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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, August 23, 2017 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    This is a short but sweet (oops, I mean steep) ride. No lunch stop but snack stop at the top of Bohlman. Rain Cancels.

    Distance :: 40 miles

    Elevation :: 4500 ft

    Leader :: Doug Hahn

    RWGPS :: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24457677

    Route ::


    Right Turn right onto University Ave 0.1
    0.7 Left Turn left onto S El Monte Ave 0.7
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Foothill Expy 0.8
    3.6 Straight Continue onto Foothill Blvd 4.4
    1.3 Straight Continue onto Stevens Canyon Rd 5.8
    3.2 Right Turn right to stay on Stevens Canyon Rd 8.9
    1.7 Left Turn left onto Redwood Gulch Rd 10.6
    1.4 Straight Continue onto CA-9 N 12.0
    1.7 Right Turn right onto Sanborn Rd 13.7
    1.6 Right Slight right onto Lake Ranch Rd 15.3
    0.1 Left Slight left to stay on Lake Ranch Rd 15.4
    0.2 Straight Continue onto Sanborn Rd 15.6
    1.6 Right Slight right onto CA-9 N/Big Basin Way 17.2
    2.1 Right Turn right onto 6th St 19.3
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Bohlman Rd 19.5
    0.3 Left Turn left onto Norton Rd 19.8
    0.5 Right Turn right onto Kittridge Rd 20.3
    0.4 Left Turn left onto Quickert Rd 20.7
    0.3 Left Turn left to stay on Quickert Rd 21.1
    0.3 Straight Continue straight onto On Orbit Dr 21.3
    0.1 Left Slight left onto Bohlman Rd 21.4
    4.7 Left Turn left to stay on Bohlman Rd 26.1
    0.2 Right Turn right to stay on Bohlman Rd 26.3
    1.5 Left Turn left onto 6th St 27.8
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Big Basin Way 28.0
    0.1 Left Turn left onto 4th St 28.1
    0.3 Right Turn right onto Elva Ave 28.4
    0.2 Left Turn left onto Canyon View Dr 28.6
    0.0 Right Turn right onto Reid Ln 28.6
    0.1 Left Turn left onto Saratoga Hills Rd 28.7
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Pontiac Ave 28.7
    0.1 Left Turn left onto Trinity Ave 28.8
    0.0 Right Turn right onto Malcom Ave 28.9
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Seaton Ave 29.0
    0.2 Left Turn left onto Tamworth Ave 29.2
    0.1 Left Turn left onto Verde Vista Ln 29.3
    0.2 Right Turn right onto Sarahills Dr 29.5
    0.2 Right Turn right onto Saraview Dr 29.6
    0.2 Left Turn left onto Surrey Ln 29.8
    0.2 Right Slight right onto Pierce Rd 30.0
    0.4 Left Turn left onto Comer Dr 30.4
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Arroyo De Arguello 30.5
    0.9 Straight Continue onto Vía Roncole 31.4
    0.3 Left Turn left onto Prospect Rd 31.6
    0.3 Straight Continue onto S Stelling Rd 31.9
    0.5 Left Turn left onto Rainbow Dr 32.4
    0.5 Right Turn right onto Bubb Rd 32.9
    0.8 Left Turn left onto Hyannisport Dr 33.7
    0.5 Right Turn right onto Linda Vista Dr 34.1
    0.0 Left Turn left to stay on Linda Vista Dr 34.2
    0.1 Left Turn left onto McClellan Rd 34.3
    0.4 Right McClellan Rd turns slightly right and becomes Mira Vista Ave 34.7
    0.2 Left Turn left onto Palm Ave 34.8
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Palo Vista Rd 34.9
    0.2 Left Turn left onto Janice Ave 35.1
    0.1 Left Turn left onto Stevens Creek Blvd 35.3
    0.1 Right Turn right onto N Foothill Blvd 35.4
    0.8 Straight Continue onto Foothill Expy 36.1
    3.6 Left Turn left onto S El Monte Ave 39.7
    0.2 Right Turn right onto University Ave 39.9
    0.7 Left Turn left 40.5
  • Mon, August 14, 2017 8:47 PM | Anonymous

    Pescadero Via OLH, 84, Stage, Haskins and West Alpine

    65 miles, 6500 ft. Lunch at Archangeli's Bakery

    Ride Leader: Steve Chapel

    Route on Ride With GPS

    Notes Miles
    Shoup Park 0.0
    L University Ave 0.1
    L Burke Rd 0.2
    R Old Altos Rd 0.3
    R Fremont Rd 0.4
    L Concepcion Rd 1.5
    R Purissima Rd 2.3
    L Arastradero Rd 3.7
    L Page Mill Rd 4.4
    R Arastradero Rd 4.6
    L Alpine Rd 6.6
    R Portola Rd 7.8
    L Old La Honda Rd 10.7
    L CA-35 14.1
    R Old La Honda Rd 14.1
    L CA-84 W 16.7
    L Stage Rd 28.1
    L Pescadero Creek Rd 35.4
    R Alpine Rd 47.2
    Cont. Page Mill Rd 54.7
    R Altamont Rd 61.1
    L Taaffe Rd 62.2
    R Elena Rd 63.1
    L Robleda Rd 63.3
    R Chapin Rd 64.1
    L Burke Rd 64.3
    R University Ave 64.8
    Turn right 64.9
    Shoup Park 65.0
  • Wed, August 09, 2017 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Leader: Betty DeLuco

    Distance: 69 miles

    Elevation: 7100 feet

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23955207

    Lunch at Big Basin Store.   Limited items, so bring plenty of food.  

    Big Basin,Hwy 9, Rt 236,Skyline,Page Mill

    Leg Type Notes                              Total

    Right Turn right onto University Ave 0.1

    0.7 Left Turn left onto S El Monte Ave 0.7

    0.1 Right Turn right onto Foothill Expy 0.9

    3.6 Strt Foothill Blvd 4.4

    1.3 Strt Stevens Canyon Rd 5.8

    3.2 Right stay on Stevens Canyon Rd 8.9

    1.7 Left Turn left onto Redwood Gulch Rd 10.6

    1.4 Right Sharp right onto CA-9 S 12.0

    9.2 Left Turn left to stay on CA-9 S 21.1

    7.6 Right Turn right onto W Park Ave 28.8

    1.4 Left Turn left onto Oak Ave 30.2

    0.0 Right Turn right onto Big Basin Way 30.2

    0.1 Left Turn left onto CA-236 N/Big Basin Way 30.3

    15.8 Strt onto CA-9 S 46.1

    6.1 Left CA-35 52.2

    6.4 Right Sharp right onto Page Mill Rd 58.6

    6.4 Right Turn right onto Altamont Rd 65.1

    1.1 Left Turn left onto Taaffe Rd 66.1

    0.3 Left Turn left to stay on Taaffe Rd 66.4

    0.6 Right Turn right onto Elena Rd 67.0

    0.2 Left Turn left onto Robleda Rd 67.2

    0.8 Right Slight right onto Chapin Rd 68.0

    0.3 Left Turn left onto Burke Rd 68.3

    0.4 Right Turn right onto University Ave 68.7

    0.1 Right Turn right 68.8


  • Wed, August 02, 2017 9:00 AM | Anonymous
    The Hills-R-Us ride for 8/2/17 will be: The Coastal Classic, rain cancels
    Link: https://westernwheelersbicycleclub.wildapricot.org/page-1111752/681757

    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance:  56 miles
    Elevation:  5500 ft
    Lunch: The Bike Hut, bring or buy at La Honda Mkt
      
    Route:
    Shoup Park
    L University Ave

    L Burke Rd

    R Old Altos Rd

    R W Fremont Rd

    L Concepcion Rd

    R Purissima Rd

    L Arastradero Rd

    L Page Mill Rd

    R Arastradero Rd 

    L Alpine Rd

    R Portola Rd 

    Regroup at Little Peoples Park

    L Old La Honda Rd 

    Regroup at top (Skyline Blvd)

    S Old La Honda West

    L CA Hwy 84 group

    Regroup at La Honda Mkt

    L Stage Rd

    R Hwy 1

    R Tunitas Creek

    Lunch at the Bike Hut

    Regroup at top (Skyline Blvd)

    C Kings Mountain

    L Woodside Rd (Hwy 84)

    Regroup at Roberts Store

    R Mountain Home Rd

    L Manzanita Wy

    L Sand Hill Rd

    R Santa Cruz Ave

    L Junipero Serra Blvd 

    C Foothill Expy.

    R Main St

    L University Ave

    R Shoup Park 
  • Wed, July 26, 2017 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Maybe it will be cool at Portola State Park.

    Many ways to shorten this ride if you want to end early.

    Page Mill, Alpine to PSP, 84, OLH, Skyline, King's.

    Lunch at Skylonda.

    57 miles, ~6200 ft, Rain cancels.

    Leader : Doug Hahn

    RWGPS :: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23448837


    Route ::


    Left Turn left onto University Ave 0.1
    0.1 Left Turn left onto Burke Rd 0.1
    0.4 Right Turn right onto Chapin Rd 0.6
    0.3 Straight Continue onto Robleda Rd 0.8
    0.8 Right Turn right onto Elena Rd 1.7
    0.2 Left Turn left onto Taaffe Rd 1.8
    0.6 Right Turn right to stay on Taaffe Rd 2.4
    0.3 Right Turn right onto Altamont Rd 2.7
    1.1 Left Turn left onto Page Mill Rd 3.8
    6.4 Straight Continue onto Alpine Rd 10.2
    3.5 Straight Continue onto Portola State Park Rd 13.7
    8.1 Straight Continue onto Alpine Rd 21.8
    0.2 Left Slight left toward Alpine Rd 21.9
    0.1 Left Sharp left onto Alpine Rd 22.0
    1.6 Right Turn right to stay on Alpine Rd 23.6
    2.7 Straight Continue onto Pescadero Creek Rd 26.3
    1.1 Straight Continue onto CA-84 E 27.4
    3.9 Right Slight right onto Old La Honda Rd 31.3
    2.6 Left Turn left onto CA-35 33.9
    7.0 Right Turn right onto Kings Mountain Rd 40.9
    5.0 Left Turn left onto Woodside Rd 45.9
    0.7 Right Turn right onto Mountain Home Rd 46.6
    0.4 Left Turn left onto Manzanita Way 47.0
    1.3 Left Turn left onto Sand Hill Rd 48.3
    1.3 Left Slight left to stay on Sand Hill Rd 49.6
    1.8 Right Turn right onto Santa Cruz Ave 51.4
    0.1 Left Turn left onto Junipero Serra Blvd 51.5
    2.4 Straight Continue onto Foothill Expy 53.9
    3.0 Right Turn right onto Main St 57.0
    0.0 Left Turn left onto University Ave 57.0
    0.1 Right Turn right 57.1
  • Mon, July 17, 2017 8:54 PM | Anonymous

    Coastal Classic Backwards Plus Lobitos and Skyline / Page

    Kings, Tunitas, Lobitos, Verde, Lobitos Cutoff, Tunitas, Hwy 1, Stage Road, 84, West OLH,Skyline, Down Page

    65 miles, 6600 ft. Lunch at The Bike Hut. Rain Cancels.

    Route on Ride with GPS

    Ride Leader Steve Chapel

    Turns    Distance
    Start Shoup Park    0
    L University Ave    0.1
    L Burke Rd    0.2
    R Old Altos Rd    0.3
    R Fremont Rd    0.4
    L Concepcion Rd    1.5
    R Purissima Rd    2.4
    L Arastradero Rd    3.7
    L Page Mill Rd    4.4
    R Arastradero Rd    4.7
    L Alpine Rd    6.7
    R Portola Rd    7.8
    Cont. Woodside Rd    12
    L Tripp Rd    13.1
    L Kings Mountain Rd    14
    Cont. onto Tunitas Creek Rd    18.3
    R Lobitos Creek Rd    24
    L Verde Rd    28.1
    L Lobitos Creek Cutoff    28.3
    R Tunitas Creek Rd    30
    L CA-1 S    32
    L Stage Rd    33.5
    L CA-84 E    34.7
    R Old La Honda Rd    46.1
    R CA-35    48.7
    L Page Mill Rd    54.4
    R Altamont Rd    60.9
    L Taaffe Rd    61.9
    R Elena Rd    62.8
    L Robleda Rd    63
    L Chapin Rd    63.8
    L Burke Rd    64.1
    R University Ave    64.5
    R Shoup Park    64.7
    End of route    64.7
  • Wed, July 12, 2017 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Instead of Tartan Trail, we'll do Ridgeway. Lunch stop Safeway.

    56 miles/ 4,800 feet   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23035053

    Leg Type Notes Total
      Left Turn left onto University Ave 0.1
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Main St 0.2
    0 Left Turn left onto Foothill Expy 0.2
    1.6 Left Slight left to stay on Foothill Expy 1.9
    1.4 Straight Continue onto G5/Junipero Serra Blvd 3.3
    2.4 Right Turn right onto Santa Cruz Ave 5.7
    0.1 Left Turn left onto Sand Hill Rd 5.8
    3.1 Right Turn right onto Manzanita Way 8.9
    1 Right Turn right to stay on Manzanita Way 9.9
    0.3 Right Turn right onto Mountain Home Rd 10.2
    0.4 Left Turn left onto Woodside Rd 10.6
    0 Right Turn right onto Cañada Road 10.6
    1.6 Right Turn right onto Godetia Dr 12.1
    0.5 Left Turn left onto Jefferson Ave 12.6
    0.3 Right Turn right onto Glencrag Way 12.9
    0.5 Straight Continue onto Maple Way 13.4
    0.1 Left Turn left onto W Maple Way 13.6
    0.4 Left Turn left onto Eastview Way 14
    0.1 Right Turn right to stay on Eastview Way 14
    0.2 Left Turn left onto Hillcrest Way 14.3
    0.4 Left Turn left onto Glenloch Way 14.6
    0.3 Left Slight left onto Sylvan Way 15
    0.8 Left Turn left onto Lakeview Way 15.8
    0.5 Left Turn left onto Cordilleras Rd 16.3
    0 Left Turn left onto Edgewood Rd 16.3
    0.3 Right Slight right toward Crestview Dr 16.6
    0.1 Straight Continue straight onto Crestview Dr 16.8
    2.3 Straight Continue onto Hallmark Dr 19
    1.4 Left Turn left onto Ralston Ave 20.5
    0.7 Straight Continue onto Polhemus Rd 21.1
    1.9 Straight Continue onto Crystal Springs Rd 23.1
    1.5 Left Sharp left onto Ridgeway Rd 24.6
    0.2 Left Turn left to stay on Ridgeway Rd 24.8
    0.1 Left Turn left to stay on Ridgeway Rd 24.9
    0.4 Left Keep left to stay on Ridgeway Rd 25.3
    0 Left Slight left onto Chiltern Rd 25.3
    0.1 Right Keep right to stay on Chiltern Rd 25.4
    0 Right Slight right onto Vista Rd 25.4
    0 Left Turn left onto Black Mountain Rd 25.4
    0.8 Right Turn right to stay on Black Mountain Rd 26.2
    0.4 Right Turn right onto Wedgewood Dr 26.6
    0 Straight Continue onto Black Mountain Rd 26.6
    0.5 Left Turn left onto CA-35 S/Hayne Rd 27
    0.2 Left Turn left onto CA-35 S 27.2
    1.3 Left Turn left onto Crystal Springs Rd 28.5
    0.9 Right Turn right onto Polhemus Rd 29.4
    1.1 Right Turn right onto Bunker Hill Dr 30.6
    1.2 Left Turn left onto CA-35 S 31.8
    0.9 Left Turn left onto CA-92 E/Ralston Ave 32.7
    0.5 Right Slight right to stay on CA-92 E/Ralston Ave 33.2
    0.1 Right Slight right toward Cañada Road (signs for Cañada Road) 33.3
    0.1 Straight Continue straight onto Cañada Road 33.4
    6.5 Right Turn right onto Olive Hill Ln 39.8
    0.4 Left Turn left onto Albion Ave 40.2
    0.5 Right Turn right onto Manuella Ave 40.7
    0.4 Right Turn right onto Kings Mountain Rd 41.2
    0.4 Left Turn left onto Tripp Rd 41.6
    0.9 Straight Continue onto Woodside Rd 42.4
    1.1 Left Slight left onto Portola Rd 43.6
    0.8 Right Turn right to stay on Portola Rd 44.4
    2.2 Left Turn left onto Westridge Dr 46.6
    0.5 Right Turn right onto Cervantes Rd 47.1
    1.3 Right Turn right onto Minoca Rd 48.4
    0.6 Left Slight left onto Golden Oak Dr 49
    0.2 Left Turn left onto Alpine Rd 49.2
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Arastradero Rd 49.3
    2 Left Turn left onto Page Mill Rd 51.3
    0.2 Right Keep right at the fork 51.5
    0 Right Turn right onto Arastradero Rd 51.5
    0.9 Right Turn right onto La Cresta Dr 52.5
    1 Right Turn right onto Viscaino Rd 53.5
    0.1 Left Turn left onto Roble Ladera Rd 53.5
    0.4 Straight Continue onto Purissima Rd 53.9
    0.7 Left Turn left onto Robleda Rd 54.6
    0.6 Right Slight right onto Chapin Rd 55.2
    0.3 Left Turn left onto Burke Rd 55.5
    0.4 Right Turn right onto University Ave 55.9
    0.1 Right Slight right to stay on University Ave 56
    0.1 Straight Turn right 56


  • Wed, July 05, 2017 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    The Hills-R-Us route:  Pescadero Clockwise
    Route link:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2175070

    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance:  66 miles
    Elevation:  6400 ft 
    Lunch: Bring or buy lunch in Pescadero
    Route:   Pescadero Clockwise  

    D  Shoup Park
    L  University Ave
    L  Burke Rd
    R  Chapin Rd
    S  Robleda Rd
    R  Elena Rd
    L  Taaffe Rd
    R  Taaffe Rd
    R  Altamont

    Rd Regroup at Black Rd
    L  Page Mill Rd

    Regroup Top of Page Mill
    S  Alpine Rd
    L  Pescadero Creek

    Rd Regroup at Sam McDonald Pk

    R  Stage Rd

    Lunch in Pescadero
    R  CA-84 E
    R  Old La Honda Rd
    L  CA-35 N

    Regroup in Sky La Honda
    L  CA-84
    R  Portola Rd
    L  Sand Hill Rd
    R  Santa Cruz Ave
    L  Foothill Expy (G5)
    R  Main St
    L  University Ave

    A Shoup Park

  • Wed, June 28, 2017 9:00 AM | Anonymous
    55 miles, 5600 ft. 

    Kings Mountain, NAS Native Sons, SHS Star Hill/Swett, BGW Bear Gulch West and home via Skyline and Page Mill.


    Bring or buy lunch (late in the ride) at Skywood Market, Sky Londa.

    Link to route at Ride with GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5498232

    Type    Notes            Miles
    Start    Shoup            0
    Left    University Ave    0.09
    Right    Main St            0.23
    Left    Foothill Expy    0.27
    Straight Junipero Serra Blvd    3.31
    Right    Santa Cruz Ave    5.72
    Left    Sand Hill Rd    5.83
    Right    Whiskey Hill Rd    8.75
    Left    Woodside Rd        10.14
    Right    Albion Ave        10.69
    Straight Manuella Ave    11.12
    Right    Kings Mountain    11.55
    Straight Tunitas Creek     16.27
    Right    Star Hill Rd    17.57
    Left    stay on Star Hill    18.14
    Right    Native Sons Rd    19.55
    DeadEnd    U Turn            21.07
    Right    Star Hill Rd    22.53
    DeadEnd U Turn            24.99
    Right    Swett Rd        28.86
    Right   CA-35            29.74
    Right    Bear Gulch Rd    32.22
    DeadEnd    U Turn            33.85
    Right    CA-35            35.54
    Left    Page Mill Rd    45.1
    Right    Altamont Rd        51.54
    Left    Taaffe Rd        52.61
    Left    to stay on Taaffe    52.89
    Right    Elena Rd        53.5
    Left    Robleda Rd        53.68
    Right    Chapin Rd        54.5
    Left    Burke Rd        54.75
    Right    University Ave    55.19
    Right    Turn right        55.33
    Right    Turn right        55.39
    End        Shoup            55.4
  • Mon, June 19, 2017 12:16 PM | Anonymous

    It is going to be hot so lets stay on the ocean side.

    Lets do HMB with a bail-out shorter loop. Kings, Tunitas, Lobitas, Higgins and return via Lobitas Cutoff and Tunitas.

    66 miles 6100 ft. Ride Leader Steve Chapel

    The bail out is skip HMB and take Lobitas cutoff to bike hut.

    Route On Ride With GPS

    Depart       University Ave
    Right        Main St
    Left         Foothill Expy
    Right          Santa Cruz Ave
    Left        Sand Hill Rd
    Sharp RT    Whiskey Hill Rd
    Left        Woodside Rd
    Right        Greer Rd
    Left        Thru Gate into Huddart Park
    REGROUP Right into 1st Parking Lot
    Right to BATHROOMS and WATER
    Right        thru Parking Lot
    Left        Huddart Park Rd
    Right        Kings Mountain Rd
    REGROUP top of Kings Mountain Rd
    Right         Tunitas Creek Rd
    Right        Lobitas Creek Rd
    Right         Verde Rd
    Right         Purisima Creek Rd
    REGROUP Purisima Open Space BATHROOMS
    Left        Higgins Canyon Rd
    Right        Main Street
    Left        LUNCH at Garden Deli (356 Main)
    Right        Main Street
    Left        Highway 1
    Slight Left at 2nd Verde DON’T MISS
    2nd Left    Lobitas Creek Cutoff
    Left        Tunitas Creek Rd
    REGROUP top of Tunitas/Kings Mountain
    C         Kings Mountain Rd
    Left        Manuella Rd
    Right        Albion
    Left        Woodside Rd
    Right     Whiskey Hill Rd
    Left        Sand Hill Rd
    Right        Junipero Serra Blvd
    C        Foothill Blvd
    Right        W Edith Ave
    Left        University Ave
    Right        SHOUP PARK



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