logo~ Ski, bike and run club in Park Rapids, MN

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.

Headwaters 100

Route Change

Due to road construction, the organizers of the Headwaters 100 came up with an alternative route that would serve the majority of our riders, while intorducing them to our back-yard trails: the Heartland Trail and Mi-Gi-Zi Trail, true gems in Hubbard and Cass counties. We've got a new, one-time-only t-shirt design for this special occasion, so you'll want to register on or before September 17 to receive a shirt at registration! For more information about the alternate route, check out the Headwaters 100 page.

Bike Friendly Park Rapids: May 14, 2014

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Park Rapids recieves Honorable Mention as a "Bike Friendly Community"!

Bemidji, MN recieved the Bronze award level; Minneapolis recieved the Gold level. Itascatur and Park Rapids community members are working to raise the award level of Park Rapids to Bronze, and will continue to pursue this endeavor throughout the next few years.

We welcome your thoughts and ideas as to how we can help Park Rapids achieve its goal to raise our recognition as a Bike Friendly Community. If you have any thoughts or would like to help, please send us an email.

There will be more updates on this over time. If any member of the community is interested in finding out more please go to 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!