Our Mission

The Illini 4000 is a non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against cancer, the support of those affected by cancer, and the documentation of how cancer impacts the lives of Americans. Through our annual cross-country bike ride, we reach out to new communities and new individuals each year spreading our message of hope and awareness. As long as cancer remains an issue of public health, as long as cancer affects daily life, and so long as cancer takes its toll, we shall continue our fight.

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Join the 2015 Bike America Team! 08.25.14

Recruitment for the 2015 Bike America Team is in full swing! Come learn more about Illini 4000 and the Portraits Project at one of our info sessions, all of which are held in Lincoln Hall 1002:

Thursday, August 28th, 7pm

Tuesday, September 2nd, 7pm

Monday, September 8th, 6pm

Friday, September 12th, 5pm

You can apply online any time at www.illini4000.org/apply. The application closes September 15th at 11:59pm! Questions can be sent to Director of Team Development Ashley Young at teamdevelopment@illini4000.org.

Fin. 08.04.14

Day 71. We awoke to music, and donuts bought by Walder because Shiqi got her bag out by 6:15. Breakfast was pretty much a freefrawl of bread, jelly, oatmeal, and other random food from the Read more…

Day 70 08.03.14

Ten weeks ago, we set out upon an epic journey. We left Central Park with intentions of reaching the Golden Gate Bridge. Then we stopped at In-N-Out Burger. For the last real ride day, David Read more…

Day 69 08.02.14

Happy first day of August! We can’t believe we’ve made it this far and summer is coming to a close! Eric dedicated the ride to Alex, a 5-year-old boy who won a four year fight Read more…

Day 68 08.01.14

Happy I4Halloween and New Year’s Eve! This morning we awoke in the last day of team camping. Kevin dedicated the ride out of Humboldt Redwoods State Park to his aunt, Luz. The first time cancer Read more…

Day 67 07.31.14

Leaving Forest Glen, we dedicated our day’s ride to Blake’s best friend, Cassie, whose has been having a difficult time since her father has been battling a terminal form of brain cancer (see Day 9 Read more…