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 2016 Texas 4000 team’s goal is to raise $800,000 – when met, that will push the Texas 4000’s twelve-year total of money raised to over $7 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 - Clovis, New Mexico, USA

Thursday, June 7th, 2018 Mail must be sent by Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Coca-Cola (Andrea Gonzales) 616 Industrial Park Rd Clovis, NM 88101 USA

Day 12 - Farmington, New Mexico, USA

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 Mail must be sent by Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Fran Robinson and Brenda Shepard, Connelly Hospitality House – San Juan Medical Foundation 710 Lake St Farmington, NM 87401 USA

Day 22 - Lee Vining, California, USA

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 Mail must be sent by Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Rev. Rebecca Watkins PO Box 267 Lee Vining, CA 93541 USA

Day 28 - Napa, California, USA

Friday, June 29th, 2018 Mail must be sent by Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

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

Day 33 - Eureka, California, USA

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 Mail must be sent by Saturday, June 23th, 2018

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Steve Eckenrode 1525 John Hill Road Eureka, CA 95501 USA

Day 41 & 42 - Portland, Oregon, USA

Thursday, July 12th and Friday, July 13th, 2018 Mail must be sent by Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Bonnie Aust and Peter Rotwein 4925 Cascara Lane, Lake Oswego, OR 97035 USA

Day 47 - Mount Vernon, Washington, USA

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 Mail must be sent by Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Eric and Mandy Warner 12930 Magnolia Lane, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 USA

Day 53 & 54 - Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

Tuesday, July 24th, and Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 Mail must be sent by Monday, June 25th, 2018

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Dorrie Sharcott 3756 Pinewood Avenue, 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 62 - Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, Canada

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 Mail must be sent by Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Village of Haines Junction (Noelle Palmer) 178 Backe St, 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 10th, 2018 Mail must be sent by Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 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 8th, 2018 Mail must be sent by Friday, May 25th, 2018

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

Day 13 - Lamar, Colorado, USA

Thursday, June 14th, 2018 Mail must be sent by Thursday, May 31st, 2018

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 20th, 2018 Mail must be sent by Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

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

Day 27 - Pocatello, Idaho, USA

Thursday, June 28th, 2018 Mail must be sent by Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Katie Loveday 624 Yellowstone Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201 USA

Day 35 - Bigfork, Montana, USA

Friday, July 6th, 2018 Mail must be sent by Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Jack Crockett 970 Swan Horseshoe, Bigfork, MT 59911 USA

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

Monday, July 16th and Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 Mail must be sent by Monday, June 18th, 2018

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 25th, and Thursday, July 26th, 2018 Mail must be sent by Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Chantelle Kilbourn #10 Commercial Dr, 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 2nd, 2018 Mail must be sent by Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Noelle Palmer 178 Backe St, 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 10th, 2018 Mail must be sent by Friday, July 27th, 2018

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 8th, 2018 Mail must be sent by Friday, May 25th, 2018

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Summer Rice 1305 N Lakeshore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601 USA

Day 13 - Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA

Thursday, June 14th, 2018 Mail must be sent by Thursday, May 31st, 2018 Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Donna Holdiness 167 Shields Rd, Kosciusko, MS 39090 USA

Day 20 - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA

Thursday, June 21st, 2018 Mail must be sent by Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: First Baptist Church ROC 621 E 21st Ave, Bowling Green, KY 42101 USA

Day 26 - Champaign, Illinois, USA

Thursday, June 27th, 2018 Mail must be sent by Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Newman Hall 604 E Armory Ave, Champaign, IL 61820 USA

Day 33 - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 Mail must be sent by Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Mary Knothe 218 South 21st St La Crosse, WI 54601 USA

Day 41 & 42 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Wednesday, July 12th, 2018 Mail must be sent by Thursday, June 14th, 2018

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 52 - Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

Monday, July 23rd, 2018 Mail must be sent by Monday, June 25th, 2018

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Hillcrest United Church 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 2nd, 2018 Mail must be sent by Thursday, June 2nd, 2018

Texas 4000: Rider’s Name c/o: Village of Haines Junction (Noelle Palmer) 178 Backe St, 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 10th, 2018 Mail must be sent by Friday, July 27th, 2018

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!