Destrehan biker is raising money and awareness for cancer research


Ryan Terrebonne, the son of Brett and Mona Terrebonne of Destrehan, is biking from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska to help raise awareness and money for cancer research.

Terrebonne, a 2013 graduate of Destrehan High School, recently completed his sophomore year at the University of Texas at Austin. He is joining with 71 other students on a 70-day journey as part of the longest annual charity bicycle ride, Texas 4,000’s Atlas, in the world. Along their journey, riders will volunteer at community events that contribute in the fight against cancer and visit with cancer survivors, patients, caregivers, and family members to make educational presentations about cancer prevention and early detection.

They will also use this time to offer hope, encouragement and share their personal stories to cancer fighters of all ages and to those who have been affected by the disease. Every encounter is an inspirational story the riders carry with them on their journey and quest to fight cancer.

In its 12th year, the Texas 4,000 riders began their journey in Austin May 30 with a 70-mile community bike ride. From there, the riders head north, separating into three routes: Rockies, Sierra, and Ozarks as they continue on a ride twice as long as the Tour de France. The 27 members of the Ozarks route will roll into St. Charles Parish June 8.

A presentation will be held June 8 at 11:30 a.m. at Covenant Church. 1973 Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan. To follow Ryan’s journey, visit

Written by NOLA Community Submission

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