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Texas 4000 for Cancer ATLAS Ride: Riders and Volunteers Needed!

Riders and volunteers needed for the 2011 LIVESTRONG Texas 4000 for Cancer ATLAS Ride on June 4!

Each year, a group of University of Texas students ride their bicycles from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska to raise money for research and programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. At over 4,500 miles, the Texas 4000 ride is the longest annual charity ride in the world. To date, the cyclists have raised over $1,000,000 in the fight against cancer!

The public is encouraged to ride the first leg of the Texas 4000 journey north with the team, as they pedal from Cedar Park to Lampasas. This ride is called the ATLAS Ride and boasts a wonderful 25, 50, or 70 mile course and finish line celebration.

We need motivated and responsible volunteers to make this event happen on June 4, 2011. Please help these dedicated UT students make their annual trek to Alaska to spread hope, knowledge, and charity in the fight against cancer!

Volunteer opportunities are from the following times:
Starting Line Operations 5:30-11 a.m.
Corner Marshals 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Finish Line Operations 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Finish Line TABC Operations (TABC certified only) 10 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Bike Shuttle Loading 12:00-6:00 p.m.

The ride starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 4 at Running Brushy Middle School in Cedar Park, and ends at Texas Legato Winery in Lampasas.

Committed volunteers for this one day event will receive a free t shirt, beer, wine, drinks, and barbecue for their help!  Please email Lisa DeLosso at [masked] to volunteer or visit for more information.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Reading about this years riders and some of their amazing stories has made me even more committed to doing this ride! This is just an unbelievable group of young people doing great work to fight cancer! It will be an honor to ride the first 50 miles with them!

    May 31, 2011

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