Monday, February 25, 2013

2013 Face of America Bike Ride April 26-28

WE ALL RIDE THE SAME ROAD THIS APRIL 26-28, 2013

World T.E.A.M. SportsFace of America bicycle ride brings together riders with disabilities and riders who are able-bodied. In its 11th year, the ride from the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia to the historic battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania includes about 500 participants annually.

The Face of America rides honor the men and women who were wounded or disabled while in service to their nation. Participants include many disabled veterans, along with currently active military and retired military. Active duty service and emergency response men and women also join hundreds of able-bodied citizens who ride together.

 From its launch as a cross-country ride in the summer of 2000, through two years of serving as the official 9/11 commemorative ride from Ground Zero in New York to Washington, to the current Washington to Gettysburg route, the Face of America ride has brought together civilians, active duty military, first responders and adaptive veterans in an inclusive bicycle ride. This April 26 through 28, the Face of America bicycle ride returns.

New for 2013, participants can select their challenge. Riders may choose our popular, fully-supported two-day ride from the Pentagon near Washington, DC to the historic battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Or, a rider may accept the challenge of one or both of our new one day metric century loop rides beginning and ending in Gettysburg. Through either option, these rides bring unique opportunities to honor America’s servicemen and women who have been wounded or injured, as they set and achieve new goals.

The 2013 Face of America is not just a bike ride. It is an opportunity to share stories and build camaraderie with 500 participants while honoring America’s disabled veterans and the American spirit. With many returning riders each year, this inspiring event has a limited number of entries.

Military veterans with disabilities pay no fees to participate. All other participants pay a minimal registration fee and need to meet or exceed minimum fundraising goals. All funds raised through participant fundraising will pay the costs of those participants with disabilities, along with event costs. Any remaining funds are applied to support upcoming World T.E.A.M. Sports events across the United States.

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If you are interested in learning more about riding in the above ride, sponsoring a rider, or volunteering, please go HERE
 
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