Join World T.E.A.M. Sports in our annual Adventure Team Challenge this September 15-17. Competing teams in the 2017 Challenge will explore the isolated and rugged Colorado River Valley in the high Gore Range northeast of Eagle, Colorado. During the three day competition, participants will raft through silent, majestic granite canyons, mountain bike rocky, steep tracks and trek across a wild mountain landscape more than a mile above sea level.
Seasoned adventure athletes, weekend warriors and desk jockeys seeking adventure will find the Adventure Team Challenge unforgettable and challenging. Teammates will join together within their minds, bodies and spirits to successfully compete in this ultimate team adventure. By working together to collectively overcome obstacles in Colorado’s high mountain terrain, teams will meet challenges, build camaraderie, use innovation and celebrate diversity.
Competing teams in the Adventure Team Challenge Colorado are composed of five athletes, of which at least two must be disabled, one being a wheelchair user. Teams may select their full roster, or seek assistance from World T.E.A.M. Sports in filling a position or two. There is a maximum of 15 teams allowed in the Challenge, so committing and registering early will assure your team of a position. Please note that individual registrants are not allowed.
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Challenge Registration – register to participate in the 2017 Challenge, team registration fees, deadlines for submitting team fees.
Participant Requirements – what to know as a Challenge participant.
Challenge Logistics – including transportation to Eagle, bike rentals, Eagle lodging, camping, meals, participant training and tips.
Important Forms – important forms for participants and volunteers to download, print, complete and bring to registration at the Challenge.
2017 Participant and Media Guides – PDF format documents available in September for downloading.
Volunteering for the Challenge – information regarding potential Adventure Team Challenge Colorado volunteers.
All Adventure Team Challenge Colorado participants are required to register online as a member of a five person team, two being persons with disabilities. Team captains need to contact World T.E.A.M. Sports by email to preregister each participant. Following this step, the athletes may register online at no cost.
Teams may choose to use their online fund raising site as a source of the team’s registration fee requirement. Teams using this option must alert the event coordinator directly by email. For teams that do not submit their team registration payment by September 8, the team will not be permitted to participate in the Challenge.
Interested athletes with disabilities who are not a member of a registered team may join the pool of candidate athletes. To join the pool, send your name, contact information, and a description of your disability to our event coordinator. If selected to join a team, you will be contacted directly.
Individual unaffiliated participants are not permitted to compete in the Challenge.
• All Categories: $10,000 per five athlete team
Team registration fees are applied toward the following:
• Operating a safe race in a wilderness high mountain environment. The Challenge features challenging disciplines like zip lines, off-road mountain biking and river rafting.
• Providing financial assistance for adaptive athletes to participate.
• Providing event meals, camping and selected event equipment for participating athletes.
• Helping support upcoming inclusive World T.E.A.M. Sports events which include adaptive and able-bodied participants. These include events such as the Coastal Team Challenge in New York and Face of America in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
All registered athletes will receive a commemorative Adventure Team Challenge Colorado 2017 tech tee at the event check-in.
To participate in the 2017 Adventure Team Challenge
Colorado, each participating athlete and team must register online.
Event staff will work with participants to arrange lodging for Thursday evening. World T.E.A.M. Sports has reserved a group of rooms at the Best Western Eagle Lodge and Suites in Eagle. Complete information about the host hotel can be found under ‘Challenge Logistics,’ below.
Participants need to bring their own outdoor gear in the Challenge, with some exceptions. Team members should bring their own off-road bikes, or arrange for complimentary rental bikes from World T.E.A.M. Sports. Athletes using off-road hand and recumbent bicycles should bring their own.
If at all possible, teams are highly encouraged to practice together prior to the Challenge. There will be a few hours on Friday afternoon at the Rancho del Rio camp for teams to practice prior to the start of the Prologue.
Here are details about transportation to Eagle, bike rentals, Eagle lodging, camping, meals, participant training and tips.
The small town of Eagle, Colorado is located along the Eagle River valley west of Denver. This community of nearly 7,000 persons is served by the regional Eagle County Airport. Interstate Highway 70 from Denver and Grand Junction provides east-west highway access.
Denver International (DEN): Most major airlines and discount carriers – 140 miles, about a 3 hour drive to Eagle via Interstate Highway 70.
Athletes and volunteers arriving by air in Denver will receive free van transportation to and from Eagle upon request.
It’s simple to reach the venues for the 2017 Adventure Team Challenge Colorado. We’ve prepared a helpful PDF format document for downloading; providing detailed step-by-step directions to the venues in Eagle and at Rancho del Rio along the Colorado River.
During the event, free shuttle buses will provide access to and from stages and the Rancho del Rio camp for participants.
All participating able-bodied athletes need to bring an off-road bike for competition – if you don’t bring your own, we will have standard upright off-road bikes available for use at no cost. Our event coordinator will assist in arranging bikes for each participant. Note that off-road bicycles come with a stock seat and standard platform pedals. You may bring your own pedals that you can swap out at the beginning and at the end of the event.
Participating athletes who are wheelchair users will be contacted by the Challenge’s event coordinator regarding hand cycles. If you have your own off-road bike, hand cycle or recumbent, you should bring it. A limited number of free rentals are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
All bikes will be delivered to the Rancho del Rio camp for the Challenge and picked up at the same location following the event.
Host Hotel – Eagle
Best Western Eagle Lodge & Suites
200 Loren Ln
Eagle, Colorado, 81631
Direct Telephone: (970) 328-6316
Exit at I-70/Eagle, CO
• The Best Western Eagle has limited ADA rooms.
• World T.E.A.M. Sports has reserved a block of rooms for participants.
• All registered athletes and volunteers will receive reservations at no additional cost.
• Hotel amenities include free parking, exercise facilities,
hot tub, indoor pool, wireless Internet, complimentary breakfast, computer services, cable television, and a convenience store. There is a complimentary guest shuttle from the Eagle County Regional Airport for anyone who may fly in or out from the Eagle valley.
The 2017 Adventure Team Challenge Colorado will be hosted at the Rancho del Rio Resort, 22 miles northeast of Eagle. This rustic resort is located along the Colorado River at 6,800 feet elevation. Access is along Trough Road, an all-weather gravel county road from Colorado State Highway 131 to the west, and Colorado State Highway 9 to the east.
If you are arriving early and wish to camp, you may. Be aware there are no restaurants nearby and you will be responsible for your own meals prior to the event (note more information below regarding meal availability during the Challenge). There is a small convenience/country store a few hundred feet from the campsite, with one gasoline pump.
There is no Internet or cellular telephone service at Rancho del Rio. The closest cell service is located several miles to the south, along Colorado State Highway 131 near Interstate Highway 70, and to the east near the town of Kremmling.
If you wish to set up your camp prior to the beginning of the Challenge, please contact World T.E.A.M. Sports for more information.
During the Challenge, all participants will be camping. There is plenty of space at the reserved campsite for friends and family, with parking adjacent on gravel. Rancho del Rio has a large, grassy flat camping area with a few picnic tables. There is no shade at the campsite. The Colorado River is adjacent to the camping area, with the Union Pacific/AMTRAK railroad on the opposite bank.
There are pay shower facilities located near the cabins at Rancho del Rio, a few hundred feet from camp; the fee is $2 in quarters for four minutes. Please note these showers are not ADA accessible, but free solar showers at the campsite will be available for the use of wheelchair athletes.
Tents, pads, and sleeping bags are provided by World T.E.A.M. Sports and Timberline Tours for all participants and volunteers at no charge. Any accompanying friends and family are responsible for providing their own camping gear.
Though participants at the Adventure Team Challenge Colorado will be camping at the Rancho del Rio along the Colorado River, accompanying family and friends might prefer less rustic accommodations. A limited number of cabins are available at the State Bridge Lodge, four miles to the west. There is a two night minimum. Contact the lodge for availability and pricing.
All meals and beverages at the Rancho del Rio camp are included for participants and volunteers. The following community meals will be provided for competitors and volunteers:
• Thursday, September 14 – Kick-off Dinner in Eagle at the Dusty Boot Roadhouse.
• Friday, September 15 – Race Day 1 – Lunch, snacks and dinner at Rancho del Rio.
• Saturday, September 16 – Race Day 2 – Continental breakfast, afternoon snacks, and dinner at Rancho del Rio.
• Sunday, September 17 – Race Day 3 – Continental breakfast and lunch at Rancho del Rio. For those adaptive athletes whose flights have been booked by World T.E.A.M. Sports late Sunday evening or Monday morning, a group dinner will be offered.
Water, coffee, carbonated soda pop, and sports drinks are included for meals.
Participants and teams at the Adventure Team Challenge Colorado will need to bring a variety of outdoor sporting goods and personal items. Explore our 2017 list of gear.
For those who are inexperienced with team competition in a wilderness environment, the Adventure Team Challenge Colorado will be a new and exciting experience. To help, we’ve posted some helpful training tips.
If you are participating in the Adventure Team Challenge Colorado for the first time, you probably have questions. Don’t worry, we have answers here.
If you are participating in the Challenge, or volunteering, please download the appropriate forms, complete and bring to registration in Eagle at the Best Western Lodge. Each participant or volunteer must complete the appropriate forms prior to the start of the event.
Participants and volunteers at the Adventure Team Challenge Colorado will find our annual 2017 Participant Guide to be of assistance. This downloadable PDF-format guide will include a schedule by day for the Challenge, a gear list, directions, answers to frequently asked questions and much more. Save a copy to your tablet computer or smart phone, or print a copy to bring to the event.
Our PDF-format 2017 Media Guide for the Adventure Team Challenge Colorado includes full information about the September 15-17 event, including the event schedule, media release, World T.E.A.M. Sports history and more.
Interested in volunteering? World T.E.A.M. Sports has limited openings for enthusiastic individuals to assist with the planning, management and running of the Adventure Team Challenge Colorado. Volunteers provide valuable assistance with all stages of the event, from pre-Challenge preparation, to participant registration to check stops on the course to ride assistance to event take down.
If you would like to volunteer your time, contact World T.E.A.M. Sports by email message to inquire about availability. Please indicate your interests in your email. If you are selected as a volunteer, you will be specifically advised and you may then complete your registration online.