The Coastal Route cyclists of the annual Texas 4000 Charity Ride will pedal north from Cape Blanco to Florence on Sunday, July 8, for their sixth annual overnight stay at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.
This more than 4,500-mile trip begins in Austin, Texas, in June, meeting up with the Rockies Route riders in Whitehorse, Utah, at the end of July before finishing 70 days later in Anchorage, Alaska.
It is the longest charity bike ride in the world.
From countries like Scotland, Venezuela and the Ukraine, and states like Colorado, Louisiana, and Illinois, these riders are all students at the University of Texas, Austin. They each spend a year fund raising to make the trip, training, and learning to fix flats.
Each rider has personally been touched by cancer in some way, inspiring the groups’ mission is to educate communities about cancer, how to prevent it and how to offer hope to those fighting it.
Following showers, laundered clothes, and a “Thanksgiving in July” turkey dinner, the riders will talk about the five ways to impact cancer.
The dedicated riders, along with St. Andrew’s, invites the community to hear the presentation, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall at 19th and Tamarack streets.
For information about the route, visit www.Texas4000.org.
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