Gear Up Florida


The arrival weekend is scheduled for May 25, 2024. 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 in Tallahassee at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25. 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 

We have secured a discounted room block at the Doubletree by Hilton Tallahassee. Make sure to book before April 24.


**The Ability Experience will cover rooms for all team members on Saturday, May 25 

Gear Up Florida Celebration & Dinner

Join us for a celebration to recognize the accomplishments of the Gear Up Florida team on Saturday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m. The celebration and buffet dinner will be held at our host hotel. The attire for the evening is business casual. Cost for this event will be $40 per guest. On-site registration may be higher.

Purchase your Celebration Tickets Here!

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 26 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 12:00pm on Tuesday, May 28.