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.

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Please visit http://www.4kforcancer.org/ to learn more about the 2009 team and to make a charitable contribution.

Thank you for your support!

Application Deadline Extended!

The application deadline has been extended to Monday, October 20. Thanks to all who have applied so far!

Potential Leaders: it is beneficial to get your application in sooner rather than later!

Application Updates

Keep those applications rolling in! Remember they're due October 16th.

The first rider meeting has been changed to November 9th

Potential New Leaders!
Here is the link for more information on the leadership positions available

Apply for the 2009 Team!

Do you want to join in the battle against cancer by having the experience of a lifetime biking across America?

Apply for the 2009 team, and let you hearts, and legs, make a difference.

San Francisco Arrival Schedule!

Friday, July 25

Late Afternoon – Arrival in San Rafael, CA to the Lucas Valley Community Church.

Night – Team dinner.

Saturday, July 26

6:15am (approx) – departure from Lucas Valley Community Church
(Guests are welcome to come see us off it they would like)
2000 Las Gallinas Ave
San Rafael, CA 94903

8:45am – Estimated time of arrival at the observation point on the north (Sausalito) side of the bridge. Team will stop for regrouping, photos, etc.

9:00am-9:15am – Crossing of the Golden Gate Bridge.

9:15am-9:30am – Estimated time of arrival at the beach at Crissy Field on the south (San Francisco) side of the bridge.

9:30am-10:30am – Arrival ceremony hosted by the American Cancer Society, including a toast, tire-dipping ceremony, pictures, and breakfast.

11:00am-1:00pm – Final team Pow-Wow on the beach, followed by van clean-out and claiming of lost items. (Family and friends, during this time we ask that the team have its final moments alone.)

Sunday, July 27

1:00pm-5:00pm – BBQ at the house of rider Judy Penati. All are welcome and asked to RSVP through your team member.
128 Lyford Drive
Tiburon, CA
(There is a ferry from Pier 41 to downtown Tiburon from where the Penatis have offered to shuttle people to their house. Street parking there is difficult.)

Next Mail Drop - Austin, NV

Our next mail drop will be in Austin, NV. Please make sure all letters and packages arrive by Friday, July 18 to the following address. Thanks again!

Austin Baptist Church
Attn: Hopkins 4K for Cancer – Rider's Name
P.O. 183
Austin, NV 89310

Next Mail Drop - Cedar City, UT

Our next mail drop will be in Cedar City, UT. Please be sure all mail arrives by Saturday, July 12 to the address below. Thanks again for the support!

St. Jude's Episcopal Church
Attn: Hopkins4K for Cancer - Rider's Name
70 N 200 W
Cedar City, UT 84720

Next Mail Drop - Paonia, CO

We've arrived in Benkelman, NE for a much anticipated day off. Thanks for all the packages! Our next mail drop will be in Paonia, CO. Please make sure all packages and letters arrive by Wednesday, July 2.

Send mail to:

United Methodist Church
Hopkins4K for Cancer - [Rider's Name]
307 Onagara Ave.
Paonia, CO 81428

Mail Drop

Please note that we will be in Sweet Springs SATURDAY JUNE 14th.

Pastor Tim
Attn: Rider's Name
Wesley UMC
104 E. Jefferson
Sweet Springs MO 65351

Sorry for the late notice, our next mail drop will be in Benkleman, NE

Mail Drop

Please have all mail in Chicago by the 5th, we will still be there on the 6th, but do not plan on having mail arrive for us then.

Steve Bernacki
Attn: (4K or Riders Name)
2741 N. Southport
Unit 1 S
Chicago, IL 60614

Our next mail drop will be June 14th in Sweet Springs, MO, and we'll be posting the address soon!

NOTE: If have sent mail to Ryan Hanley we will still get it! Don't worry if you sent something to the address that was up before.

2008 4K Blog

The 4K for Cancer has a new blog feature! Click "Journal" to check out our updates from the road, and feel free to leave us comments!

2008 Web Album

Photos from this summer's ride will be posted using Google Web Albums. Click "Photos 2008" on the left-hand side to browse through our full quality photos, and feel free to order them for your personal collection!

We Have Passed Our Goal!

Thank you to all our supporters for helping us pass our team fundraising goal of $100,000!!

Keep up the support!

2008 Route!

Check out the updated Hopkins4K schedule for this summer!

2008 Route Map!

Check out the updated Hopkins4K route map, and see all the cities, towns, and communities across America that we hope to make a difference in this summer!

New Website Features!

There are some great, new features on the Hopkins4K website!

Be sure to check out the FAQ section, where questions pertaining to both donors and riders can be found.

Also, we have uploaded photos of our school year activities, including our trips to the Baltimore Hope Lodge. Just click "Photos" on the left-hand side of the homepage.

Well on Our Way!

It's the new year, and the Hopkins4K is well on its way to raising funds in the fight against cancer!

Thanks to supporters like you, we hope to raise more this year than ever before - thank you again!

Learn More About the Team!

Learn more about our 25 amazing riders!

All rider biographies have been posted under the "Cyclists" tab.

Also, be sure to visit each rider's donation page to learn more about supporting our cause! Links to the donation pages can be found with the rider biographies.


Congratulations to our 2008 Hopkins4K for Cancer Team!

25 riders will take part in next summer's journey across America spreading awareness, raising funds, and fostering hope!

Some quick facts about the team:
Hail from 7 different schools!
16 Guys
9 Gals
Youngest rider= 18 years old
Oldest rider= 26 years old

Interview Times

Everyone who submitted an application should have received an email to schedule an interview. If you have not received this email, please let us know by emailing us at hopkins4kforcancer@gmail.com by Thursday 10/16/07. We may not have received your application!

Application Deadline Extension

The application deadline has been extended until 10/15/07. For those of you who already submitted an application, thanks! Once all the applications are in you will be emailed regarding an interview time!

H4K Leadership Positions

H4K is looking for its next team of leaders! Position descriptions and application are available at the link below.

Apply for the 2008 Hopkins 4K for Cancer Team!

Applications are due 10/11/07! Instructions on submission are indicated on the application. We look forward to hearing from you and good luck!

You're Invited! :: China Camp BBQ

Greetings! Friends and family are invited to join the 2007 H4K team for a BBQ cookout in China Camp State Park on the evening before our arrival in San Francisco.

Location: China Camp State Park (~20 miles outside of SF)
Date: Saturday, July 28th, 2007
Time: 3:00 PM

Please RSVP by sending an email to Olympia at omoy@jhsph.edu and include:
1) number of guests
2) what yummy foods you will be bringing, and
3) a phone number where you can be reached.

See you soon!

Western Leg Mail Drops

:: By July 12 ::
Rider Name - Hopkins 4K for Cancer
Community Presbyterian Church
2279 North Wedgewook Lane
Cedar City, UT 84720

:: By July 19::
Rider Name - Hopkins 4K for Cancer
Amargosa Town Office
821 East Farm Road
Amargosa Valley, NV 89020

Rider Name - Hopkins 4K for Cancer
Amargosa Town Office
HCR 69 Box 401 W
Amargosa Valley, NV 89020

:: By July 25 ::
Rider Name - Hopkins 4K for Cancer
Episcopal Church of Anne
1020 West Lincoln Road
Stockton, CA 95207

2nd Leg Mail Drops

By June 22nd:
Hopkins 4K Riders
1309 A Street
Benkleman, NE 69021

By June 24th:
Hopkins 4K Riders
First Presbyterian Church
110 W 4th Ave.
Yuma, CO 80759

By July 2nd:
Hopkins 4K Riders
United Methodist Church
307 Onarga
Paonia, CO 81428

Check our online journal!

Hello from Waynesboro, PA! Our first journal entry is in. Keep checking back for more stories from the 2007 4K!

Thanks to our families, friends, veteran 4K'ers, and our gracious hosts for a wonderful Send-off and first day on the 4K!

Mail Drops!

Send your favorite rider a package this summer! WE LOVE LETTERS AND CARE PACKAGES! Please send your packages to any (or all) of the addresses listed below. PLEASE make sure your package arrives BEFORE the said date. If you package arrives any date later than the one posted underneath the address, we will have already have passed through and your package will be disposed of!

Check this site for updates and new mail drops!

Trinity Episcopal Church
Hopkins 4K for Cancer - "Riders Name"
600 Franklin St
Michigan City, IN 46360

Packages need to arrive by June 5th

Wesley United Methodist Church
Hopkins 4K for Cancer - "Riders Name"
100 E. Ray St
Sweet Springs, MO 65351

Packages need to arrive by June 15th

6th Annual Hopkins 4K Send-off and Tire Dipping Ceremony!

The 2007 Hopkins 4K invites you to join us at 8:00 am on Saturday, May 26, 2007 in front of Shriver Hall at the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus. We will then travel to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor forour traditional tire dipping ceremony.

(Riders, along with parents and friends should arrive at 7am for final bike preparations and breakfast.)

Join the '07 Hopkins 4K team in the fight against cancer!

Click to donate online now!!
Thanks for your support!

Congratulations to our 2007 riders!

We are going to make 2007 the best summer yet!

2007 Rider Selection

The summer of 2007 riders will be announced no later than Wednesday, November 1.

Please check back to see next year's group!

Thanks to all of those who applied!!

You should have received an email by now with the available days and times for interviews.

If you have not, please get in touch with us at hopkins4kforcancer@gmail.com so we can confirm that we received your application.

Thanks again, and we look forward to meeting all of you in the coming weeks!!

Summer 2007 Application

Hi Everyone!

The application for the Summer of 2007 is now up! Please click on the link below to download a copy. Remember, everyone needs to fill out the first part of the application, but those interested in applying to be leaders should fill out the second part as well.

All applications should be returned to hopkins4Kforcancer@gmail.com by OCTOBER 12th!

Please use the following format for your application file: LastName_Application_2007.doc

Please, if you have any questions (even if you think it's a dumb one to ask!) email us at the same address.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming info sessions or Hope Lodge event!

-Hopkins4K for Cancer

EDIT: Also, you can find more information on leadership opportunities at the following address:

EDIT2: Remember, we welcome applicants from schools other than Hopkins! It doesn't matter if you're from a West Coast school, Midwestern one, or even an international one--everyone from all over can apply!

Information sessions!!

In case you have failed to notice the bright yellow flyers around
campus, information sessions are going to be held really soon!

They are...

September 14th, 3:30-4:30pm, Clipper Room (Shriver)
September 17th, 3:30-4:30pm, Sherwood Room (Levering)
October 6th, 3:30-4:30pm, Clipper Room (Shriver)

If you're interested in applying to the 2007 Hopkins 4K group, come to these sessions to find out more about what we do and how to apply!

Pictures are COMPLETE

The picture section for the 2006 Hopkins 4K is COMPLETE! Lots of nostalgia from putting those up... the last ride across the Golden Gate. Man, I miss you guys.

Not only that, but journals are almost complete too! Just three more to put up. :)

Week 8

Our 8th week in Nevada is finally there for you to see. Only one more week to go until pictures are complete!

Also, we forgot to mention this earlier in the month, but thanks, thanks, and ever thanks to Brandon of Designsensory for raising both our disk space and bandwidth! Without you, we wouldn't be able to share as many pictures of all the amazing things we've seen and done. Cheers!

Week 7 and Journal Entries

Go forth and check out the pictures of our 7th week in Utah!

Also, more journal entries are finally up, after some lost-file digging through Katie Ross' dirty Mac.

Week 6 Finally Up

Get ready for some Trail Ridge awesomeness and more Colorado prettiness as you wait for all of week 6's pictures to load. More to come. I promise. :)

Week 5 is COMPLETE!

Here's a shout-out to John and everyone else who still rabidly checks this site daily for updates. :)

Anyhow, more pictures have been added to week 5. Check them out to see our first romp into the Rockies!

Weeks 6-9 are coming...


Sorry about the site being down for a while. The pictures ate up all our bandwidth, so we had to remove a couple of them.

Unfortunately, this means we won't be posting as many pictures for the weeks after 5. But stay tuned for the rest! Now that we're back in civilization for good (which means more easily accessible internet), we're (or I'm) working on it ASAP.

For now, check out the new bio pics of our riders before the Golden Gate!

We're about to arrive in SanFran!!!

Arrival Schedule- San Francisco!!!!

Saturday July 29, 2006

Day off in China Camp State Park

BBQ with rider family and friends @ the park

4-7 PM

We kindly ask that family and friends leave by 7pm so that riders may have time to reflect on our journey during this last night together. Thank you!

Directions are available at the following website: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=466

We will meet at one of the picnic areas along the Bay. It will be on the right side a few miles into the park. Plenty of parking should be available.

All are asked to please bring a dish to share for this potluck dinner. Thanks!!

Sunday July 30, 2006

7:30 AM Depart China Camp

Ride Approx 25 miles to Vista Point, Golden Gate Bridge

10:00 AM, arrival, at the latest

Meet family/friends for pictures

11 AM- Bridge Crossing

From Bridge ride to Crissy Field [http://www.crissyfield.org/]

Arrive at Crissy Field (on portion close to bridge, look for us)

11:30 - Group Ceremony with family and friends and guests

Dip tires in Bay

12:30 PM Ceremony over

~3-5pm (time tentative): Final Group Gathering. Directions will be provided at our Group Ceremony on the Bay. Light refreshments, salads, and sandwiches will be provided. Get a chance to say goodbye to everyone when you actually look and smell like human beings again!

Mail Drops!

These will be updated over the next week, so keep checking in with this if you want to send your favorite rider a gift bag!

->Mail Drop Chicago - Make sure that your package will arrive in Chicago no later than June 7th or the rider will not get it!

Rider Name-Hopkins 4K
c/o Katie Ross
828 Crestfield Ave.
Libertyville, Il 60048

->Mail Drop Topeka - Make sure that your package will arrive in Topeka no later than June 20th or the rider will not get it!

Rider Name-Hopkins 4K
c/o First United Methodist Church
600 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66603

->Mail Drop Boulder - Make sure that your package will arrive in Boulder no later than June 30th or the rider will not get it!

Rider Name-Hopkins 4K
c/o First Baptist Church
1237 Pine St
Boulder, CO 80302

->Mail Drop Cedar City - Make sure that your package will arrive in Cedar City no later than July 16th or the rider will not get it!

Rider Name-Hopkins 4K
c/o Lenny Pallock
200 E 300 S
Cedar City, UT 84720

->Mail Drop San Francisco - Make sure that your package will arrive in San Francisco no later than July 28th or the rider will not get it!

Rider Name
c/o Hopkins 4K
1517 N Point #488
San Francisco, CA 94123

Week Three Photos

Week three pictures are up! More to come. Thanks for your patience.

Week Two Picture Updates

70 pictures from week two are finally up. Enjoy!

Hopkins 4K makes it in the Baltimore Sun!

Well, a little bit after our send-off, I received an email that said we made it into the Baltimore Sun newspaper. Here's the link!

The Send-Off Schedule is Here!

2006 Hopkins 4K for Cancer

Send off Weekend

Friday May 26

1:00 PM – Riders must arrive in Baltimore by this time.

2:00-3:00 PM – Group ride. Last chance to make sure your bike is in good working order

4:00-6:30 PM – BBQ. Bring your family and friends, everyone is invited (BYO food). Please let parents know, this is a time for fun and meeting people, a specific Q&A session with Katie and Joe is scheduled for Saturday.

7:00 PM – Joe’s for those last minute supplies (tubes, patch kits, etc) also last chance for free expert maintenance.

Friday night – Party 4K style, get to know your teammates while celebrating the start of the best summer of your life!

Saturday May 27

10:00-11:00 AM – Last Leader meeting, everyone invited.

11:00-1:00 PM – Last Rider meeting

2:00-3:00 PM – Parents meeting. Parents only, meet with Joe and Katie and get all your questions answered.

3:00 PM – Depart for Hope Lodge to begin cooking dinner

5:00-7:00 PM – Hope Lodge send-off dinner.

8:00-10:00 PM – Riders Only 4K Pow-Wow

10:00 PM – Sleep, if you’re not too excited for tomorrow.

Sunday May 28

6:00 AM – Arrive @ Shriver Hall steps with bags pack and ready to be loaded in the vans. Breakfast will be provided for riders, family and friends.

7:00-7:30 AM – Photo op

7:30 – 8:00 AM – Send off ceremony

8:15 AM – Depart for Inner Harbor

8:45 AM – Arrive @ Inner Harbor, tire dip, more photos, final good-byes

9:00-9:04 AM – Bike for 1 mile…Repeat 4,000 times

Tentative Schedule for 4K 2006

So here it is, folks. Our tentative schedule (which still might have a few tweaks* once we get closer to May). Usually on our last day, before we head down into San Fran, we have a BBQ and a little celebration. If you wish to come, you are more than welcome to join us.

* check out the change in Missouri! Instead of hitting Sweet Springs and Kansas City, we are now going to Sedalia, Garden City and then to Paola. This will not alter our days on the road, so no worries!

leaving Baltimore, MD
28.May Waynesboro, PA
29.May Bedford, PA
30.May Greensburg, PA
31.May day off
01.Jun Youngstown, OH
02.Jun Cleveland, OH
03.Jun day off
04.Jun Sandusky, oH
05.Jun Fayette, OH
06.Jun Lagrange, IN
07.Jun Michigan City, IN
08.Jun Chicago, IL
09.Jun day off
10.Jun Kankakee, IL
11.Jun Clinton, IL
12.Jun Jacksonville, IL
13.Jun Saint Louis, MO
14.Jun day off
15.Jun Montgomery City, MO
16.Jun Fayette, MO
17.Jun Sedalia, MO
18.Jun Garden City, MO
19.Jun Paola, KS
20.Jun Topeka, KS
21.Jun Frankfort, KS
22.Jun Fairbury, NE
23.Jun Red Cloud, NE
24.Jun Arapahoe, NE
25.Jun Benkelman, NE
26.Jun day off
27.Jun Yuma, CO
28.Jun Wiggins, CO
29.Jun Boulder, CO
30.Jun day off
01.Jul Estes Park, CO
02.Jul Grand Lake, CO
03.Jul day off
04.Jul Kremmling, CO
05.Jul Glenwood Springs, CO
06.Jul Paonia, CO
07.Jul Montrose, CO
08.Jul Naturita, CO
09.Jul Moab, UT
10.Jul day off
11.Jul Blanding, UT
12.Jul Hite SP, UT
13.Jul Capitol Reef SP, UT
14.Jul Escalante, UT
15.Jul Brice Canyon NP, UT
16.Jul Cedar City, UT
17.Jul day off
18.Jul Caliente, NV
19.Jul Las Vegas, NV
20.Jul day off
21.Jul Amargosa Valley, NV
22.Jul Lida, NV
23.Jul Benton, CA
24.Jul Yosemite, CA
25.Jul day off
26.Jul Groveland, CA
27.Jul Stockton, CA
28.Jul China Camp, CA
29.Jul day off
30.Jul San Francisco, CA

New Mailing Location for 4k

Notice: Our official mailing address for donations and other necessities has changed to

Hopkins4K for Cancer
Levering Hall, Suite 200
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Donation page has been updated!

2006 Cyclists ONLINE!!!

Well, after a few setbacks getting access to the site, the riders for 2006 are finally updated and online. More info to come, so stay tuned!

Hopkins4k at Hope Lodge for Thanksgiving

Well, I know it's a bit late, but Joe wrote a journal entry for the Hope Lodge event we did for Turkey-Day. I just wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to read it!

Applications are closed!

Thanks for applying everyone! Stay tuned for more info.

Hopkins 4K Information Brochure

This brochure describes what the Hopkins 4K is all about, feel free to click on the link to download it. It is a PDF file, so you'll need Adobe Acrobat reader or another program designed to read PDFs.


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.


Click the below link to view the 26 riders that will cycle to San Francisco in the 4th annual Hopkins 4K For Cancer


Thanks to everybody that applied to be on the 2005 Hopkins 4K For Cancer! The applications were truly inspiring and we have a great team of leaders and riders picked out for this summer. Please continue to check back over the next several weeks as the site is updated and this year's cyclists are added.


Click on the above link to download the application.


Friday is definitely not the 7th - Thursday is! So with that in mind, we have extended the application period to Saturday, Octobber 9. Sorry for the confusion!

Applications Due October 7!

Don't forget - applications are due Friday, October 7!

Application can be found here

Leadership Opportunities can be found here

2005 Leadership Opportunities

Interested in taking your Hopkins 4k for Cancer experience to the next level? Check out leadership opportunities at the link above, or go to:

(Adobe Reader required)

Last Information Session!

Our last information session will be held Tuesday night (9/21/04) @ 7pm in the McCoy Multi-Purpose Room. This is your best opportunity to hear about the trip, ask questions, and meet Hopkins 4k for Cancer alumni! See you there!

Keep an eye out for the information packet, to be posted soon.

2005 Application!

The 2005 application is now available! Click the link above or go to http://files.hopkins4k.org/2005/Application_2005.doc

Please follow the instructions carefully, as no paper applications will be accepted.

An information packet will follow shortly.

JHU News-Letter

We have been featured in the Johns Hopkins News-Letter. Click the link above!

2005 Information Session

Interested in joining us for the summer of a lifetime? Come learn about the organization and how you can get involved in our 2005 ride!

Sunday, September 19th @ 7 pm
Tuesday, September 21st @ 7 pm

Both in the McCoy Multi-Purpose Room on the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University.

Are you out of town and can't make it? Email dan@hopkins4k.org or rob@hopkins4k.org for more information.

An information packet and 2005 application will be posted soon.

New Media Additions

Check out our soon to be famous cyclists!


We crossed the Golden Gate Bridge at 10am this morning! We dipped our front tires in the San Francisco Bay and then gathered with family and friends on the beach to hand out superlatives, say thank-yous, give a toast, and share one last dedication.

Expect photos soon... Rob's camera ran out of batteries this morning, so he will be relying on 4k friends and family to send him pictures for the website! Please contact him at rob@hopkins4k.org to find out where to send pictures.


We have just wrapped up an amazing visit with our friends in Stockton, CA, and will begin our last full day of riding bright and early tomorrow morning! We'll be heading to China Camp State Park, where we will spend the next two nights before crossing over to San Francisco Sunday morning.

We'd love to have you join us as we cross the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco Sunday morning. We will gather at Vista Point on the north side of the bridge at 9am, and will begin crossing at 10am. Ceremonies will begin at 11am at the beach on the San Francisco side of the bridge. We hope to see you there!

Updates and San Francisco

Hello from Tonopah, NV! Photos from Weeks 6-8 are updated and a few new journals are up.

Events in San Francisco are being planned... those of you on the newsletter will receive a detailed timeline. Please speak with your rider for full details or if you would like to help us out with any of these events.

Mail Drop

We are currently in Bryce Canyon and loving every minute of it! We have also started camping much more on this leg of the trip - it's taking some getting used to, but we are enjoying sleeping under the stars... some of us have never seen the Milky Way!

Here's a new mail drop (we apologize for the late notice, internet access has been hard to find). We will be at this location on Friday, July 23 and for a day off on Saturday, July 24, so please plan accordingly. Note: this is a PO Box, so FedEx is not an option.

Rider's Name
c/o Joel Cofer
P.O. Box 1474
Tonopah, Nevada 89049

New Photos!

New photos are up for weeks 4-6.

As a side note - if you cannot find a piece of old news (like a mail drop), click on "More News" at the bottom of this section to view all the news in chronological order.


We crossed in to the Rockies from Boulder, CO two days ago! We got our first dose of what a challenge altitude can be - it definitely made the first day's climb into Estes Park harder for some (but don't worry, everyone's just fine!). Yesterday we climbed to 12,100 feet along Trail Ridge Road, and then flew down to Grand Lake at 8,000 feet to watch fireworks for the Fourth of July. Today is a day off, and our legs are thanking us!

(Cell phone reception is very poor out here - please keep that in mind and don't let yourself be worried if you cannot get in touch with a rider. We will definitely find a way to immediately contact family members if necessary.)

July 16, 2004 Mail Drop

Phil's first mail drop!! I should warn that this is a P.O. Box, so you CANNOT send FedEx packages (FedEx does not deliver to P.O. Boxes)!! There will be more mail drops to come soon. Here's the information for this newest mail drop:

July 16
c/o Winnie Washburn
P.O. Box 254
Escalante, UT 84726

More updates!

A few photos and journals have been added... thanks for keeping in touch! We are currently in Nebraska and are loving it! With the exception of the headwinds...


The first newsletter is out... if you missed this one, please sign up below (scroll down).


Many more photos are up, and so are a couple more journals. Mail drops to come. We are extremely enjoying ourselves out on the road - keep checking the site often!

New Mail Drops

New mail drops are in - we've loved receiving your care packages. And thank you to the 4k Alumns for your special package!

June 20
Rider's Name
Hopkins 4k for Cancer
c/o First United Methodist Church
600 SW Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, KS 66603

June 28
Rider's Name
c/o Carolyn Crosett
1309 A Street
Benklemen, NE 69021


Travel Journals and some Photos have been updated. More photos to come as soon as we have internet access again!

Slow to update...

We want to apologize to everyone for the long periods between updates. We have not had internet access as often as anticipated. Please bear with us!

Mail Drops!

Mail Drops are in!

June 5
Rider's Name
c/o Scott Matheny
314 W. Madison Street
Sandusky OH 44870

June 9
Rider's Name
c/o Cheryl Machnich
120 Inverness Ct.
Lak Bluff, IL 60044

Journals Updated!

New journals are up!

Montreal Teen Cycles Across U.S. for Cancer

David Shahmoon could have flown from Baltimore to San Francisco in a few hours. Instead, he rode his bike. It took 58 days.

Uni grad pedals to fight cancer

When Mathew Woodbury rolled up to his parents' house in Urbana on Saturday . . .

Time to go!

The 2004 send off ceremony will be
May 29th, 8:15 AM, at Shriver Hall at Johns Hopkins University.

2004 Riders Online

We are happy to announce that the 2004 riders are now online. Pictures for most of the riders are available, and more are coming soon.

Application Review.

Thanks to all those who applied for the 2004 ride! We are now in the process of reviewing the applicants and will be in touch shortly.


The total money raised for the American Cancer Society over the past two years past the $100,000 mark! Thank you to all those who have supported our cause.

We Made It!

We have arrived in San Francisco and will be posting new pictures soon. Check out our travel journal in the meantime. Thanks again to our supporters!

We're Almost There!

On the eve of our arrival in San Francisco, we have made updates to our site. We have posted new picutures from our past weeks. We conclude our journey July 29th at 1pm. Thank you to all who have supported us along the way.

Rider Pictures!

You can check out the mugs of all our riders. Look in the cyclists section for our new photos.

New Mail Drops!

New mail drop locations have been added to the travel section

Photography Update!

We have posted pictures from our first 5 weeks on the road.

Journal Entry Updates!

We have made several additions to our travel section. Stop by and check our what we have been up to in the last month. Photos are on the way too.

And We're Off Again!

After starting our journey at the beginning of the month we have gotten a chance to breath for a bit and have made some changes to the site. Check out our complete riders list, our complete itinerary, and our mail drop sections. Our sponsor's list has also been updated, so make sure to check it out to see all the people who have made this year's ride possible. Photos and Journal entries on the way soon!

2003 Riders Online!

With the summer quickly approaching we are beginning to put up new content for the second annual ride. The first addition is the the listing of this years participants! Check our our cyclists section to see who is making the journey. Photos, new sponsors, and pre-ride journal entries are all coming soon. And not to worry, our 2002 riders are still online too. Over the coming months we will be archiving the entire 2002 site for your continued viewing pleasure.

Journal Additions.

Happy New Year! As we prepare for our next journey, our 2002 trip comes to a close. We have added the remainder of our journal entries, including the final San Francisco entry, to the travel page. Make sure and check them out, and keep your eyes peeled for the coming 2003 ride.


Today we breached our goal of $50,000 for the summer 2002 Hopkins 4k for Cancer ride. After we totaled all the donations, we presented a check to the American Cancer Society for $50,000! Thank you for all your support once again, and keep watching these pages for updates on next year's ride.

Apply for our 2003 ride.

So you want to ride to San Francisco you say? Crazy as it may sound, we are doing it again in the summer of 2003. Click on the link to read more about the next ride, and to apply as one of the lucky twenty-four who will be out there on the road in 2003.

Shirts, Mugs, Backpacks and more.

Are you sitting at home wondering how you can spice up your wardrobe for the coming months? We have a solution! Hopkins4K has opened up an online store where you can buy t-shirts, sweatshirts, messenger bags, mugs and more. All of the proceeds will be donated directly to the American Cancer Society.


Our final days are now online for your viewing pleasure. An update has been made to our photo gallery section which contains pictures from our last two weeks. Enjoy the show!

We're Here!

Our journey is coming to a close today, but you can be there for the final moments. Join us at Krissy Field near the Golden Gate Bridge today (1pm PST) as we ride across the bridge. We have also made updates all over the site. Read some of our journal entries (we will be getting all of them up in the coming weeks), check out a photo gallery or listen in to our radio callins that we have made over the past 2 months. Thanks for all your support!

More Site Updates.

Updates have occurred all over the site. Check out the cyclists section to see a picture of each rider. Check out the journal section to read our new entries. A new radio call-in has been added, as well as some more photos in our gallery. Lastly, some additional sponsors have been added.

Massive Gallery Update.

Straight from the road, our picture gallery has undergone a major renovation.

More Journal Entries.

An update has occurred to the journal entry section. Check out our new entries from our second week.

Radio Call-In Online.

You've seen the pictures, you've read the journals, now you can hear us from the road! Our radio call-ins with B104.3 are now online.

Journal Entries Online.

Our first round of journal entries have been added to the site as well as a few pictures.

On the Road!

The day has finally arrived. Today we will depart from the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus to begin our cross country journey.

How Can You Help?

Even if you can’t join us out on the open road, you can still join us in our enthusiasm for our cause. Please take a moment and consider supporting our riders and helping in our fight against cancer

Listen in on WOCT-FM 104.3

Bob and Tom of the New Baltimore Classic Rock will check in with our riders as we make our way across the nation. Every Monday we will be posting our radio call-in with the 104.3 Morning show. Be sure to check back to listen in on our progress.