Nine local wheelchair athletes will compete in the wheelchair category at this year’s Bolder Boulder on Monday, May 30. The athletes have been training with Jacob Heilveil, the 2007 Bolder Boulder wheelchair champion and a staff member with the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department’s EXPAND program. Boulder’s wheelchair racing program is part of EXPAND’s Paralympic Sport Club.

The wheelchair athletes competing in the Bolder Boulder include injured veterans and Paralympic gold medalists. The group practices from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the CU Potts Field.


The EXciting Programs Adventures and New Dimensions (EXPAND) program is part of the city’s Park and Recreation Department. The program is dedicated to helping people living with disabilities improve and gain new recreation and leisure skills that enhance participants’ overall well being and quality of life. The EXPAND Duck Race, held at 4 p.m. on Memorial Day at the Boulder Creek Festival, is a fundraiser for these programs.

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