Australian Babies Taking Up Extreme Sports
As if breastfeeding isn't extreme enough.
Fun fact, if you call someone “a baby” in Australia, it’s actually a compliment. Because apparently Australian babies are BMX riding, pavement-shredding badasses.
Parents and extreme-sports clubs are reporting an unprecedented surge of interest in adrenaline-filled extreme sports for very young children.
Biker group BMX Australia now has a whopping 3,000 members between the ages of two to eight, and there’s also a thriving mini-wheeler club for 2 to 5 year olds in Sydney. Says BMX Spokesman Andrew Farrell: “The kids are doing some pretty gnarly things – going more than 30 mph down the ramps.”
Skateboarding Australia has also reported an unprecedented number of very young skaters, with its membership more than doubling from 5500 in 2012 to 12,600 last year.
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