Hopkins 4K for Cancer

The mission of Hopkins 4K for Cancer is to unite communities across the country in the fight against cancer by spreading awareness, raising funds, and fostering hope.


June 23, 2007

by Logan Quinn
If you think waking up at 5:00 am yourself is near impossible try waking up 25 college students that have a 95 mile bike ride in 90 some degree heat to look forward to. Unfortunately for us, we decided to watch Baseketball, the night before and didnít get to sleep until late. Breakfast was great, as was dinner the night before, and we left Arapahoe with full stomachs, possibly a little too full.

I like to think of Benkleman as red vine on a stick that I chased all day. Thankfully, just like real red vines, it didnít disappoint (as I love red vines, and as a side note, so does Dewey, so everyone should send him someÖ). In case you didnít know, Red Vines are like twizlers, except with liquid gloriousness added to the recipe. As for the ride itself, it was pretty uneventful. As always, lots of pirating and tons of eating. Par for the course, we got a little lost and had to backtrack to find the restaurant, Strikers, owned by Chris and Carole, our hosts for the night.

Anyone who hasnít been on the 4k wouldnít know, but Chris and Carole are easily two of the most amazing people ever. They open up their doors and, lucky for us, their cupboards for us to eat and relax, as we hid from the midday heat. We stayed in one of their houses, converted from an old church, and watched movies until late into the night before falling asleep knowing that we didnít have to wake up until late morning. Hopefully, no one would wake us upÖ