Texas 4000 Cyclists to Appear at East Tosa Gran Prix

MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Lutheran College is hosting a group of 27 college students who are riding bikes over 4000 miles from Austin, Texas, to Anchorage, Alaska, to raise funds in the fight against cancer. The riders from the University of Texas are part of the Texas 4000, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting cancer by sharing hope, knowledge, and charity. Over the past nine years, Texas 4000 has raised more than $3.5 million through its marquee event, the world’s longest charity bike ride.

Three different teams of cyclists are averaging more than 70 miles per day on their respective routes to Alaska through the Sierra Nevada, Rocky, and Ozark mountain ranges. The Ozarks route brings one of the teams through Milwaukee on June 28, the final day of the Tour of America’s Dairyland, an 11-day professional road bicycle racing circuit that culminates with the East Tosa Gran Prix. Arrangements have been made for the team to make an appearance at the event just prior to the final race of the day, the professional men’s criterium, which starts at 6:40 p.m.

“We’re thrilled to support the Texas 4000 by hosting the Ozarks team at WLC,” said James Brandt, vice president of enrollment and marketing. “Each cyclist has a compelling personal story that motivates their efforts to fight cancer. We are pleased to play a role in helping these students achieve their goal of raising cancer awareness in Milwaukee and surrounding communities during their visit.”

To learn more about the Texas 4000, visit the website. Contact WLC’s Office of Marketing and Communication at 414.443.8866 to arrange for an on-campus interview with the riders, or attend the East Tosa Gran Prix for an opportunity to capture video footage and meet with them.


Wisconsin Lutheran College is an independent, residential, Christian college located on the border of Milwaukee and Wauwatosa that serves nearly 1,200 traditional undergraduate, adult, and graduate students through its on-campus, on-location, and online programming. The college prepares students for lives of Christian leadership, and is recognized for its academic excellence and superior student experience.

Texas 4000 is a community of cancer fighters. We are comprised of student riders, volunteers and community supporters. All members of Texas 4000 are passionate about fighting cancer. Through fundraising, educating, and volunteering we strive to spread hope to those fighting cancer.

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