Cycling to save lives; College students bike 4,000 miles for cancer research

Saving lives through cycling: that’s what more than 70 college students from Texas are doing to raise funds and awareness to fight cancer. The group rode their way into the Ozarks on Sunday afternoon on their way to Alaska.

They started in Austin, Texas, making the journey more than 4,000 miles. The group is called Texas4000, a program with the University of Texas.

When the students arrived they were greeted by the Sertoma group, who provided them with free food and drinks.

The students are split up into 3 groups; the Sierras, the Rockies, and the Ozarks. Collectively, they have raised more than $564,000 for cancer research.

by Jehan Sheikh