Super D Wrap Up

Super D 1

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 pointIMG_8879-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.

IMG_9233Appalachian 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.10155830_733937751405_3996712618672549002_n






ASU Recreation Management students who volunteered as course marshals, parking attendants, and BBQ masters.

10258009_733937491925_7824808970999677831_nUSA 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.


IMG_9267 IMG_9282 IMG_9304 IMG_9326 IMG_9338 IMG_9367 IMG_9376 IMG_9246 The next race is May 17 at Kolo Bike Park in Asheville.



Awards photos by Wes Overvold




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 or by contacting:

Clayton Omer

ASU Cycling Mountain Bike Vice President     502 592 5959