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Cyclist entertains Spring Hill students

5/2/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

SPRINGFIELD — Professional bicycle stunt rider Chris Clark was sliding, wheeling and bunny hopping as he entertained seventh- and eighth-graders at Spring Hill Junior High School April 26.

“After three long days of testing for the Ohio Achievement Assessments, it was a nice break and a reward for the students for their efforts,” said School Principal Michelle Warner. “They also got a positive message in the process.”

The 45-minute show included a display of bicycle stunts and trick riding, with students invited to participate in some of them. Clark is pictured above doing a quick stop in front of students. He is also shown below “climbing” platforms.

Pictured at right, Clark leaps over student Paul Stubbs in another stunt.

Clark also delivered a message about getting involved in activities that are positive and athletic while staying away from drugs and alcohol, according to Warner.

Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol and members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 157 covered the cost of the event for the students, according to event organizers.

For more details about Clark, visit www.chrisclarkbicyclestuntshow.com.

— By Maria Lindsay

Photos: Lew Stamp

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