About Us


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Our Story

RASTA (Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association) is a non-profit organization, founded by a group of silent sports enthusiasts dedicated to non-motorized recreational use of lands open to the public. From the beginning RASTA has promoted, sustained and improved a number of local hiking, biking, snowshoe and ski trails.  Over the years RASTA has expanded our support and service to public trails to include building and grooming trails for multi-use year-round silent sports recreation.

Each year our volunteers put in hundreds of hours maintaining, managing and building trails.  Volunteers work in the field, fundraise, manage grants and contracts, promote trails, and sponsor public events in support of silent sport opportunities.

What We Do

Navigate below for an informative slide show about RASTA!

RASTA 5-YEAR Plan (2020-2025)

Our five year vision for projects and activities to take us into the future:

RASTA 5-Year Plan (2020-2025)

Miles of single track

We’ve built over 37 miles of singletrack bike trails

Miles of added ski trail

7 Miles of ski trails added over 3 different trail systems

Miles blazed for snowshoeing

We’ve blazed over 8 miles of designated snowshoe trails over 4 separate trail systems.

Years of experience

We’ve been building and maintaining trails and community since 2004.

Miles of groomed ski trails

You can’t just build it, someone has to groom it. With RASTA’s 20+ years of expertise, you won’t get a better deck to ski on.

Miles of groomed fat tire trails

We’ll get you out to where no one else can with our fat tire trails.


RASTA has donated over 250 signs to the Washburn Trail System.

Major Events organized annually

RASTA holds the RASTA Rally, WEMS Rock N Root and the Snowshoe Hare Race as well as other popup events for members and the community.

Trail Building & Repairs

We build, improve and repair trails for 5 trail systems for mountain biking, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and fat biking.

Trail Grooming & Maintenance

We groom over 30 miles of ski trails and 20 miles of fat tire trails and maintain spring, summer, fall and winter.

Sponsor Youth & Events

We run 3 major events and encourage youth to ride through the RNC NICA team and Little Bellas programs.

Build Community

Through partnership with Oneida County and our community we’ve blazed trails for multiple sport disciplines, secured grants and managed to build, improve and maintain trails since 2004.

Your Donations Make a HUGE Impact


A list of our most recent Newsletters

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Meet our Board

Laura MacFarland biking


Laura MacFarland
Julie Church winter photo


Julie Church
2 Fat bikes in woods


Sarah Reidinger
Biking in distance


Ralph Solome
Ken with a large Northern

Board Member

Ken Kuntz
Profile pic for Mark Golomski

Board Member

Mark Golomski
Jon Fat biking

Board Member

Jon Simonsen

Board meetings

Attend a Meeting

We welcome members and interested parties to attend our board meetings


February 29th 2024, 6:00pm

Lower Level of the Curran Building
315 S Oneida Ave
Rhinelander, WI 54501