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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:

General questions about how to import GPX files to your GPS unit?

 2018 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” widens 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.


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  |  RideWithGPS180K MAPGPX


2018 MAIN MAP of all routes (static to print)

Mystery Rides  - Long (156K) and short (128K) versions

The two 2018 Mystery Rides both offer a classic D2R2 experience with plenty of dirt roads, hill climbing, sweeping vistas, hill climbing and adrenaline boosting descents. Did we mention hill climbing? With over 9000 feet of elevation gain in less than 80 miles, the “short” ride packs a punch.

The long Mystery Ride follows the shorter version to lunch and then takes a 27-mile detour to tack on an additional 17 miles and 1,800 feet of climbing to the short course, much of it on new roads for D2R2. The long ride features numerous gravel climbs ranging from 1-2 miles in length, including an uphill rocky stream bed stretch that will be a fun challenge for anyone on a road bike.

Despite the overall elevation gain, riders will find both routes nicely balanced and easy to navigate with even spacing between long and short climbs from start to finish. For equipment, most would be wise to follow Sandy’s 3x32 rule – 32mm tires, 32 spoke wheels and a 32 tooth low gear. However, the courses are almost exclusively on gravel or pavement, so some riders will do fine on a road bike with 28 mm tires.

Each Mystery Ride is limited to 200 attendees.   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
7:30 AM






The 160K is slightly shorter than the 180K, but it features an easier finish, losing 1500 feet elevation in the last 25 miles with no major climbs. However, the course also extends further east, north, and west than any route here, as well as reaching the highest elevation and having the most segments that are closed to cars. While some diehards insist on the 180K every year, many are now alternating between the two long courses and loving the variety, without ever going home on a 160K year wishing for more.

Start Time

7:00 AM 

Cue Sheet |    FIT |   RideWithGPS  |  160K MAPGPX


2018 MAIN MAP of all routes (static to print)



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 SheetFIT |   RideWithGPS115K MapGPX


2018 MAIN MAP of all routes (static to print)


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  |  RideWithGPSOptional Loop #1 |   100K MAPGPX


2018 MAIN MAP of all routes (static to print)

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 MAPGPX


2018 MAIN MAP of all routes (static to print)

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 at 10-mile bridge. Registration will be at 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 SheetFIT |  RideWithGPSFamily Ride MAPGPX


2018 MAIN MAP of all routes (static to print)




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