Face of America Liberty

A New Inclusive Bicycle and Hand Cycle Ride along the Hudson River Valley

Face of America Liberty

For most Americans, the tragic events of September 11, 2001 will remain in their memories for a lifetime. The attacks upon America by radical terrorists have defined the young 21st century, and served to determine military and economic actions by nations throughout the world.

Team members at Face of America Liberty.

Riders at the 2015 Face of America Liberty. Photograph by Alex Rohman.

In September 2002 and 2003, World T.E.A.M. Sports’ Face of America bicycle and hand cycle ride served as the official commemorative ride in honor and memory of the victims of the attacks. More than 1,600 riders of all ages and backgrounds from the United States and supportive nations joined together as one team in two three-day rides from Ground Zero in New York to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.

In recognition of these inspiring rides and the many lives that were changed through active participation, World T.E.A.M. Sports organizers created Face of America Liberty in October, 2015. A trial ride with 30 athletes that month showed that the Hudson River route is enjoyable and possible by all athletes, including those who are adaptive. Liberty’s second edition will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Beginning at the United States Military Academy at West Point and traveling south along the Hudson River to One World Trade Center in Manhattan, Liberty honors military veterans who have been injured or disabled during their service.

Athletes in the Face of America Liberty ride will include active duty and retired military, first responders and civilians. Like all World T.E.A.M. Sports events, this ride welcomes adaptive and able-bodied participants who are physically fit and able to ride a long distance in a single day.

Registration and more information regarding our 2017 ride will be available through our new Face of America Liberty event website beginning in late July.

World T.E.A.M. Sports offers participants rest stop support along the route. Return transportation to West Point following the ride conclusion in Manhattan is available by making reservations during ride registration. Athletes from outside the West Point and Manhattan region are encouraged to reserve overnight lodging for Saturday evening at West Point.


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