Apply to Ride


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 2023 Texas 4000 team starts with the application opening on Friday, October, 1, 2021, and closing at midnight on Sunday, October 31, 2021.

To stay up-to-date on recruitment events, email [email protected] to be added to our email list. You can also contact us on social media!

  • Facebook: Texas 4000 for Cancer
  • Instagram: @Texas4000
  • Twitter: @Texas4000


CLICK HERE for a PDF version of the 2023  Team application.

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 2022 (can graduate in Dec. 2022)
  3. Reside in Austin, Texas through spring 2023 (not including breaks; can study abroad in spring 2022)
  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 2022 through August 2023, 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 2023 Texas 4000 Team application is now open. Applications will be accepted from Friday, October 1, 2021, through midnight Sunday, October 31, 2021. 

Recruitment Timeline


Application Dates
Opens: October 1, 2021
Closes: October 31, 2021

Info Sessions
Info sessions will be offered to learn more about the organization and application process. Locations TBD.

Info Session 1: Sept. 8, 4-5 PM
Info Session 2: Sept. 15, 6-7 PM
Info Session 3: Sept. 26, 6-7 PM
Info Session 4: Sept. 30, 4-5 PM
Info Session 5: Oct. 6, 8-9 PM
Info Session 6: Oct. 14, 5-6 PM

Meet & Greets
Meet & Greets will be offered to learn more about the organization from current Texas 4000 riders. Locations TBD.

Meet & Greet 1: Sept. 27, 10-11 AM
Meet & Greet 2: Oct. 16, 6-7 PM

Application Writing Help Days
Current Texas 4000 riders will offer help and guidance with your application. Locations TBD.

Application Help Session 1: Oct. 17, 4-5 PM
Application Help Session 2: Oct. 26, 7-8 PM

Group Interviews: Nov. 16
Individual Interviews: Nov. 17-18 & 22-23

Early-Mid December – Final Decisions Made