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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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San Francisco Arrival Information! 08.01.15

Tomorrow (Sunday) we will be arriving in San Francisco! The details for arriving are detailed below. If you are in the area, we hope to see you there!

Time: 1 PM
Location: West Bluff Picnic Area in Chrissy Field (Near the Golden Gate Bridge)

Day 71: Last Full Riding Day 08.01.15

Start/End: Kelseyville/Petaluma, CA Mileage: 70.8+ Weather: Beautiful. Highs in the mid 70s, sunny. Ok. So I have to admit that I spoke too soon when I titled yesterday’s blog, because today we had over 5,000 Read more…

Day 70: Over the Last Big Hills 08.01.15

Start/End: Orland/Kelseyville, CA Mileage: 99.9+ Weather: Hot and sunny, with a little bit of a breeze Well, it was another amazing morning in I4K with a sharp 4:40 AM wake up, which seems a little Read more…

Day 69: Christmas in July! 08.01.15

Start/End: Redding/Orland, CA Mileage: 68+ Weather: Hot, sunny We are so thankful for the amazing hosts we had at the First United Methodist Church in Redding. Because of the anticipated heat for the day, the Read more…

Day 68: Valley Heat 07.29.15

Start/End: Mt. Shasta/Redding, CA Mileage: 64+ Weather: Very chilly in the morning and very hot as the sun climbed above the mountains This morning we are just so thankful for the Hope Community Church in Read more…

Day 67: California! 07.28.15

Start/End: Klamath Falls, OR/Mt. Shasta, CA Mileage: 82+ Weather: Pleasant morning with a warmer afternoon (no jackets today!) Hey everyone! Today we had an amazing, but long day. We crossed out final state line, met Read more…