10 Extreme Activities for May 2017

The weather is warming up & so are the amazing activities. If you are looking for a challenge or just want to experience a new type of adrenaline, there’s an activity for you somewhere on the globe in May.

1. Scottish Six Days Trial

Fort William, Highland, UK – 1st to 6th May

Scottish Six Days Trial

Started in 1909, this event entices riders from around the world to race motorcycles through the Scottish countryside.

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2. 1st Annual Tour de Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree, California, USA – 5th & 6th May

1st Annual Tour de Joshua Tree

Charity cycling & hiking event.

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3. Baden Battle

Bad Liebenzel, Germany – 6th May

Baden Battle

A CrossFit competition in SW Germany. Featuring 4 age-divisions including a scaled-division.

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4. Macavalanche

Glencoe Mountain, Argyll & Bute, UK – 6th May


A cycling race with no course maps. Stages are meant to maximise the mountain & conditions on the weekend. The Glencoe Mountain Resort is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty on Rannoch Moor.

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5. Hudson River Whitewater Derby

North Creek, New York, USA – 6th & 7th May

Hudson River Whitewater Derby

Founded in 1958, the Hudson River Whitewater Derby is a long running canoe competition. Featuring novice slalom, giant slalom & the Not-S-Whitewater Race 2.5-miles. Afterwards enjoy a party, music, prizes & awards. On Sunday is the Downriver Race with an awards ceremony at the Finish Line.

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6. Night Nation Run Buffalo

Buffalo, New York, USA – 6th May

Night Nation Run Buffalo

This journey will take you across an illuminated racecourse past on course DJ stages, finishing with an explosive after party featuring top DJ’s & special guest celebrity performers.

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7. Monster Energy Supercross Finale

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – 6th May

Monster Energy Supercross Finale

The Monster Energy Supercross Finale features the top supercross riders in the world in a head to-head battle for the Monster Energy Cup & a chance to win 1 million dollars.

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8. TD Five Boroughs Bike Tour

Manhattan, New York, USA – 7th May

TD Five Boroughs Bike Tour

40 Miles, 5 Boros, 1 Day, 0 Cars. On the first Sunday in May, 32,000 cyclists of various skill levels come from round the globe to ride through the boroughs of New York City on streets free of cars. For one day, the roads are for cyclists, the bridges are for cyclists, the City is for cyclists. There is no better way to experience the New York City.

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9. Just Walk Charity Challenge

Chichester, West Sussex, UK – 13th & 14th May

Just Walk Charity Challenge

Dust off your hiking boots & Just Walk for the charity of your choice. Distances from 10km to 60km.

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10. 11th Annual Cycle to Serve Challenge 25 mile, 40 mile & 100k

Downtown Lenoir, North Carolina, USA – 13th May

11th Annual Cycle to Serve Challenge 25 mile, 40 mile & 100k

An annual bicycle ride started in 2007 to promote health & wellness in Caldwell County.

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Know of another extreme event in May worth mentioning? Let us know about it so we can add it to our next list.


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