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D2R2 Courses

PLEASE USE CUE SHEETS to navigate routes.  Maps and GPS files are for basic reference but may have minor inconsistencies.  In true Randonnee style - please use your cue sheet. 

If you intend to only use a GPS to navigate the route, please at least take the time to read through the cue sheet pre-ride as it also contains important cautionary information as well as useful route divergence information.

D2R2 now has an OFFICIAL Ride With GPS page:  Please check back for details.

General questions about how to import GPX files to your GPS unit?  https://ridewithgps.com/help/category/gps-devices/

 2019 MAIN MAP of all routes (static to print)

Wondering how much land has been conserved along your upcoming D2R2 route? Check out our latest online map! Altogether, our D2R2 cyclists pass more than 10,000 acres of land conserved with the help of the Franklin Land Trust!  2017 Interactive Map of all routes 


The Routes

Every route is beautifully scenic.

The 12-Mile and 40-Mile rides are fairly flat. All other routes include significant climbing and descending, with its physical and technical challenge.

As the length of routes increases the variety of “roads” widen to include forest roads, jeep tracks, and trails. By the time you get to the Mystery Route all bets are off. We assume increasing technical skill, not just fitness, as the routes grow longer.

If you haven’t ridden similar terrain we recommend starting with our shorter routes and coming back for more in subsequent years.

There are bailout options from each checkpoint, but they may still be challenging routes home.


180K

The original, the legend, the ride that started it all. The 180K is harder than anything most riders have ever experienced. Famous 100-mile trail races have faster times than our 180K. At the same time, people have described it as a journey so wonderful that they wished it indeed would never end. A grand tour of Franklin County's secret back roads. Bring the low gear you need to climb a 20 percent grade with 100 miles in your legs, and plan on a full day.

Start Time

6:00 AM 

Cue Sheet |    FIT  |  RideWithGPS |  180K MAP |  GPX

 


Mystery Ride (NEW! 100K-ish w/optional loop)

This years’ Mystery will use bits and pieces of other routes spliced together in a new and different way. A few stretches that will resemble trails more than roads are to be expected. There will be 6800 feet of climbing, more or less.More punishment will be possible for those who seek it by adding an optional new 10 mile after-lunch loop that will have two serious climbs...one long and steady and the other short but as steep as it gets. You’ll need to be flexible in your thinking and ready for anything as route details won’t be available until just before the ride.

Basic safety/planning information about the route will be available before the ride.  

No cues or maps available until the morning of the ride. 

Start Times
TBD

 


160K (NEW!)

A serious new 160k route is being planned for 2019 that will wind its way westward into terrain unexplored by previous D2R2 routes. The route will traverse 3 state forests using newly refurbished one lane gravel roads as well as seldom traveled rough stretches with puddles and rocks. To add to the fun, there will be some smooth cruising and some wicked steep climbs...just to give you something to talk about over beer and a great meal at the end.Stats will be similar to the old route with roughly 10,000 feet of climbing so this is not something for the faint of heart.

Start Time 

TBD            

Cue Sheet |    FIT |   RideWithGPS  |  160K MAP |  GPX

 


115K

The 115K is harder than the 100K, more so than the distance would suggest. Where the 100K gets 2/3 of its climbing done before lunch, the 115K issues four major climbs, one just before lunch and three afterward. Pennel Hill has been described as a sandbox tilted at 15%, and the descent following that has to be ridden to be believed. This ride also has three sections of jeep track and the Patten Hill climb.

Start Time

8:00 AM 

Cue Sheet |  FIT |   RideWithGPS |  115K Map |  GPX


100K

The 100K came about the very first year when RUSA administrator Don Podolski surveyed the 180K and politely suggested that a "junior" course would be a good idea. Indeed, half the riders took the short course that first year, and the 100K has been a staple ever since. The ride takes about as long as 100 miles on the road, and thus only here does it somehow get thought of as "the short course!"

Start Time 

9:00 AM 

Cue Sheet |   FIT  |  RideWithGPS |  Optional Loop #1 |   100K MAP |  GPX

 


DPR2 50-mile Paved Route (NEW!)

What? A paved route? Yup...why not?

We realize there are many “roadies” out there that don’t own bikes that are suitable for most of our routes. Or maybe gravel just isn’t their thing.A riding buddy of yours,a spouse perhaps. They have heard about the adventure, the fun, and the stunning landscapes that the D2R2 offers.

So, this year we are introducing the Deerfield Paved Road Randonee (DPR2) with these folks in mind. Although shorter than some of the gravel routes, this will nevertheless be a 50+ miler that will challenge riders with close to 5000’ of climbing. Like other D2R2 routes this one will explore the scenic, lesser traveled byways of this region that in this case, will be suitable for skinny tires. Riders will experience steep climbs, swift descents, flat cruising past working farms along the Deerfield River, historic bridges, distant views...a bit of everything.

Start time TBA

 


40-mile Green River Tour

The 40-mile Green River Tour was sparsely attended for years, but finally. word is out that there is a way to enjoy the mystique of D2R2 without having to climb mountains. The first quarter is on the pavement, the middle half follows Green River Road with an optional climb before lunch, and the last quarter is paved. The hills are minimal, totally doable pulling a trailer. And ... it's Green River Road, which speaks for itself.

Start Time

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Cue Sheet |   FIT |   RideWithGPS  |   Green River Tour MAP |  GPX

 


12-mile Family Ride

The Family Ride is designed for those riders with small children or riders who want to enjoy the D2R2 experience with a more modest physical challenge. The majority of this ride is on a relatively flat dirt road that runs adjacent to the Green River. The hills are minimal, totally doable pulling a trailer. And ... it's Green River Road, which speaks for itself. 

PLEASE NOTE:  The Family Ride will START near 10-mile bridge. Registration will be near 10-mile bridge as well.  
Lunch will be served at the covered bridge in Guilford with the rest of the routes. 
 

Start Times 

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  

Cue Sheet |  FIT |  RideWithGPS |  Family Ride MAP |  GPX

 

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