FirstBank is helping the Roaring Fork Valley celebrate the return of spring with “The Shot Heard ‘Round the Valley” paper airplane contest. Hosted at the bank’s Carbondale branch (791 HWY 133, Carbondale) from April 1-10, contestants can enter for a chance to win a Commencal Meta TR 29 mountain bike or an Absolut dirt jumper, donated by Crown Mountain Bike Park. Winners will be randomly selected and announced on April 10.
Participants will be able to craft an airplane using only an 8.5” x 11” piece of paper. All contestants who hit the Shot Heard ‘Round the Valley will be entered into a small pool to win a brand new Commencal bike. If no contestant hits the shot, all contestants will be entered into the drawing. Winners will have the chance to choose between a Commencal Meta TR 29 or a Commencal Absolut dirt jumper. If contestants want to use the credit to pay for an upgrade, they may do that as well.
“FirstBank is excited to help bring this opportunity to our friends and neighbors in the Roaring Fork Valley, and we look forward to seeing some hopeful aviators stop by the branch,” said Dave Portman, FirstBank’s Roaring Fork Valley President. “We’re lucky to have one of the nation’s premier bike parks in our own backyard, and thanks to the generous prizes donated by Crown Mountain Bike Park, two lucky winners will get to enjoy it on their new bikes.”
Paper will be provided at the branch, and no modifiers such as tape, paper clips, etc. are allowed. Each plane should also include the maker’s name, phone number and email address, which will serve as official entry into the raffle.
“We just built the best bike park in the state, and now we are teaming up with FirstBank to give away two Commencal bikes on April 10,” said Nate Grinzinger, Parks Manager and Bike Park Director of Crown Mountain Bike Park. “I have been practicing my paper airplane throwing in the living room and am now hitting the shot in the dark, blindfolded, so you better get to FirstBank as soon as you can to make your shot.”
Crown Mountain Bike Park was built to serve all ages and abilities and will launch its bike private lesson school this year. The bike park was lauded as “a sizable biketopia unlike any other in the state” by the Aspen Daily News. FirstBank is an Official Sponsor of the park with a $20,000 investment.
To learn more about FirstBank & Crown Mtn Bike Park’s “Shot Heard ‘Round the Valley” contest, visit FirstBank’s Carbondale branch, follow @crownmtnbikepark on instagram or visit CrownBMX.com/bike-giveaway.