The cycling trek lasted only two weeks, but the lives touched along the 865-miles of Gear Up Florida's route won't soon forget Pi Kappa Phi members like Sean Austin, Zack Cockerham, and Austin Craft. The Northwestern State University students were among the 31 cyclists and crewmembers riding across Florida to re-shape the perception of people with disabilities.
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Moultrie's Reed Wells is about three days into a bicycle trek that will take him across the continental United States. And while he will surely see majestic sights and get plenty of exercise, the focus of his journey is to raise awareness and support for those with mental and physical disabilities. The journey will end on Aug. 8.
The Journey of Hope Trans-America team arrived in Richland, Washington, June 5 after riding 80 miles from Yakima.
Cycling 800 miles for charity may seem like an extreme undertaking, but it's exactly what USF Pi Kappa Phi brother Chris Cain did last month for a philanthropic cycling event held each summer.
Jarrod Wagner, Omega Chapter (Purdue), was recently on Good Day Chicago talking about his upcoming cycling trek for The Ability Experience.
Four members of the Truman State Chapter (Delta Delta) of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity will be participating in one the fraternity's largest philanthropic efforts - "The Journey of Hope."
Almost 100 members of Special Populations, cheering and holding handmade signs, welcomed 21 bicyclists Monday afternoon at the Sun Splash Family Waterpark pavilion.
Twenty-one cyclists with the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity pedaled into the parking lot of the Disability Achievement Center, 12552 Belcher Road S. in Largo, May 13, making a stop in the group's 16-day, 800-mile trek across Florida.