RASDak stands for Ride Across South Dakota. It is an annual bicycle ride to enjoy the beautiful scenery and hospitality of South Dakota, the “Land of Infinite Variety.” Proceeds from the ride support organizations that help make RASDak possible. Many of these organizations are local youth/church/schools that are raising money for camps, trips, etc.
The RASDak Fund was set up by the South Dakota Community Foundation on April 18th, 2016. Its purpose is to help fund a RASDak Scholarship for each overnight town for that year’s tour. RASDak’s only stipulation is that it be awarded to a graduating senior whose community involvement makes their town an even better place to call home. Thanks to the support of Rasdakians, the interest from this fund already covers the cost of one scholarship. Since starting the scholarship program, we have awarded over $15,000 in scholarships.