Update: Make Your Mark On Rocky Knob Park
We are getting closer to our goal but still need your help to make the Rocky Knob Pump Track a reality. We are aiming to have donations in by July 15th. so we can begin construction. Thanks for your support.
Donations to date: $3525.
Since the inception Rocky Knob Park in 2009, the driving vision has been to provide a place for visitors to and residents of Watauga County to have easy and free access to outdoor recreation. We have been fortunate to create an urban mountain bike park with adventurous and accessible trails.
The idea of the trails was to get more people enjoying the outdoors on bikes, while providing a skills-building environment. As a result, we have built over 8 miles of trails with 4 skills areas. We have yet to provide a skills area that people of wide-ranging ages and ability levels can access directly from the parking lot.
Now it’s time to build a legendary Pump Track, and we need your help.
Pump Tracks: Bike skills for all ages
Pump Tracks are small zones of dirt that nearly any rider (including kids) can ride. These tracks are small, connected loops with undulating lines that allow riders to power their bikes through without pedaling. Because of their compact shape, they are often places where people watch and learn from each other.
Where the tires meet the dirt
We are fundraising to build a pump track/skills area that Rocky Knob deserves. We have saved an area adjacent to the parking lot for this area. Named the Sunset Skills Area, the pump track’s location in the parking lot provides walk-up access and one of the best sunset views in Watauga County.
Your donation will create a legacy for all riders, especially young riders, to grow in their skill, increase their fitness, and develop more connections in their community.
Make Your Mark on Rocky Knob Park
Help create a legacy by clicking here. Your Gift will be a tax-deductable donation to the Boone Area Cyclists who will oversee the construction of the pump track.
We are $3525 into our $6000 goal to be raised by June 30. (Any money raised beyond $6000 will go directly to improving Rocky Knob Trails.)
Sponsor Levels (to be named on the pump track sign):
Double Black Diamond Corporate Sponsor: $500 and up (This level of giving places your company’s logo prominently on the sign.)
Single Black Diamond: $100-$499 (This level of giving places your personal name on the sign.)
Flat Shovel Level: $25-$99 (This level of giving places your personal name on the sign.) In the spirit of pump-tracks, every little bit matters: Individuals shaping dirt with Flat Shovels are the foundation of every pump tracks. Every gift will help us complete this project.
Current pledges to date at the Double Black Diamond Level:
Ray’s Weather Center
Cole’s Lawn Care
Bald Guy Brew
Destination By Design
Boone Area Cyclists
Single Black Diamond:
Barry D. Greenblatt
Joshua J. McMann
Paul A. Stahlschmidt