Texas 4000 riders stop in Pratt on trek to Anchorage, raising money to fight cancer.
Bicycle riders from Austin, Texas passed through Pratt earlier this week, part of a larger group called Texas 4000. They ride to raise funds for cancer research and treatment, under the slogan “Fighting Cancer Every Mile.”
Pratt resident Trent Whited caught up with two groups of about five riders each as they left an overnight stop at the Pratt Community Center at about 8:10 a.m. on Wednesday.
“I saw them come into town the night before and talked to them about what they are doing,” Whited said. “They came from Wichita yesterday, so they average around 75 miles a day.”
Whited said the Texas riders were a bit surprised to find hills in Kansas, especially in Pratt County.
“Up until now, their ride has been fairly flat,” Whited said.
The riders plan a Dodge City stop Wednesday evening as they make their way to a destination in Anchorage, Alaska. They left Austin, Texas on May 31.