When to Arrive
The FGC Gathering begins on Sunday, June 30. All Friends are welcome to arrive June 28 or 29th if they wish (additional charges will apply). All Junior Gathering volunteers have to attend a mandatory training which begins at 9 am on Sunday June 30. The Gathering will pay Saturday housing fees for Junior Gathering volunteers, but not for their family members or others arriving with them. Read about the pre-Gathering Mountain Excursion.
We will be using the Denver International Airport (DEN). Read here about how to make your own discounted airport shuttle reservations.
For Gathering attenders, Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to Denver, CO between June 26 and July 9, 2013. Please note that no additional discount applies. People over 61 should ask whether the senior discount is a better price.
To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. FGC discount tickets cannot be booked via the Internet. You need to purchase your ticket by phone or in person to receive the Gathering discount. Click here for information you can hand to a ticket agent. Please refer to Convention Fare Code X29M-960 when making your reservation. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela service. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional all departures seven days a week, including the 4th of July. The sooner you buy your ticket, the cheaper it is likely to be.
Train shuttle reservations are made on the Gathering registration form. Click here for more shuttle information.
Some useful links for planning your trip :
Black Hills Stage Lines (Bus)
For GPS Purposes use the University Center address: 2045 10 Ave., Greeley, CO.
Click here for driving directions to the University Center at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.
Be green and arrive at the Gathering with a full car! Indicate your interest in carpooling when you register, and FGC will send you information about contacting other carpoolers.
The campus buildings we are using are fairly close to each other, so bikes are not necessary on campus for most people. If you need transportation to and from the campground or if you need a bicycle in order to participate in the Meeting for Bicycling workshop, please read about bike rentals.