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Face of America Liberty Participant Registration

Riders at Face of America Liberty will travel approximately 54 miles along the beautiful Hudson River valley from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York to Manhattan Island. Riders will pass through New Jersey before transferring to a ferry, then ride bike trails through Manhattan to the conclusion at the World Trade Center.

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.

Adaptive athletes must first complete our online qualification questionnaire. Those athletes who are selected for the ride will be contacted by email and provided with a special registration site address. When the category is full, we will accept additional candidates as replacement riders in case registered athletes drop out.

Ride 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 for all registered athletes with disabilities.

Registration includes the Sunday continental breakfast and lunch.

Face of America Liberty 2017 JerseyAll registered participants receive the commemorative Face of America Liberty 2017 cycling jersey at ride check-in at the north parking lot at West Point's Buffalo Soldier Field. 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:

  • 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

Participating athletes with disabilities will receive direct e-mail or telephone communication from the Face of America Liberty adaptive rider coordinators following registration. You must actively communicate by email and by telephone with the coordinators to confirm your participation.


Adaptive Athletes Registration

Adaptive military veteran, civilian and first responder athletes must complete our online rider qualification questionnaire prior to registering. The questionnaire opened August 14, and accepted applicants through August 25. Successful applicants were notified by email message the week of August 28 and provided with online registration information. Athletes who miss the questionnaire open enrollment deadline are invited to complete the application and join our waiting list until its closure in early September. Waiting list athetes will be invited by email to register when openings occur owing to medical reasons, official orders or other unexpected athlete withdrawals.

Riding to the World Trade Center

Ride Marshal Registration

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


Virtual Supporter Registration

Individuals who are unable to attend Face of America Liberty 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

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  • Civilian: $50 registration, $300 fundraising minimum
  • Active Duty Military and First-Responder: $50 registration, $150 fundraising minimum
  • Retired Military Veterans: $50 registration, $150 fundraising minimum
  • Civilian Youth: $50 registration, $150 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)
  • Ride Marshals: $50 registration, $150 fundraising minimum 

Special category athletes will be provided with unique website addresses to register. All are pre-qualified and by invitation only.

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