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Welcome to the exhilarating BMX Racing Quiz!

Are you prepared to showcase your knowledge of this thrilling sport and demonstrate that you’re a genuine BMX racing enthusiast?

We’ve compiled challenging questions that will push your BMX expertise to the limit.

Simply count your correct answers and check our result table to evaluate your performance.

So, strap on your helmet, get in the racing mindset, and let’s see if you can pedal your way to victory with your BMX trivia prowess!

Table of Contents

1. Which country is considered the birthplace of BMX Racing?

  • A) United States
  • B) Australia
  • C) France

2. In which year was the first official BMX World Championships held?

  • A) 1983
  • B) 1979
  • C) 1982

3. How long is a typical BMX Racing track?

  • A) 400-500 meters
  • B) 200-350 meters
  • C) 600-800 meters

4. How many riders compete in a single BMX Racing event?

  • A) 7
  • B) 10
  • C) 8

5. In which year did BMX Racing become an Olympic event?

  • A) 1996
  • B) 2000
  • C) 2008

6. What does the ‘X’ in BMX stand for?

  • A) X-tra
  • B) Cross
  • C) Xtreme

7. Which popular action sports event includes BMX Racing as a part of their competition lineup?

  • A) X Games
  • B) Dew Tour
  • C) Red Bull Rampage

8. What is the governing body for BMX Racing?

  • A) Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)
  • B) International Cycling Federation (ICF)
  • C) World BMX Association (WBA)

9. How many World Championship titles does Mariana PajΓ³n, the ‘queen of BMX,’ have under her belt?

  • A) 5
  • B) 9
  • C) 2

10. What is the average race time for a BMX Racing event?

  • A) 3-4 minutes
  • B) 1-2 minutes
  • C) 30-40 seconds

11. What type of terrain does a Pump Track consist of?

  • A) Asphalt or dirt
  • B) Sand
  • C) Concrete

12. How many gears does a typical BMX Racing bike have?

  • A) 1
  • B) 10
  • C) 21

13. How many jumping ramps can be found on a standard BMX Racing track?

  • A) 5-6
  • B) 10-12
  • C) 15-18

14. What material composes most professional BMX Racing bike frames?

  • A) Aluminum
  • B) Steel
  • C) Carbon Fiber

15. Which of the following BMX Racing skills is described as getting air under the tires by simultaneously pulling up on the bars and jumping off the pedals?

  • A) Bunny Hop
  • B) Manual
  • C) Fakie

16. Which BMX Racing athlete is considered one of the greatest in the history of the sport with multiple World Cup, World Championship, and Olympic titles?

  • A) Maris Strombergs
  • B) Sam Willoughby
  • C) Connor Fields

17. What is the minimum age for riders in the Elite category at major BMX Racing competitions?

  • A) 19
  • B) 23
  • C) 16

18. What are the frame number plates on professional BMX Racing bikes used for?

  • A) Identification
  • B) Decoration
  • C) Advertising

19. How many turns does a typical BMX Racing course have?

  • A) 4
  • B) 3
  • C) 5

20. Which BMX Racing discipline involves racing without pedaling and using body movements to gain and maintain momentum?

  • A) Freestyle BMX
  • B) Pump Track Racing
  • C) Street BMX

21. How many official World Championship titles has legendary BMX Racing athlete Sam Willoughby won in his career?

  • A) 0
  • B) 1
  • C) 2

22. Which famous BMX Racing adage goes by the statement “When in doubt, pedal it out”?

  • A) Rule of Holes
  • B) Criterium Rule
  • C) Rule of Doubles

23. What term refers to the starting gate used in professional BMX Racing?

  • A) Grid
  • B) Launch Pad
  • C) Pro Gate

24. What is the name of the BMX Racing event where racers compete in a knockout-style format cycling through seven knockout rounds?

  • A) BMX Supercross
  • B) BMX Time Trial Eliminator
  • C) BMX Bracket Racing

25. In terms of body position, what is the primary difference between BMX Racing and Freestyle?

  • A) BMX Racing riders use a more crouched position
  • B) BMX Freestyle riders use a wider stance on the bike
  • C) BMX Racing riders lean more into the turns

26. In professional BMX Racing, what do the different jersey colors worn by racers signify?

  • A) Team affiliation
  • B) Individual achievements or titles
  • C) They are purely for aesthetic purposes

27. How many pedals strokes does it typically take for a BMX racer to reach full speed from the starting gate?

  • A) 3-4 strokes
  • B) 6-8 strokes
  • C) 10-12 strokes

28. What is the common term used to describe the area of a BMX Racing track that separates the start and finish lines from the infield?

  • A) Neutral Zone
  • B) Safety Buffer
  • C) Transition Area

29. What are BMX racers said to be doing when they perform a ‘manual’?

  • A) Riding a wheelie without pedaling
  • B) Grinding on a rail or edge
  • C) Balancing on the back wheel while stationary

30. In what year were clips introduced into the sport of BMX Racing?

  • A) 1984
  • B) 1992
  • C) 1998

31. Which type of starting system is commonly used in BMX Racing to ensure a fair and equal start for all riders?

  • A) Electronic starting gates
  • B) Countdown timer
  • C) Flag start

32. On a BMX Racing track, what are the banked corners called?

  • A) Bends
  • B) Switches
  • C) Berms

33. What is the maximum width of a BMX Racing tire?

  • A) 2.5 inches
  • B) 1.95 inches
  • C) 2.2 inches


# of Correct Answers Percentage Range Label Description
0- 0-49% Armchair Athlete You've got some learning to do, but don't worry, there's always the next game!
- 50-64% Rookie Runner Not bad! Keep practicing, and you'll be a sports trivia champ in no time.
- 65-79% Midfield Maestro Impressive! You're getting closer to the top, keep up the good work.
- 80-94% All-Star Striker Wow, you really know your sports trivia! You're a force to be reckoned with.
-33 95-100% Legendary Champion Unbelievable! You're a true sports trivia master. Your knowledge knows no bounds!

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Max is a sports enthusiast who loves all kinds of ball and water sports. He founded & runs stand-up-paddling.org (#1 German Paddleboarding Blog), played competitive Badminton and Mini Golf (competed on national level in Germany), started learning β€˜real’ Golf and dabbled in dozens of other sports & activities.

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