In light of current impacts presented by the outbreak of COVID-19, Gear Up Florida has transitioned into a virtual event. Participants will team up in virtual pace lines to take on the 850 miles the team would have cycled through Florida. While the ride isn’t taking its usual form, the mission is still more important than ever. This year’s participants are dedicating themselves to completing the miles wherever they can.
Traditionally, this 850-mile cycling event kicks off on the shores of Miami, travels through the Florida orange fields, reaches the Gulf coast, passes through Orlando, comes back to the Atlantic coast and culminates at the State Capitol in Tallahassee. The team spreads a message of acceptance and understanding to communities in Florida through newspapers, radio and television, civic groups and community leaders, reaching millions of people annually.Read More