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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 8 - El Paso, Texas, USA

Thursday, June 12th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Wednesday, June 6, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Carolina Mendez, 709 Willow Glen, El Paso, TX 79922

Day 17 - Hemet, California, USA

Monday, June 21st, 2021 Mail must be sent by Sunday, June 13th, 2021 Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Hope in Valley Baptist Church, 1480 N. Kirby St, Hemet, CA 92545 USA

Day 26 -South Lake Tahoe, Utah USA

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: George Hainsworth, 2065 Aloha Blvd. , South lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Day 38 - Florence, Oregon, USA

Monday July 12th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Sunday, July 4th, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Terri Pennington, 32 Ocean Dunes Dr, Florence, OR 97439

Day 51 - Rock Springs, Wyoming, USA

Sunday, July 25th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Saturday, July 17th, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: mona Abdood, 264 Chardonnay Lane, Rock Springs, WY 82901

Day 59 - Aguilar, Colorado, USA

Monday, August 2nd , 2021 Mail must be sent by Sunday, July 25th, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Aguilar School District, PO BOX 567, Aguilar, CO 81020

Rockies Route Mail Drops
Day 7 - Childress, Texas, USA

Friday, June 11th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Childress ISD, 308 Third St. NW, Childress, TX 79201 USA

Day 15 - Farmington, New Mexico, USA

Saturday, June 19th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Friday, June 11th, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: San Juan Regional Medical Foundation, PO BOX 110, Farmington, NM 87499 USA

Day 20 - Denver, Colorado, USA

Thursday, June 24th, 20121 Mail must be sent by Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: The Hittes, 6676 Ward Rd, Arvada, CO 80004 USA

Day 28 - Logan, UT, USA

Friday, July 9th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Missy Stuart, 504 E 1980 N, North Logan, UT 84341 USA

Day 35 - Bozeman, Montana, USA

Friday, July 9th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Cancer Support Community Montana, 102 S 11th Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715, USA

Day 40 - Seeley Lake, Montana, USA

Wedensday, July 14th 2021 Mail must be sent by Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Seeley Lake Baptist Church, PO BOX 304, Seeley Lake, MT 59868, USA

Day 62- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Thursday, August 5th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Jeff Birdwells, 1722 Graces Ter, Edmond, OK 73025, USA

Day 70 - Austin, Texas, USA

Friday, August 13th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Thursday, August 5th, 2021 
Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: The Koellers, 6915 Thorncliffe Dr, Austin, TX 78731 USA

Ozarks Route Mail Drops
Day 4 - Houston, Texas, USA

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Monday, May 31st, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Anuj Kanani, 4416 Valeria St, Bellaire, TX 77401, USA

Day 11 - Jackson, Mississippi, USA

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Monday, June 7th, 2021 Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Stella Patino, 690 Liberty Rd, Flowood, MS 39232 USA

Day 23 - St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Sunday, June 27th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Peter Siegel, 2731 Sutton Blvd, Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63143. USA

Day 32 - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Monday, June 28th, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Susan Pham, 1309 Main St., La Crosse, WI 54601, USA

Day 47 - Salt Lake City Utah, USA

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 Mail must be sent by Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 
Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Natalie Cha, 2358 W Harmony Dr, Layton, UT 84041, USA 

Day 67 - Dallas, Texas, USA

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Monday, August 2nd, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: The Snellings, 3711 Villanova St., Dallas, TX 75225, USA

Day 70 - Austin, Texas, USA

Friday, August 13th, 20121 Mail must be sent by Thursday, August 5th, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: The Koellers, 6915 Thorncliffe Dr, Austin, TX 78731, USA

Smoky Mountains Mail Drops
Day 4 - Houston, Texas, USA

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Monday, May 31st, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Megan Ferris, 2907 Heather Lake Ct, Kingwood, TX 77345

Day 13 - Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Thursday, June 17th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Mary Partee, 4414 Curtiswood Circle, Nashville, TN 37204, USA

Day 21 - Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Friday, June 25th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Rebecca Farris, 1741 Lakewood Ln, Lexington, KY 40502, USA

Day 27 - Lansing, Michigan, USA

Thursday, July 1st, 2021 Mail must be sent by Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: R.E. Olds Transportation Museum/Scott Mrdeza, 240 Museum Dr., Lansing, MI 48933. USA

Day 34 - Bay City Michigan, USA

Thursday, July 8th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Lincoln Road Hall/Stacy O’Neil, 79 S Lincoln R, Bay City, MI 48708, USA

Day 44- Washington, D.C., USA

Sunday, July 18th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Saturday, July 10th, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Marion May, 1806 Horseback Trail Vienna, VA 22182, USA

Day 52 - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

Monday, July 26th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Sunday, June 18th, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County/Debbie Cesta, 1023 W 14th St., Winston-Salem, NC 27105, USA

Day 62 - Wynnewood, Oklahoma, USA

Thursday, August 5th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Wednesday, June 28th, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Edward Standefer, 23302 N County RD 3350, Wynnewood, OK 73098, USA

Day 70 - Austin, Texas, USA

Friday, August 13th, 2021 Mail must be sent by Thursday, August 5th, 2021

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: The Koellers, 6915 Thorncliffe Dr, Austin, TX 78731, 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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!