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.

                RASC NEWS

Upcoming events

08 Mar 2018 6:30 PM • Bowlocity Entertainment Center 2810 N. Broadway, Rochester

RASC Road Cycling - kick-off meeting March 8th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Road Cycling Group

Spring Kick-off Meeting!

March 8, 2018 6:30-8:30pm

Bowlocity Entertainment Center

2810 N. Broadway, Rochester

6:30-7:00pm Social Time-Pizza & pop provided

7:00-7:30pm General Meeting

7:30-7:45pm Ride the Divide – Patrick Sheedy 

7:45-8:00pm Q&A

8:00-8:30pm Group Breakout Sessions

Kevin, Mike, and Darald

The awesome shoveling crew prepping the Eastwood ski trail for the Rochester Invite

Ski Conditions: Quarry Hill / Essex Park

January 27th 2018

Both Quarry Hill and Essex Park trails have largely survived the meltdown that came with Friday's warm temperatures. The skate lanes are in reasonable condition in both parks. The classic tracks were not touched and are not in good condition. Watch out for icy spots in places. For the latest on tail conditions, as always, please check the RASC Facebook page at


Donations to RASC and RASC-related Projects (Ski Trails, RNST, RMBT)

A big THANK YOU to all who donation to RASC, RMBT and RNST in 2017. We ended up with over $2500 in donations in 2017 and are already over $1200 in 2018. Most donations are for continued support of the ski trails in Quarry Hill and Essex Park that are essential for our Rochester Nordic ski team (our high school / middle school program).  



$1000 and up

Victoria 's Restaurant (for RNST)


$100 and Up

Thrivent Financial Choice

Up to $100

Eric Pieh (for RASC ski trails)

Anonymous (United Way)



$1000 and up

Victoria 's Restaurant (for RNST)

$500 and Up (Jason Egginton)


$100 and Up

Lisa and Jerry O'Brien

Curt Shellum

Randy Shelerud

Sons of Norway

Paul and Maggie Scanlon

James Martenson

Michael Pascoe

Up to $100

William and Sarah Oyler (for Essex ski trail)

Gary and Kathie Kleist (for RASC ski trails)

Joel and Anita Cayou

Roger Grimm (Gamehaven winter park)

MTB Radio / Ben Welnak (Gamehaven trails)

Gamehaven Master Plan Approved!

The Gamehaven Master plan was approved by Rochester Park and Recreation Board on June 2nd, and was approved by the Rochester City Council at its meeting on June 15th. The current version of the Master plan is attached below. note that this is a living document and will be modified and updated based on input and recommendations from planners and park staff.

Total costs for this project are estimated at over $14M !   The next stage is funding and we will begin to apply for Legacy fund and seek benefactor donations to begin work on this project.

(Note: this is a large file ~ 8 Mb)

New Google Group for Road Biking

Click icon below to go to the old RASC General Bulletin Board

Facebook Page for RNST

Facebook Page for Local Ski Trail Conditions 

Facebook Page for Mountain Bike Trails

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