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Charity bike event Texas 4000 kicks off

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

Of the many ways University of Texas students give back, one of the gutsiest and most high-profile is the Texas 4000 bicycle relay, which has raised funds for cancer research for going on 14 years. This year 69 brave souls will make their way from Austin to Alaska in what is known as “the longest annual charity bike ride in the world.” The crew’s ceremonial send-off takes place on June 2 on the LBJ Library Lawn, where participants will hear a speech from the dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering. Riders choose one of three routes, eventually reuniting for the final 10-day leg of the trip to Anchorage. Learn more about the race, the cyclists and their stories on the Texas 4000 website.

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