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How well do you know BMX? BMX stands for bicycle Motorcross. BMX is a bicycle that is mostly for children. It can be used for competitive or recreational purposes. The term BMX came about when in the 1970s, kids were racing their bikes on dirt tracks in Southern California. Bicycles are an age-old pastime, and it provides decent exercise. This quiz will have you racing to the end to see that you have passed.


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  • 1. 

    BMX was created in the early 1950s.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement that BMX was created in the early 1950s is false. BMX, which stands for Bicycle Motocross, was actually created in the late 1960s. It originated in Southern California as an offshoot of motocross racing, with teenagers modifying their bicycles to mimic the motocross motorcycles. The sport gained popularity in the 1970s and eventually became an Olympic sport in 2008.

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  • 2. 

    BMX stands for?

    • A.

      Badass Mofo Extreme

    • B.

      Bicycle Motor Extreme

    • C.

      Bicycle Motor Cross

    • D.

      Nothing, it's not an acronym

    Correct Answer
    C. Bicycle Motor Cross
    Explanation
    BMX stands for Bicycle Motor Cross. It is a type of off-road bicycle racing that originated in the 1960s. The sport involves racing on a dirt track with various obstacles and jumps. The term "Motor Cross" refers to the cross-country nature of the sport, while "Bicycle" indicates that it is specifically done using bicycles. Therefore, the correct answer is Bicycle Motor Cross.

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  • 3. 

    The 2012 Dew Tour San Francisco Dirt Jumping title was won by:

    • A.

      TJ Ellis

    • B.

      Ryan Nyquist

    • C.

      Morgan Wade

    • D.

      Gary Young

    Correct Answer
    B. Ryan Nyquist
    Explanation
    Ryan Nyquist won the 2012 Dew Tour San Francisco Dirt Jumping title.

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  • 4. 

    A manual is similar to a:

    • A.

      Wheelie

    • B.

      Tailwhip

    • C.

      Disaster

    • D.

      Barspin

    Correct Answer
    A. Wheelie
    Explanation
    A manual is similar to a wheelie because both involve balancing on the rear wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle while keeping the front wheel off the ground. In a manual, the rider maintains this balance and controls the bike's movement using body positioning and subtle adjustments. Similarly, in a wheelie, the rider lifts the front wheel off the ground and maintains balance using similar techniques. Both maneuvers require skill and control to execute properly.

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  • 5. 

    The trick known as the Toboggan was invented in?

    • A.

      California

    • B.

      Djiboutie

    • C.

      Idaho

    • D.

      Oregon

    Correct Answer
    D. Oregon
    Explanation
    The Toboggan trick was invented in Oregon.

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  • 6. 

    This professional rider, signed to Sunday and Odyssey, is known for his colorful bikes:

    • A.

      Harry Main

    • B.

      Bob Haro

    • C.

      Aaron Ross

    • D.

      Adam Banton

    Correct Answer
    C. Aaron Ross
    Explanation
    Aaron Ross is the correct answer because he is a professional rider who is signed to Sunday and Odyssey, and he is known for his colorful bikes.

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  • 7. 

    At the 2012 Summer X-Games, which rider attempted a double frontflip during the first round of the MegaRamp finals, but did not land the trick?

    • A.

      Steve McCann

    • B.

      Morgan Wade

    • C.

      Chase Hawk

    • D.

      Chad Kerley

    Correct Answer
    A. Steve McCann
    Explanation
    Steve McCann attempted a double frontflip during the first round of the MegaRamp finals at the 2012 Summer X-Games but did not land the trick.

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  • 8. 

    Haro, MirraCo, and Hoffman Bikes are all named after people.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that Haro, MirraCo, and Hoffman Bikes are all bicycle brands that are named after people. Haro is named after Bob Haro, a former freestyle BMX rider. MirraCo is named after Dave Mirra, a professional BMX rider. Hoffman Bikes is named after Mat Hoffman, another professional BMX rider. Therefore, the statement that they are all named after people is true.

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  • 9. 

    The winner of the Vital BMX Rider of the Year Award was:

    • A.

      Peter Griffin

    • B.

      Chad Kerley

    • C.

      Tyler Fernengel

    • D.

      Brock Raiford

    Correct Answer
    B. Chad Kerley
    Explanation
    Chad Kerley won the Vital BMX Rider of the Year Award.

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  • 10. 

    In Red Bull's 2012 video "The Athlete Machine" who was the only BMX rider featured?

    • A.

      Harry Main

    • B.

      Eric Lichtenberger

    • C.

      Drew Bezanson

    • D.

      Jamie Bestwick

    Correct Answer
    C. Drew Bezanson
    Explanation
    Drew Bezanson was the only BMX rider featured in Red Bull's 2012 video "The Athlete Machine".

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  • 11. 

    Sunday Bikes was founded by Eric Lichtenberger.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Sunday Bikes was not founded by Eric Lichtenberger.

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  • 12. 

    Arguably the most recognizable trick in BMX, a Tailwhip is performed by:

    • A.

      Spin the handlebars in a 360 degrees rotation

    • B.

      Spin the frame of the bike in a 360 degrees rotation

    Correct Answer
    B. Spin the frame of the bike in a 360 degrees rotation
    Explanation
    A Tailwhip is a trick in BMX where the rider spins the frame of the bike in a 360-degree rotation. This involves the rider kicking the back end of the bike while simultaneously jumping and spinning the frame around. This trick is highly recognizable and requires a lot of skill and coordination to execute properly. Spinning the handlebars in a 360-degree rotation is not the correct answer as it does not accurately describe the action involved in a Tailwhip.

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  • 13. 

    In the Fit video "Mexico to Arizona" the first trick performed was a Smith Grind.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In the Fit video "Mexico to Arizona," the first trick performed was not a Smith Grind.

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  • 14. 

    The gearing ration on Tom Dugan's bike is:

    • A.

      25/9

    • B.

      28/9

    • C.

      30/9

    • D.

      30/10

    Correct Answer
    D. 30/10
    Explanation
    The gearing ratio on Tom Dugan's bike is 30/10. This means that for every 30 rotations of the pedals, the rear wheel will rotate 10 times. A higher gearing ratio indicates a higher gear, which means the bike will travel faster but require more effort to pedal. In this case, Tom Dugan's bike has a relatively high gearing ratio of 30/10, suggesting that it is designed for faster speeds and may be more suitable for experienced riders or those looking for a more challenging ride.

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  • 15. 

    It is not possible to fully sandwich an Odyssey MDS sprocket.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement implies that it is not possible to fully sandwich an Odyssey MDS sprocket. However, the correct answer is False, which means that the statement is incorrect. Therefore, it is possible to fully sandwich an Odyssey MDS sprocket.

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  • 16. 

    Kink Bikes is located in?

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      California

    • C.

      Colorado

    • D.

      Washington D.C.

    Correct Answer
    A. New York
    Explanation
    Kink Bikes is located in New York.

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  • 17. 

    Both Sunday and Mutiny are located in Louisiana.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Both Sunday and Mutiny are located in Louisiana" is false. It implies that both Sunday and Mutiny are in Louisiana, but this is not true.

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  • 18. 

    The Texas Toast Jam is held mainly by:

    • A.

      Odyssey

    • B.

      Eclat

    • C.

      Autum

    • D.

      The Shadow Conspiracy

    Correct Answer
    A. Odyssey
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Odyssey. Odyssey is the main organizer of the Texas Toast Jam.

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  • 19. 

    BMX originated from:

    • A.

      Children racing their 20" bikes off road

    • B.

      The fall in the skateboarding industry

    • C.

      The television show The Simpsons

    • D.

      Bob Haro

    Correct Answer
    A. Children racing their 20" bikes off road
    Explanation
    BMX originated from children racing their 20" bikes off road. This refers to the early days of BMX when kids started modifying their bikes to race on dirt tracks and perform tricks. These races and the subsequent development of BMX as a sport paved the way for the growth and popularity of BMX riding worldwide.

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