Watkins Manufacturing hosted nearly 300 participants in an all-expenses-paid trip to Costa Rica. While there, Watkins dealers and their guests had an opportunity to give back to the local community by participating in the Watkins Bike Building Bonanza, in which 83 children’s bicycles were assembled and donated to the Escuela Santa Rosa located in the nearby town of Tamarindo.

Kids from the school also joined in the fun and helped decorate their new bikes. Guests participated in a variety of activities throughout the week, including zip lining through the rainforest, hiking in the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, deep sea fishing and spotting indigenous animals while boating through the Palo Verde National Park.

“We are delighted to share this Costa Rica experience with our dealer family to thank them for their amazing accomplishments in 2014,” says Mike Dunn, executive vice president of Watkins. “They did an outstanding job, and we are grateful for their efforts.”

Interested in tagging along on a future trip? Qualifying dealers will be invited to travel next year to Marbella, Spain, to celebrate Fiesta del Sol and experience all the region has to offer.