Apply to Ride


Texas 4000 has a competitive application process that began on Friday, September 1st, 2017 for recruitment of the 2019 Texas 4000 Team and will close on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:59pm. 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 (2019 Team ex: fall of 2018 or entire 2018-2019 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 2019 Texas 4000 Team application here, until September 30th, 2017, when it closes.


Recruitment Timeline


Friday, Sept. 1st – Application Released
Wednesday, Sept. 6th – Info Session, UTC 4.102 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Thursday, Sept. 7th – Info Session, UTC 4.112 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Tuesday, Sept. 12th – Info Session, UTC 4.132 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 13th – Info Session, UTC 4.110 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Tuesday, Sept. 19th – Recruit Rider Meet-n-Greet, Austin’s Pizza, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM                  Wednesday, Sept 20th – Info Session, UTC 4.134 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Thursday, Sept. 21st – Info Session, UTC 4.134 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Tuesday, Sept. 26th – Info Session, UTC 4.132 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 27th – Info Session, UTC 4.134 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Saturday, Sept. 30th – Application Closes
Mid-to-Late October – Group & Individual Interviews
Early-November – Final Decisions Made