D2R2 - The Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnée
August 20, 2016

The Deerfield Dirt-Road Randonnee was conceived in the 1990's as just a favorite dirt-road loop in the hilltowns of Franklin County, Massachusetts. Since its birth as an organized event in 2005, many have hailed D2R2 as the hardest, most beautiful, most fun, most traffic-free, most unique, and overall best ride that they have ever done. 

  • The courses will use the narrowest, oldest, twistiest, quietest, and most-scenic roads available.
  • A range of courses will provide access to novices as well as challenge the world's strongest riders.
  • D2R2 will never offer prizes for anything other than gags, nor will finish results ever be presented like it was a race.
  • The course is not marked.  Riders will use cue sheets to navigate the rout. 
  • Riders shall cover the course in a self-sufficient manner, without motorized crew vehicles.
  • The organization will put as much effort into its food offerings as it does the ride itself.
  • D2R2 will remain a key fundraiser for the Franklin Land Trust's efforts to conserve land in the region.

“At the Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnée, or D2R2, you start whenever you want and navigate your own route, you won't get a prize for finishing first, or grief for finishing last—and, by the way, you will fall under the spell of the most beautiful hard roads you've ever ridden.”

MIKE MAGNUSON for Bicycling Magazine

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Course Options

D2R2 includes courses to suit any rider. 180K, 160K, 115K, 100K, 40-mile Green River Tour & 20 mile Family Ride.

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Bring the entire family!

Each year, more and more riders are bringing their families along for the ride.  Some participate in the Family Ride while others enjoy the bounty of area attractions including Historic Deerfield, PVMA's Memorial Hall Museum and Indian House, Shelburne Falls, Yankee Candle, Art Galleries and so much more.

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