Gear Up Florida


The arrival weekend is scheduled for May 28, 2022. The Gear Up Florida arrival weekend celebrates cycling and service across the state of Florida. Whether you are a team member, parent, family member, friend or just a bystander, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement that surrounds this weekend. 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.

The arrival is scheduled to take place at Anita Favors Plaza at Lake Anita (116 W Van Buren St, Tallahassee, FL 32301) in Tallahassee at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2022. 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.

Hotel Reservations 

The Gear Up Florida host hotel will be the Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol (600 W Gaines St, Tallahassee, FL 32304). To book your room, call the Marriott Reservations at 800-331-3131 or 850-329-9080 and mention you are part of  The Ability Experience group. Reservations must be made by Friday, May 6 to secure the rate.

**Parents do not need to make reservations for team members on the evening of May 28, 2022. The Ability Experience will make these reservations. 

Gear Up Florida Celebration

Join us for a celebration to recognize the accomplishments of the Gear Up Florida team on Saturday, May 28 at 6:00 p.m. The celebration will be held at Township (619 S Woodward Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32304). The attire for the evening is business casual. Cost for this event will be $25 per guest. On-site registration may be higher.

For questions regarding the Gear Up Florida arrival, please contact email Andrew Matznick.

Post-Trip Travel
Cyclist Departure

Cyclists can book flights departing any time on Sunday, May 29 out of Tallahassee International Airport (TLH).

Crew Departure

Crew will be dismissed from Charlotte after debrief. Flights can be book leaving Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) after 4:00pm on Monday, May 30.