Profile

  • Route: Rockies
  • Ride Year: 2019
  • Hometown: Redwood City, CA

About: Hi everybody!

My name is Adelyn and I’m a fourth year majoring in nutrition and pursuing a business foundations certificate. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and came to UT because I fell in love with the longhorn community and how involved everyone is here. During my time at UT, I’ve been so lucky to meet and learn from some of the brightest, most driven, and most loving people.

Some of my favorite things include: being around people, running, crafting, coffee, and foods nutrition majors probably shouldn’t endorse (mostly bread pudding, sourdough bread, artichoke bread, etc.)...but everything in moderation, right? Right. Except for biking, apparently.

After 2,000 training miles this school year, we will be biking another 4,000+ miles to Alaska, presenting programs about cancer prevention and treatment along the way this summer. I aim to raise over $4,500 before the ride, which will go toward writing grants for cancer research and support services.

Thank you in advance for all your love and support! I am beyond privileged to have the opportunity to embark on this crazy journey that is Texas 4000!

Why I Ride

We start every ride and meeting sharing ride dedications. We dedicate our mission behind the ride, of fighting cancer through sharing hope, knowledge and charity, to the people who first prompted us to bike to Alaska, as well as the people whose stories are shared with us by family, friends, and strangers along the way.

Every ride dedication is so unique, showing the mercilessness of the disease - cancer does not discriminate, cancer takes so much, and cancer leaves a struggling to carry on. We ride to spread hope for a cure and keep alive the memories of those that didn’t have the opportunity to be cured.

I initially applied to Texas 4000 to ride for three of my grandparents affected by cancer: my paternal grandmother who I am SO incredibly lucky to still have in my life, for my maternal grandmother who I never had the chance to meet, and my paternal grandfather who was one of my best friends and passed away in my early childhood before I was old enough to understand the magnitude of his fight. I also initially applied to ride for my good friends, Hannah, Leah, and Donna, and each of their mothers who struggled with cancer.

I ride for my amazing mom, Hannah, Leah, and Donna, and all the other caretakers out there who put in the time, energy, love and care to fight alongside.

I ride for the individuals, families, and loved ones who have to face the stress and vulnerability cancer brings them. I ride for those bringing compassion and support during these times of stress and vulnerability, and those retaliating against this disease.

I ride for you and those you love. Every person and every story matters. If there is somebody you’d like the ride dedicated to, please contact me.

Thank you for taking the time to read why I ride and for being part of the fight.

To Alaska and back,
Adelyn