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Face of America Participant Registration

Riders at Face of America may select between two routes when registering. Our classic Arlington route is 110 miles and our northern Valley Forge route is 120 miles. Both join together in downtown Gettysburg on Sunday, April 30 for the final miles to the finish at the Allstar Expo Complex. Our classic south to north route begins in Arlington, Virginia and our northern east to west route begins in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Both routes offer riders with beautiful scenery and hearty fellowship. Classic route riders will travel by the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery and the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park before riding through the rural communities and farms of northwestern Maryland and southern Pennsylvania. Northern route riders begin in historic Valley Forge National Historical Park west of Philadelphia, where General Washington and the Continental Army wintered in 1777-78, and travel west through mainly rural regions of southern Pennsylvania. The northern route is a little hillier than the classic route, so participants should be prepared for climbs and descents, particularly on the first day.

Participants may register as individual riders, or as a member of a team. Some teams are actively seeking participants. You may also create a team to recruit additional riders.

Face of America Classic RouteRide registration fees and fundraising minimums for civilian, active duty military/first responder, and retired military participants are listed below. World T.E.A.M. Sports covers the entry fees and lodging costs for all registered athletes with disabilities. First-year adaptive athletes are eligible for  transportation arrangements and costs if from outside the ride region.

Registration includes the Friday commemorative banquet, continental breakfasts and Saturday lunch, and Sunday lunch at the Gettysburg ride finish at the Allstar Expo Complex.

All registered participants receive the commemorative Face of America 2017 cycling jersey at ride check-in at Arlington or at Valley Forge. The VOmax Classic Club Short Sleeve Jersey is a club cut jersey made for comfort, and features a dye process that keeps colors vibrant and crisp. VOmax cycling jerseys are made from a state-of-the-art moisture wicking fabric called MicroDry. It features raglan sleeves, a full length concealed zipper, and a high collar. Review the VOmax sizing chart to determine your correct size. Here are some details about the jerseys:Face of America 2017 Jersey

  • Lightweight high performance cycling jersey
  • Over-locked seams ensure proper fit that will withstand wear and tear (Over-locked seams create a stronger hold between fabrics, making it harder to become loose from wear and tear)
  • 3 rear-positioned racer pockets offer secure storage and easy access
  • Microdry fabric wicks moisture away from skin (wicking refers to the ability of the fabric to move moisture away from the body and the fabric itself; this can help keep the body dry and cool even when the person sweats from exertion)
  • Men's jersey waists are finished with no elastic
  • Women's jersey waists are finished with a no gripper

The Friday evening commemorative banquets at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC-Crystal City in Arlington and at the Valley Forge Casino Resort Hotel in Valley Forge is included. Participants can purchase additional dinner tickets when they register or through our online store. Guest dinner tickets are priced higher if purchased at check-in.

Participating veterans and civilians with disabilities will receive direct e-mail or telephone communication from the Face of America adaptive rider coordinators following registration. You must actively communicate with the coordinators to arrange your participation - those who do not will be disqualified from riding. All participating adaptive athletes must complete the Face of America Confidential Medical Record, which will be sent by e-mail to the registered athletes by the veterans coordinators. This document must be completed and submitted to the coordinators to participate.

Adaptive Athletes and Caregiver Registration

Face of America 2017 Adaptive Athlete QuestionnaireAdaptive military veteran, civilian and first responder athletes must complete our online rider qualification questionnaire prior to registering. The questionnaire opened October 31, and closed the evening of December 2. Successful applicants were notified by email message the week of December 19 and were provided with registration information. Registration for adaptive athletes and required family caregivers is currently underway. Athletes who missed the questionnaire open enrollment deadline are invited to complete the application and join our waiting list. Waiting list athetes will be invited by email to register when openings occur owing to medical reasons, official orders or other unexpected athlete withdrawals.

Ride Marshal Registration

Athletes interested in serving as ride marshals for the 2017 Face of America will be specifically invited by the marshal coordinators and provided information regarding registration times and procedures.

Virtual Supporter Registration

Individuals who are unable to attend Face of America in person are invited to participate virtually through the Virtual Supporter category. This category has no registration fee and no fundraising minimum, and participants do not receive any ride benefits, such as a jersey or meals. They can join teams in support of team fundraising goals, however, and "virtually" participate in the ride through social media.

Registration Fees and Fundraising Minimums by Category

Fees apply to both Face of America routes. 

CATEGORIES NOW OPEN

  • Civilian: $100 registration, $800 fundraising minimum
  • Active Duty Military and First-Responder: $50 registration, $500 fundraising minimum
  • Retired Military Veterans: $50 registration, $500 fundraising minimum
  • Civilian Youth: $50 registration, $300 fundraising minimum
  • Volunteers: $0 registration, $100 fundraising suggested (no minimum) [non-riding]
  • Virtual Supporter: $0 registration, $100 fundraising suggested (no minimum) [non-riding]

Special Categories

  • Adaptive Athletes: $0 registration, $100 fundraising suggested (no minimum)
  • Caregivers for Adaptive Athletes: $0 registration, $100 fundraising suggested (no minimum) [non-riding]
     

Special category qualifications: Adaptive athletes must have completed our online questionnaire by December 2 to qualify for registration. Waiting list applicants are now accepted from interested athletes. Caregivers must be associated with registered adaptive athletes.


CATEGORY OPEN BY APPOINTMENT

The ride marshal coordinators will contact selected athletes for positions and notify of the registration date and time.

  • Ride Marshals: $50 registration, $300 fundraising minimum

 

Face of America Northern Route

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