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The Ultimate Mountain Bike Trails Quiz
by Staff
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
  • 1980s

What mountain biking group was formed in 1988?

  • International Mountain Bicycling Association
  • International Cycling Union
  • USA Cycling

When was mountain biking added as an Olympic sporting event?

  • 1992
  • 1996
  • 2000

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)
  • neither answer

How do you determine whether you can handle a trail?

  • trail rating system
  • guide books and Websites
  • both answers

What is the rating for the most challenging trail?

  • blue square
  • double black diamond
  • green circle

What type of trail is fun for those who like to speed?

  • cross-country trails
  • downhill tracks
  • short trails with obstacles

How should you prepare for a ride?

  • study the trail map
  • no preparation is necessary
  • stock up on junk food

When preparing for a longer cross-country mountain bike outing, what item should you leave at home?

  • perishable food
  • map
  • water

What skill do you need to mountain bike?

  • read a map
  • repair your bike
  • both answers

What trail will be a long ride?

  • cross-country trail
  • short tracks
  • downhill tracks

What is judged during observed trials?

  • skill
  • technique
  • both answers

Who does the majority of the trail maintenance?

  • volunteers
  • land owners
  • managers

What does basic trail maintenance include?

  • removing trees
  • using fire to clear debris
  • repairing ruts and ditches

How long are competitive cross-country trails?

  • 10 to 15 miles
  • 16 to 28 miles
  • 30 to 45 miles

Why do people love mountain bike riding?

  • challenge
  • fun
  • both answers

What is the grade of a trail?

  • slope
  • length
  • terrain

Who can access a single-track trail?

  • hikers
  • vehicles
  • both answers

How are trails rated?

  • width
  • natural beauty
  • both answers

Who builds the trails?

  • biking enthusiasts
  • professional construction workers
  • both answers