Rocky Knob Interview Series

Rocky Knob Interview Series

Interviewer:  Nate Greener

Interviewee:  Byron Dollar


Tell us a bit about yourself?

I am a senior industrial design student at Appalachian State University. I balance design work with competing on the club snowboard team as well as several other outdoor activities such as mountain biking, canoeing, and hiking

How long have you been mountain biking?

I have been mountain biking since before I got my training wheels off, maybe kindergarten or first grade.

What’s your favorite trail at Rocky Knob?

Individual trail is PBJ (of course) but I really enjoy the decent from Ol’ Hoss to the bottom as well as goofing around in the pump track.

Why do you mountain bike?

I’ve always done it, but mainly the combination of adrenaline and exercise that you don’t really get anywhere else.

Describe your bike setup?

I believe it is a 2010ish Trek Fuel EX6 pretty much how it came from the store. It has Air Rock Shocks in the front, and Fox Float in the back, Shimano shifters and brakes.

What’s a favorite memory of riding?

Riding trails with my family around Lake Norman and Fisher Farm was always good time

What type of riding do you prefer?

Cross country but I’ve dabbled in some downhill stuff out west.

What keeps you coming back to rocky knob?

Location, but they really are some of the best trails I have ridden.

When riding what’s your favorite word or adjective to use?

Sketchy comes up a lot.

Dirty Thursdays to Begin April 2, 2015

Join us each Thursday at 5:00 PM for a couple hours of trail work. We meet at the Boone Area Cyclists tool trailer. If coming after 5:00 PM, sign in at the trailer and look for instructions on where to go on the trailer. Please wear long pants, sturdy shoes (no sandals), and bring gloves. We will provide all tools.

If you are interested in a work day for a group, please direct inquiries to

Rocky Knob Upcoming Events!!

  • Dirty Thursdays to resume SOON!!!
  • Greening of Rocky Knob Trail Work Series
  • Travis Book/AMB Fundraiser Group Ride:  SOON!!
  • Boone Area Outdoor Recreation Summit:  SOON!!
  • Southern Super D and Pumptrack celebration: April 25
  • Blue Ridge Pump Track Challenge: September 2015 (Date TBA)

Please check back for more definite dates!!!

Social Media Team

Michael Grant, Rob Fullbright, Rachel Frank, and Nate Greener

Michael Grant, Rob Fullbright, Rachel Frank, and Nate Greener

Rocky Knob’s Social Media is now ours!!!  For the Spring semester, that is.  We are a group of Appalachian State, Recreation Management students, currently taking a Leisure Service Promotions class.  We are tasked to promote one event for a leisure service provider, but we are going to just take over, until the end of April!

We will each take responsibility of the following Rocky Knob Social Media sites:

WordPress – Michael Grant, Facebook – Rob Fullbright, Rachel Frank – Instagram, Print and Media – Nate Greener