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 Road Rides Resume

plus (as of 7/11/21)

RASC now has a Club membership in RidewithGPS. Look for more updates and new routes available.



Order your RASC Bike Jerseys 
     before September 6th




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

Our online team store closes on September 6th. Delivery is by October 19th!


Continental Sleeveless Jersey (women’s only): $60.00

Continental short sleeve jersey (semi-fit) in both men’s and women’s: $60.00

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


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


We Bike Rochester Presents 5th Annual Rochester Bike Summit


We Bike Rochester is proud to host four dynamic sessions about cycling in Rochester and across Minnesota during the 5th annual Rochester Bike Summit. The summit will be spread out over two weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday September 7th and Ending Thursday September 16th.  All sessions will be held virtually from noon-1 PM on the four days in September. 

 

All sessions and events are FREE!

 

Tuesday, September 7:  "Families That Bike", panel discussion hosted and moderated by Nate Nordstrom of New Spin Bicycle Shop

 

Thursday, September 9: "Advancing Transportation Equity", a conversation with Abdullahi Abdulle, Transportation Equity Planning Coordinator in MnDOT’s Office of Transportation System Management

 

Tuesday, September 14: "Update on the Rochester Active Transportation Plan", presented by Colin Harris (Alta Planning + Design) and City of Rochester Community Development and Public Works

 

Thursday, September 16: "Update on Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota Activities", presented by Dorian Grilley, Executive Director

 

There will also be group rides each evening starting and ending at venues including Thesis Beer Project, Taco JED, Old Abe Coffee Co., and Little Thistle Brewing. There will be vouchers for free drinks and food! You must register and attend the sessions to receive a voucher at that night’s group ride.  

 

We Bike Rochester President Rashell Sugiyama joined the organization last year after buying a used bike to use as her main form of transportation. “It's loads of fun to ride on the trails,” says Sugiyama, “but I don’t just use my bike for recreation. It wasn’t too long before I noticed gaps in access to transportation and I wanted to be a part of the conversation that addresses those gaps and works to eliminate them. The Rochester Bike Summit is an opportunity for us all to come together and have the difficult conversations that address these disparities.”

 

We Bike Rochester wants to welcome new faces and work together to find ways to remove barriers and make cycling accessible for all. Bike Summit is a way to bring together people interested in biking, learn what’s new, enable them to bike, and build up our community. Previous summits have strengthened our community by bringing leaders, planners, thinkers, builders and citizens of all ages, abilities and backgrounds together to make Rochester a place where active transportation and active lifestyles are a priority and possible. 

Rochester Bike Summit and other We Bike Rochester activities would not be possible without the generous partnership shared by these organizations: Mayo Clinic, QBP (Quality Bicycle Products), Little Thistle Brewing Company, Thesis Beer Project, New Spin Bicycle Shop, Old Abe & Co., Bicycle Sports, My Bike Guy, Uptown Pilates, People’s Food Co-op, Forager Brewery, Tyrol Ski & Sports, Pasquale’s Neighborhood Pizzeria, Taco JED, and Firebrick Bread Wood-Fired Pizza.


Register for the virtual summit on the Rochester Bike Summit 2021 (Virtual) Eventbrite page. Links and detailed information about the sessions and group rides can also be found at webikerochester.com and on the We Bike Rochester Facebook page.



The RASC road rides have started again!

Below are the rides on Tuesday - June 2nd


All Monday rides start from Bamber Valley school @ 6 pm

All Wednesday rides start from Bicycle Sports @ 6 pm


Just a reminder - if you ordered RASC clothing (bibs, tops, jackets etc), your RASC clothing orders are ready for pickup at Bicycle Sports. 





RASC Chasing Dogs Reports


New Google map created by Marty Cormack that documents locations of dogs known to chase cyclists and runners.Click above to go to the map, or on the link on the left for more information. 



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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