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 Riders participate in National Senior Bike Races

The National Senior games were held in Fort Lauderdale in May this year. Two club members, Christine smith and Mark Kieffer participated in the bike races. Mark Kieffer won his age group in both the 40K & 20 K Road Races. He finished the 40 km course in 1:02:46. Christine Smith just missed out on a medal in the 40 km race by less than a second!

Congrates to both and great to see the RASC jersey on display!

RASC Road Cycling: 2022 Season Kick-Off

May 12th


Thu. May 12 6:00PM—Thu. May 12, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: 2810 N Broadway Ave, Rochester, MN 55906


Event will take place in the large event room, near the arcade area.

Agenda (to be finalized)

6-7pm: Social Hour:

  • Food and drink (pizza and pop)
  • Membership and liability waiver forms sign-up.
  • Ride leaders sign-up.


- Welcome new and old riders

- Review of fall survey (additional weekday ride, other events)

- Biking safety/advocacy information

- Website updates/Using Ride with GPS

- Short film

Current Ski Trail Updates

We have abandoned attempts at using Facebook for updates to the ski trails and instead we have created a forum on the Nordic page. Click below to go to the Nordic page with the forum.

Rochester Nordic Ski Team Winter Ski Camp


Click here for more information

Rochester Nordic Ski Team on a Saturday pole hike and workout on the trails of Cedar Ridge Farm followed by hot chocolate and cookies. All they need now is snow!!!

Quarry Hill – new Grooming Equipment for 2022

Thanks to all the work put in by Jeff Roberson and Dave Greymont, we have finally acquired a replacement system for our aging ATV at Quarry Hill. This ATV had been used for grooming of the ski trails in winter and mowing them in summer. Over the last few years, the cost of maintaining this unit has increased significantly due to wear and tear. Through a DNR grant that covered 75% of the cost, we have been able to purchase a larger and more powerful unit to groom Quarry Hill next winter. This is a Polaris Ranger, shown below, that has the additional advantages of an enclosed heated cab. It is also a lot more powerful than the old ATV, so we anticipate great grooming and fewer problems with this next winter. Next trick is to see if we can get a similar unit for Essex Park!


The Golden McLeod is awarded to the male and female student athletes with the most trail maintenance hours recorded in the Minnesota NICA league. MCA recognizes the male and female with the highest number of recorded volunteer hours because they are giving back their time out on the trail systems we all love to ride. Without this volunteer attitude and stewardship, trail maintenance costs would rise, trails wouldn't get looked after, and eventually would deteriorate to a point where it would no longer be safe and fun to ride.

This year, both state awards went to Rochester riders!!  Way to go Alex & Victoria!

Tour de Essex 2021 Results - October 23, 2021

A beautiful crisp fall morning set the stage for runners tackling the relentless hills on the Essex Park trails.  Noah Billings and Lori Russell were the first male and female finishers.  Results are posted on the Tour de Essex web page.

Tour de Essex 7 km trail run

Robertson Expressway

The "Robertson Expressway" trail was finally installed on Sunday (10/31/21) out in Gamehaven Park This is in recognition of all the trail work and development that Jeff Robertson has done over the last ~20 years.

Thanks to Dave Greymont for the sign and installation!

Trails Facebook

Google Group for Road Biking

Old RASC General Bulletin Board

Facebook Page for RNST

We have discontinued use of Facebook for Local Ski Trail Conditions - please check the forum shown on the left for local ski conditions 

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