Athletes at the start of Face of America


An adaptive hand cyclist at Face of America


An adaptive athlete receives a push

Complete this Application to Qualify for Face of America 2019

National non-profit World T.E.A.M.’s inclusive Face of America cycling challenge to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania will be held Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5, 2019.

Active and retired military, first-responder and civilians with disabilities are encouraged to complete this application to receive an invitation to register for this inclusive two-day non-competitive ride.

Applications for adaptive athletes will be accepted for consideration as positions remain. Once our adaptive athlete category capacity is reached, applications will be accepted for our replacement rider list. Replacement riders fill openings from athletes who drop out unexpectedly for medical reasons or for official military orders.

Important Note: All questions marked with an asterisk (*) are required for consideration. If you are unable to submit, review the questionnaire for any missed required questions. Please note that some browsers, such as Microsoft Explorer and Google Chrome with add-on software blocking pop-up windows, may have difficulties in completing and successfully submitting the application.

Participating Adaptive Athlete Requirements

To be considered as a candidate by our adaptive athlete participation committee and be invited to register as a participant, the successful applicant must:

  • Have a documented physical, emotional or developmental disability through birth, injury or illness;
  • Be physically fit to be able to complete daily cycling of 50 to 60 miles on hilly terrain;
  • Be able to fully commit at the time of registration to our May 3-5, 2019 event. Individuals who cancel their participation after March 1, 2019 may be subject to financial penalties for non-refundable reservations, including air travel, lodging and bicycle rentals. These penalties may be waived if the athlete provides medical documentation from their physician or official military orders.

Accepted athletes who receive invitations to ride will then need to register. An application is not complete until online registration is complete. There is a $25 registration fee, and a commitment of $250 in fundraising. You must meet these financial commitments to participate. Participants are required to meet their fundraising commitment by April 26, 2019, or an autocharge will be applied to the provided credit account to reach the minimum.

Adaptive Athlete Benefits

All registered adaptive athletes at Face of America will receive the following benefits:

  • A 2019 ride jersey and goodie bag.
  • Lodging on Friday and Saturday evenings (double occupancy).
  • All meals from Friday dinner until Sunday lunch.
  • Return bus transportation to Arlington.
  • Bicycle, recumbent or hand cycle rental if requested.
  • First-year athletes receive transportation assistance upon request if the athlete lives outside the Washington, D.C. capital region. This includes air reservations or gas reimbursement if traveling by vehicle. Returning athletes of two or more years with Face of America are responsible for their own transportation arrangements and costs.

Adaptive Athlete Financial Responsibilities

All registered adaptive athletes participating at Face of America will need to cover the following personal expenses:

  • All meals outside the designated meals on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Lodging for any accompanying family members or friends who are not registered caregivers.
  • Lodging beyond Friday and Saturday evenings (except as authorized by World T.E.A.M. for travel arrangements).
  • Hotel room and meal service, parking and/or special fees, such as Internet access or pay-per-view television.

In addition, second and greater year adaptive athletes will need to cover the following personal expenses:

  • Transportation to and from their home to the host hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

Adaptive Athlete Qualification Questionnaire

Please complete this application. Required questions are marked with an asterisk (*).

IMPORTANT: At the end of the application form, please enter your user name and password to create an account. If you are are a previous Face of America, Face of America Liberty or Adventure Team Challenge participant, you may find it easier to create a new user account and password (we’ll merge your accounts after you register).

What Happens Next?

World T.E.A.M.Once you have successfully completed our adaptive athlete application for an invitation to participate in Face of America 2019, a confirmation screen will appear on your browser stating so. In addition, you will receive an email confirmation to your provided address.

All applicants will be carefully considered by our qualification committee, but be aware that applying does not guarantee acceptance as a participant. Selected athletes will include a mix of first-year athletes and returning, experienced athletes. The review process may take up to a week or ten days, depending on the volume of current applicants.

A representative from World T.E.A.M. will be in contact by direct email message if you are selected for participation. At that time, you will be invited to register for Face of America using an exclusive link to the adaptive athlete registration page.

If you have a medically-required caregiver who will be attending, he or she must also register as a caregiver on the same website. The caregiver must be medically required, with full documentation from your physician.

All information in this questionnaire will be kept confidential by World T.E.A.M.

Questions or Difficulties?

Please contact World T.E.A.M. by email message for assistance. If you are having difficulties in submitting your questionnaire, please note in your email communication what you are experiencing. You do not need to log in if you are a previous participant or applicant – you may create a new user name and password.