Started in 2004 by Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor, Chris Condit, Texas 4000 is the longest annual charity bike ride in the world.
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A bit of exposition. A declaration that, while true, doesn't do justice to the massive scope of the organization. Texas 4000 is so much more than that first sentence. It’s a life changing journey that takes place over the course of eighteen months, and one that we’re immensely proud to support.
Texas 4000 riders are leaders. They’re students. They’re survivors, cyclists, fundraisers, and friends. People who have been affected by cancer in someway, and people up for the challenge of a lifetime. We’ve worked with this group for several years now, supplying bikes, bike fit, and support. In truth, it’s one of our most rewarding sponsorships. Witnessing the change these students undergo is always inspiring to us.
While the journey may end after a 70 day, 4000 mile ride, in Anchorage, Alaska, the ride begins much, much, earlier. In fact, every participant has some heavy commitments. 2,000 training miles, 50 hours community service, and a $4,500 fundraising requirement are just the start. There’s also the 100 mile ride test, leadership training classes and the endless logistics required to complete the journey.
This isn’t something for the faint of heart.