Texas 4000 riders leave Austin for Anchorage
Early Saturday morning the Texas 4000 team left Austin for Anchorage, Alaska. They will ride for the next 70 days. Their mission is to fight cancer each mile.
Each rider takes part for a different reason. For Luis Salazar, 23, it’s personal.
“My mother got cancer when I was in high school,” Salazar said. “I don’t think the gravity of the situation hit me. I was emotionally immature. I was numb about the situation and felt terrible for not being there for my mom. Now I’m trying to provide that hope that I couldn’t provide to my mom.”