May is National Bike Month. How much do you know about bicycles and biking?
1. In the event of a crash, a helmet can reduce serious head injuries by how much?
A. 65 percent
B. 75 percent
C. 85 percent
D. 95 percent
2. If you run across a dog that seems aggressive while biking, what’s the best thing to do?
A. Continue pedaling and ride past the dog; quick pedaling decreases the likelihood of getting bitten.
B. Yell at the dog to startle him into backing off.
C. Squirt water from your water bottle at him; he’ll take a drink and back off.
D. All of the above.
3. What’s a “hardtail?”
A. Bike slang for an uncomfortable seat.
B. A downhill track, which is hard on your “tail.”
C. A mountain bike with front suspension only.
D. A mountain bike with rear suspension only.
4. What year did Bike Month start?
5. What number of rotations-per-minute (rpms) should you aim for to bike most efficiently?