The Texas 4000 bicyclists are a dedicated team of cyclists who ride to fight cancer. All riders are directly affected by cancer. In fact, 80 percent of riders have lost a family member to the disease. In the 18 years of the Ride for the 4000, they have raised $12.1 million and pedaled 5.3 million miles. These cyclists have touched the lives of countless people. While cycling, Texas 4000 riders pass through 200 different towns and cities along their 4,000-mile journey. Each rider stops in these communities to provide information on how to avoid cancer and spread the word about cancer prevention. Half of all cancers are preventable
Riders from the University of Texas at Austin train in teams of three to six and share a common training route. The rider profile on the Texas 4000 website includes information on their personal story, biking statistics, and “Why I Ride.”
The journey is a tribute to the lives of survivors and cancer patients. The team members will be honored at a Tribute Gala on August 27 in Austin, TX. Ticket purchases and sponsorships are available. The Tribute Gala will also be a celebration of the riders’ journey. It will be an unforgettable night for those who support this worthy cause.
The Texas 4000 ride is a testament to the power of hope. People ride from across the country for the cause. Some ride in memory of a loved one who has passed away from the disease. Several others bike the ride to raise awareness about cancer and spread hope. The Texas 4000 bicyclists have already raised almost $13 million and pedaled more than 5.3 million miles in their quest.