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 2021 Texas 4000 team starts with the application opening on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019. The application deadline has been extended until Sunday, October 6th at 11:59pm.

To stay up-to-date on recruitment events, join the Texas 4000 2021 Recruitment Facebook group, or email apply.texas4000@gmail.com to be added to our email list.

Application Guidelines


To be eligible for the ride, 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 2020 (can graduate in Dec. 2020)
  3. Reside in Austin, Texas through spring 2021 (not including breaks; can study abroad in spring 2020)
  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 2020 through August 2021, 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 2021 Texas 4000 Team application will be available below on September 3rd, 2019. The application deadline has been extended until Sunday, October 6th at 11:59pm.

Recruitment Timeline


Timeline

Application Dates
Opens: Tuesday, Sept. 3rd
Closes: Sunday, Oct 6th at 11:59pm (deadline extended)

Info Sessions
Wednesday, Sept. 4 2:30-4:00pm | UTC 3.124
Tuesday, Sept. 10 6:00-7:30pm | UTC 3.112
Wednesday, Sept. 11 2:30-4:00pm | UTC 3.124
Tuesday, Sept. 17 6:00-7:30pm | UTC 3.112
Wednesday, Sept. 18 2:30-4:00pm | UTC 3.124
Tuesday, Sept. 24 6:00-7:30pm | UTC 3.112
Wednesday, Sept. 25 2:30-4:00pm | UTC 3.124

Meet & Greets
Wednesday, Sept. 11 6:00-8:00pm | Dobie
Sunday, Sept. 22 2:00-4:00pm | Space24Twenty

App Writing Help Days
Tuesday, Sept. 24 7:30-9:00pm
Friday, Sept. 27 4:00-6:00pm | Lucky Lab

Interviews
Fri, Oct. 25th – Interview Notifications Sent & Sign-Ups Released
Tues-Thurs, Oct. 29th-31st – Group/Individual Interviews
Tues-Thurs, Nov. 5th-7th – Group/ Individual Interviews, cont.

Selection
Mid-November – Final Decisions Made