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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Tour de Essex - 7K Trail Run 

9 AM - Saturday, October 21, 2017

Essex Park, Rochester, MN

Experience the rolling hills of the Essex Park trails at the Tour de Essex.  Enjoy the trails used for hiking, running, dog walking, and cross country skiing.  These trails are expertly maintained throughout the year by volunteers of the Rochester Active Sports Club (RASC).

The approximately 7K trail run will start on the Essex Park entrance road and then head onto the trails.  Running surfaces on the race course are mainly grass and dirt with short sections of gravel and asphalt.  

The entry fee is $5.00 (that's right - only $5!).  All entry fees from the race will be put towards trail maintenance expenses.

Registration is on race day only.  Registration will begin at 8 AM at the Essex Park red barn. 

The race starts at 9 AM.

If you have any questions, contact John Resman at

This race is jointly sponsored by the Rochester Track Club and Rochester Active Sports Club.

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Trail Work - October

Closure of Cascade Creek Bike Trail


The city will be repairing the steel pilings on the two Civic Center Drive NW bridges over Cascade Creek. The work is scheduled to begin the week of October 9th and will be completed by the end of October.




Douglas Trail - closed near Pine Island

The last section of the Douglas Trail (about 1 mile south of Pine Island, is currently closed due to new construction). You will either need to cross through the mud, or backtrack to the nearest gravel road to get around this construction.

New Google Group for Road Biking

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Facebook Page for RNST

Facebook Page for Local Ski Trail Conditions 

Facebook Page for Mountain Bike Trails

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