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 5 - Clovis, New Mexico, USA

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
Mail must be sent by Monday, May 29th, 2017

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

Day 11 - Farmington, New Mexico, USA

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
Mail must be sent by Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
414 N. Allen Avenue
Farmington, NM 87401
USA

Day 21 - Lee Vining, California, USA

Friday, June 23rd, 2017
Mail must be sent by Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Rev. Rebecca Watkins
PO Box 267
Lee Vining, CA 93541
USA

Day 28 - Napa, California, USA

Friday, June 30th, 2017
Mail must be sent by Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Shelly Saucedo
2466 Claret Court
Napa, CA 94558
USA

Day 34 - Eureka, California, USA

Thursday, July 6th, 2017
Mail must be sent by Monday, June 26th, 2017

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

Day 40 & 41 - Coos Bay, Oregon, USA

Wednesday and Thursday, July 12th & 13th, 2017
Mail must be sent by Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
1290 Thompson Road
Coos Bay, OR 97420
USA

Day 47 - Olympia, Washington, USA

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
Mail must be sent by Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: St. John’s Episcopal Church
114 20th Ave. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
USA

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

Thursday and Friday, July 27th & 28th, 2017
Mail must be sent by Thursday, June 29th, 2017

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 3rd, 2017
Mail must be sent by Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Village of Haines Junction (Noelle Palmer)
Box 5339
Haines Junction, YT, Y0B 1L0 (NOTE: Postal code includes “zeros”)
Canada

Day 70 - Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Friday, August 11th, 2017
Mail must be sent by Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

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

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

Friday, June 9th, 2017
Mail must be sent by Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Keith Mitchell – Cameron University
2800 W. Gore Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505
USA

Day 16 - Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA

Sunday, June 18th, 2017
Mail must be sent by Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Patty Webb & Eric Hirst
1785 Saddle Creek Court, #880636
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
USA

Day 22 & 23 - Park City, Utah, USA

Saturday and Sunday, June 24th & 25th, 2017
Mail must be sent by Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Karrie McKinnon
7 Red Hawk Lane
Park City, UT 84098
USA

Day 25 - Pocatello, Idaho, USA

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
Mail must be sent by Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Katie Loveday
624 Yellowstone Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83201
USA

Day 33 - Whitefish, Montana, USA

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
Mail must be sent by Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Caroline Goodfellow
1417 Spencer Ridge Road
Whitefish, MT 59937
USA

Day 45 & 46 - Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

Monday and Tuesday, July 17th & 18th, 2017
Mail must be sent by Monday, June 19th, 2017

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

Day 56 & 57 - Nugget City, Yukon Territory, Canada

Friday and Saturday, July 28th & 29th, 2017
Mail must be sent by Friday, June 30th, 2017

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Linda Goodwin
Box 850
Nugget City, YT, Y0A 1C0 (NOTE: Postal code includes “zeros”)
Canada

Day 62 - Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, Canada

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
Mail must be sent by Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name
c/o: Village of Haines Junction (Noelle Palmer)
Box 5339
Haines Junction, YT, Y0B 1L0 (NOTE: Postal code includes “zeros”)
Canada

Day 70 - Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Friday, August 11th, 2017
Mail must be sent by Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

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

Ozarks Route Mail Drops

 

Become a Bicycle Buddy


Bicycle Buddies is Texas 4000’s new way of connecting with the cancer-fighting community. The program is essentially a pen pal program that pairs up a Texas 4000 rider with a person currently undergoing cancer treatment, a cancer survivor, or their family members. Buddies  are paired based on common interests and by which communication method they prefer (email, letters, FB, etc.). Buddies can sign up to get paired below and matches will be made on a rolling basis leading up to the summer ride. Please 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!