RASC Road Cycling Group Spring Kick-off Meeting
Tuesday 7th March, 6:30-8:30 pm
Bowlocity Entertainment Center
Join us for a fun and informative evening!
Date & time: March 7th 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Bowlocity Entertainment Center banquet room.
2810 N. Broadway, Rochester
6:30-7:00pm Social Time-pizza/pop
7:00-7:30pm General Meeting
7:30-7:45pm RASC Riders’ Video
8:00-8:30pm Group Breakout Sessions
Pizza and pop will be provided.
The meeting is open to all that are interested in road riding, members and non-members. Feel free to invite anyone that you think may be interested in checking out our club and our rides. For more information, please contact Bill Rogers at email@example.com
Saturday 24th February 2017
With the recent 12"-15" snowfall for Rochester, the Quarry Hill and Essex Park trails are being groomed for this weekend. Expect soft conditions for Saturday and Sunday as it takes several grooming passes to compact down this much snow. Skiing should be excellent next week.
Essex Park trail - Saturday 24th February
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Register Today to join our field of riders and racers for some frozen bliss on Feb. 25th, 2017. Youth 18 and under race free. All proceeds are donated to High School Mountain Bike Racing Only 100 spots, so sign up today. 3.8"+ tired Fat Bikes only.
Go to http://www.scoutsguidetothesnowpocalypse.com
32mi or 16mi Courses - Conquer the snow solo or as a team on groomed trails around Gamehaven Boy Scout Reservation and Gamehaven Park
Chip Timing & Race Plates - RFID chips on custom number plates give online results live during the event.
Heated pavilion and Coffee - In case of Category 10 Snowpocalypse, we have a heated pavilion and Boy Scout campfires burning hotter than your quads. Start and end with coffee hotter than your crazy ex! Thanks to our sponsors at Bell Lap Coffee.
Individual or Teams – 6 hour limit
Promoters – Jackson and Trenton Raygor - firstname.lastname@example.org
We are off to a strong start in 2017 with close to $2000 in donations. 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).
DONATIONS IN 2017
$1000 and up
's Restaurant (for RNST)
$100 and Up
Lisa and Jerry O'Brien
Up to $100
Gary and Kathie Kleist (for RASC ski trails)
Joel and Anita Cayou
If you would like to donate please either complete the on-line donation form or send your donation to Michael O’Connor, 3128 Lake Vista Drive NW, Rochester, MN 55901.
Please indicate if your donation is for a specific project (i.e a specific trail project) or for general support of RASC, RNST, RMBT or trail development and upkeep. All donations are fully tax deductible and a donation receipt will be provided.
First Grooming Winter 2016
First Snow of the Year - Sun Dec 4th
First ski of the season- get out and enjoy it while it lasts!
Just enough snow on the golf courses for a classic ski.
Essex Trail Washout
For safety, fences were put up to block off the trail. (The old middle fence is hanging
mid-air with about a 20 foot drop off.) Park and Rec cut a new path over to the next
trail on the right and widened that trail.
RNST Registration Night
More pictures can be found on the Rochester Nordic Ski Team Facebook site.
With the help of Andy Wood, Jeff Radke, and Mike Trantow we did the nasty job of installing the tracks on the ATV's. Nothing seemed to go right and it took over 4 hours to get the job done.
Tour de Essex - 7K Trail Run
Tour de Essex 2016 Results
Trail runners enjoyed a beautiful fall morning at Essex Park with sunny skies and temps in the low 40s. The race course was about 400m longer than last year's since the race had to be re-routed around a section of trail that had been severely eroded during this summer's rains. This year's course covered 7.8 K of the Essex Park trail system.
Danny Whipple led all runners in a time of 30:17 averaging 6:15 per mile - an excellent pace on the challenging hills at Essex Park. The next three runners, Marjon Joachim, Mario Minelli, and Vauclair Frederic, also averaged under 7 minutes per mile. Jennifer Clark finished first among women with a time of 36:31 followed by Lauren McCullough and Mishawn Edge.
At the request of many bicyclists, the Minnesota Dept. of transportation has developed a series of county level bicycle maps. There are 125 maps with some counties split into more than one sheet. You can click on a county name to see trails, road conditions and more. Print the maps on 8.5x11 or 11x17 paper to take along to help navigate your trip.