Engage with the Team


Host the Team


Texas 4000 relies on the generosity of our hosts to help the team throughout their summer journey by taking them in along the way. All three routes begin and and end their days in different cities and towns for each one of the seventy days. If you live in any of the cities we will pass through this summer and would be interested in assisting us, please email info@texas4000.org for the signup procedure. We invite you to look through our Host Packet for more information and answers to frequently asked questions.

Hosts allow us to share more hope, knowledge and charity from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska and beyond:

HOPE: Residents in the towns we pass through have a much more intimate knowledge of their communities than we do, and can help us spread our message to those in each community fighting cancer or affected by cancer. This includes individuals and families as much as hospitals, organizations and treatment centers.

KNOWLEDGE: Our hosts also help us share cancer education throughout the communities we visit. Knowledge about cancer, early detection and prevention is key to fighting and beating this disease. Riders give presentations to church congregations, businesses, support groups, and community event attendees and are open to additional suggestions on how we can spread awareness in your community.

CHARITY: This year the 2019 Texas 4000 team’s goal is to raise 760,000 – when met, that will push the Texas 4000’s sixteen-year total of money raised to over $10 million! In order to accomplish our grantmaking goals we must keep trip expenses to a minimum. For riders that means no hotels, few showers and a lot of meals made up of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. We invite you to help us make the most out of where our money goes and help us make the trip a little more pleasant by providing food, shelter and maybe even showers for our road-worn cyclists. 

Book a Program


Whether in Austin throughout the year or in cities and towns across the summer routes, we want to do our best to share hope, knowledge and charity. Our riders have a brief and interactive program (approximately 20 minutes) that includes information about prevention and early detection as well as why they signed up for Texas 4000 and what we’re all about. The program is modified according to audience and we consider it an honor to provide this type of outreach. We’ve spoken to church congregations, hospital patients, support groups, school students, community event attendees, businesses, and more. Please contact info@texas4000.org if you are interested in arranging a speaking engagement for members of the team.

Send Package / Mail to Riders


Send a package or mail to riders en route via ‘mail drop’ addresses along each route. Click on the routes below to view specific mail drop addresses along with sending dates/deadlines for each.

Sierra Route Mail Drops
Day 6 - Santa Rosa, New Mexico, USA

Thursday, June 6th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Savana Solas, 717 3rd South St. Santa Rosa, NM 88435

Day 12 - Farmington, New Mexico, USA

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Susan Steinhoff, Connelly Hospitality House – San Juan Medical Foundation 710 Lake St Farmington, NM 87401 USA

Day 20 -Independence, California, USA

Thursday, June 20th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Lena Lawson 202 S. Clay St., PO Box E, Independence, CA 93526

Day 27 - Napa, California, USA

Thursday June 27th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Shelly Saucedo 2466 Claret Court Napa, California 94558

Day 30 - Eureka, California, USA

Saturday, June 30th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Sunday, June 22th, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Steve & Loretta Eckenrode 819 15th St., Eureka, CA 95501 USA

Day 39 - Portland, Oregon, USA

Tuesday, July 9th , 2019 Mail must be sent by Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Amira Jensen 2153 NW Hoyt Street, Portland, OR 97210

Day 49 - Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada

Friday, July 19th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Thursday, June 28th, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Jeremy Vogt, Caraboo Bethel Church 833 Western Avenue, Williams Lake, BC V2G 2J5 Canada

Note: All parcels sent to Canadian mail drops must have a declaration of “GIFT” on them. In addition, please refrain from sending meat, cheese, or other perishables.

Day 54 - Burns Lake, British Columbia, Canada

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Tuesday, July 3rd, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Island Gospel Fellowship Box 145, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0, Canada

Note: All parcels sent to Canadian mail drops must have a declaration of “GIFT” on them. In addition, please refrain from sending meat, cheese, or other perishables.

Day 62 - Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, Canada

Thursday, August 1st, 2019 Mail must be sent by Wednesday, July 11th, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Village of Haines Junction Box 5339, Haines Junction, YT, Y0B 1L0 Canada

Note: All parcels sent to Canadian mail drops must have a declaration of “GIFT” on them. In addition, please refrain from sending meat, cheese, or other perishables.

Day 70 - Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Friday, August 9th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Wednesday, July 18th, 2019 Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Cathy Foerster 2731 Seafarer Loop, Anchorage, AK 99516 USA

Rockies Route Mail Drops
Day 7 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Friday, June 7th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Emily Simms 3141 Wilshire Terrace, Oklahoma City, OK 73116 USA

Day 13 - Lamar, Colorado, USA

Friday, June 14th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Jane Felter 210 W Pearl St, Lamar, CO 81052 USA

Day 19 - Estes Park, Colorado, USA

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Arlyn Crowfoot 2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park, CO 80511 USA

Day 27 - Victor, Idaho, USA

Thursday, June 27th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Lisa Ahlum 6515 Mustang Trail, Victor, ID 83455 USA

Day 37 - Claresholm, Alberta, Canada

Sunday, July 7th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Holly Ottewell PO Box 548, Claresholm, AB, T0L 0T0, Canada

Note: All parcels sent to Canadian mail drops must have a declaration of “GIFT” on them. In addition, please refrain from sending meat, cheese, or other perishables.

Day 45 & 46 - Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

Monday, July 15th and Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Dorrie Sharcott 3756 Pinewood Ave, Prince George, BC, V2N 4W4, Canada

Note: All parcels sent to Canadian mail drops must have a declaration of “GIFT” on them. In addition, please refrain from sending meat, cheese, or other perishables.

Day 54 & 55 - Dease Lake, British Columbia, Canada

Wednesday, July 24th, and Thursday, July 25th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Alejandra Lopez Amaya #10 Commercial Dr PO Box 220, Dease Lake, BC V0C 1L0 Canada

Note: All parcels sent to Canadian mail drops must have a declaration of “GIFT” on them. In addition, please refrain from sending meat, cheese, or other perishables.

Day 62 - Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, Canada

Thursday, August 1nd, 2019 Mail must be sent by Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Villages of Haines Junction Box 5339, Haines Junction, YT Y0B 1L0 Canada

Note: All parcels sent to Canadian mail drops must have a declaration of “GIFT” on them. In addition, please refrain from sending meat, cheese, or other perishables.

Day 70 - Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Friday, August 9th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Friday, July 18th, 2019 Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Cathy Foerster 2731 Seafarer Loop, Anchorage, AK 99516 USA

Ozarks Route Mail Drops
Day 7 - Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA

Friday, June 7th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Friday, May 24th, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Summer Rice 1125 Hidden Oak Ln, Lake Charles, LA 70605 USA

Day 13 - Greenville, Mississippi, USA

Thursday, June 13th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Thursday, May 30st, 2019 Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Allison Mullen 1688 Fairgrounds Rd, Greenville, MS 38703 USA

Day 21 - Paducah, Kentucky, USA

Friday, June 21st, 2019 Mail must be sent by Friday, June 7th, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Patience Renzulli, 803 Madison St., Paducah, KY 42101 USA

Day 28 - Chicago, Illinois, USA

Friday, June 28th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Friday, June 14th, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Kathy Crotty 13626 Deerpath Drive, Chicago, IL 60462 USA

Day 37 - St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA

Sunday, July 7th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Monday, June 17th, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Pastor Darin 340 5th Avenue St., St. Cloud, MN 56301 USA

Day 42 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Thursday, July 12th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Serge Scrafield 31 Thorncliff Bay Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 1N6 Canada

Note: All parcels sent to Canadian mail drops must have a declaration of “GIFT” on them. In addition, please refrain from sending meat, cheese, or other perishables.

Day 48 - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Thursday, July 18th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Joan DeGeer 2161 Austin Link SW, Edmonton, AB T6W 0L1 Canada Note: All parcels sent to Canadian mail drops must have a declaration of “GIFT” on them. In addition, please refrain from sending meat, cheese, or other perishables.

Day 53 - Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 Mail must be sent by Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Margaret-Anne Hall Box 11 RR# Valleyview Dr, Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 Canada

Note: All parcels sent to Canadian mail drops must have a declaration of “GIFT” on them. In addition, please refrain from sending meat, cheese, or other perishables.

Day 62 - Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, Canada

Thursday, August 1st, 2019 Mail must be sent by Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Village of Haines Junction  Box 5339, Haines Junction, YT Y0B 1L0 Canada

Note: All parcels sent to Canadian mail drops must have a declaration of “GIFT” on them. In addition, please refrain from sending meat, cheese, or other perishables.

Day 70 - Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Thursday, August 9th, 2019 Mail must be sent by Wednesday, July 18th, 2019

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Cathy Foerster 2731 Seafarer Loop, Anchorage, AK 99516 USA

 

Become a Bicycle Buddy


Bicycle Buddies is Texas 4000’s new way of connecting with the cancer-fighting community. The program is essentially a pen pal program that pairs up a Texas 4000 rider with a person currently undergoing cancer treatment, a cancer survivor, or their family members. Buddies  are paired based on common interests and by which communication method they prefer (email, letters, FB, etc.). Buddies can sign up to get paired below and matches will be made on a rolling basis leading up to the summer ride. Please contact info@texas4000.org with any questions.

Request for Volunteers


Texas 4000 riders each volunteer a minimum of 50 hours in the community as part of our program. That means we have a volunteer force of 180+ dedicated students at any given time. While the teams have many annual commitments to volunteer at rides, races, events and at nonprofit cancer offices, we occasionally have room in our schedule for additional volunteer opportunities. Please contact info@texas4000.org if you have a volunteer need that is related to the fight against cancer. We may not be able to respond to every request but will be in touch if we are able to help!