The Colorado Crossing is a self supported challenge in which the racers will traverse the state of Colorado at the fastest pace possible to set a challenge record. This can be done either from north to south, south to north, west to east, or east to west. Starting and ending points must be the same as previous record holders. The route may vary based on strategy of the racers and crew. Racers are held accountable by two judges who are present during the race but who can offer no assistance to the team and whose sole purpose is document the time, progress of the team, and that all rules are obeyed. There has not been a team with handcyclists as racers to successfully complete the crossing thus far.