From Texas and up the Alaska Highway

They were in the Ozarks a couple weeks back, now they’ve passed Mile Zero and rolling north to Alaska, as the Johnny Horton tune proclaims.

Texas 4000 cultivates student leaders and engages communities in the fight against cancer. They share hope, knowledge and charity in the fight against cancer through their cornerstone event, a 4,000+ mile bike ride from Austin to Anchorage

Alex Shrode, ride organizer for this route of the endeavour, says it has been fun.

“Person to person it has been fantastic. We have had some technical issues and a few other things, but it is all about moving forward and looking to the next day.” 

The group has been like a band, or a group working along the highway instead of travelling on it.

“We’ve been together for about 18 months since we started training together. The group is made up of friends and friends of friends. the groups if made up of friends and friends of friends. We know each other in some way, the collective is made up of circles of friends for sure.”

The group has been biking since November. The weather in Canada has worked for the group of Texans. 

“It is like a Texas winter here, it feels like home. The Canadian summer has worked instead of just the hot sun beating down.”

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