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.
 

                              Recreational Cycling

RASC Chasing Dogs Reports


New Google map created by Marty Cormack that documents locations of dogs known to chase cyclists and runners.Below is a description of the app from Marty


Recently while taking a gravel ride on an unfamiliar road in Olmsted County I was surprised and chased hard by a loose German Shepherd.  I had no time to react and nearly lost control of my bicycle.  It would have been helpful, and more safe had I been aware of the possibility of being chased on that route.  Unfortunately Olmsted County has no ordinance regarding loose dogs chasing pedestrians or bicyclists on public roads, so there is not a lot of recourse for these situations, other than awareness.


Back in the days of message boards, RASC had maintained a thread on chasing dog reports.  However, the data was more than five years old, and in dog years, that is nearly an eternity. Given my experience in the Google toolset, I set about creating a new, easier to use and maintain tool to remedy that situation.

  

Using Google Sites, Google Maps and Google Forms. I created a web page (https://www.martycormack.org/dogs) that shows the location of reports of dogs chasing bicyclists and runners.  Below the map is a Google Form that can easily record any new reports.  When a report is submitted, I am immediately notified via email of the new report, and I can very easily add the new "pin" to the map.  The map can be scrolled and zoomed.  If you click on the pin, the specific details of the report is displayed, including the date and breed, if known.  The map and form work well on computers, tablets and Smartphones. Please let me know of any suggested improvements.

Thanks.

Marty Cormackmartycormack@gmail.com




Rochester Bike Summit Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: 125 Live


Mark your calendar for this year's Rochester bike Summit, planned for Saturday 2nd May, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in 125 LIVE. Below is a tentative schedule for this year's event


Tentative schedule:

         9-9:30 am Flood Control Project History - Gary Neuman

         9:30-10 am SRTS - Dani Gardner

         10-10:30 am DMC/City - Kevin Bright and Megan Moeller

         10:30 - 11am RASC - Michael O’Connor

         11 - 11:30am - City of Rochester Bike Share - Jaymi Wilson

         11:30 am - 12pm BikeMN - Dorian Grilley

         Mayor’s ride - 12 - 12:30pm

         12:30 - 3pm Lunch social










RASC Bike Jerseys now available




Our RASC Team store is now open where you can order your RASC jersey! Please go to this link and then use the password RASC

If you would like to use the fit kit to determine sizing, please visit Bicycle Sports.  Bob Gritman has the fit kit available for members to try on through Monday at 5:00. (Bicycle Sports is closed Sunday).  Thank you, Bob!  Our online team store closes on March 19th.  Delivery is April 17th!


Continental Sleeveless Jersey (women’s only): $55.20

Continental short sleeve jersey (semi-fit) in both men’s and women’s: $59.20

Ascent Aero short sleeve jersey (race cut) in both men’s and women’s: $72.00

Cycling cap: $16.00


Many thanks to Carolyn Franzone for all the work in setting up the design and and arranging production of these jerseys.  



Road Biking - Spring Kick-off Meeting



A full house for the annual RASC Spring Kickoff meeting on Thursday March 8th. 


The first official ride of the 2018 season is Monday March 12th. Everyone is welcome, so we hope to see you and your friends there. More information on the weekly rides can be found here


 

Here is a link to a short video that will tell others about some of the benefits of RASC. Share it with anyone that rides and that might be interested.  https://vimeo.com/203891333


 

Carolyn Franzone showing the design for the new RASC Cycling jerseys at the RASC Cycling kick-off meeting on Thursday March 8th. If you are interested in getting a jersey, please contact Carolyn at cgfranzone@aol.com 


What is the RASC Cycling Group?

watch the video below to find out !


New Google Group for Road Biking




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



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