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 will close on Monday, September 30th, 2019 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
  3. Reside in Austin, Texas each semester from spring 2020 to spring 2021 (not including winter or summer break)

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 will close on Monday, September 30th, 2019, at 11:59pm.

 

Recruitment Timeline


Timeline

Tues, Sep. 3rd – Application Released
Wed, Sept. 4th – Info Session, UTC 4.104 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Tues, Sept. 10th – Info Session, UTC 1.104 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Wed, Sept. 11th – Info Session, UTC 1.104 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Meet & Greet, Dobie Food Court 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Tues, Sept. 17th – Info Session, UTC 4.104 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Wed, Sept. 18th – Info Session, UTC 1.104 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Sat, Sept. 21 – Meet & Greet, Space 24 Twenty 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Tues, Sept. 24th – Info Session, UTC 1.104 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
App Writing Help Session 1, TBD 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Wed, Sept. 25th – Info Session, UTC 1.104 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Fri, Sept. 27th – App Writing Help Session 2, Lucky Lab 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Mon, Sept. 30th – Application Closes
Tues-Thurs, Oct. 29th-31st – Group/Individual Interviews
Tues-Thurs, Nov. 5th-7th – Group/ Individual Interviews, cont.
Mid-November – Final Decisions Made