Last week we announced the kick-off of the Discover Lehigh Valley contest - share your Lehigh Valley discovery and you could win a $200 Visa gift card.

In preparation for this contest, we sought out some Lehigh Valley celebs to share their experiences of discovering the Valley to get you thinking about your favorite discovery. So without further ado, here's the first Lehigh Valley celebrity entry...

Trexlertown native, Emmaus High School graduate, two-time Olympic medalist and three-time World Cycling champ Marty Nothstein.

"My favorite Lehigh Valley discovery, to no one’s surprise, is the Velodrome [Valley Preferred Cycling Center].

However, most people don't know what first brought the Velodrome to my attention. It actually occurred before I started racing. What initially caught my eye were the flags flying around the track every Friday night.

I grew up less than a mile from the track and my grandparents lived only about 200 yards away, so I would see them frequently and wonder what those flags meant. It was only after I started racing here that I learned they represent all the countries of the riders who have raced here over the years, and later I realized just how important the Velodrome is in the cycling world.

We still fly those flags every time we race here."

Stay tuned right here for more Lehigh Valley celebrity discoveries throughout the month of May.

In the mean time, we'd love to hear what your favorite Lehigh Valley discovery is. Click here to submit your photo or story today.