The Itascatur Ski, Bike, and Run Club is formed to promote physically healthy,
non-motorized outdoor recreational activity in the Hubbard County area.
Itascatur is a ski, bike and run club from the Park Rapids, Minnesota region. We are a social and active group that has an organized bike ride twice weekly in the summer and also has gatherings during the ski season.
Proceeds from our events and input from member volunteers have allowed Itascatur to build and maintain the Soaring Eagle Ski trails and Nordic Center north of Park Rapids Mn. Itascatur also sponsors the Headwaters 100 bike ride, a 45, 75, or 100 mile route that showcases the beautiful fall scenery of North Central Minnesota, as well as the picturesque Wilderness Drive through Itasca State Park.
The Headwaters 100 will be held September 27, 2014.
Click here for the updated ride map.
Click here for the Headwaters 100 FAQ.
Join the The Hunger Ride, an event sponsored by the Hunger Table and the MOST Stewardship Table of the Northwestern Minnesota Synod in partnership with ELCA World Huger Education.
A team of Hunger Ambassadors will be riding this 300-mile tour of our synod to raise awareness about how hunger affects our neighbors locally and globally, and what our church and our communities are doing about it.
- Join Itascatur on Facebook! Join our open group community on Facebook! You'll find outdoor news, sharing, information on Itascatur events, and a great group of people who enjoy skiing, biking and cycling (and more!). Share your outdoor-themed events with the group too.
Our members use Map My Ride to plot their favorite local bike routes!
Click here to find out the best spots to ride around the Park Rapids area.
Bike Friendly Park Rapids: April 23, 2013
Park Rapids scores 3 out of 5 as a "Bike Friendly Community"!
Natalie Gille, Northern Minnesota Bicycle Friendly Community Program Manager, had a brief bike tour of Park Rapids set up to better understand our community's biking advantages and challenges. Afterwards we met to evaluate and take part in the BFC (Bike Friendly Community) application which was divided into 5 categories: engineering, encouragement, education, enforcement and evaluation. Happy to report Park Rapids scored high in 3 of the 5 categories! This leaves room for improvement in certain areas, one of them being a maintained bicycling network. The meeting helped to open up communication lines between different organizations, businesses ,clubs and city officials and get the ball rolling with hopes of forming Bicycle Advisory Committee. There will likely be more updates on this over time, if any member is interested in finding out more please go to BikeMN.org. It is good to be a part of building a more safe and bike friendly Minnesota and in turn paving the way to a better quality of life!