Longhorn Bicycle Riders Come To College Station For Texas 4000 Cancer Ride

COLLEGE STATION – A group of Longhorns invaded College Station by bicycle Monday but it’s all for a good cause.

27 present students and recent graduates of The University of Texas stopped for the night at College Station High School as part of Texas 4000.

It’s a 4,500 mile bicycle ride from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska with 78 riders going on three routes including the Brazos Valley.

This group started the morning in Temple.

They gave a presentation about their ride raising money to fight cancer and they’ll be staying with host families overnight.

So far they’ve raised more than $550,000 with a goal of $600,000.

“Our funds go to MD Anderson, the Livestrong Foundation, UT Biomedical Engineering Center for their cancer research department and then a committee gets together at the end of the ride once we have all our funds and distributes the rest to specific projects,” said Trent Day, Texas 4000 Travel Coordinator.

The Brazos Valley Texas Exes Chapter also gave the group gift cards for McDonald’s food along the way.

The riders hit the road around 7:30 Tuesday morning from College Station High School heading to The Woodlands.

by Clay Falls