Massachusetts: This Is Our Most Popular Extreme Sport
It’s officially X Games week. The competition will officially kick off on Friday, July 21. To coincide with the action, Storage Café has highlighted the most popular extreme sport in every state, and the winner in Massachusetts may be surprising.
“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 Massachusetts’s choice for most popular extreme sport.
This sport compiled 12,690 searches in the year. Skateboarding and mountain biking rounded out Massachusetts’ top three extreme sports interests.
Rock Climbing has become so popular in New England that outlets like Step Outside have published reports on the best places to go. Recently, they named the Quincy Quarries as the top spot for climbers to check out. This is because they have climbs for every skill level, starting with beginners who are partaking in their first experience.
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. After you come in from partaking in the most popular extreme sport in Massachusetts this weekend, here are a few X Games events be aware of:
- 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