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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:  https://ridewithgps.com/events/77755-d2r2-2019

General questions about how to import GPX files to your GPS unit?  https://ridewithgps.com/help/category/gps-devices/

 


The Routes

 We have limited 2021 to just three routes, the 180K, the 100K and a new 160K.

Every route is beautifully scenic and include significant climbing and descending, with its physical and technical challenge.

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.


180K

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  |  RideWithGPS |  180K MAP |  GPX

 


 

160K (NEW!)

Mystery Revival! This course was intended to be a one-time-only route in 2016, one that didn’t stray too far, but approached familiar D2R2 locales in unfamiliar ways. Five years on we decided to resurrect the route and add a few new roads in Whitingham, VT. The ride has a few rocky, uphill stretches that many will walk, but there are also roads that have been entirely rebuilt since 2016. Most notable are fixes on Middle Rd and Hunt Rd in Hawley which greatly improve the passage through Hawley State Forest. Riders with a sense of adventure will be treated to the customary dose of scenic D2R2 roads in this lightly supported ride, but will experience them in a novel way.

Start Time 

TBD                                    

Cue Sheet |    FIT |   RideWithGPS  |  160K MAP |  GPX  

 


 

100K

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  |  RideWithGPS |  Optional Loop #1 |   100K MAP |  GPX

 


 

 

 

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