Michigan: This Is Our Most Popular Extreme Sport
“Extreme sports also offer a unique insight into how we push our limits and discover ourselves,” Storage Café explains. In order to determine which extreme sports people are seeking out they compiled and analyzed a year’s worth of search data, and then compared them to previous trends.
As a result, they found that skateboarding, mountain biking, and rock climbing are as expected, the most popular three extreme sports across America. In fact, one of those is also Michigan’s choice for most popular extreme sport.
This thrilling sport compiled 12,100 searches in the year. Snowboarding and mountain biking rounded out Michigan’s top three extreme sports interests.
There are well-established skateparks throughout the state of Michigan. Skate the States recently highlighted nine of the best skateparks in the state. They highlighted the different variations and location types as well. What’s equally as impressive is that there are winter months each year where skateboarding these outdoor bowls is not possible due to the freezing weather and snow. However, there is a workaround. Extreme sport facilities like Battle Grounds in Battle Creek, offer skate enthusiasts a place to go at any time.
Lastly, Storage Café points out that many extreme sports have seen significant year-over-year growth in America. “Rock climbing was the biggest standout with a huge 83% increase in interest, while scuba diving takes second place with a 50% increase in average monthly searches year-over-year,” they say.
This is certainly good news for the X Games. Here are a few X Games events to be aware of, including many that feature skateboarding.
- Friday July 21 – Men’s BMX Street Final
- Saturday July 22 – Women’s Skateboard Street Final
- Sunday July 23 – Dave Mirra BMX Park Best Trick