Bicycle Aptitude Test

So you think that you know bikes, eh? Well, take the test below to see whether you've truly got what it takes or need to go back to training wheels. Good luck!


The best way to avoid having a car cut you off by making a right turn in front of you is:
A.) Stop and walk you bike across the intersection
B.) Ride on the sidewalk
C.) Take the lane before you get to the intersection
D.) Try to alert the driver that you are behind them

True or False: You can't put bike air in a soccer ball.
A.) True
B.) False

Who said, "Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live.
A.) Susan B Anthony
B.) Henry Ford
C.) Chuck Yeager
D.) Mark Twain

You want your seat height set so that...
A.) You can put your feet flat on the ground
B.) Your leg is fully extended at the bottom of the stroke
C.) You have a little bend in your knee at the bottom of the stroke
D.) It's a tip toe reach to the ground

Who was Bobby Walthour?
A.) The first American to win the Tour de France
B.) The first black bike racer
C.) Famous bike racer from Atlanta
D.) Major Taylor's racing teammate

How do you pronounce: Bottecchia?
A.) Heck if I know
B.) Probably wrong
C.) What? Do I look Italian?
D.) Bow-tech-ee-a

Headset refers to:
A.) A bike racer's mental attitude
B.) The head protection worn by downhill racers
C.) The steering bearings on a bike
D.) The earphones tandem riders use to communicate with each other

Who said, "I thought of that while riding my bike."
A.) Wilbur Wright
B.) John F Kennedy
C.) Albert Einstein
D.) Lance Armstrong

The most frequently neglected maintenance on bikes is:
A.) Lubing the Chain
B.) Cleaning the transmission
C.) Truing the wheels
D.) Pumping the tires

True or False. When available, a biker should ride on the sidewalk rather than the street.
A.) True
B.) False

The B.A.T.

Do you think that you know bikes? Well, we've put together the Bicycle Aptitude Test to see who's got the stuff and who still needs the training wheels. So, go ahead. Don't be afraid...

Take the B.A.T. now!

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