Telluride Adaptive Sports Program

The Telluride Adaptive Sports Program enriches the lives of people with disabilities by providing therapeutic recreational opportunities that develop life skills and encourage personal growth.  TASP is a non-profit organization that provides these services regardless of one’s ability to pay.  TASP offers adaptive skiing, snowboarding, rafting, fishing, road cycling, mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, horseback riding, ice climbing and other activities that allow students to participate on an equal level with their family and friends in safe, fun, outdoor environment.  These challenging activities enhance our students’ ability to become more active, independent members of their communities.

2015
Moab Mania

Moab Mania supports adult men and woman, including vets, who are unable to ride a traditional bicycle usually because of a spinal cord injury. All of our participants are living with a level of paralysis and adapt by using off-road handcycles (three-wheel cycles that are operated by hand and some trunk control). These handcycles are built particularly for individuals with physical challenges.  Every night, our participants eat and camp together. Sometimes this event is the first time our clients have ever been camping in a tent or at least since their injury occurred. The evening is full of laughter and stories of the events that transpired throughout the day. It empowers our participants to feel that it’s not all over after an injury. Lifetime friendships are one of the rewards we all take home. It is an amazing feeling to see the riders support each other on the trails without assistance from the staff.

 

Testimonials
“Dear Telluride Adaptive Sports. I wanted to say thank you to everyone involved with Moab Mania 2016. This was my second time and it was AMAZING. Everything was perfect and it was because of all the hard work put in by Tim and all the volunteers. I tip my hat to them all. I can’t wait to do it again! Thank you very much."
Matthew Robinson, Retired, US Navy, Desert Storm
2013
Fabulous Fridays Summer Adventure Days

Fabulous Fridays is 8 full day trips for 10-15 participants each day. The trips include opportunities for many different types of adaptive activities.