Texas 4000 bikers stop in Temple

Raising funds and promoting cancer awareness, a team of 27 cyclists with Texas 4000 camped out Sunday in the Summit Recreation Center. Originally starting from Austin, and bound for Anchorage, Alaska, they were scheduled to depart for College Station at 7 a.m. today.

Ross McGarity, assistant ride director, said their route will swing through Houston before heading for the Midwest. One reason for that is so they can visit MD Anderson Cancer Center, which is one of the research groups that Texas 4000 supports. In the past 10 years, the young cyclists raised $4.5 million, he said.

by Larry Causey