With the end of this fall semester, my team is now almost 12 months into this 18-month long program that prepares us to not only bike to Alaska to raise money in the fight against cancer, but also develop our leadership skills. This semester we have continued in our tremendous efforts to fundraise the most […]

As Texas 4000 riders, we get asked about our motives almost every day. “Alaska’s awfully far away, scientists are already working on cures for cancer, and you’re not going to be young forever. Why are you biking to Alaska this summer?” With only a semester between now and our departure date, it seems more important […]

Hey guys! Some big news that can definitely be attributed, at least in part, to my involvement in Texas 4000: I’m changing my major!   This semester has been wonderful, and I’ve learned so much. I’ve met new people that I love spending time with, I’ve enjoyed my work, I love my research lab, and […]

As the semester wraps up I realize I have so many updates & have communicated none of them via this outlet! So I wanted to write a little about what I’ve been up to this past whole calendar year in Texas4000. Last spring, I had the privilege of studying abroad in Paris, France at HEC […]

Hey all! It’s December 1st, but it’s 70 degrees here in Austin, Texas. At home, snow is sticking, so I’m in for a rude awakening when I return to Hailey in a little over two weeks. I have five exams, a presentation, and two projects between me and getting to relax for a month at […]

This past weekend my team drove out to Fayetteville, TX to spend the weekend getting to know our bikes a bit better. 70+ miles on a bike will really do something to your sit bones, and that’s all I’ll say…. It was a challenging weekend to say the least, from 6am wake ups after sleeping […]

Hey, y’all! It’s November 6th and it’s been a minute since I updated everyone. This past month, we got going on our bikes. We had two skills, one saturday ride, and our weekly rides have started. In addition, we have a training camp this weekend in Fayetteville. Every time I venture into rural Texas, I […]

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” This quote by John Muir has resonated with me for a while now and has really grown to mean a lot more in the past few years. I grew up going to the U.S. Rocky Mountains for winter vacation with my family, but the true beauty of […]

Hey guys, it’s September 21 (queue earth wind and fire at every tailgate today) and it’s been a bit since I’ve posted. re: surgery My recovery has been slow but steady, relatively painful, but thus far successful. Only time will tell if my compartment syndrome will return, but regardless it shouldn’t affect my ability to […]

I picked up my bike today… her name is Harper. It is difficult for me to fully explain why Harper McGarr had such a lasting impact on my life as a child (and even now, as an adult?!), but I think most of it can be attributed to her kindness, humor, and grace, even in the […]