SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, October 8th

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.

6:00-8:30pm - Friday Night Kickoff Party - 2611 Richmond Hwy Garage (next to Hyatt)


Saturday, October 9


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.


3:30-3:45 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.


4:00-7:30 p.m. Shuttle service to hotels from Frederick Fairgrounds

  • Shuttle vans provide transportation for participants to their hotels.
  • Final shuttle departure from the Fairgrounds is at 7:30 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 Hampton Inn are available for all registered adaptive athletes. Reservations for these vouchers are required – reservations must have been made online by our October 1st 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, October 10th


5:30–6:30 a.m. Breakfast / Baggage staging at the Frederick Fairgrounds

  • Fairgrounds Location: 797 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701.
  • A quick breakfast featuring breakfast sandwiches and other items will be available at the fairgrounds (for meals at hotels, you are responsible for the cost).
  • 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 service on a loop from the hotels at 5:30 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


7:00a.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.


1:30 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 1:30 and 1:45 p.m.
  • Parking for Brown’s Ranch is onsite until it is full.
  • Remote lot parking for visitors is at the Federal Communications Commission building, 1270 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Shuttling will be frequent to and from this location.
  • 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.

1:35-3:00 p.m. Brown’s Ranch Barn Party and Roast

  • 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 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.