Cyclists ride through Lubbock to raise funds for cancer
About 69 undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Texas are cycling with the LIVESTRONG Texas 4000 team. The group started in Austin and is riding to Anchorage, Alaska. They stopped in Lubbock on Wednesday.
The group is raising funds for cancer research. This is the 10th year of the ride, which covers three routes to the north. The cyclists will reunite-10 days prior to reaching their final destination.
Jay Shah with the team said, “It started from someone named Chris Condit who just hated cancer. It has progressed into an organization that you know has raised over a million dollars so far that touches thousands of lives ever year, that so many students are passionate about. I mean it is incredible to see what a bunch of college kids can do by just riding bikes.”
These cancer fighters will pedal about 4,500 miles over a 70-day period.