By Paul T. Choate
April 27, 2012. On Saturday, April 28, the Rocky Knob Fest will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Rocky Knob Bike Park in Boone. There will be bike demos, a skills challenge and food will be available for $5.
There will be dozens of bikes that cyclists can try out free of charge and there are new trails at the park designed to help cyclists develop their skills. The skills area is progression based and ranges from “advanced beginner” all the way up to expert skill levels.
From 1 to 2 p.m. there will be open riding. At 2 p.m. guided tours and skills clinics begin.
Rocky Knob Bike Park is the only park in the High Country that is solely devoted to mountain biking and helping cyclists train and increase their skills.
All proceeds from the event go to Boone Area Cyclists and the Appalachian State University Recreation Management Scholarship.
The park is located just off 421 on the right, seven-tenths of a mile past the Marathon gas station on Bamboo Road.
For more information, visit rockyknob.wordpress.com.
Video of the new skills area
Video by Krisitan Jackson
Riders: Michael Thomas, Alex Dawson, Alex LeSeuer, Jason Hightower, Mac McGee, Tucker Adams, Ian Henderson, Eric Woolridge and Kristian Jackson.