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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A Snapshot of the I4K Ride 10.01.14

Illini 4000′s very own Eric Baehr made a video of the Illini 4000 ride! Check it out!

Upcoming Events 08.29.14

Illini 4000 has several exciting events in the next few weeks! Monday, September 1st: Come celebrate Illini 4000′s 9th birthday with us with a short ride from the Ike to Jarling’s Custard Cup. Meet outside Read more…

The Portraits Project Gallery! 08.29.14

Hello! The Portraits Project was chosen to display a number of Portraits in the Illini Union Art Gallery from¬†September 4-28. The Art Gallery can be found in the northwest corner of the Student Union, at¬†1401 Read more…

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 Read more…

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…