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D2R2 - The Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee 2014


Saturday, August 22, 2015

 Presented by the Franklin Land Trust

We celebrate the landscape, the history, and the rural culture of western Massachusetts, and work to ensure, through a program of land protection, that the historic pattern of field, woodland and village will endure for the benefit of generations to come. 

Rain or Shine Event - Sorry No Refunds

180K, 160K, 115K, 100K, Green River Tour (40 mile) and a NEW Family Ride (20 mile).
Register early for the best rates.

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Read about D2R2 by Mike Magnuson for Bicycling Magazine


                                                                                 Photo by Ben Barnhart

About D2R2

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. However, D2R2 will continue to maintain its original character as just a bike ride �

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The event is a key fundraiser for the Franklin Land Trust's efforts to preserve land in the region.

Registration & Franklin Land Trust questions: email Mary -mlsabourin@verizon.net
All other questions: email Sandy - saundersw03@yahoo.com

D2R2 Event Headquarters and starting point

Under a tent near the corner of Mill Village and Wells Cross Roads, approximately 1.5 miles south of the Village of Old Deerfield.

Camping and parking are adjacent to event headquarters. 

Bring the entire family.

Area attractions for non-riders include Historic Deerfield, 
PVMA's Memorial Hall Museum and Indian House, Shelburne Falls, Yankee Candle, Art Galleries and so much more.


The Village of Old Deerfield Massachusetts,
its surrounding farmland and the scenic and challenging
hills of western Massachusetts and southern Vermont. 


Who is the Franklin Land Trust (FLT)?  
FLT is a 501(c)(3) devoted to the preservation of farm and forest land, and the rural character of western Massachusetts.  FLT helps farmers and other landowners protect their land from unwanted development.  To date, FLT has helped to preserve over 25,000 acres of open space.  The hills and valleys of the region with their farms, sugar bush, rambling old New England roads, and small towns steeped in history are a unique and precious resource which D2R2 riders will experience at every turn in the road. 

Contributions to the Franklin Land Trust allow us to continue our efforts to protect this invaluable resource and are tax deductible. 

Please visit our website www.franklinlandtrust.org for more detailed information about road conditions and training for this event.

For complete information and ride photos please go to: www.franklinlandtrust.org/d2r2


Franklin Land Trust, Inc.  5 Mechanic Street, P.O. Box 450, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
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