Apply to Ride


Overview


We offer applicants the opportunity to fight cancer and share hope, knowledge and charity with communities, large and small, while riding across North America. The competitive application process for the 2024 Texas 4000 Team starts with the application opening in the fall semester of 2022.

To stay up-to-date on recruitment events and when the 20224 team application will open, email apply.texas4000@gmail.com to be added to our email list. You can also contact us on social media!

  • Facebook: Texas 4000 for Cancer
  • Instagram: @Texas4000
  • Twitter: @Texas4000

Texas 4000 for Cancer 2024 Team Application (PDF Version)

Application Guidelines


To be eligible for the ride as part of the 2024 team, you must:

  1. Be enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin at the time of application submission
  2. Be enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin through at least the fall of 2023 (can graduate in Dec. 2023)
  3. Reside in Austin, Texas through spring 2024 (not including breaks; can study abroad in spring 2023)
  4. Available for weekly team meetings on Monday nights at 7pm during the school year (no more than 2 absences allowed per semester)
  5. Have health insurance from fall 2023 through August 2024, or have plans to obtain it

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, part of which is achieved through weekly Saturday morning 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 (approx. a dollar per mile) prior to departure on the summer ride.

Additionally, Texas 4000 is committed to improving our community in Austin through volunteerism. All riders will be required to volunteer 50 hours in the community 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. This includes attending weekly team meetings each Monday night each semester.

Rider Application


The 2024 Texas 4000 Team application will open in the fall semester of 2022.

Recruitment Timeline


Timeline

Application Dates
Opens: September 6, 2022
Closes: October 4, 2022

Info Sessions
Info sessions will be offered to learn more about the organization and application process. Locations TBD.

Info Session 1: August 25, 2022, 6 – 7 PM
Info Session 2: August 30, 2022, 2 – 3 PM
Info Session 3: September 7, 2022, 5 – 6 PM
Info Session 4: September 13, 2022, 4 – 5 PM
Info Session 5: September 20, 2022, 6 – 7 PM

Meet & Greets
Meet & Greets will be offered to learn more about the organization from current Texas 4000 riders. Locations TBD.

Meet & Greet 1: September 14, 2022, 7 – 8:30 PM @ JP’s Pancakes
Meet & Greet 2: September 19, 2022, 5 – 6 PM
Meet & Greet 3: September 27, 2022, 6 – 7 PM

Application Writing Help Days
Current Texas 4000 riders will offer help and guidance with your application. Locations TBD.

Application Help Session 1: September 8, 2022, 5 – 6 PM
Application Help Session 2: September 22, 2022, 4 – 5 PM
Application Help Session 3: October 2, 2022, 6 – 7 PM

Interviews
*Group and individual interviews are required and will all be help in-person*
Group Interviews: October 18
Individual Interviews: October 19-20 & 25-26

Selection
Mid November – Final Decisions Made