Fallon Knight (Adventure)
Photograph Ray J. Gadd
School: Wood River Middle School
Family: Sister, Laila
Pets: A dalmatian named Chelsea
By the time he was three, Fallon Knight was already zipping around his Hailey driveway on a 50cc dirt bike, albeit with some training wheels to help keep him upright. A decade later, Fallon’s bikes are a lot bigger, the training wheels are gone and he now races competitively, driving to over 30 events each season with his dad, fellow racer, Jeff Knight. It’s not easy, but Fallon’s love of motocross and his dedication to the sport, including the mechanical aspects, have started paying off. He’s placing at more and more events and picking up more sponsorships. An active 13-year-old with a need for speed, Fallon takes full advantage of the Valley’s year-round outdoor sports opportunities.
Where were you born?
I was born in the old Sun Valley Hospital.
How did you get into Motocross?
My Dad introduced me to it.
What do you like most about the sport?
I like that it’s challenging. It’s all about how badly you want it.
What’s been your greatest achievements so far?
Probably getting 3rd place in the Rocky Mountain Series [the regional amateur motocross circuit], or winning my second race ever on an 85cc in Rupert.
Where do you ride?
We mostly ride at Ohio Gulch and Croy Canyon.
Who are some of your sponsors?
Woodside Motorsports and the Wood River Inn.
Advice for newbies to motocross?
Don’t rush yourself.
Do you like any other sports?
Skiing and mountain biking.
Is it fun growing up in Hailey?
Yeah, I like being able to do different sports in different seasons.
Where do you like to go out to eat in the Valley?
Spaghetti at Rico’s in Ketchum or sushi at Zou in Hailey.
Rambo: “First Blood.”
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I’d go to Loretta Lynn’s [home of the country music star] in Tennessee, where the amateur national championships take place.