Routes

D2R2 offers 7 routes for 2024 from a 12-mile Family Ride to the legendary 180K.

I had always believed a truly perfect moment on a bike would never come to pass, but this was perfect. This was magical.

Mike Magnussen, Bicycling Magazine, 2014

Every route is beautifully scenic and includes 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.

Navigation

PLEASE VISIT RidewithGPS for last year's Files, Maps and Cue Sheets. 2024 Maps will be available in the Spring.

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.

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

 

160K (The Original!)

The 160K is slightly shorter than the 180K, but it features an easier finish, losing 1500 feet of 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. While some diehards insist on the 180K every year, many are now alternating between the two long courses and loving the variety, without ever going home on a 160K year wishing for more.

Start Time : 7:00 AM

 

100K (The Original)

The Original 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: Original 100K - 9:00 AM

 

105K to Rowe

105k to Rowe  🌶🌶🌶

New for this year is a 105k route that runs to Rowe to join the 160k and Mystery Ride for lunch on Pelham Pond.

If you have ridden the 180k and Mystery rides in the past, you will traverse some familiar territory, including the climb up Patten Hill. But reaching to the highlands in the northwest corner of Franklin County offers many new roads to explore, and with over 7000 ft of elevation, this route steps it up a notch from the traditional 100k.

 Start Time: New 100K - 8:30am

92K

New for 2024, a route for those looking for more distance and challenge than the Green River Ride, but not quite as much as the classic 100k. Featuring lunch at Edge Hill Conservation Area, Franklin Land Trust’s newest conservation property, the route has everything you love about D2R2 – plenty of challenging climbs on quiet country roads with a scenic view around every corner. All in a slightly more manageable package! And for those wanting to trim a little off, there is a 75K option that eliminates a few big climbs before lunch.

 

Start Time: 9:30 AM

 

48-mile Green River Tour

The 48-mile Green River Tour was sparsely attended for years, but finally. word is out that there is a way to enjoy the mystique of D2R2 without having to climb mountains. The first quarter is on the pavement, the middle half follows Green River Road with an optional climb before lunch, and the last quarter is paved. The hills are minimal, and totally doable pulling a trailer. And ... it's Green River Road, which speaks for itself.

Start Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

 

12-mile Family Ride

The Family Ride is designed for those riders with small children or riders who want to enjoy the D2R2 experience with a more modest physical challenge. The majority of this ride is on a relatively flat dirt road that runs adjacent to the Green River. The hills are minimal, and totally doable pulling a trailer. And ... it's Green River Road, which speaks for itself.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Family Ride will START near 10-mile bridge. Registration will be near 10-mile bridge as well.  Lunch will be served at the covered bridge in Guilford with the rest of the routes.

Start Times: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

 

Mystery Ride (NEW for 2024 - approximately 160K)

Another great Mystery Ride is in store for 2024 - 100 miles (160k) with approximately 11,400 feet in elevation.

Start Time: 7:30am