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 2022 Texas 4000 team starts with the application opening on Thursday, October 1st, 2020. The application deadline is Friday, October 30th at 11:59pm.

To stay up-to-date on recruitment events, join the Texas 4000 2022 Recruitment Facebook group, fill out this interest form, or 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

A PDF version of the application can be found here.

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 2021 (can graduate in Dec. 2021)
  3. Reside in Austin, Texas through spring 2022 (not including breaks; can study abroad in spring 2021)
  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 2021 through August 2022, 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 2022 Texas 4000 Team application will be available below on October 1st, 2020. The application deadline is Friday, October 30th at 11:59pm.

Recruitment Timeline


Timeline

Application Dates
Opens: Thursday, Oct. 1st
Closes: Friday, Oct 30th at 11:59pm

Info Sessions
Wednesday, Sept. 16 3:00-4:00pm | Virtual
Wednesday, Sept. 23 8:00-9:00pm | Virtual
Thursday, Sept. 24 5:00-6:00pm | Virtual
Tuesday, Oct. 6 7:00-8:00pm | Virtual
Thursday, Oct. 15 5:00-6:00pm | Virtual
Tuesday, Oct. 20 3:00-4:00pm | Virtual

Meet & Greets
Saturday, Oct. 17 3:00-4:00pm | Virtual
Tuesday, Oct. 20 5:00-6:00pm | Virtual

Application Writing Help Days
Thursday, Oct. 22 5:00-6:00pm | Virtual
Sunday, Oct. 25 3:00-4:00pm | Virtual

Zoom link for all info. sessions, meet & greets, and application help days will be posted to the Texas 4000 2022 Facebook page.

Interviews
Fri, Nov. 13th – Interview Notifications Sent & Sign-Ups Released
Tues-Thurs, Nov. 17th-19th – Individual Interviews

Selection
Early-Mid December – Final Decisions Made