Trail Survey

A study about Rocky Knob is being conducted by faculty and students in the Department of Economics at Appalachian State University in cooperation with the Watauga County Tourism Development Authority and Boone Area Cyclists. The survey should take only about 10-15 minutes to complete. Please take a few minutes of your time to answer the questions at the link below. The purpose of the survey is to give Rocky Knob users an opportunity to share ideas that may help develop strategies in key areas.

We would like to assure you that your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. If there are any questions you don’t wish to answer, please go to the next question. You, of course, have the right to end this survey at any time. The information we are requesting will be used only for research purposes. No one will be identified in any reports coming out of the survey. Your email address will never be associated with your answers. All responses are confidential.

Here is a link to the survey.

If you have any questions about this study, you may contact one of us using the contact information below.


Melissa Weddell
Department of Health, Leisure
and Exercise Science
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: 828-262-6303


Dr. John Whitehead
Department of Economics
Appalachian State University
Phone: 828-262-6121

First Day of Spring, Boone in Velo News, and the First Dirty Thursday of 2012

Happy Spring! The year without a winter (in Boone) marches on to deliver prime riding at Rocky Knob. The trails are beginning to regain their hardpack flow after an exceptionally wet spell.

The word of Boone’s great roads and trails have caught the national media eye again. The folks over at Velo News have featured Boone and Rocky Knob as one of the top US riding areas. Stop by a local shop to pick up the rag.

We will resume Dirty Thursdays starting this Thursday, March 22 at 5:30 PM. Come on out to help buff the trails and learn first-hand about the exciting plans for the spring: The “Boat Rock” loop and the skills area(s) will be completed soon (with your help). Stay tuned here for updates on special work days in the near future.