Join national non-profit World T.E.A.M. in our annual Face of America cycling challenge to Gettysburg’s historic Civil War battlefields this May 3-5, 2019. Participating athletes will pedal from near the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia north through Maryland to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The ride honors our military — veterans and active duty, both disabled and able-bodied — and celebrates the American Spirit.
Cyclists travel 112 miles in two days, with an overnight stay in Frederick, Maryland. The route is fully-supported with manned rest stops every ten to 12 miles, SAG wagons, skilled ride marshals, a moto team and mechanical support. Face of America provides athletes the opportunity to welcome adaptive and able-bodied servicemen and women as teammates and to show them how much we appreciate their service and dedication to the country.
World T.E.A.M. has been organizing and directing Face of America for nearly two decades. Our inaugural Face of America in 2000 saw two teams of adaptive and able-bodied cyclists begin from each coast and meet under the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2002 and 2003, our ride honored the civilian and military victims of the September, 2001 attacks on America. More than 1,000 athletes rode from Ground Zero in New York City to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia in September, 2002. The following September, more than 600 riders completed this three-day journey. Since 2006, the Face of America has honored injured and adaptive military veterans from wars and conflicts worldwide through inclusive rides between the capital in Washington and the Civil War battlefields of Gettysburg.
Regional and national media have followed the ride for the last decade, including coverage by FOX News, New England Sports Network, Maryland Public Television, The Pentagon Channel and The Veterans Channel. Local media from Washington to Frederick and Gettysburg also cover Face of America.
First time Rider? Returning Rider? If you have questions about Face of America, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or write us an email note.
Purchasing additional meal tickets for family or friends, or tickets for our Friday bus from Gettysburg to Arlington? Please visit our Face of America store.