Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Pro-Bike Show

Today students from Room 108 were given an exciting show as Matt Wilhelm, professional BMX flatland trick bikester, visited our school talk about bike safety and many other things.  Matt has travelled around the world to compete in BMX bike competitions and has quite a few awards and medals to his name.  In addition to bike safety, he talked to children about the importance of identifying and developing individual talents for the sake of earning college scholarships, financial rewards, and life opportunities.  By the end of his bike show he had the audience chanting "Never give up!" His message was well-received as he used bike tricks like "time-warp", "decade", and "Spiderman" to demonstrate his personal commitment to practice and never giving up.  The whole show was impressive and inspiring.  Attached is a short video of Matt using some teachers, myself included, as props to jump with his bike.  Luckily I had my iPhone to capture a first hand look at the jump.  For more videos of his tricks, head over to his multimedia loaded website.  

The whole program was made possible by our school's PTO.  They have offered great programs to our students in past years and this event was no exception.  Thank you Mann School PTO and all financial supporters of the PTO!