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: Loiblpass

A pass on the Austrian/Slovenian border that Gustav Mahler's biographer La Grange claims Mahler climbed (with nearly disastrous consequences) on August 10, 1900.

Loiblpass is located in Austria. It is 15578.9 meters long with an average gradient of 6% and a maximum gradient of 14.8%.