THIS IS THE CUE SHEET INFORMATION FOR GTD2018. THE CUE SHEETS AND MAPS HAVE BEEN UPDATED FOR GTD2018. YOU WILL RECEIVE THE UPDATED INFORMATION BY EMAIL ABOUT A WEEK BEFORE THE RIDE AND AT REGISTRATION.
Use the tabs for the Cue Sheets for the 40, 60 and 100 mile routes for GTD2018. There is one minor route change for all routes this year and three additional minor changes for the 100 mile route. These changes are on the 2018 cue sheets and maps.
At registration, we will give you a cue sheet for your route, printed on water resistant paper. It will also have all the phone numbers you may need if you have a problem: Phone numbers for all the Rest stops, our sag drivers and Ryan Squires, our Command Center person. You should carry THAT cue sheet with you. Jeff Nugent created an improved map last year and has updated it for 2018. You’ll receive one at registration.
Under the Cue Sheet tab for 60 and 100 mile route, you will also see a link to that route plotted on MapMyRide that has been updated by Moss Kahler for 2018. You should be able to access that link. You may need to join MayMyRide (free) and “friend” Moss Kahler, the creator of the maps.These links can be uploaded to your phone or Garmin.
All three routes follow the same route from the Graduate Center to the 1st Rest Stop in Turners Falls. All routes cross 3 sets of RR tracks on the way to Turners Falls, and the 40 mile route will have 1 RR crossing on Route 142 on the way back to the Graduate Center.
PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL ON ALL OF THESE RAILROAD CROSSINGS. NONE OF THEM ARE PERPENDICULAR TO THE ROAD. THEY MAY BE SLIPPERY IF THE ROAD IS WET. WE SUGGEST DEFINITELY SLOWING DOWN OR DISMOUNTING AT THESE CROSSINGS. THEY WILL ALL BE WELL MARKED.
All the routes will be well marked with pink arrows on the pavement, just before a turn and at a turn. There will also be signs posted at major turns or where the routes separate, and before Rest Stops. All the Rest Stops are at the same location as last year.
Remember, this is a Ride and not a Race! It’s a good idea to ride with a friend who rides at your pace and if this is your first GTD, try to ride with someone who has done the ride before and knows the route. We can help you find a partner if you need one.