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Photo by Dean Humphrey

A wheelchair rider pedals his tricycle with his hands Saturday as two of his five teammates pull him up a trail at Rabbit Valley during the Adventure Team Challenge Colorado. The teams of five athletes, three able-bodied and two disabled — one in a wheelchair— competed in three events Saturday, rafting, cycling and rock climbing.

Teamwork

Adventure Team Challenge brings together able-bodied, disabled athletes for unique event

Levi Reilly lifted Ryan Tinker from a raft Saturday morning, scooping him up as the duo ascended the river bank at the Loma boat launch before Reilly set Tinker in his wheelchair.
It was a gesture made in friendship, even if the pair had only met this weekend. Reilly, from Boston, and Tinker, from Denver, were brought together by the Adventure Team Challenge Colorado this weekend in the Grand Valley.
The event, hosted by nonprofit World T.E.A.M. Sports, brings in 60 athletes from all over the country as 12 teams of five athletes raft, bike and climb in western Colorado. Teams are made up of three able-bodied athletes and two disabled athletes. One of the disabled athletes must use a wheelchair.


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