Apply to Ride


Texas 4000 has a competitive application process that began on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 for recruitment of the 2018 Texas 4000 Team and will close on Friday, September 30, 2016. We offer applicants the opportunity of a lifetime – the chance to fight cancer and share hope, knowledge and charity with communities large and small while riding across North America.

Application Guidelines

To be eligible for the ride, you must (1) be enrolled at University of Texas at Austin at the time of application submission, (2) be enrolled at University of Texas at Austin for a minimum of one semester during your ride year (2018 Team ex: fall of 2017 or entire 2017-2018 school year, and (3) reside in Austin, Texas during the fall and spring prior to your summer ride.

Although no endurance sports experience is required, applicants should be healthy and active and can expect to spend plenty of time in a rigorous training program leading up to the summer ride. All riders are required to log a minimum of 2,000 training miles before becoming eligible for the summer ride in addition to attending Saturday training rides.

As an organization, we are committed to funding cancer research initiatives and cancer support services, which requires fundraising. Each accepted applicant is expected to raise a minimum of $4,500 (a dollar per mile) prior to departure on the summer ride.

Additionally, Texas 4000 is committed to improving our community in Austin through volunteerism as well. All riders will be required to volunteer in the community as representatives of Texas 4000 during their training for the summer ride.

Finally, as a team member, accepted applicants will be expected to actively participate in the planning, preparation, and execution of the summer ride, beginning at the time of selection.

Rider Application

Interested individuals can download the 2018 Texas 4000 Team application here, until September 30th, 2016, when it closes.

Recruitment Timeline


Thursday, Sept. 1st – Application Released
Tuesday, Sept. 6th – Info Session, UTC 3.134 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 7th – Info Session, UTC 3.134 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Tuesday, Sept. 13th – Info Session, UTC 3.124 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 14th – Info Session, UTC 3.124 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Tuesday, Sept. 20th – Info Session, SZB 370 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 21st – Info Session, UTC 4.110 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Tuesday, Sept. 27th – Info Session, UTC 3.134 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 28th – Info Session, UTC 3.134 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Friday, Sept. 30th – Application Closes
Mid-to-Late October – Group & Individual Interviews
Mid-November – Final Decisions Made