The arrival weekend is scheduled for May 27, 2017.
The Gear Up Florida arrival weekend celebrates cycling and service across the
state of Florida. Whether you are a team member, parent, friend or just a
bystander, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement that surrounds this
weekend is not just an end to an incredible trek; it is the start of an ongoing
journey that will forever change a Gear Up Florida team member’s life. Over the
course of the two weeks, Gear Up Florida team members have experienced joy,
pain, exhaustion and a deeper understanding for people with disabilities. We
hope that you will join us in our celebration.
Up Florida Arrival
The arrival will take place on the east side of the Florida State Capitol
building at 3:00 p.m.
on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Please arrive around 2:30 p.m. as
the team will be arriving at 3:00 p.m. sharp! Plan on wearing shorts and lots
of sunscreen! It is traditionally very warm that day, so please be prepared.
The Double Tree hotel in Tallahassee will be the host hotel of the 2017 Gear Up
Florida arrival, and is located at 101 S Adams St. in
Tallahassee, FL 32301. The Double Tree has graciously offered rooms to parents, family and
friends of Gear Up Florida team members at a reduced rate of $107 per
. Please make your reservations as soon as
possible. Any reservations made after April 22, 2017 will be dependent on space
available in the hotel.
A reservation link will be available in March 2017.
**Parents do not need to
make reservations for team members on the evening of May 27, 2017. The Ability Experience
will make these reservations.
An awards reception to celebrate the accomplishments of the Gear Up Florida
team will be held at the DoubleTree hotel on the evening of Saturday, May 27. A social hour will precede the awards reception and will begin
at 6:00 p.m. The awards reception will begin at 7:00 p.m. The attire for the
evening is business casual, and we are expecting over 100 family, friends and
Pi Kappa Phis to be in attendance. Cost for this event will be $35 per guest.
To make your reception reservations, you will need to do the following:
questions regarding the Gear Up Florida arrival, please contact Terrie Smith at (980) 318-5380.
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