Climbing and Riding in New England and Beyond
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.

I've made this site because it's a personal hobby. However, I've been persuaded to set up a patreon page for anyone interested in helping to fund it, especially as I start adding new features. There are several levels available with exciting rewards for each. The main benefit of becoming a patron is that you are granted access to the Toolkit, which allows you to upload and play around with your own maps and the maps already in the database. Here is a video explaining that feature.

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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.