Our Mission

The Illini 4000 is a non-profit organization dedicated to documenting the American cancer experience through The Portraits Project, raising funds for cancer research and patient support services, as well as spreading awareness for the fight against cancer through annual cross-country bike rides.

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Apply for 2018 Bike America Team 08.29.17

Welcome home new and returning illini!!

We are now accepting applications for our 2018 Bike America Team! If you’re ready to apply, the application can be found HERE.

You’re more than welcome to join our following information sessions if you want to know more about us:

1. Tuesday, Aug 29th, 7pm @ English Building 259

2. Friday, Sept 1st, 4pm @ English Building 259

3. Tuesday, Sept 5th, 6pm @ English Building 108

4. Friday, Sept 8th, 4pm @ English Building 259

5. Sunday, Sept 10th, 4pm @ Business Instructional Facility 2005

6. Monday, Sept 11th, 7pm @ English Building 259

7. Wednesday, Sept 13th, 6pm @ English Building 259


You can also send us an email to president@illini4000.org with any questions or to see how you can get involved.

See you soon!


Illini 4000 Board of Directors

Day 75/76: SAN FRAN!! 08.03.17

Last two days of riding. Since I will not have access to a computer after tonight I thought I would do the final post all in one. Today’s ride was harder than expected and there Read more…

Day 74: Hotter Than… 08.03.17

Today I dedicated the ride to Matt Dsouza, a close mentee of my fathers who was his favorite caddy for a number of years. Matt graduated from U of I in 2013 and received his Read more…

Day 73: Orlandia 08.01.17

Today Christina Su dedicated the ride to a group she ate dinner with last night, five of whom were cancer survivors. This morning we had a mostly successful departure as we started to roll out Read more…

Day 72: Redding You Dog 07.31.17

Mackenzie dedicated the ride today per request of his uncle to his Aunt Irene Arciszewiski, who died of melanoma. Mount Shasta to Redding California. Today was something else lemme tell ya. Although we knew ahead Read more…

Day 71: Mount Shasta 07.30.17

Today Mack dedicated the ride to a family friend of his, Hayden, who at only the young age of 23 is going through chemo treatments for a rare form of brain cancer. There were mixed Read more…