Super D Wrap Up

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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




Super D Update


 1290x500+-+6000+in+prizes+versionThe Southern Super D Series launches next Saturday at Rocky Knob Park. This is a USAC race and should prove to be an exciting and demanding course. A Super D race is point to point race in which the starting point is higher than the finish. The course is not entirely down hill though. Flat section, slight uphills, as well as gravity fed sections will be encountered. The course will use a portion of the segment below outlined in yellow:Super D course
Riders will pedal un-timed to the start and then be allowed two runs to put down their fastest time.
Pre-registration is here.
Registration is also available the day of the race from 9:00 AM until 10:30. Please pre-register!
Full schedule (this will updated by noon on Friday, April 25):
9:00 AM — Registration opens; course open for practice
10:30 AM — Registration closes
11:00 AM — Course closes; Rider meeting at the Saddle/Finish line (the top of the Middle Earth Trail under the powerlines)
12:00 PM — Race starts (run #1)
1:30 PM (approximate) — Course closes (end of Run #1)
2:15 PM (approximate) — Run 2 starts
3:00 PM — Food available
4:30 PM — Awards
All registered racers can join Boone Area Cyclists for a FREE meal at Appalachian Mountain Brewery at 6:00 PM FRIDAY, APRIL 25!
Proceeds from the race will benefit Rocky Knob Park (BAC) and the Appalachian State University Recreation Management Association Scholarship.
BBQ is being donated by Boone Meat Center and prepared by BBQ master Roachel Laney!
Several local businesses are sponsoring the event: Stick Boy, Bandanas, Lowes Foods, Ingles, Harris Teeter, Mast General Store, Mountain Khakis, and Appalachian Mountain Brewery.
Special thanks to ASU’s recreation management students who are helping to plan this event and volunteering and
Special thanks to the BAC for hosting this race and providing volunteers.
Stay tuned for race updates.