On their first stop of their six-week Build America tour across the East Coast and Midwest, members of Pi Kappa Phi are spending several days at Camp Allen, improving accessibility to facilities for the disabled campers Ñ and making new friends along the way.
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On Friday, June 26 The Ability Experience's Journey of Hope stopped in Wheatland at the Middle School. The Ability Experience's Journey of Hope is a 4,200 mile cycling event where members of the fraternity Pi Kappa Phi ride across the country to raise awareness and funds for people with disabilities.
Every time we are meeting new people, all the people that we're trying to help, they're always in very high spirits, they're always really happy, they're constantly smiling," said Michael Batres, a cyclist and mentor with The Ability Experience.
Jonathan, Gabriel and Alex are just a handful of participants on a cross country trek with a group called a Journey of Hope, organized by the Ability Experience Cycling team.
There was a sense of unity in the struggle that the cyclists of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity endured Friday afternoon as they pushed uphill on South Palo Verde Boulevard in 114-degree weather.
Cyclists from Pi Kappa Phi Chapters around the country rode into Lake Havasu City Friday morning.
They're men on a mission to assist those with disabilities. They're members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, and they're cycling across the nation as part of the 2015 Journey of Hope. Their goals are to raise funding for and awareness of people with disabilities.