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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.

Hills R Us D/E riders meet on the hour and roll promptly 15 minutes later.  The D Social Climbers meet and roll out 15 minutes earlier, to do the same ride at a more “social” pace.

Regular Riders April - November:  Meet at 9 am for 9:15 departure
DE/3-4/35-70  December - March:  Meet at 10 am for 10:15 departure

Social Climbers   April - November:  Meet at 8:45 am for 9:00 departure
D/3-4/35-70 December - March:  Meet at 9:45 am for 10:00 departure

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, October 16, 2019 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Due to popular demand HillsRUs will finally do Zayante again.  The weather forecast is excellent for this type of ride.

    RidewithGPS Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31302730

    Distance: 72 miles

    Elevation 7200 feet

    Lunch: Bring or buy lunch in Boulder Creek to eat at the park on Mill St. in Ben Lomond

    • Turn right toward University Ave

      0.0 mi

    • Turn right onto University Ave

      0.1 mi

    • Turn left onto S El Monte Ave

      0.8 mi

    • Turn right onto Foothill Expy

      0.9 mi

    • Continue onto Foothill Blvd

      4.4 mi

    • Continue onto Stevens Canyon Rd

      5.8 mi

    • Turn right to stay on Stevens Canyon Rd

      8.9 mi

    • Turn left onto Redwood Gulch Rd

      10.6 mi

    • Sharp right onto CA-9 S

      12.0 mi

    • Regroup

      15.1 mi

    • Turn left to stay on CA-9 S

      21.2 mi

    • Turn right onto Mill St

      32.3 mi

    • Lunch, Water at Ben Lomond Park

      32.4 mi

    • Continue onto Glen Arbor Rd

      32.6 mi

    • Turn left onto Larita Dr

      33.6 mi

    • Turn left onto Quail Hollow Rd

      33.6 mi

    • Turn left onto E Zayante Rd

      35.7 mi

    • Regroup at Zayante Store

      36.7 mi

    • Turn right to stay on E Zayante Rd

      37.1 mi

    • Continue onto Upper Zayante Rd

      41.1 mi

    • Turn right to stay on Upper Zayante Rd

      42.0 mi

    • Regroup

      44.6 mi

    • Turn left onto CA-35

      44.7 mi

    • Turn left to stay on CA-35

      44.9 mi

    • Turn right to stay on CA-35

      45.6 mi

    • Regroup at Fire Station

      56.5 mi

    • Sharp right onto Page Mill Rd

      62.3 mi

    • Turn right onto Altamont Rd

      68.7 mi

    • Turn left onto Taaffe Rd

      69.8 mi

    • Turn left to stay on Taaffe Rd

      70.1 mi

    • Turn right onto Elena Rd

      70.7 mi

    • Turn left onto Robleda Rd

      70.9 mi

    • Slight right onto Chapin Rd

      71.7 mi

    • Turn left onto Burke Rd

      71.9 mi

    • Turn right onto University Ave


  • Wed, October 09, 2019 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    The Hills-R-Us route:  Pescadero Counter Clockwise

    West OLH is currently closed so we will take 84 down to stage road.
    Route link:   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30626072

     

    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance:  65 miles
    Elevation:  6500 ft 
    Lunch: Bring or buy lunch in Pescadero

     

    Route:

    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

    R CA-35

    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


  • Mon, September 30, 2019 4:01 PM | Anonymous member

    Page Mill, West Alpine, Portola St. Park, Old La Honda (OLH),

    48 miles 5900 ft Lunch at Skylonda. Rain cancels. If OLH is closed we will continue up 84. Steve Chapel ride leader

    Route on RideWithGPS

    Turns Miles
    L University Ave 0.1
    L Burke Rd 0.2
    R Chapin Rd 0.7
    Cont. Robleda Rd 0.9
    R Elena Rd 1.7
    L Taaffe Rd 1.9
    R Altamont Rd 2.8
    L Page Mill Rd 3.9
    Regroup - top Page 10.3
    Cont. Alpine Rd 10.3
    Cont. Portola State Park Rd 13.8
    Regroup Portola St Park 17.3
    L Alpine Rd 20.9
    Cont. Pescadero Rd 24.9
    Cont. CA-84 E 26
    R Old La Honda Rd 29.9
    L Skyline Blvd 32.5
    Lunch Skylonda 34
    Continue on 84 E 34
    R Portola Rd 37.5
     L Sand Hill Rd 38.3
    R Santa Cruz Ave 42.1
    L G5/Junipero Serra Blvd 42.2
    Cont. Foothill Expy 44.6
    R Main St 47.7
    L University Ave 47.7
    R Shoup Park
  • Wed, September 25, 2019 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Kings Mt is closed weekdays. We'll try this combination of local hills, OLH, back '84, Joaquin and then Zotts for burgers. aka Alpine Inn

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31187170

    https://www.alpineinnpv.com/


  • Wed, September 18, 2019 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Circuitous route to Montebello, an out 'n back on Stevens Canyon looking for bike fences & gates, back north to Alpine and Arastradero and another circuitous route to Shoup.

    Distance: 63 miles
    Elevation: 6,310 feet
    Lunch: Location TBD - perhaps Stevens Canyon Park after the Canyon. Bring food.

    Download the Route from RWGPS >

    Download the Cue Sheet from RWGPS >

    (Thank you, Barry Mann, for the route! Club Members - check out the WW Premium Club Account info)

    Rain Cancels

  • Wed, September 11, 2019 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    The Hills-R-Us ride for 9/11/19 will be: Clockwise Around Lexington
    Note:  This ride will go up the dirt Los Gatos Creek Trail to Lexington
    Ride with GPS: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2583594

     

    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance: 59 miles
    Elevation: 5,500 ft
    Lunch: Redwood Estates Park on Summit Rd, bring food!

    Route:

    Depart University Ave

    L  El Monte Ave

    R  Foothill Expy

    L  Homestead Rd

    R  Mary Bike Bridge

    L  Stevens Creek Blvd

    R  N Stelling Rd

    C  Prospect Rd

    R  Via Roncole

    S Arroyo De Arguello

    L  Comer Dr

    R  Pierce Rd

    L  Surrey Ln

    R  Saraview Dr

    L  Sarahills Dr

    L  Verde Vista Ln

    R  Tamworth Ave

    R  Seaton Ave

    L  Malcom Ave

    L  Trinity Ave

    R  Pontiac Ave

    L  Saratoga Hills Rd

    R  Reid Ln

    L  Canyon View Dr

    R  Elva Ave

    L  4th St

    R  Big Basin Way

    L  6th St

    L  Oak St

    R  Lomita Ave

    L  Vickery Ave

    R  Saratoga Los Gatos Rd

    R  Montalvo Rd

    Regroup Montalvo Ticket Center

    C  Piedmont Rd

    R  Peach Hill Rd

    L  Glen Una Dr

    R  Glen Una Dr

    R  Hwy 9

    R  N Santa Cruz Ave

    L  W Main

    Regroup LG Town Park

    R  Los Gatos Creek Trail

    L  Alma Bridge Rd

    R  Aldercroft Heights Rd

    L  Old Santa Cruz Highway

    R  Mountain Charlie Rd

    R  Summit Rd

    L  Bear Creek Rd

    R  Skyline Blvd

    Regroup at Skyline

    R  Page Mill Rd

    R  Altamont Rd

    L  Taaffe Rd

    R  Elena Rd

    L  Robleda Rd

    S  Chapin Rd

    L  Burke Rd

    R  University Ave

    A  Shoup Park


  • Mon, September 02, 2019 4:09 PM | Anonymous member

    Coastal Classic Sans King Mtn

    Route Selection Steve Chapel

    60 Miles, 6200 Ft. Because  Kings is closed take Skyline to 84 East. a bit more climbing but not too much.

    Lunch at Bike Hut.

    Route on Ride with GPS: Coastal Classic Sans King Mtn

    Notes Miles
    Start - Shoup Park  0
    L University Ave 0.1
    L Burke Rd 0.2
    R Chapin Rd 0.6
    R Elena Rd 1.7
    L Taaffe Rd 1.9
    R Altamont Rd 2.8
    L Page Mill Rd 3.8
    Cont. Alpine Rd 10.3
    Cont. Pescadero Creek Rd 17.8
    L CA-84 W 18.9
    R Stage Rd 26.4
    R CA-1 N 27.5
    R Tunitas Creek Rd 29.1
    Sharp right onto CA-35 38.5
    L CA-84 E 44
    R Whiskey Hill Rd 50.1
    L Sand Hill Rd 51.5
    R Santa Cruz Ave 54.4
    L Junipero Serra Blvd 54.5
    R Main St 60
    L University Ave 60
    R Shoup 60.2
  • Mon, August 26, 2019 3:41 PM | Anonymous member

    This doesn't meet Valerie's request for "an easy day Weds please", sorry!

    Redwood Gulch, South Skyline, Bear Creek, through Big Basin and back. On the way, we can check out the new facilities at the Robert C. Kirkwood entrance to Castle Rock State Park.

    Distance: 77 miles
    Elevation Gain: 8,283 ft

    Lunch: Junction Park, Boulder Creek. Bring, or buy at Johnnie's in Boulder Creek

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30953521

  • Mon, August 19, 2019 7:42 PM | Anonymous member

    Wednesday's HillsRUs will do Pescadero Counterclockwise with the added bonus of riding along the coast from San Gregorio to Bean Hollow. Since WestOLH is closed we will take Skyline to 84.

    RidewithGPS Link:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28022035

    Distance: 69 miles

    Elevation: 6500 feet

    Lunch:  Arcangelies Deli in Pescadero

    Turn right toward University Ave 0.0 mi
    Turn left onto University Ave 0.1 mi
    Turn left onto Burke Rd 0.2 mi
    Turn right onto Old Altos Rd 0.2 mi
    Turn right onto Fremont Rd 0.3 mi
    Turn left onto Concepcion Rd 1.4 mi
    Turn right onto Purissima Rd 2.3 mi
    Turn left to stay on Purissima Rd 2.5 mi
    Turn left onto Arastradero Rd 3.7 mi
    Turn left onto Page Mill Rd 4.3 mi
    Turn right onto Arastradero Rd 4.6 mi
    Turn left onto Alpine Rd 6.6 mi
    Turn right onto Portola Rd 7.7 mi
    Turn left onto Old La Honda Rd 10.6 mi
    Turn left onto CA-35 14.0 mi
    Turn right onto Old La Honda Rd 14.0 mi
    Slight left onto CA-84 W 16.6 mi
    Sharp right to stay on CA-84 W 24.2 mi
    Turn left onto CA-1 S 28.8 mi
    Turn left onto Bean Hollow Rd 36.3 mi
    Slight right onto Pescadero Creek Rd 38.8 mi
    Turn left onto Stage Rd 39.5 mi
    Make a U-turn 39.7 mi
    Turn left onto Pescadero Creek Rd 39.9 mi
    Sharp right to stay on Pescadero Creek Rd 51.7 mi
    Continue straight onto Alpine Rd 51.8 mi
    Turn left to stay on Alpine Rd 54.4 mi
    Continue onto Page Mill Rd 59.2 mi
    Turn right onto Altamont Rd 65.7 mi
    Turn left onto Taaffe Rd 66.7 mi
    Turn left to stay on Taaffe Rd 67.0 mi
    Turn right onto Elena Rd 67.6 mi
    Turn left onto Robleda Rd 67.8 mi
    Slight right onto Chapin Rd 68.6 mi
    Turn left onto Burke Rd 68.9 mi
    Turn right onto University Ave 69.3 mi



  • Wed, August 14, 2019 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    The Hills-R-Us ride for 8/14/19 will be: The Coastal Classic.  Rumor has it that both WOLH and King Mountain are closed so if true we will be going down both sides of 84.


    Link:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/9610455 std coastal classic - Black/Blue text

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30819783  revised coastal classic - Black/Red Text

    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance:  56 or 62 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

    or R on skyline

    L down 84

    L CA Hwy 84 group

    Regroup at La Honda Mkt

    R Stage Rd

    R Hwy 1

    R Tunitas Creek

    Lunch at the Bike Hut

    Regroup at top (Skyline Blvd)

    C Kings Mountain

    or R on Skyline

    L down 84

    R Portola Rd

    L Sand Hill Rd

    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        


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