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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2016 Bike America Team Application Extended 09.20.15

Hello All,

The 2016 Bike America Team Application deadline has been extended to Wednesday, September 23rd! Don’t miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime. And, as always, feel free to get in touch with us at contactus@illini4000.org if you happen to have any questions.

It’s a Brand New Ride Year 08.30.15

Hello all. The 2015 Illini 4000 ride went spectacularly with a fundraising total of $112,269! But, it’s now time to look ahead to the next Bike America Team and the adventures they will have. If Read more…

Day 72: Fin 08.07.15

What a summer with Illini 4000! It was an amazing experience that we are so glad happened. I wanted to just write a quick note to let folks know that we made it over 4600 Read more…

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 Read more…

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…