Stumbled upon this fantastic article about Paralympians starting an adventure camp for people with disabilities. A lot of people experience the world in a different way, and extreme outdoor sports haven’t always been the most accessible to them. It is great to see these champs creating exciting and accessible opportunities. Bringing more diversity and different perspectives to extreme sports can only enrich the experience for everyone involved.
With sports like waterskiing, downhill biking, kitebuggying and kayaking, this is a great step toward supporting everyone in following their passions.
How do you think we can make the world of extreme/outdoor sports more inclusive?
This article makes me want to plan my next trek to Detroit Lakes, Minnesota to explore their trails. I always love seeing new places, even though Colorado never gets old. Never thought I’d want to leave CO to get my mountain fix.
The article also mentions how mountain biking in Minnesota may bring even more people than downhill winter sports. I love both equally – but it’s pretty cool to see mountain biking catch on as a more popular outdoor activity that everyone old and young can enjoy.
Where are you going for your next outdoor adventure? Where should I go? Suggestions?
Purgatory Resort in Durango, Colorado, recently opened a new mountain bike trail! It’s an intermediate trail, with table tops, flyovers, and hits – to name just a few features. The best part is that this trail offers options, so if you’re going with a buddy who just isn’t as experienced, everyone can have fun and stick to their comfort level.
This trail is just one the many that Purgatory Resort offers. They were home of the first Mountain Bike Championships back in 1990, and offer lift-served trails so bikers can see more of the mountain in less time. Purgatory Mountain Bike page has more information, really… this is the important stuff!