Texas 4000 here July 2

A group of 27 cyclists from Texas will be biking into Aitkin on July 2, as a part of a cross-country bike ride to raise awareness for cancer research.

The University of Texas students, called Texas 4000, are taking part in a 70-day ride from Austin Texas to Anchorage, Alaska. The students will arrive in Aitkin at approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, after cycling from St. Cloud.

The biker’s main objective is to fight cancer by raising funds and to increase awareness of the disease. The bikers will be staying in Aitkin for one night and then will head toward the Canadian border on their way to Alaska.
Local residents are encouraged to stop by at the Aitkin County Fairgrounds to say hello to the visitors from Texas and to talk about cancer research.

Contact Brian Anderson at the Aitkin Chamber office for additional information, 218-927-2316