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Specializing in Parks / Trails / Recreational Facilities / Open Space 
Kathy - 612.578.1980 keschoenbauer@gmail.com 
Jeff - 612.578.1975 jaschoenbauer@gmail.com
Project Profile: Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Trail - Boone, NC

The project focused on developing a challenging purpose-built mountain bike trail to draw more outdoor enthusiasts to the recreation area surrounding Boone, NC. As with the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area mountain bike trail, emphasis was placed on quality over quantity to ensure riders will return time and again. 

Developed on the side of a mountain, the 5.5 miles of trails designed and built under this phase provides riders with a rolling grade and flowing trail that takes advantage of rocky outcrops, views, and varying terrain. The long downhill section is particularly compelling, with a multitude of bermed turns and a sequence of events that make for a wild ride down the mountain that is still ridable for most skill levels.  

For this project, Jeff worked in concert with Deno Contos from Benchmark Trails, Inc. to design the trail in the field.
By working in the field with trail builders, Jeff can stay in touch with the nuances of design and the challenges of building sustainable trails. It's also fun work!
Deno Contos, Benchmark Trails, building the trail that he and Jeff designed. 
Finshed bermed turn ready for riders. One of many on this trail.