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.
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.