THIS IS THE FINAL CUE SHEET FOR THE 40 MILE ROUTE FOR 2018. THERE IS ONE MINOR ROUTE CHANGE FOR 2018 AT MILE 16.2. 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. CARRY THAT CUE SHEET WITH YOU.
Boys & Girls Club 40 Mile Ride 2018
NOTE: You will cross RR tracks 4 times on this ride. Three times 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: Due to bridge work, a short detour occurs along RT. 10, before the first rest stop. The change is included in this cue sheet.
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 thru Vernon and West Northfield, MA) for 14.8 miles to stop sign at Rt. 10. Be careful crossing 2 Rail Road tracks in this section before Mile 14.8.
14.8 Turn RIGHT onto Rt. 10 and continue for 1.4 miles to second left.
16.2 Take second LEFT onto Gill Rd (Do not turn onto Shaw Rd) and ride 0.6 miles to stop sign. Cross third RR track on this road.
16.8 Turn RIGHT onto unmarked Turners Falls Rd (becomes W Gill Rd) and continue for 3.7 miles to stop sign.
20.5 Turn RIGHT onto Main Rd, ride downhill for .5 miles to traffic light.
21.0 Cross Rt. 2, onto Turner’s Falls Bridge.
21.4 At end of bridge, turn LEFT onto 1st St., just before Shady Glen Diner.
21.6 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.
21.7 Turn RIGHT and cross Turner’s Falls Bridge to stoplight at Rt. 2.
22.1 At stop light cross Rt. 2 and continue straight for 6.5 miles to stop sign at Rt. 10.
28.6 Cross Rt. 10 and proceed STRAIGHT ahead on Gill Center Rd. for .3 miles to a ‘T’ intersection.
28.8 Turn LEFT, go up hill on Old Bernardston Rd (unsigned) for .4 miles to a ‘T’ intersection.
29.2 Turn RIGHT on Sumner Turner Rd. and ride through the grounds of Pioneer Valley Regional High School to a ‘T’ intersection.
29.7 Turn LEFT onto unsigned Bennett Brook Rd. for .3 miles to a ‘T’ intersection.
30.0 Turn RIGHT onto Rt. 142 and continue straight for 3.7 miles to brick Vernon Historical Society building.
33.7 Pass Vernon Historical Society on RIGHT. Porta-potty behind building. Continue straight for 2.1 miles to gas station / convenience store on RIGHT.
35.8 Turn RIGHT at gas station / convenience store onto Stebbins Rd. for 1.2 miles to a ‘T’ intersection.
37.0 Turn RIGHT onto Rt. 142 for .7 miles
37.7 Turn RIGHT on Governor Hunt Rd. for 1.3 miles to stop sign, passing Vernon Dam and Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. .
39.0 Turn RIGHT onto Rt. 142 and cross RR tracks. Slow down or Dismount!! Continue for 4.5 miles.
43.5 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 and Girls Club of Brattleboro.
Please celebrate with us.