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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

A group of men in a fraternity are cycling nearly 4,000 miles to help people with disabilities.


On July 14, 26 cyclist will be in Iowa City as a stop on the journey for The Ability Experience’s Journey of Hope, a 3,600-mile cycling event across the country. 


The cyclists and nine crew members travel from from San Francisco to Washington D.C., all to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities.

The Journey of Hope team consists of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity men from across the country. The team will cycle an average of 75 miles per day ending at the National Capitol on August 8. Every cyclist commits to raising a minimum of $5,500 on behalf of people with disabilities in hopes to enhance their quality of life.


After the team arrives in Iowa City they will have a friendship visit with The Arc of Southeast Iowa at 5:30 p.m. Where they will have dinner with ARC clients and their sponsor, which has been one for the past 6 years.

The ARC serves people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The mission of The Ability Experience is to use shared experiences to support people with disabilities and develop the men of Pi Kappa Phi into servant leaders. The Ability Experience organizes Journey of Hope each summer, along with other summer events, in order to promote the abilities of all people and raise funds. It is the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity who founded the organization in 1977 to commit themselves to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities.


The Ability Experience and Pi Kappa Phi have raised over $15 million on behalf of people with disabilities and continue to be on the cutting edge of the disability movement. To arrange an interview or for more information about The Ability Experience summer programs please contact Jeremy Osborne at (980) 318-5381, josborne@abilityexperience.org or visit abilityexperience.org.

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