Giant Demo Days

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Have you had a chance to ride at Rocky Knob yet? If you were out last Sunday, you weren’t alone. The parking lot stayed nearly full all afternoon. Maybe it’s the fun factor of the trails. Or maybe Magic Cycles had something to do with it. Magic had their line of Giant Bicycles out for anyone to try. If you missed your chance to throw a leg over a Trance and take a spin, head on out this Sunday from 12-4 to sample the fun. you’ll be glad you did.

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Magic Cycles Demo Days at Rocky Knob

Magic Cycles will be hosting a mountain bike demo day featuring Giant Bicycles at Rocky Knob Park.

Photo by Justin Harris

Come on out and join us for some fun and a great opportunity to test out some awesome bicycles on some great trails!
We have two demo days scheduled…
The first demo day is scheduled for Sunday, August 21st from 12pm-4pm.
The second demo day is scheduled for Sunday, August 28th from 12pm-4pm.
We hope to see you out there!

USA National Gravity

You may have heard, but there’s another bike park under development in the area. The USA Cycling Gravity National Championships will descend on Beech Mountain Resort this September 23-25 and with that comes the beginning of a bike park. Pro racer and trail builder Christopher Herndon and crew are nearly finished with the race course and recently took it for a test ride. Here’s a first look:

Just a word of caution: the course is not open to riding by the public.

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This race course marks the beginning of an important addition to the high country. Over the next three years, Beech Mountain Resort plans to build the park, expand the xc trails, develop a rental program, and open a bike shop.The park will be designed for both advanced and beginning riders. Looks like we’re in for some fun.

More to follow.

For Real

 

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Every time I’m at Rocky Knob, I meet someone new. It’s been good to see people riding the trails and even digging bikes out of the garage to experience the Knob. Yesterday I met a rider who came out to “see if the Knob was a myth or for real.” As he found out, it is real and it is “whoa, that was awesome.”

The trails are in great shape and getting better with traffic. Please note that the newest trail (The Lower Knob) is more technical than the Rocky Branch Trail but the effort is repaid in full.  There are tricky climbs, two genuine rock gardens, two great berms, and a three pack of table tops. Be sure to check your speed when exciting the first left berm on The Lower Knob downhill section. The new three pack of tables begins shortly after the exit of this berm.

This week we are marking 1 year of “Dirty Thursdays.” When we started last August, it was all work. Fun work, but still work. Now, we ride in to our work area, dig some, make some trail right, and then test it out. Come on out and help us shape our future.

Enjoy the slide show above. It is a sneak-peak of some of the riding and shooting we’ve worked on recently. More to follow.

See you on the trail.