Every summer, students from the University of Texas bike more than 4,000 miles from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska, to raise money for cancer research. Riders Heidi Simmons and Reghan Conrey talked to Austin Woman about their journey. By Abigail Rosenthal, Photos courtesy of Heidi Simmons and Reghan Conrey  Every year, selected University of Texas students don their […]

It’s difficult to read the paper or watch television anymore without being bombarded with news about senseless bloodshed, violence, disease, hunger, starvation, hatred, abuse and myriad other social and moral injustices. Just how do we go about trying to “fix” the way things are in today’s world? Mind boggling to think about it. Is it […]

While much of Vicksburg was just getting their day started Friday morning, 21 students from the University of Texas at Austin were jumping onto their bicycles with a hard day of riding ahead. Friday was a challenge day for them and they had 105 miles to look forward to on their route from Vicksburg to […]

Five days into their roughly 70-day journey to Alaska, Texas 4000’s Team Ozarks made a pit stop in Houston to spend the day with pediatric oncology patients at The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Center and to drop off a $65,000 check to further MD Anderson’s cancer research. Started in 2004 by Chris and […]

Madison Weigand has wanted to cycle across America with Texas 4000 since she was in the sixth grade. “My cousin rode in 2006,” Weigand, 21, said Wednesday afternoon at Gainesville High School, a host stop for 25 cyclists. “And I remember thinking it was really admirable.” From that moment on, Weigand, from Southern California, knew […]