Backwards-Brain Bike

Once you learn how to ride a bike, it seems easy. But imagine trying to ride this backwards bike. When you turn the handlebars left, the bike turns right, and when you turn them, right, the bike curves left. Destin of Smarter Every Day built this bike and found out it took 8 months of practice before he could ride it! Now he’s challenged other people to ride the bike 10 feet on their first try to win $200 – and no one can do it!

Wee ones: If you turn left, then right, then left, then right, then left…which way do you turn next?

Little kids: If you try to ride the 10 feet to win the $200, but you fall down 2 feet before the end, how far did you ride?  Bonus: If he took 8 months to make his brain work starting in August, when did he finally succeed?

Big kids: If 3 people ride to the finish without falling down, how much money does Destin have to pay out?  Bonus: If he has $1,000 in total to give as prizes, and you’re the first winner, how many more bike-riders could he pay at $200 apiece?




Wee ones: You turn right.

Little kids: 8 feet.  Bonus: The following April.

Big kids: $600.  Bonus: 4 more riders, since he can handle 5 at most.

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