2013 Rider Blog

TitleAuthorDate
First Day of Mountains! Madeline Schuh Jun 01, 2013

Today we biked from Boonsboro, MD to Everett, PA.  It was a hard ride since we hit the mountains for the first time today and had an 85 mile ride.  My team for today had Read more…

Soooo many Mountains! Yi Lin Zhang Jun 01, 2013

Today is tough with over 3,000 ft and over 90 degree temperature. I am so proud that I actually finish some big mountains like this. The lunch rest stop was at a beautiful water park Read more…

The first week of i4k Meiling Liu May 31, 2013

I can’t believe the first week has already gone by. Just one week ago we were in NYC visiting Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation and having dinner with the NY Illini alumni association to kick Read more…

Week 1! Jordan Orr May 30, 2013

This week has flown by and I still can’t really believe that I’ll be biking all the way to California. These past 7 days we have changed states everyday, but soon that won’t be the Read more…

What Have I Gotten Myself Into?!? Matt Soltys May 30, 2013

What Have I Gotten Myself Into?!? March 22nd, 11:30pm – Train Ride to NYC Somewhere in Indiana. What have I gotten myself into?!?  These are the words that keep running through my head as I Read more…

Seven Days and Counting… Rebekah Munaretto May 30, 2013

Seven days. It’s been seven days since I started this crazy journey across the country. I’ve spent seven days making my way down the east coast to help put an end to cancer. I’ve spent seven days getting to Read more…

Washington D.C., whatup? Gregory Colten May 30, 2013

This is such a strange sensation. We’ve already spent nearly a week on our bicycles, but if you look at what we still have ahead of us you’ll see we’ve barely scratched the surface. Before Read more…

I325 Aashiv Bharij May 30, 2013

First and foremost, I want to take this opportunity to thank all my donors both friends, family, and the anonymous who have reached into their hearts (and wallets) to make this ride across America possible Read more…

Potentially 4kLeaks! Yang Song May 27, 2013

Doing a cross country trip is not a easy thing, but writing a blog is more difficult for me. As the most creative sleeper in the team 2011 (who sleeps at the most funny and Read more…

We are on the road now :D Yang Song May 27, 2013
Four states in three days Heather Norris May 27, 2013

New York- New Jersey- Pennsylvania- Delaware. Three days ago we started in Central Park and we have covered three states since! Which means four states in three days. Tomorrow we’ll be entering Maryland! It seems Read more…

[Journal] Day 1; NYC, NY – North Brunswick, NJ Je Won Hong May 25, 2013

“People say the world is a rough place, and there should be someone to fix it. We say the world is full of gratefulness because we do what we truly believe in our heart.” It Read more…

[Journal] Day 0; NYC, NY Je Won Hong May 24, 2013

“Everyone has his/her reason to be the part of this team. The Team has its reason to bring everyone as one.” Thanks for Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation for hosting us an awesome brunch and Read more…

Home, home on the chains, where the cogs and the derailleurs play…. Ben Wooley May 22, 2013

So, I meant to write this some time ago, but one thing led to another and then THOSE things led to finals, which is always a confusing time where up is down, black is white, Read more…

The time has come! Heather Norris May 22, 2013

I am on my train to meet the team in Chicago! It was a super early morning and the last week has been a whirlwind of time spent with precious family and friends as well Read more…

time flies Elyssa Musaraca May 21, 2013

after attending my younger sister’s high school graduation, it really hit me how fast this school year has gone. she’s a high school graduate, and i’m now a senior at the u of i – Read more…

Forgetting about the bike Gregory Colten May 16, 2013

I graduated on Saturday. The ceremony was long, and I knew almost nobody there. There are just under 80 students majoring in Physics or Engineering Physics, and I have met perhaps a handful of them. Read more…

Cheer Up! 2013 Riders and Fellow I4K Members! Je Won Hong May 11, 2013

Spring 2013 is finally over! It has been a tremendous semester personally for me. The most exciting thing was to be the part of Illini 4000! Thanks for everyone letting me join the group and Read more…

one month. Heather Norris Apr 22, 2013

Today marks one month until our team boards the train in Chicago to begin our adventure! I can’t believe it’s so close already. The reality is beginning to set in that in just a few Read more…

blessed. Heather Norris Apr 16, 2013

This blog post has been very long overdue. So many things to say and so little time! We’ve been finally training on our bikes, which has been awesome! We’re increasing our weekend training rides in Read more…