Riders headed to Alaska present $15k donation

University of Texas students raising money to fight cancer

Two dozen riders from the Texas 4000 annual charity bike ride left Farmington this morning en route to their next stop in Bluff, Utah, after dropping off a donation.

Texas 4000 bike riders Steven Avila, left, Reghan Conrey and Emily Murphy talk about their ride to Alaska Wednesday during a check presentation ceremony at the Connelly Hospitality House in Farmington. (Photo: Jon Austria/The Daily Times)

A total of 71 students from the University of Texas at Austin are riding from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska, to raise funds to fight cancer. The riders left Texas on June 2 and are scheduled to finish their ride in the middle of August.

The riders presented a $15,000 donation to the San Juan Medical Foundation during a ceremony this morning at the Connelly Hospitality House at 710 S. Lake St. in Farmington.

Members of the Texas 4000 group ride through the San Juan Regional Cancer Center in Farmington on Wednesday. (Photo: Jon Austria/The Daily Times)

They also rode their bikes through the lobby of San Juan Regional Cancer Center before the ceremony.

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