Face of America is a 112-mile bike ride that honors the military community and adaptive athletes. Capital One and our associates have supported the event since 2013, helping fund supplies and participating in the ride.
Riders cycled through Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, over the course of two days and 112 miles, as part of Face of America. The Capital One-sponsored event honors active-duty military personnel, veterans and adaptive athletes and raises money for World T.E.A.M. Sports, a nonprofit that creates inspiring athletic challenges for adaptive and able-bodied participants.
Associates and their family members made up Capital One’s team of riders, who biked in the race alongside participants with amputations, paralysis, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, blindness and loss of hearing.
“The focus of the ride is to support and encourage one another,” one associate said. “Helping other riders up the hill meant a lot more to me than climbing it myself.”
Face of America began in 2000 with two teams of cyclists riding from coast to coast and meeting at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. The program has since become an exciting journey from Arlington, Va. to the Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg, PA.
Capital One has sponsored Face of America since 2013. This year’s donation provided shelter, food and other supplies for the riders. Salute, the military Business Resource Group (BRG), also made a donation to supply riders with reusable bags.