“Texas 4000” bikers roll into Missoula, lead fight against cancer

Some 28 bikers riding from Austin to Anchorage rolled into Missoula on Wednesday.

They are part of a larger group of approximately 80 students from the University of Texas – known as the “Texas 4000” – a group which is raising thousands of dollars for cancer research.

Before beginning the trek, each student raises MORE than $4,000. Their commitment to their cause gives them plenty of “fuel” when the going gets tough.

“I have a couple teammates that write names on their legs, said UT student Amy Wong. “And so you know, when they’re riding and they’re pushing up a hill and it’s grade seven, you know it’s really, really hot, they can look down and see that we’re riding for a reason.”

“I personally ride for my dad, who I lost in high school from cancer,” said UT student Jordan Robles. “So a lot of us have these reasons, and they are really the fuel in the morning that pushes us to climb up these hills, and make it all the way to Alaska.”

The Texans will trek to Bigfork on Thursday, and then take a day off in Glacier National Park to celebrate on July 4th.

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Jul 2, 2014 11:31 PM by Derek Buerkle – KPAX Sports