Apply to Ride


Overview


We offer applicants the chance 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 2020 Texas 4000 team starts with the application opening on Friday, August 30th, 2018. The application deadline has been extended and will close on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at 11:59pm. 

To stay up-to-date on any recruitment events, join the Texas 4000 2020 Recruitment Facebook group, or email apply.texas4000@gmail.com to be added to the 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 2019, 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 (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.

Rider Application


Interested individuals can download the 2020 Texas 4000 Team application here. The application deadline has been extended and will close on Thursday, October 4th, 2018, at 11:59pm.

 

Recruitment Timeline


Timeline

Fri, Aug. 30th – Application Released
Wed, Sept. 5th – Info Session, UTC 4.104 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Wed, Sept. 12th – Info Session, UTC 1.104 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Thurs, Sept. 13th – Info Session, UTC 4.104 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Tues, Sept. 18th – Info Session, UTC 1.104 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Tues, Sept. 25th – Info Session, UTC 1.104 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Thurs, Sept. 27th – Info Session, UTC 1.104 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Thurs, Oct. 4th – DEADLINE EXTENDED – Application Closes
Tues-Thurs, Oct. 16th-18th – Interviews
Tues-Thurs, Oct. 23rd-25th – Interviews, cont.
Fri, Nov. 2nd – Final Decisions Made