Schedule

Friday, April 22

12:00-6:30 p.m.

Ride check-in / Bike inspection – Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport, Arlington
  • Hotel location: 2799 Richmond Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202.
  • Bike Inspection Opens – recommended for all participating athletes.
All athletes and volunteers must personally check-in and pick up their packets. You may not have a friend or colleague pick up your packets owing to our paper liability waiver to be signed on site. If you are unable to check-in during the Friday period, our Saturday check-in between 5:30 a.m.-6:30 a.m. is available.

11:00am-1:30pm

Gettysburg Shuttle to Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Browns Ranch, Gettysburg, PA
  • Loading of bus and bikes starts at 10am.
  • Shuttle and bike trucks depart at 11am from Browns Ranch Finish Line
  • Shuttles arrive at Hyatt Regency Crystal City between 1pm-1:30pm
6:00-8:30pm
Friday Night Kickoff Party - Hyatt Regency Crystal City
  • Music and entertainment
  • Dinner provided cold beverages for purchase.

Saturday, April 23

5:00-6:30 a.m.
Breakfast / Stage overnight bags in the trucks outside the Hyatt Regency Crystal City
  • Hotel location: 2799 Richmond Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202.
  • Quick breakfast featuring a variety of protein-based breakfast sandwiches and small offerings provided on the Hyatt Regency lower level (if you eat in the hotel restaurant, or order room service, you are responsible for the cost)
  • Please bring and place your overnight bag in the staged trucks outside prior to eating breakfast.
  • Luggage must be clearly tagged with your name and your ride number.
5:30 – 6:30 a.m.
Saturday athlete check-in and bike inspection
6:45 a.m.
All athletes out of the Hyatt Regency to the Crystal Drive staging area
7:00 a.m.
Outdoor opening ceremony

7:15 a.m.

Face of America Gettysburg begins

Due to the route, you must arrive at the start on time. You MUST carry with you a valid, current photo identification card to enter Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Stragglers will not be allowed to proceed through the base.

8:45-9:30 a.m.

Rest Stop 1

Avenel Neighborhood Park: 10051 Oaklyn Drive Potomac, MD 20854

10:30-11:10 a.m.

Rest Stop 2

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Rest Stop 3- Lunch

Lewis Orchards: 18901 Peach Tree Rd Dickerson, MD 20842

1:55-2:30 p.m.

Rest Stop 4

Carroll Manor Fire & Rescue Carnival Grounds: 2795 Adams Street Adamstown, MD 21710

3:15-3:30 p.m.

Riders arrive at the Frederick Fairgrounds, Frederick, Maryland
  • Fairgrounds Location: 797 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701.
  • Athletes celebrate with food, beverage, and live musical entertainment. Food trucks will be on-site with options.
  • Store bikes in a secured building.
  • Collect your overnight bag, and catch free local hotel shuttles from the fairgrounds.

3:00-7:00 p.m.

Shuttle service to hotels from Frederick Fairgrounds
  • Shuttle vans provide transportation for participants to the designated hotels on this website.
  • Final shuttle departure from the Fairgrounds is at 7:00 p.m.
  • No set group activities – dinner and transportation to local restaurants is on your own.
5:00-8:30 p.m.
Adaptive athlete dinners
  • $20 dinner vouchers for the Hilton Garden Inn are available for all registered adaptive athletes. Reservations for these vouchers are required – reservations must have been made online by our April 15 deadline. Vouchers are not refundable, nor are they transferable. Adaptive athletes may spend more than $20 for their dinner, but are responsible for any cost beyond the $20 dinner voucher.
  • All other athletes and volunteers are responsible for their own dinner arrangements in Frederick.

Sunday, April 24

5:30-6:30 a.m.

Breakfast / Baggage staging at the Frederick Fairgrounds
  • Fairgrounds Location: 797 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701.
  • BREAKFAST PROVIDED AT FAIRGROUNDS: featuring breakfast sandwiches and other items
  • Please depart your hotels to arrive at the fairgrounds early, so we do not have a rush for the shuttles in the last minute. Shuttles begin staging loop from the hotels at 5:00 a.m. until 6:30 a.m.
  • Upon arrival, place your overnight bag in the luggage truck and collect your bike from the bike room.
6:45 a.m.
Riders form up at Frederick Fairgrounds

7:00 a.m.

Ride begins
Due to athlete travel back on Sunday, we are on a tight timeline departing the Frederick Fairgrounds. Please assist us in meeting our schedule.

7:50-8:25 a.m.

Rest Stop 1

Utica Park: 10200 Old Frederick Rd Frederick, MD 21701

9:50-10:35 a.m.

Rest Stop 2

The Promise Land Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church: 10818 Taneytown Pike Emmitsburg, MD 21727

  • PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO PARKING FOR GUESTS AND TEAM VEHICLES

11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Rest Stop 3

Barlow Fire Company:  2005 Taneytown Road Gettysburg, PA 17325

  • PLEASE NOTE THERE IS SPECIFIC PARKING FOR TEAM VEHICLES IN REAR

12:30-1:00 p.m.

Ride finish and arrival at Brown’s Ranch at Gettysburg
  • Ranch Location: 180 Redding Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325.
  • Arrival time is approximate – anticipated between 12:30 and 1:00 p.m.
  • Parking for Brown’s Ranch is onsite until it is full.
  • Only service dogs are permitted on the Brown’s Ranch property. Any athletes with service dogs need to arrange for a friend or family member to care for the dog until the athlete’s arrival.

1:00-3:30 p.m.

Brown’s Ranch BBQ Barn Party
  • Areas for athletes to change from their cycling clothes to clothes from their overnight bags will be available.
  • Athletes riding the Arlington bus need to load bikes onto trucks prior to festivities. Overnight bags can be loaded onto buses when they arrive.
  • Enjoy a fresh BBQ meal with cold beverages, and music.
3:00 p.m.
Buses depart Gettysburg for Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel, Arlington
  • Departure time from Brown’s Ranch is set for 3:00 p.m. Loading begins at 2:45 p.m.
5:00-5:30 p.m.
Buses arrive at Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington
  • Collect your overnight bag
  • Collect your bicycle from the box trucks.
  • Bike rentals are returned to vendors.
  • Transfer to Hyatt airport shuttle for athletes departing for Reagan National Airport.

Important Note: This schedule is subject to change without notice.