The Extreme Tour began as a grassroots project of “The Extreme”, a cultural outreach project started by Ted Bruun and a small group of other Idaho (of all places) residents in 1994. The purpose of The Extreme was to use Extreme Sports and Music Events, held in communities across Idaho, to reach at-risk and counter culture youth with services and resources that would assist them in making positive, as well as healthy decisions for a successful life. Eventually these events began to take place around the United States and “The Extreme Tour” was born. Now you can find these events taking place around the world.
The Extreme Cultural Project in Idaho was a faith-based effort, as is the Extreme Tour. However, then, just as it is now, the Extreme Tour events are not aimed at a religious market. Rather, the Extreme Tour events are Extreme Sports and Music Events aimed at a mainstream market, and held in mainstream venues and settings.
Over the past 20 years, the Extreme Tour has grown exponentially, moving far beyond the rural Idaho communities that gave birth to this music and sports movement. The Extreme Tour is now, in terms of the number of communities visited in a year, the largest and longest running Extreme Sports & Music tour in the world. We currently visit over 100 communities each year in the United States, and this number is set to go up dramatically as the tour reaches out internationally starting this year.