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!


A presta valve is:
A.) a tool found on your bike mechanic's work bench
B.) an adaptor sometimes needed for inflating bike tires
C.) also known as a schraeder valve
D.) the name for that skinny type valve with a nut on top found on nicer bikes.

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

Who said, There is more to life than increasing its speed.?
Hint: Its the same person, that when asked what he thought of western civilization, replied that he thought it would be a good idea.
A.) Claude Pepper
B.) Henry David Thoreau
C.) Gandhi
D.) Mark Twain

Georgia law...
A.) Requires all bicycle riders to use a helmet
B.) Promotes voluntary use only
C.) Does not require the use of helmets
D.) Mandates the use of helmets for children less than 16 years of age

From what industry was the aircraft born?
A.) Aircraft
B.) Bicycle
C.) Steel
D.) Auto

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

How many times did Lance Armstrong win the Tour de France?
A.) 3
B.) 5
C.) 6
D.) 7

Bicycling Magazine recently rated what city as one of the worst in the country for bicycling?
A.) Chicago
B.) New York
C.) Atlanta
D.) Philadelphia

Why do bike riders wear those skin-tight shorts?
A.) They want to look like a bike racer
B.) It's the fashion
C.) They like to show their butt.
D.) The crotch is padded and the close fit holds the padding in place

11-27 refer to what measurement on a bike
A.) The width of a 27" tire
B.) The tooth count on the high and low range of a cassette
C.) Chainstay and wheelbase lengths
D.) A gear ratio

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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!