Every Student Gets a Bike

The entire first grade class at Logan Elementary School was surprised with a bicycle and helmet Wednesday.

Employees at the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System raised about $9,000 to buy 86 bikes and helmets for a lot of very excited children.

"I never had a bike before," said one little girl.  "My mom's going to teach me how to ride it." 

MTS workers have been doing this for the last several years, and say they pick school kids who aren't expecting much for Christmas.

"Today is all about making some kids happy at Christmas time," said MTS CEO Paul Jablonski.

"It started with a couple of employees a few years ago and it's just caught on," Jablonski said. "It just makes everybody feel good."

The students also got a safety presentation from police officers, about handling their bikes around moving vehicles.

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