Join the 2018 Gear Up Florida Team

So you want to be a part Gear Up Florida this summer? Before you apply, here is what you can expect:

All potential team members must meet the following requirements:

Be in good standing with your chapter, have a 2.7 cumulative or previous semester GPA and be an associate, active or alumnus of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity
Failure to meet any of these requirements will result in removal from the team roster.

Gear Up Florida is like taking another class, it’s time consuming with fundraising and training.

Here are the expectations that we have for all of our team members:
Meet fundraising & training benchmarks, communicate monthly with regional servicing director, attend a Regional Team Training in their region in the spring and be able to pass a drug screening prior to and during the event

Trip Information

Fundraising Minimums:

Cyclists: $2,500
Crew: $1,000


Gear Up Florida Important Dates & Timeline:

Crew Orientation (Charlotte, NC): Saturday, May 5, 2018

Team Orientation (Miami, FL): Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Gear Up Florida Arrival (Tallahassee, FL): Saturday, May 26, 2018

Crew Debrief (Charlotte, NC): Sunday, May 27 – Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Forms & Fees

Registration Fee: $150

(This fee is paid to apply, it is only refundable if you are not accepted to the roster. If you are accepted and drop, you will not receive a refund.)

Security Deposit: $100

(This fee is paid to receive your fundraising page after being accepted to the team, it is refundable at the end of the event.)

Medical History Form:

Cyclists must receive a full physical and medical exam (crew does not need a physical exam)

Motor Vehicle Report Release:

All crew will submit an MVR form and be approved by The Ability Experience insurance carrier prior to acceptance

Insurance Card:

All team members must have a form of health insurance

Mission Focus

The Ability Experience is committed to using shared experiences to support people with disabilities and developing the men of Pi Kappa Phi into servant leaders. We seek applicants who are committed to the mission and integrity of the organization.


Consideration will be given to those who have held positions demonstrating leadership potential, have contributed to their community, motivated to commit to the Gear Up Florida experience, and those who will continue their involvement beyond completion of the event. Other factors include: class status, grade point average, chapter, and leadership experience.