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Complete this Application to Qualify for Face of America Liberty

National non-profit World T.E.A.M.’s inclusive Face of America Liberty cycling challenge to the United States Military Academy at West Point on the west bank of the Hudson River from the Phelps Hospital in historic Sleepy Hollow, New York will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019.

Active and retired military, first-responder and civilians with disabilities are invited to complete this application to receive an invitation to register for this 56-mile, challenging non-competitive ride.

Applications for adaptive athletes will be accepted for consideration as positions remain. Once the 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.

Any Questions or Difficulties with Your Application? Please contact us by email for assistance.

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 a day of cycling 56 miles on hilly terrain;
  • Be able to fully commit at the time of registration to our September 28, 2019 event. Individuals who cancel their participation after September 1, 2019 may be subject to financial penalties. These penalties may be waived if the athlete provides medical documentation from their physician certifying they are unable to participate or official military orders.

Accepted athletes who receive email 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 $125 in fundraising. You must meet these financial commitments to participate. Participants are required to meet their fundraising commitment by September 20, 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 Liberty will receive the following:

  • A ride goodie bag.
  • All meals Saturday – continental breakfast, lunch and a quick dinner.
  • Return bus transportation from West Point to the ride start.

Adaptive Athlete Financial Responsibilities

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

  • Transportation to and from the athlete’s home to the host Sheraton Hotel in Tarrytown or to the Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow if traveling directly to the ride beginning Saturday morning.
  • Shipping of bicycles or hand cycles to the event (there are no bicycle rentals available).
  • Lodging for Friday and/or Saturday evening if needed.
  • All meals outside the provided Saturday meals.

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 Liberty, Face of America, 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?

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Once you have successfully completed our adaptive athlete application for an invitation to  participate in Face of America Liberty, 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 Liberty using an exclusive link to the adaptive athlete registration page.

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.