LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) – A road trip for one Laredoan is taking her from central Texas to Canda, but she is not making the trip by car. Nicole Wong is a college student from Laredo and she’s joined an annual cycling fundraiser called The Texas 4000. Nicole is still riding and is one of 70 riders participating in […]

Catherine Butschi of Cedar Rapids, one of about 70 students bicycling more than 4,000 miles to raise money for cancer research, stopped in Iowa City with her teammates Tuesday night. She wanted to talk with Iowans about cancer prevention. Texas 4000, launched in 2004 by a pair of University of Texas students, is the longest […]

Kristopher Novak said his family has had its share of cancer scares. When his mother was 55, doctors discovered precancerous polyps while she was undergoing a colonoscopy. His stepfather had a similar incident occur when he was 35 years old. In both cases, doctors quickly removed the polyps. Later on, his stepfather had to have […]

Emily Murphy wants to give. The 2013 Carroll graduate studies nursing at the University of Texas, which she has come to refer as more of a lifestyle than a curriculum. But it’s more than that. Murphy wants to use her physical ability and endurance to help others by biking more than 4,000 miles from Austin […]

Group of riders from Texas tackling 4,000-mile journey
to raise money to battle cancer Day 19 was a fairly easy day. Time to sleep in a little and cruise 57 miles, mostly downhill, into Grand Junction. But first, there was a pitstop for a cool dip into the Colorado River. Four of the 25 bicyclists from […]

Murphys man hosts barbecue in conjunction with bicycle ride to raise awareness When Chris Stevenson of Murphys began his career in nursing nine years ago, he was mesmerized by the oncology aspect of health care and began a journey that would lead to not only caring for those with cancer, but also promoting awareness of […]

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) — On Wednesday, one of the three Texas 4000 groups all traveling different routes stopped in Grand Junction– this one is part of the Rockies route. The Texas 4000 ride is completed with just a bike and a backpack. It’s made up of 66 cyclists who are riding 4,000 miles from […]

Our summer interns have started! Check out what they do: Meet Parker Donaldson Classification: Senior Major: English Intern title: Media & Public Relations When was the last time you rode a bike? About a month ago What show are you currently binge watching? Game of Thrones     Meet Elisa Garcia Classification: Senior Major: Journalism Intern […]

  Madison Weigand is not your typical athlete. Her favorite part of soccer is the frozen grapes during halftime, and her favorite part of swimming is the parka she wears when not in the pool. So it should come as no surprise that Weigand’s favorite part of riding over 4,000 miles as part of the […]

It’s been said that a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. For the 2017 Texas 4000 team, a journey of 4,000 miles begins on some really good bikes. The Texas 4000 team arrived at First Baptist Church Hammond for one of their stops for this year’s cycling trek across America to raise […]