Texas 4000 bike ride stops by Rochester
ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47)–The longest annual charity bike ride in the world made a stop in Rochester today.
The over 4000 mile bike ride is called the Texas 4000 and raises money for cancer.
Seventy-two students from the University of Texas at Austin are now riding from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska to raise funds and awareness for cancer.
The ride started on May 30 and the journey will end on August 7.
The riders average about 80 miles a day.
Christina Pai is participating in this year’s ride.
She says the Texas 4000 is a metaphor for the struggle people with cancer go through.
The riders will spend the night at the Mayo Civic Center and tomorrow will head to Minneapolis.
The Texas 4000 started in 2004 and has raised more than $4.5 million for cancer.
Written by Tori Bokios
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