Mystery trail for festive vibe

Kellie BalaamNarrogin Observer
Twenty-five bikes have been placed around the town with clues hinting at their location uploaded to the the Cycling Collective Facebook page.
Camera IconTwenty-five bikes have been placed around the town with clues hinting at their location uploaded to the the Cycling Collective Facebook page. Credit: Michael Chin

The Narrogin Cycling Collective has put together a Mystery Bike Trail in the hope of providing some fun for the upcoming holiday season.

Narrogin Cycling Collective’s Michael Chin wanted to create conversations over the quiet period of Christmas and New Year.

“Most people go away and Narrogin dies off during that period, so for a bit of fun I’m putting bikes painted in the red Wheatbelt colour around the town,” he said.

Twenty-five bikes have been placed around the town with clues hinting at their location uploaded to the the Cycling Collective Facebook page.

Mr Chin encouraged locals to get involved by either heading out to locate the bikes and sending in a photo, or having a go at adorning the bikes in Christmas decorations.

“People can decorate them for a Christmas vibe and try to locate them for some fun and games,” he said.

Narrogin Cycling Collective's Michael Chin, Narrogin Toyworld’s Wayne Francis and Shire chief Dale Stewart.
Camera IconNarrogin Cycling Collective's Michael Chin, Narrogin Toyworld’s Wayne Francis and Shire chief Dale Stewart. Credit: Kellie Balaam

Narrogin Toyworld was the first business to have a bike placed in its store front.

Owner Wayne Francis said a mystery trail was a great initiative for locals and tourists.

The Mystery Bike Trail is part of the Cycling Collective’s broader project to reinvigorate the cycling community in the Wheatbelt.

Mr Chin said he wanted to reinvent Foxes Lair with better cycling infrastructure to attract more cyclists and tourists.

“I’m quite hopeful this project will get the cycling club back up and running again,” he said.

“The Narrogin Cycling Collective has 158 likes on Facebook since we started in September and we have a lot of businesses like West Cycle, schools and Bicycles for Humanity supporting us.”

The red bikes were donated by Narrogin locals and painted in Perth.

Once the Mystery Bike Trail is over, Mr Chin will take them back to Perth where Bicycles for Humanity will send them off to Africa for people in need.

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