Speed & Danger on 2 Wheels: Dirt Bike and BMX Trivia

Speed & Danger on 2 Wheels: Dirt Bike and BMX Trivia

As a child, my first exposure to motorcycles was watching Evel Knievel on television. Before the age of 10, I had a BMX bike and I rode it around town for endless hours. I never officially entered any BMX races though. As a teenager, an older friend of mine tried to teach me how to ride a motorcycle, but I crashed it and I didn't want to try again. My biggest fear in life is actually riding on the back of a motorcycle. I've done that 2 or 3 times and I was terrified! With that out of the way, I now present to you a quiz about motorcycle racing and BMX racing. Doing this quiz will be far safer than actually getting on a motorcyle!

Dirt bikes used in professional racing are surprisingly under ______pounds in weight.

In the 450/250 class of motorcycle racing, who has won the most championships?

Since its inception into the Olympics, what nation has won the most medals in BMX?

What big dirt bike manufacturer was the 1st one to stop producing 2-stroke dirt bikes?

The world's highest jump record on a dirt bike was _________________.

Husqvarna is a manufacturer of dirt bikes. In what nation are they based?

What 2 nations have won 2 Olympic gold medals in BMX?

In what nation did dirt bikes originate?

When was BMX racing introduced into the Oympics?

Who was the AMA National Motocross Champion from 2017 to 2019 & 2022?

Who was the women's AMA National Motocross Champion from 2015 to 2017?

In the 500 class of motorcyle racing, who has won the most races?

The front and rear suspension of a typical dirt bike is about ___to____ inches.

What is typically the top speed of a dirt bike?

The world's furthest recorded dirt bike jump was approximately ____________.

In what year (or years) was motorcycle racing part of the Olympics?

Which major American tv network has broadcast AMA races?

A traditional BMX race features a circuit of what length?

When did BMX racing begin?

In the 450/250 class, Ricky Carmichael has won the most career races (76). How far ahead of the 2nd place rider is he?

A major motorcyle racetrack used by professionals is the Ironman Raceway. In what state it is located?

Which is NOT a type of motor for a dirt bike?

In the 250/125 class of motorcycle racing, who has won the most races?

Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, and Suzuki are all major dirt bike producers from ______.

Which of the following nations has NOT won a single Olympic medal in BMX?

Speed & Danger on 2 Wheels: Dirt Bike and BMX Trivia

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Dave Morrissey

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