KOM Crusade

A quest for the best cycling hills in Connecticut

Ratlum Mountain

Ratlum Mountain streetview

Ratlum is a classic staircase profile, so you’re either cruising along level grade wondering why I have it on my list or going straight up. That drives some people crazy, well then start your own crusade I say! There’s a nice view of Lake McDonough at the bottom and you also get a nice drive by of the charming Ski Sundown resort. The best part though is a lovely little 20% bend to finish it off, known as ”Satan’s Elbow“!