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.

Road Cycling

News & Updates

12/28/21: Recently, a newsletter was sent out about ideas on events for 2022. 

What do people want for events? Should we get the Tour de Olmsed up and running again? Do we want to promote a RASC signature event? When and where should we do a Kick-Off event? Other event ideas? 

* Date to be determined, but We Bike Rochester and BikeMN are in talks to assist Destination Medical Center and the city of Rochester on a biking event. More to come on this at a later date!

Please respond with comments/ideas to Ben Romberg at:

Relevant cycling Websites

Welcome to the RASC Road Cycling Group Page!


  We are a mixed group of riders. Some of use have been riding for decades, some  for several years, and some have just joined...even during a pandemic.

 Whatever your fitness level is at, there's a group for you. 

 Benefits of group riding:

 - It's the perfect opportunity to expand your social horizons with people of like-          mindedness

 - Riding in a group gives you the opportunity to learn how to work as a team, to        maximize your riding ability.

 - Riding in a group is safer than riding alone, as having a small group makes you      more visible to motorists.

 - If you get a dreaded flat, there is likely someone to assist you in fixing it.

 - There's a selection of different ride groups, based on speed. Maybe you're              feeling a bit tired on a riding night. No problem! You can ride with the slowest          group and take it easy. On the other hand, maybe you are feeling competitive.        Join one of our fast groups and see what you're made of. Don't blame us if you        are left in the dust. Those are "drop" groups for a reason!

 - The chance to explore new routes and roads.

 - An opportunity to attend social events and volunteer your time.



 I have never done a group ride before. What do I need to bring?

 - A road bike, though some people are good with hybrids for the slower groups.

 - Padded shorts and breathable shirt. For cooler weather, athletic pants and a            wind breaker.

 - A bike helmet and gloves.

 - Front and rear lights

 - A saddle bag that contains a tire pump, tire tools, patches, and a spare inner          tube. ID, money, and a cell phone as well.

 - Water bottles or a hydration pack

 - Bars, energy bars, or energy gels

 - Athletic shoes and sunglasses

 - GPS tracker to record your ride (or it never happened).

 - Your enthusiasm and eagerness to have a fun time!

 *** Be sure that you arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the scheduled ride so that  you can get your bike ready, the ride leader(s) can assist you in signing a waiver,  provide safety instructions, and direct you to an appropriate group.

RASC Road Rides 

RASC now has a Club membership in RidewithGPS. Look for more updates and new routes available. Click on image below to sign up! To learn more about RASC Ride With GPS, click here.

A collection of weekly routes from Bamber Valley and Bicycle Sports.

Click on the link below for access to all current routes. On the page, you can select and download the route to your personal device.

RASC Google Group: RASC Biking

Click on image for our main communications chat log.

What is RASC Road Biking?

Last updated Dec 28, 2021

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