Orientation offers a chance for team members to interact, learn about people with disabilities and participate in skills assessments, training rides, and safety training to prepare them for the life-changing events ahead.
Included in the training will be team building, crew systems training, cycling safety sessions and equipment preparation for the road. The team will also visit with some people with disabilities during orientation and share in some fun activities together. There is no greater way to learn about people with disabilities than sitting down and talking and enjoying each others company.
Family and friends are more than welcome to come down to Miami for the kick-off; however, orientation will be an extremely busy time. It is important that any family or friends planning on coming to Miami understands that orientation is very busy and team members have meetings and training taking up a large portion of time. Most parents take this time to see some of the different sites in Miami. In fact, many team members and their families arrive early to sight-see.
Crew Travel InformationCrew on Gear Up Florida must report to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) or the Kelley A. Bergstrom Leadership Center of Pi Kappa Phi (2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273) by 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017.
Cyclist Travel InformationCyclists
on Gear Up Florida must report to Miami International Airport (MIA) or the Theta Delta Pi Kappa Phi House (10737 SW 17th St, Miami, FL 33165) by 10:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
Gear Up Florida Kick-Off Dinner The 2017 Gear Up Florida Kick-Off Dinner will be
hosted by The Ability Experience and the Theta Delta Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 6:00PM. The kick-off dinner
location is at Florida International University in the Student Union Ballroom. Dinner will be a celebration of the journey
that is about to begin as well as a detailed explanation of the next morning's
schedule of events. Click here to register.
Gear Up Florida Kick-Off The 2017 Gear Up Florida team will depart for Clewiston on Sunday, May 13, 2017. Following a kick-off
breakfast at Florida International University (10737 SW 17th St, Miami, FL 33165), the team will be departing promptly at 7:00 a.m. If you are interested in joining
us for breakfast, please arrive at 6:00 a.m. to allow plenty of time to eat and
take photos prior to the team's departure.
Friendship Visit Part of team orientation while they are
in Miami is a friendship visit! A friendship visit is a time that
the team spends with an organization that
serves people with disabilities, and builds relationships with them! All
welcome to join in on the fun! The friendship visit is still in the planning process so please check back in April 2017!
Sites to See Miami is a wonderful place full of history and things to do. Below are
some local attractions in Miami and its
Hotel Accommodations Parents
and family members are responsible for booking their own accommodations while
If you have any questions about the kick-off events in Miami, please contact Terrie Smith at email@example.com or (980) 318-5380.
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