In 2016, nearly half of all Americans — 48.6% — reported participating in at least one outdoor activity. That equates to 144 million participants, who went on a total of 11 billion outdoor outings. The participation rate and number of participants slightly increased, while the number of total outings decreased. The decline in outings was a result of the decline in core participation. In other words, in 2016, Americans participated in outdoor activities, such as traditional and non-traditional triathlons, mountain and road biking, boardsailing and others, less often than they did the year before.
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