The art of jumping rope rocks Bumbershoot this weekend

A Kirkland woman brings her lifelong passion to the festival. #k5evening

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. — When it comes to following your passion, Rene Bibaud says you might as well jump.

“I started jumping rope when I was ten,” Bibaud said.

Bibaud watched a rope jumping demonstration in elementary school and never looked back.

“It became my life passion,” Bibaud said, “I’ve been jumping ever since.”

The sport has taken this Kirkland woman all around the world.

“By the time I was in middle school we were traveling to be on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,” Bibaud said.

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