NEBDR: 2022 Riding Season Route Updates
Updated May 16, 2022
Updated May 16, 2022
NEBDR Section 4
Bridge Work on Popple Dungeon Road
Crews will be working on a bridge on Popple Dungeon Road from late-June to early-August. A bit past Grafton in Houghtenville – Don’t go right up Stage Road. Instead, stay on 121 until you can make a right onto White Road then to Popple Dungeon to Howard Hill Road where it meets back up with the track.
NEBDR Section 4 near Danby, VT
Bridge Closed for Repairs
There are temporary bridge closures in section 4. Riders should continue on hwy 11, 30 west, to 7 north to bypass Danby Mt Tabor Rd. and pick up the BDR in Danby.
NEBDR Section 1 near Downsville
Multiple Bridges Closed for Repairs
There are temporary bridge closures in section 1. Riders should just stay on route 30 to Downsville (Colchester) or coming out of Downsville (Colchester). This will keep you on the North Side of the River and avoids both bridges.
NEBDR Section 3 near Monroe, MA
Turner Hill Rd Bridge Closed for Repairs
The Turner Hill Rd Bridge in Section 3 is closed for repairs. The suggested workaround is shown in purple. Take Main Rd to Kinsley Hill Rd, go north on Reedsboro Rd, then left on Bosley Hill Rd, and pick up the BDR on Smith Drive.
For those not up for the challenge of the rocky uphill and descent on CR3 in Section 2 just north of Fleischmans, we are offering an easier go-around that is a combination of dirt and tar roads. This go-around will be included on the upcoming map reprint this summer as well as integrated into the next version of the .gpx tracks.
About 4 miles north of the gas stop in Fleischmans on Brush Ridge, bear right onto Townsend Hollow to Upper Birch Creek Road to Crump Hill Road to Gooding Rd. and then head north on Rt. 42.
Left off of Rt. 42 onto S. Beech Ridge Road to North Beech Ridge Road to a hard left onto CR2. Take CR2 along the Schoharie Creak and bear left up the hill at the Falke Road intersection. Continue on CR2 to where it meets back up with the NEBDR tracks at the intersection of CR3 and CR2. The go-around is indicated as a pink line on this map, the main track is blue.
For the 2021 riding season we’ve made some modifications to the route. New .GPX files are now available for download here.
The route has been redirected to avoid some sensitive roads in the Putney, VT area. The reroute includes a scenic mix of both paved and dirt roads. This edit will be included in the next print edition of the Butler NEBDR Map. Please Ride Respectfully and do not follow the old tracks.
We found a little more dirt for you and rerouted to the west side of Kezar Lake in Lovel, Maine. This avoids most of Route 5 just before the track splits between the main route and the optional, permit-only ATV area. This edit will be included in the next print edition of the Butler NEBDR Map.
Until further notice, fuel is no longer available in Andes, NY at the end of section 1. If you are traveling from the south be sure to gas up in Downsville, NY. If you are travelling from the north, gas is available in Section 2 in Fleischmanns, NY.