Join non-profit World T.E.A.M. in our annual Face of America Liberty cycling challenge to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York this September 29, 2018. Participating athletes will ride our single-day bicycle ride along the eastern bank of the Hudson River north to West Point. The ride honors our military — veterans and active duty, both disabled and able-bodied — and celebrates the American Spirit.
Cyclists travel 56 miles on scenic back country roads starting in the historic Sleepy Hollow region, across the Bear Mountain Bridge to West Point. The route is fully-supported with manned rest stops, SAG wagons and mechanic support. A free bus returns athletes to the ride start at the end of the day. Face of America Liberty provides an 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.
An Inspiring History
World T.E.A.M. has been organizing and directing our Face of America cycling series 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 disabled military veterans from wars and conflicts worldwide with inclusive rides between the capital in Washington and the Civil War battlefields of Gettysburg.
Face of America Liberty began in 2017 following a test ride in 2015. The first year’s ride began at West Point and rode south along the Hudson River to Manhattan, with nearly 70 participants.