Biomedical engineering graduate students cycle for a cause

Alex Abraham, Esteban Carbajal, Joel Bixler and Dustin Ritter on bicycles

On June 2, biomedical engineering graduate students Alex Abraham, Esteban Carbajal, Joel Bixler and Dustin Ritter (pictured left to right) joined hundreds of other cyclists for the 8th annual Texas 4000 Atlas Ride for Cancer.

The Texas 4000 For Cancer is the longest annual charity bike ride in the world.

In 70 days, team riders will complete a 4,500 mile ride from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska. Riding alongside the 2012 Texas 4000 team, the Aggie biomedical engineering students helped kick off the event by completing the first 50-mile leg from Cedar Park to Lampasas.

Each year, Texas 4000 team includes students from the University of Texas and cyclists from around the state who train, raise funds, educate, and bring hope to those with cancer by raising money for cancer research. The Atlas ride brought together cyclists from across the state to support the 2012 team on the first day of their journey to Alaska.

Learn more or join the fight against cancer by donating to the Texas 4000 for Cancer athttp://support.texas4000.org.