Monday, May 9, 2011

The Atlas Ride

Hundreds of Texans will join together on Saturday, June 4th for the 7th annual Texas 4000 Atlas Ride. The Atlas Ride celebrates the beginning of the 2011 LIVESTRONG Texas 4000 team ride where fifty young bicycle riders will depart on a 70-day, more than 4,000-mile bicycle journey to Alaska in sharing Hope, Knowledge and Charity. The celebration is open to the community, and everyone is invited to join in the ride’s first day activities.

“This bike ride is a tremendous experience not only for the riders but for the entire Austin community to share in the fight against cancer,” said Texas 4000 for Cancer Executive Director, Jamille Ruebsahm. “In addition to the 50 student riders, over 500 cyclists will join the ride from Austin to Lampasas and many more will come to celebrate the day at the finish line.”

The Atlas Ride departs at 8 a.m. from Running Brushy Middle School in Cedar Park, TX and offers a 25- , 50- or 70-mile option. The day-long ride will culminate in a party at Texas Legato Winery in Lampasas, TX, with BBQ, wine tastings, beer, live music, and more. People wishing to join the Atlas Ride may do so by registering at

The ride is fully supported with police escorts, rest stops, sag and sweep teams, Jack & Adams Bicycle maintenance crew and medical personnel. Come out and enjoy the beautiful Texas Hill Country!

After reaching their final destination in Anchorage, the Texas 4000 riders are honored at the Tribute Gala, held Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the Downtown Hyatt Regency Hotel. The event is open to the public. More information can be found at
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