Orientation offers a chance for team members to get
acquainted, learn about people with disabilities and participate in skills
assessments, training rides and safety training to prepare them for the life-changing
Family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend the
kick-off; however, it is important that any family or friends planning on
coming to the San Francisco area understand that orientation is a retreat setting and team members will not be available
to see family and friends until the afternoon of Saturday, June 10. Most
family and friends take this time to see some of the different sites around the Bay Area. In fact, many team members and their families arrive early to
Cyclist Travel InformationCyclists on North route must report to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or the orientation site in Pescadero, CA no later than 3:00 p.m. PST on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Travel plans should not be made until after routes are announced.
Journey of Hope Kick-Off Dinner The 2017 Journey of Hope North Kick-Off Dinner will be
hosted by The Ability Experience on Saturday, June 10 at Buca di Beppo San Francisco (855 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103). 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. Cost is $20 per guest (dinner for team members is taken care of).
Registration: Purchase your ticket here for the kick-off dinner.
Journey of Hope Kick-Off The 2017 Journey of Hope North team will depart for Napa on
Sunday, June 11. After a breakfast at the Golden Gate Bridge Visitors' Center
near Fort Point National Historic Site, the North team will cross the bridge at
7:30 a.m. If you are interested in joining us for breakfast, please arrive at
6:30 a.m. to allow plenty of time to eat and take photos prior to the team's
Sites to See The Bay Area is a wonderful place full of history and things to do. Below
are some local attractions in San Francisco and surrounding areas:
Hotel Accommodations Parents
and family are responsible for booking their own accommodations while
in the Bay Area. Team member accommodations are provided by The Ability Experience.
If you have any questions about the kick-off events in San
Francisco, please contact Terrie Smith at email@example.com or (980) 318-5380.
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