Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee (D2R2)

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The Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee (D2R2) is a very popular ride in Massachusetts that took place this past Saturday, August 23rd. The ride is Franklin Land Trust’s major fundraiser for the year and it was the 10th year. Bringing in over 1,000 riders each year, the D2R2 offers riders some great route options.

We’ve collected a list of the 2014 pictures, reports, info on this year’s D2R2 for your reference for this year and beyond. If you have anything to share about this year’s ride or questions about a future ride, head over to the D2R2 on the Riding Gravel Forum thread.  

Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee

Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee views

D2R2 References:

D2R2 Information:

2014 Media:

Pictures:  Folktography by Tom –

Pictures:  Chris Clement –

Pictures:  Lee Toma –

Pictures:  Patrick Engeman –

Pictures & Writeup:  Adventures via Cycling blog –

Article: –

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Blog:  Firefly Adventure Team –


2014 Routes:


Videos from previous years:

Rapha’s from 2010:

Rapha Continental | D2R2 from RAPHA on Vimeo.

D2R2 from 9W magazine on Vimeo.

About D2R2 from the website:

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 it does the ride itself.
  • The event is a key fundraiser for the Franklin Land Trust’s efforts to preserve land in the region.”


Is there something that you’ve found that you think should be shared? Do you organize an event and want a post similar to this one, please let us know by contacting us.

Discuss and share information and experiences about the D2R2 by reading or contributing to the D2R2 thread on the Riding Gravel Forum.



Author: RGBen

I created in the fall of 2013 and happily joined with Guitar Ted in late 2014 to form the current day Riding Gravel. Originally from Wisconsin, my wife, 2 kids, spent several years in Colorado, before spending a couple years in North Dakota. Now we're back in Northern Wisconsin in the middle of an Outdoor Mecca.

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