17th annual D2R2 cycling -– Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnée -

Date: August 20, 2022

Details

Franklin Land Trust

Calling all cyclists!
Join us for our 17th annual D2R2 cycling event on Saturday, August 20th. We will be offering seven routes, from a fairly-flat 12-mile Family Ride to a 180K grand tour of Franklin County's secret back roads with 13,000 feet of climbing!
What's included?
Checkpoint food to include grab and go, pocket-friendly fruits, snacks, bars,  as well as water and Hammer nutrition products

Catered Lunch at about the halfway point in each route

Catered Dinner served from 2–8:30 pm under the "big tent"

A free pint of our Preservation Ale by Berkshire Brewing Company (served from 2-9 pm)

Commemorative D2R2 Pint Glass

Bragging Rights. Smiling volunteers. Beautiful scenery.

And the satisfaction that you have contributed to the conservation of Open Space and Farmland in western Massachusetts.

For more information and to register please visit us at www.franklinlandtrust.org/d2r2

 

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.

 

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