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 […]

A group cycling from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska to help spread hope, knowledge and charity in the fight against cancer called Vegreville home last night. Vegreville has once again played the roll of hosts to an amazing group of young people. The Town of Vegreville’s Emergency Services personnel welcomed the Texas 4000 team to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

By John Elizondo of KVVX-TV WACO, TX (KXXV) –Riding with a purpose. That’s why Texas senior Lauren Nix and her 24 teammates chose to strap up on their bikes and ride this summer. “Our ride is hard  but it is absolutely nothing comparable to the battle people face everyday,” Texas 4000 rider Lauren Nix said. […]

By Clay Falls of KBTX BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) – A group of Longhorns had a quick visit to Aggieland, but it’s for a very good cause. 21 bicycle riders from the University of Texas came through Bryan and College Station for the Texas 4000. The local Texas Exes Chapter hosted the riders overnight and at The […]

UT student leaders will ride for more than 4,000 miles over the course of 70 days beginning June 3rd with the mission of fighting cancer by sharing hope, knowledge and charity at every stop along the route. Texas 4000 from University of Texas at Austin on Vimeo. This summer, 69 cyclists from the University of […]