KOM Crusade

A quest for the best cycling hills in Connecticut

Peck Orchard Push

Peck Orchard Push streetview

Random factoid, a peck of apples is apparently 10-12 lbs, or about as heavy as a high end hill climb bike. On paper Peck isn’t terribly remarkable, but its known by locals as a beast and it sure felt challenging riding it! Max grades over 20% and amazing scenery make this one of my favorites in CT.

The climb continues on for a bit more once you transition to South Ln, so keep pushing if you want to take a crack at the longer segment. Water St is a great nearby road worth checking out too!