Vegreville Fire Department Welcomes Texas 4000

Photos Courtesy Vegreville Fire Department


The Town of Vegreville’s Fire Department has once again played the role of hosts to a group of amazing achievers …

For the fifth consecutive year, the Texas 4000 – a group of University Students cycling the over 6,400 kilometer trek from Huston, Texas to Anchorage Alaska – stopped in Vegreville for some much needed ‘R and R’ on Tuesday.

Erika Rodrigues is one of the cyclists in town with the Texas 4000 Team.

She talks about their initiative.


Rodrigues explains why she’s personally taking part in the journey.



Rodrigues and her Texas 4000 Crew stopped by the World’s Largest Pysanka for a photo op. upon their arrival in Vegreville before supper, socializing and some firefighter games and activities.

The Texas 4000 Team jumped back on their bikes on Wednesday and continued on their way to Edmonton to complete the final 23 days of their 70 day trek.

You can follow along, donate or just learn more about the endeavor by clicking HERE.


You can view the original article written by Jamieson Brown HERE.