Texas 4000 Make Pit Stop in Vegreville

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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 town in style yesterday with an escort, complete with fire trucks, fire fighters and M.L.A. Jessica Littlewood, from Pysanka Park to the Fire Hall.

The Texas 4000 is a group of student leaders from the University of Texas riding from Austin to Anchorage spreading hope, knowledge and charity in the fight against cancer through their over 64 hundred kilometer cross-continent bike ride.

Student and Rider Audrey Nguyen is part of the 21 member “Ozark Route” team, but she says there are 70 student riders in total, taking part in one of three separate Texas 4000 trek routes.

She says the success of their ride is based on the generosity of those they meet along the way.

Upon their arrival, the riders sat down for a home-cooked spaghetti dinner prepared at the fire hall and eventually staying with Vegreville Emergency Services “Host Families” for the night.

For more information on the riders, the Texas 4000 initiative or to donate to the cause, you can visit www.texas4000.org.

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