Texas 4000 Cyclists Arrive In Anchorage

Over the course of the year there are many months dedicated to cancer awareness, whether it be fundraisers, walks or runs. But today at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex, 66 cyclists arrived capping off an epic journey in one of the most grueling charities to help fight cancer.

Members of the Texas 4000 completed their trek here in Anchorage which started 70 days ago at the University of Texas in Austin.

The group of student leaders at the university braved the elements of the 4000 plus mile trip, which is the longest annual charity bike ride in the world. To give you an idea, it is more than twice as long as the Tour de France.

The Texas 4000 raises money and donates it to cancer fighting organizations along the trek.

Some riders take part on behalf of friends and family affected, while others are cancer survivors themselves. Either way all 66 riders pedal their way to the finish line for the same reason.

Written by Kacy Hintz

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