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
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.
The recent heavy rains have caused damage to the section of the Mayowood bike trail just north / west of U.S. 52. As you can see from the above photo, about 20 feet of the trail as subsided or been washed into the river. Also, many of the local trails, especially those adjacent to rivers or streams, now have sections with several inches of mud on them. Please use caution when biking, rollerblading or rollerskiing, as these sections are very slippy.
Note: with the recent heavy rains, part of the trail near the stream has suffered severe erosion. We will have use modified route to avoid this section and those impacted by the road works on 55th street.
For this winter, a new section of trail will be cut so that the ski trail can avoid the section near the stream.
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.