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Sabal Palm Elementary School Unveils First Phase Of Bike Trails Project

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Tom Flanigan
The freshly-painted layout of the bike trail for the youngest children, from kindergarten through second grade.

Before long, the Title One school on Tallahassee's South Side will be the "go-to" place for kids to hone their bicycle skills in an enjoyable, safe setting.

The first of a three-course treat for young bicycle riders is now ready for fun at Tallahassee's Sabal Palm Elementary School. It's the latest Knight Creative Communities Institute (KCCI) project.
The colorful course was created over a 4-day period by Tyler Bridges, the Leon School District's sign-painting artist in the maintenance department. He has high hopes many kids will benefit from his work.

"They get to see what it's like to actually drive. They always mimic their parents and everything, so I think it's going to give them a good idea of what it takes to do that. So I think they'll all enjoy it and I think it'll be fun for years to come," he smiled.

Sabal Palm Principal Anicia Robinson sees the project as a big step in the goal to become a "community school."

"It's about providing our students with other opportunities outside of just the regular academic opportunities and also taking care of the students; giving them rules and regulations on how to be safe."

Still to come, a safety course for full-size bikes and an even more challenging off-roading course.