Local Sports Notebook

The longest annual charity bicycle ride in the world, the LIVESTRONG Texas 4000 team, will be rolling through Rochester on Sunday. That will mark the 29th day of the 70-day journey which will end in Anchorage, Alaska.

A total of 69 undergraduate and graduate, students from the University of Texas are braving the elements to pedal more than 4,500 miles to support the fight against cancer. 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.

This marks the 10th year of the event. Major cities on the route include College Station, Houston, Little Rock, St. Louis, Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, Minneapolis, Winnipeg and Edmonton.

By Guy Limbeck