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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Deadline Extension 09.15.16

Still want to apply for the Illini 4000, but missed the deadline? Well you’re in luck!. We decided to extend the deadline another week just for you. The new deadline will be Wednesday, September 21st at 11:59pm.

If you’re still unsure and have more questions, we’ve got another info session coming up too. It will be Monday, September 19th at 6pm in the English Building , room 150.


Apply Now Before You’re Too Late 09.08.16

For those of you still interested in joining the Illini 4000, we’ve got one more info session tonight (September 8th) at 8pm in the English Building, room 259. The deadline for applications will be September Read more…

Join the 2017 Bike America Team! 09.01.16

The Illini 4000 is recruiting again, looking for people interested in helping in the fight against cancer. We have one more info session Thursday, September 8th at 8pm in the English building, room 259. If Read more…

Day 71: Petaluma to San Fran! 08.07.16

What a day! We have officially made it! It’s funny how some of the biggest moments are sometimes the hardest to put into words. It was an incredible ending to an absolutely amazing summer, with Read more…

Day 70: Lower Lake to Petaluma 08.06.16

Today was a great day! Lindsey and I dedicated today’s ride to our own Jack’s. Jack Marston, the father of 2 of Lindsey’s classmates, died in 2004 of skin cancer. A close family friend of Read more…

Day 69: Orland to Lower Lake 08.05.16

This morning Maren dedicated our ride to her papa, Stan Morgan. He passed from liver cancer 5 years ago and August 8 is b her nana and papa’s anniversary. Since we are done riding on Read more…