Rochester Active Sports Club (RASC) is a nonprofit club based in Rochester Minnesota, designed to promote nordic skiing, mountain biking and road biking in SE Minnesota.

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RNST Mandatory Equipment Check:  

All 1st skiers should attend

Mon, Nov 20, 2017

3:45 - 5:30 PM

Century High School Cafeteria

Program Information and brochure available at the RNST web page

Essex Work Day

October 26, 2017

A hardy group of volunteers cleared trails and removed brush in preparation for the ski season.  

Many thanks for your help.  Ski team members earned community service hours.

Tour de Essex - 7K Trail Run Results

 October 21, 2017

Lightning and downpouring rain greeted trail runners as they arrived at Essex Park on Saturday morning, October 21 for the Tour de Essex trail run. The rain ended a few minutes before the race start providing runners with an enjoyable run under cloudy skies and 58 degree temps. The course, soft and slippery in spots due to the rain, covered 7.45 K of the Essex Park trail system.

The top three runners all finished under a 7 minutes per mile pace on the challenging hills at Essex Park. Joey Keillor was the first across the line at 6:11 per mile with Danny Whipple finishing second in 6:17/mile and Ali Khalili rounding out the top three in 6:42/mile.

Jennifer Clark, finishing fifth overall, led the women across the line in a 7:36/mile pace followed by Kris Stevens in 9:36/mile and Lana Lappi in 11:03/mile.

Tour de Essex 2017 results

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If you shop on Amazon, you can now do so and donate to RASC at the same time. 

When you access Amazon through the link below, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Rochester Active Sports Club.  

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Trail Work - October

Closure of Cascade Creek Bike Trail


The city will be repairing the steel pilings on the two Civic Center Drive NW bridges over Cascade Creek. The work is scheduled to begin the week of October 9th and will be completed by the end of October.




Douglas Trail - closed near Pine Island

The last section of the Douglas Trail (about 1 mile south of Pine Island, is currently closed due to new construction). You will either need to cross through the mud, or backtrack to the nearest gravel road to get around this construction.

New Google Group for Road Biking

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