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BMX Assembly at Clinton

BMX Assembly at Clinton

On October 23rd the air was crisp for an outdoor Cultural Arts Assembly at Clinton School. However this program had the kids and parents buzzing as ramps, quarter-pipes and bikes were tuned, attached and warmed up on the playground. 

What is BMX? BMX stands for 'Bicycle Motocross'.  BMX refers to organized bicycle racing on a dirt track, especially for youngsters.  Young men and women race BMX bikes for sport or professionally but this morning's show was performed by three male athletes, doing stunts on BMX fitted bicycles.

BMX Team East from Easthampton, Massachusetts (http://www.bookteameast.com/) had the boys and girls screaming with thrilling jumps, and high flying stunts! They spoke to the kids about the importance of bike safety and wearing helmets, how to do a quick check of your bike to make sure everything works properly before you ride, the importance of eating nutritious meals and how important that is, as athletes, especially when they get injured.  Athletes who eat well are able to heal faster.

In between these positive messages, the BMX team performed daredevil stunts like jumping over 5-6 beloved teachers (who found it just as exciting!). But the best of all was the three man bicycle stunt jumping, flying and spinning over Principal O'Neill! And while there was the rare occasion that a performer fell short of a stunt, he demonstrated that with perseverance you just get back up and try again!

The students learned a lot that morning! Just ask Clinton kids any of the following: "What is a 'Tailwhip'?", "Did the biker fly on his bike like 'Peter Pan'?", and "What is an 'icepick stunt'?"  One student said, "I now know what I want to be when I grow up!"

If you would like to see more, watch the following BMX Team East videos: https://vimeo.com/teameastbmx  If you just can't get enough BMX, our PTA won a BMX bike from Team East. We will be raffling the BMX bike off as part of our Clinton Auction and Tricky Tray this February!

This program was brought to you by the letters "B, M and X" and your Clinton PTA! 

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