Photos by Timothy James, Ross Landino, and Wes Overvold
On April 25 Rocky Knob hosted the kick off race to the Southern Super D series. Eighty-one racers from 9 states competed on the mile and a half course. Not quite a downhill, but also not exactly a cross-country race, the Super D featured a point-to-point timed run with the fastest time winning in 9 categories. Racers tested their mettle over rocky terrain, through berms, and jumps.
We would like to thank all who helped make this event a success:
The Boone Area Cyclists who sponsored the race and provided invaluable volunteers as course marshals.
Appalachian State University’s Recreation Management Program Planning students who organized and planned the event (including hand crafting the awards!) as a class project this semester.
ASU Recreation Management students who volunteered as course marshals, parking attendants, and BBQ masters.
USA Cycling provided registration and event support. Jim Smalley, USAC Official, provided the professional timing.
Matt Adams promoted the race through his Southern Super D Series.
Boone Meat Center donated the pork. Kansas City Certified BBQ Judge and ASU Recreation Management faculty Roachel Laney smoked the BBQ.
Watauga County EMS provided medical support.
Ingles donated much of the food.
Mountain Khakis donated the awards for the fastest 3 times.
The next race is May 17 at Kolo Bike Park in Asheville.
Awards photos by Wes Overvold