The Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnée (D2R2) 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 ride 11 years ago, 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. Register now.
180K: Harder than anything most riders have ever experienced. 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.
160K: 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.
115K: 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.
100K: This “junior” course is a staple.
44-mile Green River Tour: A way to enjoy the mystique of D2R2 without having to climb mountains. The first quarter is on pavement, the middle half follows Green River Road with an optional climb before lunch, and the last quarter is paved.
20-mile Family Ride: designed for those riders with small children or rider who want to enjoy the D2R2 experience with a more modest physical challenge