Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Texas 4000 Atlas Ride 2012

On Saturday, June 2nd; I'll be participating in a group bike ride sponsored by Texas 4000, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing and fighting cancer. I do realize that there are only so many times I can go to the well for support of the many charities and causes that I am involved in, so apologies if I'm starting to sound like a panhandler! : )  At the same time, however, certain events just capture my attention and make me want to participate, and this is one of them. If nothing else, I thought it might be interesting to learn about the Texas ATLAS 4000 ride, and be inspired by the tremendous things that people will do to support each other... We certainly hear enough about the rotten things that people do TO each other! So, here's a description of the organization and the bike ride that I'll be doing, as well as how that fits in with the larger 4000 mile bike ride that the actual team is doing. Thank you for reading : )


Texas 4000 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing and fighting cancer. Each year a team of dedicated University of Texas students brave the elements to complete a more than 4,000-mile bike ride from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska sharing Hope, Knowledge and Charity along the way. As their flagship event of the year, the LIVESTRONG Texas 4000 ride is the longest annual charity event bike ride in the world. Texas 4000 riders train, fundraise and develop as leaders and servants in the community and to date have contributed more than $2.5 million to the fight against cancer. Cultivating the leaders of tomorrow, Texas 4000 organizes and performs numerous charity events including the Texas 4000 Tribute gala and the ATLAS Ride send-off throughout the year.

I will be taking part in the 2012 Texas 4000 ATLAS Ride, a one-day community bicycle ride benefitting Texas 4000 and the fight against cancer. This event will celebrate the first day of Texas 4000's cornerstone event, a more than 4,000 mile bike ride from Texas to AlaskaThe three tenets of Hope, Knowledge, and Charity serve as the pillars to the organization's mission, where the ultimate goal is to help win the battle against cancer by aiding the life of one individual and one community at a time. 

The seventh annual ATLAS Ride will be held on June 2, 2012 in Cedar Park, TX, where I will have the opportunity to ride 70 miles for those who have been affected by cancer. In addition to riding, I also have the opportunity to fundraise for this important cause. Every dollar raised will go towards Texas 4000's mission of spreading hope, sharing knowledge, donating to cancer research, and empowering student riders to be the next generation of cancer-fighters.

Ever dollar counts, so to donate, simply click on my fundraising link below or to find out more information about Texas 4000, visit www.texas4000.org. Thank you for support in the fight against cancer!

Fighting Cancer Every Mile...

Donation Link

Thank you!


  1. Oh wow, what an awesome event, I will be back to donate

    IMTX was a blast, so much fun, way tooooooooooooooo HOT for this midwesterner, pretty much decided I wont be moving their, maybe visiting in the late fall, winter (which would be heaven to me compared to Ohio)

  2. Thanks as always BD : ) And yes, I agree on being way too hot, even for this long-time Texan