Rocky Knob Fest

Pump tracks, dirt jumps, flow, flat tires? Have you gotten all you can out of Rocky Knob? Join us Saturday, November 5th 1:00 – 4:00 for skills clinics with local experts.

Drop in Skills Clinics will include: Pump track skills, intro to dirt jumping, trail flow (applying pump track skills to the trail), and trail side flat tire repair. We will provide food and music.

Bring your bike, helmet, and gear and check in at the parking lot for locations of clinics. We will reschedule for Sunday, November 6th in case of rain. Check back for updates.

 

 

 

 

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Benchmark is Back on the Mountain

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Deno and his wife Fiona are back at work at Rocky Knob. They are focusing on the bridges and wooden structures that will help complete the Upper Knob Trail system. If you recall last fall, we were busy building bridges lower on the mountain. As with the first bridges, the main challenge is simply transporting the material to the work site. If you have time during the day and want to help out, let me know and you can get set up to haul, or help assemble some cool structures.

Trail Closure for ASU Cycling Team Race At Rocky Knob

Trail Closure for ASU Cycling Team Race At Rocky Knob

The Appalachian State Cycling Team will be holding the first race ever at Rocky Knob Park on Sunday October 9th. Come out and support collegiate cyclists as we compete against Virginia Tech, NC State, West Virginia and others in a Prologue-style Time Trial and Super D on Rocky Branch Trail and the Lower Knob Trail!

ASU Cycling is pleased to partner with the Watauga County Tourism Development Authority and Boone Area Cyclists to put on this event. Racing starts at 9am and will be finished by 1pm. Please respect the trail closure for these hours and support your local trails!

More event info can be found at appstatecycling.com or by contacting:

Clayton Omer

ASU Cycling Mountain Bike Vice President

omerct@apstate.edu     502 592 5959

 

The Upper Knob Trail

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A year ago we began work on the bridges for the Rocky Branch Trail. Yesterday we began work on the bridges and other wooden features for the Upper Knob Trail. The first feature is a 50 foot long curved bridge over a creek. Other features include a few ladders onto boulders and across a cliff band. Once complete, these features will be dramatic. To get a preview of these features and the beautiful Upper Knob Trail come on out this Saturday for our Community Trail Day (1-4 PM). We’ll be working on the climb to the summit of Rocky Knob.

A special thanks to ASU’s Intermediate Mountain Biking Class in carrying all of the wood for the first bridge.

Community Trail Day 10/8

The Boone Area Cyclists and ASU’s Recreation Management Association will host a Community Trail Day at Rocky Knob this Saturday, October 8 from 1-4 PM. Volunteers will meet at the trail head. Tools and leadership will be provided. Please dress in long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and sturdy shoes (no sandals). Work will be away from the parking lot, so please pack water and snacks.

Rocky Knob is located on US 421 just east of town, Take King Street east towards Wilkesboro. The park entrance is 0.7 mile past Bamboo Road on the right.