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 10 - Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Monday, June 13th, 2022 Mail must be sent by Sunday, June 5, 2022

Texas 4000: c/o: Rider’s Name, 1420 Island Circle Dr., Chandler, AZ 85248

Day 21 - Ridgecrest, California, USA

Friday, June 24th, 2022 Mail must be sent by Thursday, June 16, 2022

Terry Morrison: c/o: Rider’s Name, Calvary Chapel Ridgecrest, PO Box 2138, Ridgecrest, CA 93556

Day 29 -San Francisco, California, USA

Saturday, June 29th, 2022 Mail must be sent by Friday, June 24, 2022

Meneghetti, c/o: Rider’s Name, 3621 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

Day 38 - Albany, Oregon, USA

Monday July 11th, 2022 Mail must be sent by Sunday, July 3rd, 2022

Laura Ouellette: c/o: Rider’s Name, 902 NW Scenic Drive, Albany, Oregon, 97321

Day 43 - Anacortes, Washington, USA

Saturday, July 16th, 2022 Mail must be sent by Friday, July 8th, 2022

Emma Zawilla: c/o: Rider’s Name, 3629 Woodlawn Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Day 51 - Burns Lake, British Columbia, Canada

Sunday, July 24th, 2022 Mail must be sent by Sunday, July 10th, 2022

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

Day 70 - Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Friday, August 12th, 2022 Mail must be sent by Friday, July 29th, 2022

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

Ozarks Route Mail Drops
Day 9 - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Sunday, June 12th, 2022 Mail must be sent by Saturday, May 28th, 2022

John Claude Arceneaux, c/o: Rider’s Name, 116 Meadow Lane, Lafayette, LA 705006

Day 17 - Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Monday, June 20th, 2022 Mail must be sent by Monday, June 6th, 2022

Tulio Bertorini, c/o: Rider’s Name, 2442 Tarbet Drive, Memphis TN 38119

Day 27 - Chicago, Illinois, USA

Thursday, June 30th, 2022 Mail must be sent by Thursday, June 16th, 2022

Carrie Mendes, c/o: Rider’s Name, 112 Broadway Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091

Day 34 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Thursday, July 7th, 2022 Mail must be sent by Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, c/o: Rider’s Name, 519 Oak Grove St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Day 44 - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Sunday, July 17th, 2022 Mail must be sent by Sunday, July 3rd, 2022

Celebration Church Inc, c/o: Rider’s Name, 3130 E Renfrew Cresc, Regina, SK S4V 2X6, Canada

Day 53 - Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 Mail must be sent by Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Hillcrest United Church, c/o: Rider’s Name, Box 11 RR 1 Valleyview Drive, Fort Nelson B.C., Canada V0C 1R0

Day 70 - Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Friday, August 12th, 2022 Mail must be sent by Friday, July 29th, 2022

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


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!