Duke Energy's SOTW has unicycling club


HARRISON, Ohio (WKRC) - Duke's Energy School of the Week is Crosby Elementary in Harrison.

Crosby was recognized for a group of fourth and fifth-grade students who perform the ultimate balancing act between academics and extracurriculars.

This unique club meets before the school day starts and it teaches that teamwork makes the dream work.

A unicycle is a cycle with a single wheel. The most common variation has a frame with a saddle.

It's a practice hobby, usually just for one.

But at Crosby Elementary, unicycling is for everyone in fourth and fifth grade and their act isn't complete without all the spokes.

Tim Bonnlander is the volunteer coach of the club originally started by former teacher Mrs. Beady.

Now, joining the Pop Cycles is almost a right of passage for the upper elementary students.

Every year, they create a new team.

It's hard work from the start and teamwork is necessary to make a performance happen.

This year, they've had some big performances, riding in the 100th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade and even playing to a sold out crowd at Fifth-Third Arena for a University of Cincinnati men's basketball game.