July 8, 2020
By Jessica Sorenson
Special to the Tallahassee Democrat
Jessica is an administrative assistant in the firm’s Tallahassee office.
When I consider why I ride a bicycle, I am drawn back to the first time I rode 100 miles. My friend, Grey, met me on a cold Tallahassee morning at a local coffee shop. Grey suggested I ride a few miles with them and turn around when I needed to. With each mile, I decided to keep pedaling because I was enjoying the ride so much. We saw canopy roads, were fueled by the cool spring weather, and took road-side photos with sociable cows.
As a member of the Knight Creative Communities Institute 2020 volunteer Catalyst Class, I am participating in the design of a local bicycle park. The focus will be on helping our community become healthier by offering a space to practice bicycle safety.
The park will be the first of its kind and will bridge together some of our existing trails. Our Catalyst team wants to involve the community in every step of this bike park. We started with a survey to gather community input on what people would like to see in the park.
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