For all the cyclists living in the United States Midwest . . . Here's our best attempt at a Top 10 hardest bike climbs in the flattest part of the country!
1. Cavanal Hill, 2. Black Mountain, 3. Talimena Scenic Drive, 4. Hwy 421 East, 5. Skyline Drive West, 6. SR 259 North , 7. SR 259 South, 8. Cumberland Gap, 9. Indian Highway, and 10. Mount Scott
The best, hardest, most scenic and epic road bike climbs in the Midwest can be viewed on this page via the map (zoom in to view climbs in particular areas), by Climb Cards (photo and stats) or by a detailed list of the climbs that can be arranged in metric or imperial units by difficulty, distance (longest climbs in the area), altitude gained, highest elevation (highest summit), average grade (sort the grades by varying distances), lowest start point, etc. Click on "Climb Page" to jump to the detail page for that particular bike climb. This page provides an excellent and comprehensive summary of the top, hardest and best bicycling climbs in the Midwest.