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Hills R Us

Hills R Us rolls weekly on Wednesdays

Route often includes Hwy 9, Page Mill, Old La Honda, Kings Mountain, West Alpine or Tunitas Creek. Always be prepared for variable weather on Skyline. Foul weather in the hills keeps the ride in the valley. This is a social-paced D ride with regroups; faster riders are welcome to form a D+/E group. Rain cancels.

Meet at 8:45 AM, Roll at 9:00 AM. Start location and Route announced Monday prior, via email and this page (scroll down to the blog).

Ride Leaders rotate weekly - Don Johann, Cathy Switzer, Jack Jones and Steve Rempel

A selection of routes can be found in the WW Ride with GPS Route Catalog > use tag "HRU".


Last update: 17-Nov-21 CBS

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  • Wed, December 08, 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Let's get that West Alpine climb in. We'll climb Kings Mountain Road, then take Skyline to Hwy 84 West, Pescadero Rd to West Alpine. Not many water stops, cool weather will help.

    Meet at Shoup Park at 8:45 for a 9:00 AM start.

    Lunch: Bring or buy at La Honda Market

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    51 miles, 5,738' elevation gain

    Ride leader - Jack Jones


  • Wed, December 01, 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Forecast is sunny and "warm" so we're heading to the Coast - climb Old La Honda, descend West Old La Honda to 84, detour to the Duck Pond for a snack, then to the Bike Hut for lunch and climb Tunitas Creek. Download the route to your GPS, or print a cue sheet, printed route sheets are not provided.

    This is a social-paced D ride with regroups; faster riders are welcome to form a D+/E group. Rain cancels.

    Start: Shoup Park, rolling at 9 AM
    Lunch: Bring, enjoy it at the Bike Hut

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    Ride Leader: Cathy Switzer


  • Wed, November 24, 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Here's a pre-Thanksgiving route that will burn some calories in advance but won't leave us totally exhausted.

    Starting Location: Shoup Park 9:am

    Distance: 51 miles

    Climb 4400 feet

    Lunch:  Bring or Buy at Safeway on Polhemus Rd.

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    Ride Leader: Don Johann

  • Wed, November 17, 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    With this nice fall weather, let's go visit another series of climbs we don't do very often - Paul's Redwood Ramble.  We'll get there via Kings Mountain, but in deference to the time change, we'll shorten things a tad by returning via 84 and
    The Loop.

    Rain cancels.

    Start: Shoup Park
    Distance: 55 miles
    Elevation: 6,050'
    Lunch: Bring food or buy a late lunch at Skylonda Market.
    Ride Leader: Steve Rempel

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  • Mon, November 08, 2021 4:01 PM | Anonymous member

    We've unfinished business with Montebello and the five bumps.  Hopefully the roads will have dried out.  Meet at Shoup Park, 8:45-ish for a 9:00 AM start.

    44 miles and 4,900' of climbing.

    There's no planned lunch stop, snack at regroups.

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    Ride leader - Jack Jones

  • Wed, November 03, 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    With this nice fall weather, let's go visit a climb we don't do very often - Portola State Park.  We'll get there via OLH and West Alpine, with a return down the beautiful new asphalt on Page Mill.   

    Rain cancels.

    Start: Shoup Park
    Distance: 48 miles
    Elevation: 6,000'
    Lunch: Bring food for lunch at Portola State Park
    Ride Leader: Steve Rempel

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  • Wed, October 27, 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    It's about time we do this route again before the days get too short.  We will depart from Lexington Reservoir to explore some scenic roads near Santa Cruz including Rodeo Gulch, Granite Creek and Mountain Charlie.

    Starting Location: Parking lot just past the Dam at Lexington Reservoir. Be there by 8:45 for a 9:00am departure

       Directions: take the Bear Creek Rd exit off of Hwy 17, go across Hwy 17 and turn left like you were getting on 17. Take Alma Bridge Rd and go .6 mi to the parking lot just past the dam.

    Distance: 53 miles

    Elevation: 4900 feet

    Lunch:  Bring Lunch to eat at the Community Park on Glenwood Drive in Scotts Valley at mile 37 (see route map for location)

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35435028

    Cue Sheet: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35435028/cue_sheet

    Weather: https://bit.ly/2ZoxTTH

    Ride Leader:  Don Johann


  • Wed, October 20, 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Weather forecast shows overcast with a 10-16% chance of rain. Staying on this side of the hills "just in case" we have to bail out. Montebello, Mt. Eden, Sara Hills, Stoneridge/Bank Mill/Toll Gate, Parker Ranch and Mora.

    Rain at the start cancels the ride.

    Start: Shoup Park
    Distance: 44 miles
    Elevation: 4,900'
    Lunch: Bring food, no lunch stop planned
    Ride Leader: Cathy Switzer

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  • Wed, October 13, 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Meet at Shoup Park at 8:45 for a 9:00 start. Chilly conditions will prevail as we ride amongst the trees along rural Skyline.

    Bring lunch to enjoy at Castle Rock SP.

    55 miles, 6,051' elevation gain

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    Leader - Jack Jones


  • Wed, October 06, 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Let's do something just a little different - San Bruno Mountain via Skyline and Pacifica.  It's a ride and set of views I really like.  This route is a bit more urban than a typical HRU ride.  Note that it starts at the Pioneer Inn Parking in Woodside.  We'll ride along Skyline, before dropping down into Pacifica, then working our way back up to Skyline, and over to the base of San Bruno Mountain.  We'll climb the mountain for the (hopefully) killer views and then descend to Daly City for some great Tacos, before working our way through the City of the Dead, almost to SFO, and then back up to Skyline, for the final downwind leg of our journey.

    Starting time and location:  Meet at the Pioneer Inn at 8:45 for a 9:00 start

    Distance: 62 miles

    Elevation gain: 5,050'

    Ride Leader:  Steve Rempel

    Bring or buy lunch at the Taqueria in Daly City.    

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