World T.E.A.M. Challenge: Valley of the Sun is a one-day cycling event bringing adaptive and able-bodied athletes together for a 40-mile ride through the desert.
In the midst of seemingly random circumstances where life feels hard and chaotic, all it takes is one moment to offer that shining glimmer of hope. For Virginia native, MaryPat (MP) Corrigan, hope looked like a little ball of dark fur with big, shining eyes and only three paws.
FOA’s Friday banquet serves as a time to recognize the top three individual fundraisers, top three corporate teams, and top 3 civilian teams. This year also saw the return of the Ricky Prine Exceptional Athlete Award.
Not sure if you need a tune-up? Here are the ABC’s of simple bike maintenance that you can review with your bike.
World T.E.A.M. announces former professional cyclist and cycling ambassador, Greg LeMond will attend at this year’s Face of America
Each year, participating FOA cyclists can expect the announcement of a newly designed cycling kit. All registered athletes will receive a jersey at check-in at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Arlington on Friday, April 21.
Bill is a Philadelphia Eagles fan while Jim loves the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, Jim had never been to a football game ever in his life. That all changed when Bill gave Jim the surprise of a lifetime.
This week’s feature was submitted by University of Central Florida student, Robert Haughn, who spoke with one of our past riders, Brian Steere, about his ordeal during Hurricane Ian last month. Brian Steere is no stranger to adversity. Steere had been living in Daytona Beach when his home was flooded during the events of Hurricane Ian. […]
Navy veteran PJ Walsh has competed in Adventure Team Challenge three times since 2015, once finishing first with a team of Marines. A skilled dental technician, while stationed in Bethesda, Maryland, Walsh provided dental care to members of the nation’s executive branch, including President Bill Clinton and his family. Walsh currently earns a living as a professional stand-up […]
Katie Hoyle began as a volunteer with World T.E.A.M. at the 2016 Adventure Team Challenge, and was immediately hooked. Impressed by the inclusivity and teamwork displayed in Colorado, she continued to be involved with World T.E.A.M., working on Face of America Gettysburg and taking on a lead role in the planning of the 2017 Adventure […]
Leslie Kindling was born and raised in Pennsylvania where she played soccer and ran track and field while in school. Attending Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, Leslie was a member of the varsity soccer team for three years and earned nine All-American honors in track and field. She took up to rock climbing […]
Jillian Harpin grew up in Wolcott, Connecticut and graduated with a degree in finance from Bentley University. She was a typical 23 year old, working as a financial analyst, enjoying life and spending time hiking outside with her friends. In April 2016, she fell off of a third story balcony while on vacation in Mexico […]
83-year-old Lew Meyer from Washington State has been a regular Face of America Gettysburg participant. Holding multiple records in cross-country bicycling, Lew reports he rode to Gettysburg on his tandem bike “for those that didn’t come back.” On the back of his bike were strapped the boots from Corporal Jim “Seamus” Garrahy, a Gettysburg Marine Corps veteran […]
Michael Fuentespina lives each day with hearing loss, tinnitus and Post Traumatic Stress. An active-duty member of the Canadian Armed Forces who has served in Bosnia, Afghanistan, and across the world, Michael believes his experience and knowledge can help other adaptive veterans who are struggling with their life expectations and goals. A member of World T.E.A.M.’s […]
Col. Gregory Gadson lettered four years as co-captain for his Army Black Knights football team at West Point. In 2007, the former defensive tackle was serving as Commander of the 2-32 Field Artillery Battalion in Baghdad, Iraq. Returning to base following a memorial service, a roadside bomb destroyed his vehicle, taking both legs and injuring […]
Massachusetts athlete Gina Utegg is no stranger to World T.E.A.M. As a volunteer to the non-profit organization following an automobile accident, she saw first-hand how sporting activities help improve lives of individuals who live with disabilities. It took a diagnosis of breast cancer in 2009, followed by surgery, chemo and radiation treatments, to convince her […]
Holbrook, New York adaptive Army veteran Christopher Levi served two overseas tours in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2006 and 2007. But an ambush while heading to Baghdad’s Green Zone in 2008 forever changed his life. In an instant, he lost both legs above the knee and sustained damage to his hand. Trying hand cycling to […]