Because after the finish all the suffering turns to memories of pleasure, and the greater the suffering, the greater the pleasure. That is Nature's payback to riders
for the homage they pay her by suffering.

Tim Krabbé, The Rider

Welcome to BRENTACOL. This database contains information for cycling on hills throughout New England and the United States, with an emphasis on Rhode Island (because that's where I live, not because it's such a great place for climbing.) View the database in list format or search for a specific one.

Hill Spotlight: Wayne Hill

Wayne Hill is, by far, the hardest hill in the Traverse City area. Be sure to take the right hand fork onto Inochee Trail going up, since that has the steepest part. In some respects, this is my benchmark—the hill by which all others are judged—since it is the hardest hill from my hometown.

Wayne Hill is located in Michigan. It is 1494.4 meters long with an average gradient of 6.1% and a maximum gradient of 16.8%.