THIS IS THE CUE SHEET FOR THE 40 MILE ROUTE FOR 2017. THERE HAVE BEEN NO CHANGES IN THIS ROUTE SINCE 2016. AT REGISTRATION, YOU’LL RECEIVE OUR NEW MAP OF THE 40 MILE ROUTE, PREPARED BY JEFF NUGENT, ALONG WITH THE 40 MILE CUE SHEET AND IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS.
Boys and Girls Club 40 Mile Ride 2017
NOTE: You will cross RR tracks three times on this ride; twice on the way out and once coming back. BECAUSE OF THEIR OBLIQUE ANGLE, BE VERY CAREFUL, ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE WET. SLOW DOWN OR DISMOUNT.
NOTE: This route is marked on the ground with fluorescent pink arrows. They are used only where the route makes a turn from one road to another. Two arrows mark each turn, one approx. 100′ prior to the turn and a second at the turn. Occasionally, an arrow pointing straight ahead may be used for clarity.
0.0 Turn LEFT out of Marlboro Grad School parking lot. Go South on Vernon Rd (Rt 142 through Vernon and West Northfield, MA) for 14.8 miles to stop sign at Rt 10. Be careful crossing two sets of Rail Road tracks in this section.
14.8 Turn RIGHT onto Rt 10 and continue for .4 miles to first left.
15.2 Take first LEFT onto Turners Falls Rd (becomes W. Gill Rd) and continue for 4.6 miles to stop sign.
19.8 Turn RIGHT onto Main Rd, ride downhill for .5 miles to traffic light.
20.3 Cross Rt. 2, onto Turner’s Falls Bridge.
20.7 At end of bridge, turn LEFT onto 1st St., just before Shady Glen Diner.
20.9 Rest Stop at Unity Park on left in shade along the river. Restrooms are .1 mi down the street on right. Take snacks and drinks with you for the ride back to Brattleboro.
Leaving rest stop: Ride out the same way you came in and return to the stop sign at Shady Glen Diner.
21.0 Turn RIGHT and cross Turner’s Falls Bridge to stoplight at Rt. 2.
21.4 At stop light cross Rt. 2 and and continue straight for 6.5 miles to stop sign at Rt. 10.
27.9 Cross Rt. 10 and proceed STRAIGHT ahead on Gill Center Rd. for .3 miles to a ‘T’ intersection.
28.1 Turn LEFT , go up hill on Old Bernardston Rd (unsigned) for .4 miles to a ‘T’ intersection.
28.5 Turn RIGHT on Sumner Turner Rd. and ride through the grounds of Pioneer Valley Regional High School to a ‘T’ intersection.
29.0 Turn LEFT onto unsigned Bennett Brook Rd. for .3 miles to a ‘T’ intersection.
29.3 Turn RIGHT onto Rt. 142 and continue straight for 3.7 miles to brick Vernon Historical Society building.
33.0 Pass Vernon Historical Society on RIGHT. Porta-potty behind building. Continue straight for 2.1 miles to closed gas station / convenience store on RIGHT.
35.1 Turn RIGHT at closed gas station onto Stebbins Rd. for 1.2 miles to a ‘T’ intersection.
36.3 Turn RIGHT onto Rt. 142 for .7 miles
37.0 Turn RIGHT on Governor Hunt Rd. for 1.3 miles to stop sign, passing Vernon Dam and Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. .
38.3 Turn RiIGHT onto Rt. 142 and cross RR tracks. Slow down or Dismount!!
42.8 Turn RIGHT into Marlboro Graduate Center and Finish!!
We commend you for cycling 40+ miles and for the fundraising you have done on behalf of the Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro.
Please celebrate with us.