Cycling Merit Badge - MTB
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Merit Badge Completed10/2/201610/2/201610/2/201610/2/20165/2/2017
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Reqt 7. You must make a report of the rides taken. List dates for the routes traveled, and interesting things seen. Trails must be approved by counselor5/21/20165/21/20165/21/20165/21/20165/21/20165/21/2016
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Two-mile ride 1
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Two-mile ride 2
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Five-mile ride 19/19/20159/19/20159/19/20159/19/20159/19/20159/19/20159/19/20159/19/20159/19/20159/26/20159/17/2016
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Five-mile ride 23/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/201611/5/2016
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Eight-mile ride 111/7/201511/7/201511/7/201511/7/201511/7/201511/7/201511/7/201511/7/201511/7/20153/25/20173/25/20173/25/2017
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Eight-mile ride 21/25/20161/25/20161/25/20161/25/20161/25/20161/25/20161/25/20161/18/20161/25/20161/25/2016
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Twenty-two mile ride. 5/21/20165/21/20165/21/20165/21/20165/21/20165/21/20165/21/2016
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On trails approved by your counselor, take two rides of 2 miles each, two rides of 5 miles each, and two rides of 8 miles each. You must make a report of the rides taken. List dates for the routes traveled, and interesting things seen.
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1a. Explain to your counselor the most likely hazards you may encounter while participating in cycling activities and what you should do to anticipate, help prevent, mitigate, and respond to these hazards.10/2/201610/2/201610/2/201610/2/201610/2/201610/2/2016
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1b.Show that you know first aid for injuries or illnesses that could occur while cycling, including cuts, scratches, blisters, sunburn, heat exhaustion, heatstroke, hypothermia, dehydration, insect stings, tick bites, and snakebite. Explain to your counselor why you should be able to identify the poisonous plants and poisonous animals that are found in your area.10/2/201610/2/201610/2/201610/2/201610/2/201610/2/2016
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1c. Explain the importance of wearing a properly sized and fitted helmet while cycling, and of wearing the right clothing for the weather. Know the BSA Bike Safety Guidelines.10/2/201610/2/201610/2/201610/2/201610/2/201610/2/2016
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2. Clean and adjust a bicycle. Prepare it for inspection using a bicycle safety checklist. Be sure the bicycle meets local laws. 3/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/2016
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3.Show your bicycle to your counselor for inspection. Point out the adjustments or repairs you have made. Do the following:3/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/2016
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3a. Show all points that need oiling regularly.3/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/2016
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3b. Show points that should be checked regularly to make sure the bicycle is safe to ride.3/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/2016
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3c. Show how to adjust brakes, seat level and height, and steering tube.3/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/2016
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4. Describe how to brake safely with foot brakes and with hand brakes.3/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/2016
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5. Show how to repair a flat by removing the tire, replacing or patching the tube, and remounting the tire.3/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/2016
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6. Describe your state’s traffic laws for bicycles. Compare them with motor-vehicle laws. Know the bicycle-safety guidelines.10/2/201610/2/201610/2/201610/2/201610/2/201610/2/2016
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7. Take a trail ride with your counselor and demonstrate the following:10/2/201610/2/201610/2/201610/2/201610/2/201610/2/2016
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(i) Properly mount, pedal, and brake, including emergency stops.3/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/2016
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(ii) Show shifting skills as applicable to climbs and obstacles.3/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/2016
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(iii) Show proper trail etiquette to hikers and other cyclists, including when to yield the right-of-way.3/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/2016
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(iv) Show proper technique for riding up and down hills.3/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/2016
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(v) Demonstrate how to correctly cross an obstacle by either going over the obstacle on your bike or dismounting your bike and crossing over or around the obstacle.3/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/2016
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(vi) Cross rocks, gravel, and roots properly.3/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/20163/5/2016
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8. Describe the rules of trail riding, including how to know when a trail is unsuitable for riding.10/2/201610/2/201610/2/201610/2/201610/2/201610/2/2016
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