Gear Up Florida 2022 Wheels Into Gainesville On Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The Arc of Alachua County partners with The Ability Experience & Gear Up Florida to host the annual Gear Up Florida (GUF) Friendship Visit in May.

This Friendship Visit brings together 25-30 bicyclists, representing colleges and universities throughout the U.S., who gather in the parking lot of Santa Fe College and, under SFC police escort, ride across the street where they are greeted by thongs of Arc employees, clients, visitors and community VIPs. The visit includes a bunch of fun activities including: an autograph session with the bicyclists, a luncheon, a dance with Live DJ, and a group photo in front of the large Arc sign on 83rd St. The Gainesville stop is just one stop for the bicyclists as they trek from Homestead all the way to Tallahassee in an effort to raise both money and awareness about developmental disabilities.

After leaving The Arc that afternoon, the bicyclists enjoy an afternoon of swimming and relaxation at the gorgeous Gainesville Health & Fitness Center, dinner from Dos Mamas Catering, and bedding down at Trinity United Methodist Church.

The 2022 Gear Up Florida Friendship Visit is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at The Arc's main campus.

Gear Up Squad

Arriving at The Arc

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