share their perspective on cycling’s unique and varied culture.
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