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.

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New RASC Bike Jersey

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 about the 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.


Donations to RASC and RASC-related Projects (Ski Trails, RNST, RMBT)

A big THANK YOU to all who donation to RASC, RMBT and RNST in 2017. We ended up with over $2500 in donations in 2017 and are already over $1200 in 2018. Most donations are for continued support of the ski trails in Quarry Hill and Essex Park that are essential for our Rochester Nordic ski team (our high school / middle school program).  



$1000 and up

Victoria 's Restaurant (for RNST)


$100 and Up

John T Teske

Up to $100

Eric Pieh (for RASC ski trails)

Gary and Kathie Kleist

Anonymous (United Way)

Marie Boyd



$1000 and up

Victoria 's Restaurant (for RNST)

$500 and Up (Jason Egginton)


$100 and Up

Lisa and Jerry O'Brien

Curt Shellum

Randy Shelerud

Sons of Norway

Paul and Maggie Scanlon

James Martenson

Michael Pascoe

Up to $100

William and Sarah Oyler (for Essex ski trail)

Gary and Kathie Kleist (for RASC ski trails)

Joel and Anita Cayou

Roger Grimm (Gamehaven winter park)

MTB Radio / Ben Welnak (Gamehaven trails)

Gamehaven Master Plan Approved!

The Gamehaven Master plan was approved by Rochester Park and Recreation Board on June 2nd, and was approved by the Rochester City Council at its meeting on June 15th. The current version of the Master plan is attached below. note that this is a living document and will be modified and updated based on input and recommendations from planners and park staff.

Total costs for this project are estimated at over $14M !   The next stage is funding and we will begin to apply for Legacy fund and seek benefactor donations to begin work on this project.

(Note: this is a large file ~ 8 Mb)

New Google Group for Road Biking

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

Facebook Page for RNST

Facebook Page for Local Ski Trail Conditions 

Facebook Page for Mountain Bike Trails

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