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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Portraits Gala 03.27.14

Part of the mission of the Illini 4000 is to document the American cancer experience, which we accomplish through our work with the Portraits Project. As part of the Portraits Project, we interview all sorts of people we meet while cycling across the country who have had some sort of experience with cancer, be they survivors, patients, doctors, caregivers, friends, family, or any other sort of connection they may have. These interviews are then processed and presented on the Portraits Project website (currently under construction) or presented in an art-gallery setting in locations around campus or elsewhere.

On Sunday April 6th, the Portraits Project will be holding a Spring Gala, featuring a number of the portraits collected over the years as well as a brunch for all attendees. It will be held at the Levis Center (919 W. Illinois St, Urbana IL) from 11-1pm. Tickets are 20 dollars, and be purchased by donating through the PayPal button on THIS page.

We hope to see you there!

Final Summer 2015 Info Session 03.15.14

We will be having our final info session for the 2015 Bike America Team this Wednesday, March 19th, at 7pm in English Building 303. Come out to learn more about Illini 4000, the Portraits Project, Read more…

Why I Ride: Alex Massey 02.19.14

Name: Alex Massey Major: Political Science Year of Ride: 2012   I first heard about Illini 4000 in the booklet Illinois sends all accepted students. I thought it was the most amazing adventure I’ve ever Read more…

Ride with I4K in Summer 2015! 02.03.14

The Illini 4000 is recruiting NOW for our summer 2015 ride! If you or someone you know is interested in being a part of the 2015 Bike America Team and helping in the fight against Read more…

2014 Team! 11.02.13

In all the excitement of sending out donations from the 2013 Bike America Team and the process of selecting the 2014 Bike America Team, we haven’t yet had the opportunity to introduce the members of Read more…

2013 Ride Donations 10.29.13

It’s an exceptionally exciting week for the Illini 4000! As our fiscal year comes to a close, we get the incredible opportunity to donate the funds raised by the 2013 Bike America Team. This year, Read more…