A professional mountain biker got up close and personal to Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School students and faculty—like, really, really close—during a demonstration to promote the Sea Otter Classic cycling festival.
Jeff Lenosky talked to students about bike safety and the importance of following your dreams—no matter how crazy they may seem—before performing a series of escalating stunts in the gym. He popped a wheelie, traversed an obstacle course, did a 360-degree jump from a high platform, and climbed the risers. Fifth-grade teacher Bri Slama '07 volunteered to lay on the ground while Lenosky did several tricks that brought his tires within inches of her face. For his closing act, he jumped over five teachers: Slama, Lydia Mansour (PreK/K), Katie Schipper (grade 2), Susan Kendall (technology), and Paul Elliott (P.E.).
The Sea Otter Classic team also donated several boxes of Zbars to the school's food collection for Ponderosa Elementary School families affected by the Camp Fire. Thanks to them for contributing, and for putting on a great show!