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. Because Patreon doesn't allow you to use two different funding models simultaneously (monthly subscription or per-creation), I've set up two different patreon accounts so that you can choose whichever you prefer. If you pick the per-creation model (I'm calling this "friend of the database") you'll be encouraging me to keep adding to the database and paying me a small amount each time I do. Be sure, however, if you choose that option, that you set a monthly limit. (I don't want someone to pledge $5 per 2 hills only to have me go on a bender and make 50 hills, which would get you a bill of $125!)

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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.