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.
Heartland Trail Spur
MN DOT is taking suggestions for your top 5 preferred biking corridors across the state. This link to WikiMapping will let you make your choices. A quick sign-in is required (email address and username) then you can make your selections. One of the choices is the proposed spur between the Heartland Trail and Itasca State Park, which will route cycling traffic off of US Hwy 71. See what other options there are too!
Bike Friendly Park Rapids: May 14, 2014
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 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!