Bike Month is a wheel challenge

National Bike Month is a time to get out and ride.

May is National Bike Month. Each year, more people are discovering the benefits of riding bicycles, and communities all around the country are encouraging more bike use through the addition of bike lanes, bike-sharing programs and safer bike laws. This week Head2Head says get out there and ride. Our current trivia champ, Korrie Whitmore, is being challenged by grad student Joel Burgess.


1. What is a bike called with only one wheel?

2. What year was the debut of the mass-produced mountain bike?

3. What movie directed by Tim Burton is about a quest for a stolen bike believed to be hidden in the basement of the Alamo?

4. How many times does the Queen song "Bicycle Song" mention the word bicycle?

5. Who said, in 1896, that bicycling, "has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world?"

6. Originating in San Francisco in 1992, what monthly event involves a large group of cyclists riding together as part of a social movement?

7. Which legendary musician is an avid cyclist who wrote the book "Bicycle Diaries?"

8. Which country has the highest number of bicycles per capita of any country?

9. What bicycle company was founded in Chicago in 1895?

10. What is the name of the public bike-sharing program in New York City?


1. It's a unicycle.

2. No idea, but how about 1990?

3. Is it "Beetlejuice"?

4. Just a guess: 24.

5. The President. I just have no idea who that was.

6. Isn't it Critical Mass?

7. Paul McCartney.

8. Probably The Netherlands.

9. Trek.

10. Citi Bike. I wish we had something like that here.


1. Uh, unicycle.

2. Early '80s.

3. Sounds like "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure."

4. Wow. Uh, 39.

5. Eleanor Roosevelt.

6. Critical Mass.

7. Pretty sure it's David Byrne.

8. Holland or The Netherlands, whichever.

9. Schwinn maybe.

10. Don't know.


Head2Head has a new trivia champ. Joel turned out to be the more knowledgeable contestant (and, as it turns out, a cycling enthusiast), which means he'll return next week to defend his new title.


1. Unicycle

2. 1981

3. "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure"

4. 41

5. Susan B Anthony

6. Critical Mass

7. David Byrne

8. The Netherlands

9. Schwinn

10. Citi Bike