Texas 4000 team riding through North Battleford

The Texas 4000 charity bicycle tour will be coming through The Battlefords once again Monday.

A group of 22 students are on the Ozarks Route, which is a 70-day journey that started June 3 from the University of Texas at Austin to their final destination in Anchorage, Alaska.

A total of 67 undergraduate and graduate students are on three different routes during the course of the journey, which will see them raise funds for cancer research.

Their stop in North Battleford, which will be on the 44th day of their ride, will also see them share their story about their trip to date and their own personal stories of friends and family who have battled cancer.

“To me, the Texas 4000 ride is more about the process than the payoff,” Fred-Tally Foos, a senior at the University of Texas and Ozarks Route Assistant Ride Director, said in a release.

“What we do is not easy. Sometimes we fall and sometimes that failure is out of our control. Our success is in perseverance, knowing as a team that we are not alone and that our thoughts and actions can be a pillar of support for others.”

So far a total of $485,000 has been raised by the 67 riders for cancer research, treatment and prevention. Since the ride began in 2003, more than $7 million has been raised for organizations such as the MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Livestrong Foundation and the University of Texas-Austin’s Department of Biomedical Engineering.

For more information on the ride, visit www.texas4000.org.

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