D2R2 – The Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnée

Saturday, August 20, 2022

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.

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 the routes
  • The event is a key fundraiser for the Franklin Land Trust's efforts to preserve 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

Route Choices


The original, the legend, the ride that started it all.

(New!) 160k

A classic Mystery Route revival from 2016!


Four major climbs, one just before lunch and three afterward.


Only here is this thought of as "the short course!"

Green River Tour

Enjoy the mystique of D2R2 without having to climb mountains!

Family Ride

The hills are minimal, totally doable pulling a trailer.

Rain or Shine Event - Sorry, No Refunds

If WE have to cancel the event prior to July 1st, a 100% refund will be offered. Between July 1-31, a 50% refund will be offered. After July 31st, we will be unable to offer a refund.


Registration & Franklin Land Trust questions: email Mary -mlsabourin@verizon.net

All other questions: email Sandy - saundersw03@yahoo.com


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