Engage with the Team


Host the Team


Texas 4000 relies on the generosity of our hosts to help the team throughout their summer journey by taking them in along the way. All three routes begin and and end their days in different cities and towns for each one of the seventy days. If you live in any of the cities we will pass through this summer and would be interested in assisting us, please email info@texas4000.org for the signup procedure. We invite you to look through our Host Packet for more information and answers to frequently asked questions.

Hosts allow us to share more hope, knowledge and charity from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska and beyond:

HOPE: Residents in the towns we pass through have a much more intimate knowledge of their communities than we do, and can help us spread our message to those in each community fighting cancer or affected by cancer. This includes individuals and families as much as hospitals, organizations and treatment centers.

KNOWLEDGE: Our hosts also help us share cancer education throughout the communities we visit. Knowledge about cancer, early detection and prevention is key to fighting and beating this disease. Riders give presentations to church congregations, businesses, support groups, and community event attendees and are open to additional suggestions on how we can spread awareness in your community.

CHARITY: This year the 2016 Texas 4000 team’s goal is to raise $800,000 – when met, that will push the Texas 4000’s twelve-year total of money raised to over $7 million! In order to accomplish our grantmaking goals we must keep trip expenses to a minimum. For riders that means no hotels, few showers and a lot of meals made up of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. We invite you to help us make the most out of where our money goes and help us make the trip a little more pleasant by providing food, shelter and maybe even showers for our road-worn cyclists. 

Book a Program


Whether in Austin throughout the year or in cities and towns across the summer routes, we want to do our best to share hope, knowledge and charity. Our riders have a brief and interactive program (approximately 20 minutes) that includes information about prevention and early detection as well as why they signed up for Texas 4000 and what we’re all about. The program is modified according to audience and we consider it an honor to provide this type of outreach. We’ve spoken to church congregations, hospital patients, support groups, school students, community event attendees, businesses, and more. Please contact info@texas4000.org if you are interested in arranging a speaking engagement for members of the team.

Send Package / Mail to Riders


Send a package or mail to riders en route via ‘mail drop’ addresses along each route. Click on the routes below to view specific mail drop addresses along with sending dates/deadlines for each.

Sierra Route Mail Drops
Day 2 - Brownwood, Texas, USA

Sunday, June 5th, 2016
Mail must be sent by Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Matt Hammock
9030 Retreat Road
Brownwood, TX 76801
USA

Day 6 - Clovis, New Mexico, USA

Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Mail must be sent by Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Brittany Fulton
2005 Hali Lane
Clovis, NM 88101
USA

Day 13 - Bluff, Utah, USA

Thursday, June 16th, 2016
Mail must be sent by Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s
Name c/o: Christopher’s Mission
PO Box 28
Bluff, UT 84512
USA

Day 20 & 21 - Henderson, Nevada, USA

Thursday & Friday, June 23rd & 24th, 2016
Mail must be sent by Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Lin Tatalovich
2305 Carinth Way
Henderson, NV 89074
USA

Day 31 - Woodland, California, USA

Monday, July 4th, 2016
Mail must be sent by Friday, June 24th, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Trish Timothy
37687 County Road 18
Woodland, CA 95695
USA

Day 38 - Eureka, California, USA

Monday, July 11th, 2016
Mail must be sent by Friday, July 1st, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Steve Eckenrode
1525 John Hill Road
Eureka, CA 95501
USA

Day 45 & 46 - Portland, Oregon, USA

Monday & Tuesday, July 18th & 19th, 2016
Mail must be sent by Monday, July 11th, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Chris McCraw
6446 NE Cleveland Ave.
Portland, OR 97211
USA

Day 50 - Anacortes, Washington, USA

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
Mail must be sent by Friday, July 15th, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Liz Schmidt
2707 Washington Blvd.
Anacortes, WA 98221
USA

Day 55 & 56 - Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

Thursday & Friday, July 28th & 29th, 2016
Mail must be sent by Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Dorrie Sharcott
3756 Pinewood Avenue
Prince George, BC V2N 4W4
Canada

Day 62 - Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, Canada

Thursday, August 4th, 2016
Mail must be sent by Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Village of Haines Junction (Darlene Sillery)
Box 5339
Haines Junction, Yukon Y0B 1L0
Canada

Day 70 - Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Friday, August 12th, 2016
Mail must be sent by Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Cathy Foerster
2731 Seafarer Loop
Anchorage, AK 99516
USA

Rockies Route Mail Drops
Day 7 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Friday, June 10th, 2016
Mail must be sent by Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Jeff Bennett
2501 E Memorial Rd 
Edmund, OK 73013
USA

Day 15 - Boulder, Colorado, USA

Saturday, June 18th, 2016
Mail must be sent by June 9th, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Reed Boeger
1114 Lasnik St.
Erie, CO 80516
USA

Day 22 - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Saturday, June 25th, 2016 
Mail must be sent by Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Pat Noteboom
1004 East 600 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
USA

Day 30 - Livingston, Montana, USA

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016
Mail must be sent by June 24th, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Dale Sexton
Timber Trails
309 W. Park Street
Livingston, MT 59047
USA

Day 39 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
Mail must be sent by June 14th, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Sarah Barnes
3813 Elbow Drive SW
Calgary, AB T2S 2J9
Canada

Day 44 - Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

Monday, July 18th, 2016
Mail must be sent by June 20th, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Dorrie Sharcott
3756 Pinewood Ave
Prince George, BC V2N 4W4
Canada

Day 54 - Dease Lake, British Columbia, Canada

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Mail must be sent by June 29th, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: M. Pharand – Northern Lights College
Box 220
Dease Lake, BC V0C 1L0
Canada

Day 62 - Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, Canada

Thursday, August 4th, 2016
Mail must be sent by July 7th, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Village of Haines Junction (Jennifer Thomson)
Box 5339
Haines Junction, Yukon, Y0B 1L0
Canada

Day 70 - Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Friday, August 12th, 2016
Mail must be sent by July 29th, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Cathy Foerster
2731 Seafarer Loop
Anchorage, AK 99516
USA 

Ozarks Route Mail Drops
Day 6 - Beaumont, Texas, USA

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Mail must be sent by Thursday, June 2, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: The Oxford Family
4810 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77706
USA

Day 17 & 18 - Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Monday & Tuesday, June 20 & 21, 2016
Mail must be sent by Monday, June 13, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: The Church of the River
292 Virginia Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
USA

Day 25 & 26 - St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Tuesday & Wednesday, June 28 & 29, 2016
Mail must be sent by Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: SenseCorp
Attn. Lisa Marlo
2731 Sutton Blvd, Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63143
USA

Day 36 & 37 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Saturday & Sunday, July 9 & 10, 2016
Mail must be sent by Friday, July 1, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: The Widdifield Family
914 West 53rd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
USA

Day 42 & 43 - Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Friday & Saturday, July 15 & 16, 2016
Mail must be sent by Friday, June 17, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: The Scrafield Family
31 Thorncliff Bay
Winnipeg, MB R3P 1N6
Canada

Day 52 - Fort Nelson, BC, Canada

Monday, July 25, 2016
Mail must be sent by Monday, June 27, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Hillcrest United Church
5103 Sunset Drive
Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0
Canada

Day 62 - Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, Canada

Thursday, August 4, 2016
Mail must be sent by Thursday, July 7, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Village of Haines Junction (Darlene Sillery)
P.O. Box 5339
Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, Y0B 1L0
Canada

Day 70 - Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Friday, August 12, 2016
Mail must be sent by Friday, July 29, 2016

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Cathy Foerster
2731 Seafarer Loop
Anchorage, AK 99516 USA

 

Become a Bicycle Buddy


Bicycle Buddies is Texas 4000’s new way of connecting with the cancer-fighting community. The program pairs up a Texas 4000 rider with a person currently undergoing cancer treatment or a cancer survivor. The Buddies in the program will be chosen randomly via nominations from family members, friends, or members of his/her care team. We also accept self-nominations. As we receive nominations we will pair up the fighter/survivor with a rider. Once paired, the Buddies will communicate at least once a week approaching and during the summer ride. Please apply to become a Bicycle Buddy or contact info@texas4000.org with any questions.

Request for Volunteers


Texas 4000 riders each volunteer a minimum of 50 hours in the community as part of our program. That means we have a volunteer force of 180+ dedicated students at any given time. While the teams have many annual commitments to volunteer at rides, races, events and at nonprofit cancer offices, we occasionally have room in our schedule for additional volunteer opportunities. Please contact info@texas4000.org if you have a volunteer need that is related to the fight against cancer. We may not be able to respond to every request but will be in touch if we are able to help!