One of the participants in the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program uses a handcycle to tackle one of Moab's mountain biking trails during the off-road handcycling camp held Sept. 26 to Oct. 1. [Photo courtesy / TASP]

The Telluride Adaptive Sports Program (TASP) hosted their fourth annual Moab Mania off-road hand cycling camp from Sept. 26 to Oct. 1.

TASP is a non-profit organization providing therapeutic recreation opportunities to individuals with physical, cognitive, or emotional disabilities focused on fostering growth and independence.

Cyclists were able to tackle the Moab Brands Trails, Klondike Bluffs North and South, Slickrock Practice Loop, and Gemini Bridges, on innovative hand cycles designed by ReActive Adaptations.

Moab Mania also included three days of hand biking and a break day of whitewater rafting in the Westwater Canyon with SPLORE. Since 1977, SPLORE has been adventuring down the Colorado River alongside people with disabilities.

“They do a remarkable job,” said Tim McGough, TASP’s Programs Director.

The Telluride Adaptive Sports Program, based in Telluride, Colo., offers year-round outdoors and adventure activities to individuals with physical, emotional, or cognitive disabilities with the intention of fostering growth and independence.

“It’s truly an honor to work with these guys and gals to show them some of the classic Moab mountain biking, where both able-bodied and disabled riders can enjoy the same challenging trails,” McGough said. “That is the true mission of our program and this specific camp.”