PHOTOS: Bo Bikes Bama gets help to raise more than $400,000 for tornado relief

By Jerry Hinnen | College Football Writer
One of the year's most uplifting stories came to something like a conclusion this past Saturday, as Bo Jackson finished his 300-mile "Bo Bikes Bama" bike ride across the state of Alabama to raise funds for tornado relief.

Many parts of the state are still recovering from the April 2011 tornado outbreak that claimed nearly 250 lives, inspiring Jackson to organize the bike ride that eventually raised more than $413,000 for the state's Governor's Emergency Relief Fund. But he didn't do it alone: among the famous athletes helping Jackson out on his ride were Lance Armstrong, Ken Griffey Jr. Scottie Pippen, skier Picabo Street, and former track-and-field star Al Joyner.

Nike also designed and procuded a new sneaker exclusively for the event, one that will available to the public June 29.

The "Bo Bikes Bama" Facebook page and Twitter feed provided dozens of photos of the five-day event. Here's some of the best, each taken by photographer Glenn Kasin, starting with a shot of Jackson, Street, and Griffey Jr. and followed by one of Jackson and Armstrong:











For a shot of Pippen and Griffey Jr. together (and quotes from Pippen on his decision to help out with "Bo Bikes Bama"), visit the story on the official Bulls site here.

But even if the bike ride is over, Jackson's push for tornado relief is not. Donations are still being accepted at BoBikesBama.com and $10 can be donated by texting "BOBIKES" to 50555.

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