Join non-profit World T.E.A.M. in our annual Adventure Team Challenge Colorado this September 5-8, 2019. Participating athletes will travel to the remote Rancho del Rio resort in the high Gore Mountain Range north of Eagle. Cellular telephone service does not serve this isolated fishing and water sports resort on the banks of the Colorado River, and most participants will camp outside during the duration of the event.
Athletes will complete two stages of the Challenge during the weekend, riding mountain bikes and specially-designed hand cycles on single and double-track trails, rafting the Colorado River through challenging whitewater rapids, locating back country checkpoints and ascending granite outcroppings and rappelling back to the ground. Team members work closely together during the weekend, solving technical challenges as well as learning that cooperation provides for faster and easier completion of each challenge that arises. By Saturday evening as the event concludes with a celebratory dinner, athletes recognize they have made many new friends who will remain a part of their lives well beyond their return home.
An Inspiring History
World T.E.A.M. has been organizing and directing Adventure Team Challenge for more than a decade. Our inaugural Adventure Team Challenge was held in June 2007 at the Rancho del Rio resort as the Real Deal Inclusive Sports Adventure. The Arkansas River valley south of Leadville and the high desert west of Grand Junction, near the Utah border, have also hosted the Challenge in past years.
Regional and national media have followed the Challenge, including coverage by NBC Sports’ Jeep World of Adventure Sports, the Denver Post, Grand Junction Free Press, Women’s Adventure, Sports ‘N Spokes, Westword, Vail Daily, Denver local television, Grand Junction local television, and other print, broadcast and online media.