Santa Fe College Police Department, Gainesville Health & Fitness Center and Trinity United Methodist Church partner with The Arc on a Memorable Gear Up Florida/Ability Experience Friendship Visit

Bicyclists representing Pi Kappa Phi fraternity at colleges and universities throughout the U.S. rolled onto The Arc's main campus as part of the 2024 Gear Up Florida/Ability Experience Friendship Visit. This 'client-favorite' event brings together Arc clients, employees, visitors and community VIPs for a day of food, fellowship and fun. The Gainesville stop was just one of many for these bicyclists who bike nearly 1,000 miles from Miami to Tallahassee in the month of May to help raise money and awareness for people with developmental disabilities.

The May 21st visit included a police escort by Santa Fe College's Police Department, a photo shoot, a client autograph session, a luncheon catered by David’s BBQ, and a dance led by Mr. October DJ, Michael Davis.

After leaving The Arc, bicyclists enjoyed an afternoon of swimming and relaxation at the gorgeous Gainesville Health & Fitness Center, dinner from Satchel’s Pizza, and bedding down at Trinity United Methodist Church. The bikers headed off early the next morning for their next stop - Jacksonville.

The Arc of Alachua County thanks all of our vendors, sponsors, clients, employees, and bicyclists representing Gear Up Florida/The Ability Experience for a fabulous event.

We look forward to seeing you all in May 2025!

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