This August, strategically placed between Hurricane Fred and Hurricane Henrí, the Franklin Land Trust held its 16th annual Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnée, more commonly called D2R2.
This cycling event is the Franklin Land Trust’s largest fundraising event of the year, supplying the resources necessary to conserve many of the same hills and valleys that attract riders from across the country to come out and ride amongst. For safety reasons, this year’s event was on a much smaller scale, only opening three of its eight courses and allowing half the number of riders that are usually hosted. That reduction, however, did not damper the enthusiasm of those attending and their joy and appreciation was felt by all. A huge thank you goes out to each and every rider who rode out the storm of 2020 and came back during the uncertainty of 2021. We appreciate you and your faith in our mission! And to every volunteer who tirelessly made this event happen, we could not do it without your support. Thank you for making D2R2 a glorious success!