Santa came early this year for two local cycling families: mum of three Lorna De Courcy from North Avoca and eight-year old Liam Boland from Forresters Beach are the winners of the two major prizes valued at $2,500 at The Lakes Festival Bike Scavenger Hunt 2018. Last weekend they met with the Rocky Trail Entertainment Directors Juliane and Martin Wisata at the local Bicycle Tech Bar in Tuggerah and picked their bikes.
The Lakes Festival Bike Scavenger Hunt was hosted by the local Central Coast mountain bike events promoter Rocky Trail Entertainment in October and November 2018. About 100 participants registered almost 400 responses.
“Being based on the Central Coast we love to explore our home on our bikes and we mapped some of the most popular routes along the lakes! We nominated some ‘Hot Spots’, including bicycle-friendly cafes and pretty lookouts as well as playgrounds and Lakes Festival venues and events”, said Managing Director Martin Wisata from Rocky Trail and explained that it had been an initiative with local cyclists as well as visitors participating and recording their answers online.
Two local scavenger hunt participants took out the major prizes: Lorna De Courcy from North Avoca won the Adults Bike (RRP $2,000) and eight-year old Liam Boland from Forresters Beach won the Kids Bike (RRP $500).
Liam came in all prepared having checked out the store website already – the eight-year old from Forresters Beach is a keen BMX rider and picked himself a NORCO CHARGER with Dad chipping in the difference to the $500 voucher from Rocky Trail. “We had a lot of fun riding around in search for the hot spots and the kids really enjoyed finding clues and answers to the Scavenger Hunt online – it was so easy recording all the information”, said Michael Boland, an active mountain biker himself who is looking forward to even more family rides on the Central Coast. “You never know, we will look into the Fox Superflow Series by Rocky Trail, those events sound like a lot of fun and something my wife and I could very well do with the kids together”, he said.
Lorna DeCourcy from North Avoca won the Adults bike valued at $2,000 and brought her family along too. “We ride a lot on the cycle paths along the lakes and we really enjoy riding from Long Jetty to The Entrance. My bike is at least 20 years old and also my husband has been looking to get a new bike – we saw the posters about the Bike Scavenger Hunt in local bike shops and decided to participate – I can’t believe, we won”, said Lorna. Based on the family’s riding preferences Lorna and her husband John were able to pick a brand-new bike each with only a small additional amount to be paid on top of the voucher value! Lorna picked a NORCO STORM 3 (27) in SILVER/CHARCOAL/BLACK and John ordered a NORCO ’19 CHARGER 1 (29) CONCRETE/CHARCOAL/BLACK.
“We wanted to create an initiative that would attract visitors to The Lakes Festival and the Central Coast, but also had the local cyclist in mind and are really pleased that it was a fun activity for them to explore their local cycle paths and trails”, Wisata added and that he was looking forward to creating more adventures for the local community and visiting cyclists next year.
Presented by Central Coast Council, eacy year the 10 day Festival features a program of sporting, family, cultural, educational, art and live music events on and around our beautiful waterways.
Terms and Conditions applied: The hunt was live between 24 October and 21 November 2018. The winner was drawn on 21 November as per NSW permit number LTPS/18/28259. For futher details, visit the website.