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Hills R Us|Social Climbers

Ride summary, route sheets (please print a copy for yourself if you need one), elevation profiles and related information for the weekly Wednesday Hills R Us & Social Climbers rides starting and ending at Shoup Park in Los Altos.

April–October (the months that are completely Daylight Saving Time) Hills R Us meets at 9 am and rolls promptly at 9:15. November–March (the months that are either Standard Time or only partially DST) we meet at 10 am to roll out at 10:15. The D Social Climbers meet and roll out 15 minutes earlier, to do the same ride at a more “social” pace.

Hills R Us is rated DE/3-4/35-70, Social Climbers is rated D/3-4/35-70.

Sortable collection of Hills R Us routes, by Steve Chapel.

Ride leaders usually pick the route 1–2 days in advance, so please check on Monday and/or Tuesday before the ride for the route announcement. If you'd prefer to receive automatic notifications of updates to this blog (which does NOT include comments added to blog entries), click on the "RSS" icon next to the title of this page. What you need to do after that varies widely depending on your computer and its configuration. It may all be taken care of auto-magically, or you may have to do a bit of work. Just remember that the frequency of updates is pretty low—weekly, sometime from Sunday to Tuesday before the ride, so you could almost as conveniently just visit this blog.

As of June 1, 2016, please do not park in the Shoup parking lot. Park up the hill from Shoup at Lincoln Ave and University Ave to leave space for those—especially parents with children—who use the Park while we are out riding.

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  • Wed, March 22, 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Rain is likely Wednesday. Thursday may be dry. We may reschedule as Impromptu. 

    Here's Steve's 5 Loops that got modified a bit. Valley View, Mora, Camino Hermosa, Altamont, Altamont Circle, Foothill Park, Alexis(John Chambers house), Golden Oak, Westridge/Cervantes, Sand Hill. Hopefully they are all open and dry. RAIN CANCELS! Bring Munchies, no lunch stop planned.

    42 miles/4,200 feet

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19038950

    Dave Fitch, davidfitch@prodigy.net


  • Wed, March 15, 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    HRU Route for 3/15/17:  To the Crater and Back 

    Rain cancels!

    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance:  39 miles
    Elevation:  4000 ft
    Lunch: No lunch stop planned, bring lunch to eat at fire station
                

    To the Crater and Back

    R  University Ave            

    L  S El Monte Ave 

    R  Foothill Expy          

    R  Stevens Canyon Rd 

    L  Redwood Gulch Rd   

    R  Hwy-9

    L  Skyline

    U Turn at Crater         

    R  Page Mill Rd             

    R  Altamont Rd             

    L  Natoma Rd             

    R  Elena Rd

    L  Robleda Rd             

    R  Chapin Rd             

    L  Burke Rd

    R  University Ave

  • Wed, March 08, 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Looks like it should be a nice day, I think these roads should be open (let me know if they are not).

    The route is Kennedy Shannon, 45 miles and about 3100 ft. Bring or buy lunch in Los Gatos. Rain Cancels..

    Route on Ride with GPS

    Turns Distance 
    Shoup Park 0.0
    R University Ave 0.1
    L El Monte Ave 0.7
    R Foothill Expy 0.8
    Cont. Stevens Canyon Rd 5.7
    Cont. Mt Eden Rd 8.9
    R Pierce Rd 11.2
    L Big Basin Way 12.2
    R 6th St 13.6
    L Oak St 13.7
    R Lomita Ave 13.8
    L Vickery Ave 14.0
    R Route 9 N 14.4
    R Montalvo Rd 14.4
    L Piedmont Rd 15.1
    R Peach Hill Rd 15.7
    L Glen Una Dr 16.5
    R Route 9 N 17.3
    R Ridgecrest Ave 18.7
    L Beck Ave 19.3
    R Hernandez Ave 19.4
    R Glen Ridge Ave 20.0
    L Pennsylvania Ave 20.1
    R Bayview Ave 20.2
    L W Main St 20.2
    Cont. Los Gatos Blvd 20.9
    R Kennedy Rd 21.5
    L Shannon Rd 24.8
    L Englewood Ave 27.3
    R Kennedy Rd 27.7
    Cont. Caldwell Ave 27.9
    L Bella Vista Ave 28.1
    Cont. New York Ave 28.5
    L Pleasant St 28.6
    R E Main St 28.7
    R University Ave 29.2
    L  Route 9 S 29.7
    Cont. Saratoga Sunnyvale 33.3
    L Wardell Rd 35.0
    R Arroyo De Arguello 35.3
    Cont. Via Roncole 35.8
    L Prospect Rd 36.1
    Cont. S Stelling Rd 36.4
    L Rainbow Dr 36.9
    R Bubb Rd 37.4
    L Hyannisport Dr 38.1
    R Linda Vista Dr 38.6
    L McClellan Rd 38.8
    L Palm Ave 39.3
    R S Foothill Blvd 39.5
    Cont. Foothill Expy 40.5
    L S El Monte Ave 44.2
    R University Ave 44.4
    Turn left 45.0
    Shoup Park 45.1
  • Mon, February 27, 2017 4:24 PM | Anonymous

    Lets go to La Honda and back. Page to West Alpine and Return the same way. Bring snacks or buy at the La Honda Store.

    39 miles, 5200 Ft.

    Steve Chapel Ride Leader

    Route on Ride With GPS




  • Wed, February 22, 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Stevens Canyon is toast. Closed at Montebello and lotsa mud and rocks on shoulders. 

    Here's Steve's 5 Loops that got modified a bit. Valley View, Mora, Camino Hermosa, Altamont, Altamont Circle, Foothill Park, Alexis(John Chambers house), Golden Oak, Westridge/Cervantes, Sand Hill. Hopefully they are all open and dry. RAIN CANCELS! Bring Munchies, no lunch stop planned.

    42 miles/4,200 feet

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19038950


  • Wed, February 15, 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    HRU Route for 2/15/17:  Five Loops From Shoup

    Lets retry last weeks ride with hopefully no rain and all roads should be open.

    Rain cancels!

    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance:  37 miles
    Elevation:  3600 ft
    Lunch: No lunch stop planned, bring lunch to eat at regroup
               


    Route on https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17994687



    Turns Distance 
    Start of route 0.0
    Turn left 0.0
    R University Ave 0.1
    R Quinnhill Rd 1.1
    L Summerhill Ave 1.5
    R Magdalena Ave 2.0
    L Hillview Dr 2.1
    R Fairway Dr 2.3
    Cont. Loyola Dr 2.8
    R Terrace Dr 3.5
    R Mora Dr 3.8
    R Sunhills Dr 4.7
    L W Loyola Dr 4.9
    Cont. Camino Hermoso Dr 5.3
    L Magdalena Ave 5.4
    L Stonebrook Dr 6.2
    R Kate Dr 6.5
    L Teresa Way  6.6
    Cont. Stonebrook 6.7
    R Oak Knoll Cir 6.9
    R to stay on Oak Knoll Cir 7.0
    L to stay on Oak Knoll Cir 7.4
    R to stay on Oak Knoll Cir 7.5
    Cont. Prospect Ave 7.5
    L La Loma Dr 7.9
    R Summit Wood Rd 8.1
    R to stay on Summit Wood Rd 8.4
    L Tepa Way 8.6
    R Moody Rd 8.8
    L Altamont Rd 8.8
    Cont. Altamont Cir 11.0
    R Page Mill Rd 11.6
    R Foothill Park 11.9
    L Descend around Lake 12.2
    R Interpretive Center 13.0
    R Vista Hill 13.7
    L Page Mill Rd 14.2
    L Paseo Del Roble Dr 15.7
    L Page Mill Rd 16.4
    L Arastradero Rd 16.6
    L Alpine Rd 18.6
    R Golden Oak Dr 18.7
    L Alpine Rd 20.3
    L Westridge Dr 21.6
    R Portola Rd 24.5
    Cont. Sand Hill Rd 26.8
    R Santa Cruz Ave 30.5
    L G5/Junipero Serra Blvd 30.6
    Cont. Foothill Expy 33.1
    R Hillview Ave 33.6
    Cont. Fremont Rd 34.3
    L to stay on Fremont Rd 35.2
    L Burke Rd 36.4
    R University Ave 36.7
    L into Shoup Park 36.8
    End of route 36.9


  • Wed, February 08, 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Looks like it may be a wet morning.

    A ride for short, cold days. 37 miles, 3600 ft
    Bring food to eat on ride. . Rain Cancels

    Route on https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17994687

    Turns Distance 
    Start of route 0.0
    Turn left 0.0
    R University Ave 0.1
    R Quinnhill Rd 1.1
    L Summerhill Ave 1.5
    R Magdalena Ave 2.0
    L Hillview Dr 2.1
    R Fairway Dr 2.3
    Cont. Loyola Dr 2.8
    R Terrace Dr 3.5
    R Mora Dr 3.8
    R Sunhills Dr 4.7
    L W Loyola Dr 4.9
    Cont. Camino Hermoso Dr 5.3
    L Magdalena Ave 5.4
    L Stonebrook Dr 6.2
    R Kate Dr 6.5
    L Teresa Way  6.6
    Cont. Stonebrook 6.7
    R Oak Knoll Cir 6.9
    R to stay on Oak Knoll Cir 7.0
    L to stay on Oak Knoll Cir 7.4
    R to stay on Oak Knoll Cir 7.5
    Cont. Prospect Ave 7.5
    L La Loma Dr 7.9
    R Summit Wood Rd 8.1
    R to stay on Summit Wood Rd 8.4
    L Tepa Way 8.6
    R Moody Rd 8.8
    L Altamont Rd 8.8
    Cont. Altamont Cir 11.0
    R Page Mill Rd 11.6
    R Foothill Park 11.9
    L Descend around Lake 12.2
    R Interpretive Center 13.0
    R Vista Hill 13.7
    L Page Mill Rd 14.2
    L Paseo Del Roble Dr 15.7
    L Page Mill Rd 16.4
    L Arastradero Rd 16.6
    L Alpine Rd 18.6
    R Golden Oak Dr 18.7
    L Alpine Rd 20.3
    L Westridge Dr 21.6
    R Portola Rd 24.5
    Cont. Sand Hill Rd 26.8
    R Santa Cruz Ave 30.5
    L G5/Junipero Serra Blvd 30.6
    Cont. Foothill Expy 33.1
    R Hillview Ave 33.6
    Cont. Fremont Rd 34.3
    L to stay on Fremont Rd 35.2
    L Burke Rd 36.4
    R University Ave 36.7
    L into Shoup Park 36.8
    End of route 36.9
  • Wed, February 01, 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Magdalena, Moody, Foothills Park, Joaquin, St Francis, La Cresta

    Leader: Dave Fitch

    42 Miles / 4,100 feet

    No lunch stop planned. Rain cancels

    RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5193536

    Michael Khaw's Swan Song.

    Moody, Foothills Park, Alpine/Joaquin, Westridge, St. Francis/La Cresta 
    42 miles 4,100 ft 
    Lunch: Late or no Lunch, bring food!

    Link to route at Ride With GPS

    Turn Notes Miles
    Start Start of route 0.0
    L University Ave 0.0
    L Burke Rd 0.2
    R Chapin Rd 0.6
    Cont. Robleda Rd 0.9
    L Elena Rd 1.7
    Cont. El Monte Rd 2.5
    R Voorhees Dr 3.3
    R Clausen Ct 3.4
    Cont. Barley Hill Rd 3.6
    L Hilltop Dr 3.9
    R Hillview Rd 4.3
    R Magdalena Ave 4.7
    R Stonebrook Dr 5.8
    Cont. Laura Ct 6.1
    R Kate Dr 6.1
    L Teresa Way 6.2
    R Stonebrook Dr 6.3
    R Oak Knoll Cir 6.5
    Cont. Prospect Ave 7.1
    L La Loma Dr 7.5
    R Summit Wood 7.8
    L Tepa Way 8.2
    L Moody Rd 8.4
    R Page Mill Rd 10.9
    L Foothill Park 11.2
    L Slight L 11.4
    R Slight R 12.2
    R Page Mill Rd 13.4
    R Altamont Rd 13.8
    L Briones Way 14.0
    L Ventana Way 14.3
    R Page Mill Rd 14.5
    L Arastradero Rd 16.0
    L Alpine Rd 17.9
    L Joaquin Rd 22.3
    R Old Spanish Trail 22.7
    L Vista Verde Way 23.1
    R Ramona Rd 23.4
    R Los Trancos Rd 24.1
    L Fire Rd Only 25.1
    L Valley Oak St 25.2
    L Indian Crossing 25.8
    L Alpine Rd 25.9
    R Willowbrook Dr 26.1
    L Portola Rd 26.9
    R Westridge Dr 27.3
    R Golden Hills Dr 28.4
    R Meadowood Dr 28.6
    R Cervantes Rd 29.0
    L Shawnee Pass 29.0
    R Iroquois Trail 29.4
    Cont. Georgia Ln 29.6
    L Portola Rd 29.9
    L Alpine Rd 30.4
    R Junipero Serra 34.7
    Cont. Foothill Expy 37.1
    R Hillview Ave 37.7
    Cont. Fremont Rd 38.4
    R St Francis Rd 39.0
    L La Cresta Dr 39.6
    L Viscaino Rd 40.4
    L Concepcion Rd 40.8
    R Fremont Rd 41.1
    L W Edith Ave 41.9
    R University Ave 42.1
    End End of route 42.2
  • Wed, January 25, 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    HRU Route for 1/25/17:  Montebello, Toll Gate, Parker Ranch, and Mora

    Rain cancels!

    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance:  43 miles
    Elevation:  4800 ft
    Lunch: No lunch stop planned, bring lunch to eat at regroup
    Ride with GPS:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6083410

    Route:
    Notes  Distance 
    Start of route 0.0
    R University Ave 0.1
    L S El Monte Ave 0.7
    R Foothill Expy 0.8
    R Montebello Rd 7.5
    Top of Climb 12.8
    R Stevens Canyon Rd 18.0
    Cont. Mt Eden Rd 19.4
    L Pierce Rd 21.7
    R Sarahills Dr 22.3
    L to stay on Sarahills Dr 22.5
    L Verde Vista Ln 23.1
    R Tamworth Ave 23.3
    R Seaton Ave 23.4
    L Malcom Ave 23.5
    L Trinity Ave 23.7
    R Pontiac Ave 23.7
    L Saratoga Hills Rd 23.8
    R Reid Ln 23.9
    L Canyon View Dr 24.0
    R Elva Ave 24.0
    L 4th St 24.2
    R Springer Ave 24.3
    R Big Basin Way 24.6
    R Toll Gate Rd 24.9
    Cont. Saratoga Heights Dr 25.4
    R Pierce Rd 25.9
    L Comer Dr 27.6
    Cont. Comer Ct 28.0
    L to stay on Comer Ct 28.1
    R Star Ridge Ct 28.1
    L to stay on Parker Ranch Ct 28.6
    Cont. Parker Ranch Rd 28.8
    L Prospect Rd 29.5
    R Seven Springs Pkwy 29.5
    R Seven Springs Dr 29.9
    R Upland Way 30.5
    Cont. Bubb Rd 30.6
    L Columbus Ave 31.1
    R Santa Teresa Dr 31.4
    L Hyannisport Dr 31.7
    R Linda Vista Dr 31.8
    L McClellan Rd 32.0
    R Mira Vista Rd 32.4
    L Palm Ave 32.5
    R Mira Vista Rd 32.5
    L Janice Ave 32.8
    L Stevens Creek Blvd 33.0
    R N Foothill Blvd 33.1
    L Cristo Rey Dr 33.7
    L Rancho San Antonio Service Rd 34.7
    R at Bathrooms 35.1
    R towared  Bike Path 35.1
    L  Bike Path 35.2
    L Lower Meadow Trail 35.5
    R Rancho San Antonio Service Rd 35.5
    R Mora Trail 36.0
    Cont. Mora Dr 36.6
    L Sunhills Dr 36.7
    L Kenbar Rd 36.8
    R Rolly Rd 36.9
    L W Loyola Dr 37.1
    Cont. Camino Hermoso Dr 37.3
    L Magdalena Rd 37.5
    L Stonebrook Dr 38.2
    Cont. Laura Ct 38.5
    R Kate Dr 38.5
    L Teresa Way 38.6
    R Oak Knoll Cir 38.9
    R on Oak Knoll Cir 39.0
    L on Oak Knoll Cir 39.4
    R on Oak Knoll Cir 39.5
    Cont. Prospect Ave 39.5
    L La Loma Dr 39.9
    R Summit Wood Rd 40.1
    L Tepa Way 40.6
    R Moody Rd 40.8
    L Elena Rd 41.1
    R Robleda Rd 41.8
    R Chapin Rd 42.7
    L Burke Rd 42.9
    R University Ave 43.3
    R into Shoup 43.5

  • Wed, January 18, 2017 7:52 AM | Anonymous

     It is going to rain if not by 10 soon thereafter so I am canceling the HillsRUs ride for today.


    Steve Chapel

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