The Ultimate Mountain Bike Trails Quiz

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The Ultimate Mountain Bike Trails Quiz
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About This Quiz

Mountain biking has grown in popularity since the 1970s. Trails for all levels of skill are available and can be beautiful and exhilarating. Take this quiz to learn more about discovering mountain bike trails.
When did mountain biking start to grow as a sport?
1960s
1970s
Mountain biking really began to take off as a sport in the 1970s.
1980s

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What mountain biking group was formed in 1988?
International Mountain Bicycling Association
The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) was started up in 1988.
International Cycling Union
USA Cycling

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When was mountain biking added as an Olympic sporting event?
1992
1996
In 1996, mountain biking was included in the Atlanta Olympics. The 2012 event will be held in London and mountain biking is on the schedule.
2000

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Which mountain biking group has made significant contributions of time to trail work projects?
National Off Road Biking Association (NORBA)
International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)
IMBA members have donated a million hours for work on trail projects.
neither answer

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How do you determine whether you can handle a trail?
trail rating system
guide books and Websites
both answers
The IMBA has a trail rating system, there are also mountain biking guide books and Web sites have valuable information.

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What is the rating for the most challenging trail?
blue square
double black diamond
If a trail is rated a double black diamond, you should have major skills before attempting this ride.
green circle

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What type of trail is fun for those who like to speed?
cross-country trails
downhill tracks
Downhill tracks are the most fun for those who like to ride fast.
short trails with obstacles

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How should you prepare for a ride?
study the trail map
It is important to study the trail map before you set out.
no preparation is necessary
stock up on junk food

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When preparing for a longer cross-country mountain bike outing, what item should you leave at home?
perishable food
Leave the perishable food at home but don't forget your map, compass, food, water, first aid kit, lighting and rain gear.
map
water

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What skill do you need to mountain bike?
read a map
repair your bike
both answers
You will need to know how to read a map, repair your bike and help maintain the trail.

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What trail will be a long ride?
cross-country trail
If you want to take a long ride, try a cross-country trail.
short tracks
downhill tracks

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What is judged during observed trials?
skill
technique
both answers
Riders are judged by their skill and technique to maneuver through mud, rocks and water without reaching out for balance or putting down a foot.

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Who does the majority of the trail maintenance?
volunteers
Volunteers do the majority of trail maintenance.
land owners
managers

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What does basic trail maintenance include?
removing trees
using fire to clear debris
repairing ruts and ditches
Basic trail maintenance includes cutting back tree limbs, clearing debris from storms, and repairing ruts and ditches.

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How long are competitive cross-country trails?
10 to 15 miles
16 to 28 miles
Long competitive cross-country trails are 16 to 28 miles (26-45 kilometers) long.
30 to 45 miles

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Why do people love mountain bike riding?
challenge
fun
both answers
Some love mountain bike riding for the challenge and others for the shear fun of it.

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What is the grade of a trail?
slope
Grade is the slope of a trail and the preference for different grades differs among cyclists.
length
terrain

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Who can access a single-track trail?
hikers
Single track trails are accessible to bicycle riders and hikers, only.
vehicles
both answers

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How are trails rated?
width
Trails are rated based on tread surface, grade, width, obstacles and technical trail features.
natural beauty
both answers

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Who builds the trails?
biking enthusiasts
professional construction workers
both answers
Biking enthusiasts and professional construction workers build the trails.

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