Welcome Texas 4000 Bike Tour Monday
This summer, 69 cyclists from the University of Texas at Austin will ride from Austin to Alaska as part of Texas 4000, the longest annual charity bike ride in the world. The team will ride for more than 4,000 miles over the course of 70 days beginning June 3rd with the mission of fighting cancer by sharing hope, knowledge and charity at every stop along the route.
On June 2nd, Texas 4000 supporters celebrated the ride’s ceremonial sendoff at Day Zero on the LBJ Lawn at the University of Texas. Dean Sharon Wood of the Cockrell School of Engineering delivered a motivational message to the group of civic leaders, volunteers, riders, family and friends.
Texas 4000 is more than an endurance ride for cancer. It combines leadership development, physical training, cancer awareness outreach, volunteer opportunities and philanthropic commitment. All students must apply to be part of the Texas 4000 program, which lasts 18 months from start to finish, and they dedicate themselves to fighting cancer by sharing hope, knowledge and charity.
Each of this year’s riders will take one of three different routes to Alaska (view all route maps via the Texas 4000 website):