Members of the “Texas 4,000” rode through Pine River July 14 as they made their way 4,000 miles from Austin, Texas, to Anchorage, Alaska.
In addition to their thousands of miles of pedaling, the group is raising money for cancer research. Each of the University of Texas student leaders taking part in the bike ride raises $4,500, volunteer in their communities and prepare for the ride with 2,000 training miles.
According to the Texas 4,000 website, the bike ride aims to share hope, knowledge and charity.
“We share hope by letting those touched by cancer know that we are riding for them and fighting for a world without cancer. We share knowledge by bringing life-saving information about cancer prevention to communities and providing leadership development training to tomorrow’s leaders. We share charity by contributing to cancer research and cancer support services while developing the next generation of volunteers and philanthropists,” the website states.
As they journeyed through Pine River, the group stopped to get a photo with Babe outside the Pine River Information Center. To learn more about the Texas 4,000 or donate to the cause, visit www.texas4000.org.