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Hills R Us | Social Climbers

Update, as of January 1 2020: Both Hills R Us groups - D ("Social Climbers") and D/E ("Fast Group") - have been combined into one ride.

Meet at Shoup Park in Los Altos. Hills R Us rolls promptly on the hour. This is a social-paced D ride with regroups; faster riders are welcome to form a D+/E group.


April - November:  Meet at 8:45 am for 9:00 am departure
December - March:  Meet at 9:45 am for 10:00 am departure

Ride leaders usually pick the route 1–2 days in advance, so please check here on Monday and/or Tuesday before the ride for the route announcement. Download the route, and/or print the cue sheet, ride leaders do not provide printouts.

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

Ride Leaders rotate weekly between Paul Melville (408-257-3626), Don Johann, Cathy Switzer and Jack Jones (650-861-8918)


Please do not park in the Shoup parking lot. Park up the hill, 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, February 19, 2020 10:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Let's go see what's new, or old, at the Flintstone House.  Canada,Bunker Hill, Flintstone House, Ascension, Ralston Bike Trail, Canada; 55 miles and 4,200' of climbing.  Bring or buy lunch at Safeway in San Mateo.

    I've edited the Ride with GPS file, now SP55 HRU FlintHouse, to correct some dead ends and odd routing.

    Meet at Shoup Park at 9:45 for a 10:00 AM rollout.

    Ride Leader:  Jack Jones


    Ride with GPS:  SP55 HRU FlintHouse

    Cue sheet: SP55 HRU FlintHouse

    Cycle Route Forecast [added by MSK, 9 pm 2/17/20]

  • Wed, February 12, 2020 10:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Kings, West Alpine, Page Mill

    Ride Leader: Don Johann

    RidewithGPS Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31822705

    Distance: 48 miles

    Climb: 5500 feet

    Lunch:  Bring Lunch to eat by the the now closed La Honda Market

    Left Turn left toward University Ave 0.0
    0.1 Left Turn left onto University Ave 0.1
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Main St 0.2
    0.0 Left Turn left onto Foothill Expy 0.3
    3.0 Straight Continue onto 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
    1.3 Right Turn right onto Mountain Home Rd 10.2
    0.4 Left Turn left onto Woodside Rd 10.6
    0.3 Right Turn right onto Albion Ave 10.9
    0.4 Straight Continue onto Manuella Ave 11.4
    0.4 Right Turn right onto Kings Mountain Rd 11.8
    0.5 Right Turn right onto Greer Rd 12.3
    0.5 Left Turn left 12.8
    0.0 Right Turn right 12.8
    0.1 Right Turn right 12.9
    0.0 Left Turn left 12.9
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Huddart Park Rd 13.0
    0.4 Right Regroup, Bathrooms 13.4
    0.2 Left Turn left to stay on Huddart Park Rd 13.6
    0.0 Right Slight right to stay on Huddart Park Rd 13.6
    0.3 Right Turn right onto Kings Mountain Rd 13.9
    2.9 Left Turn left onto CA-35 16.8
    0.0 Summit Regroup at Top of Kings 16.8
    5.5 Right Turn right toward CA-84 W 22.3
    0.0 Water Water at Skylonda 22.3
    0.0 Right Turn right onto CA-84 W 22.3
    6.1 Water Regroup at La Honda 28.4
    0.6 Left Turn left onto Pescadero Creek Rd 29.0
    1.1 Straight Continue straight onto Alpine Rd 30.1
    2.7 Left Turn left to stay on Alpine Rd 32.8
    4.8 Straight Continue onto Page Mill Rd 37.6
    6.4 Right Turn right onto Altamont Rd 44.1
    1.1 Left Turn left onto Taaffe Rd 45.1
    0.3 Left Turn left to stay on Taaffe Rd 45.4
    0.6 Right Turn right onto Elena Rd 46.0
    0.2 Left Turn left onto Robleda Rd 46.2
    0.8 Right Slight right onto Chapin Rd 47.0
    0.3 Left Turn left onto Burke Rd 47.3
    0.4 Right Turn right onto University Ave 47.7
    0.1 Right Turn right 47.8
    0.1 Left Turn left 47.9
    0.0 Left Turn left 47.9
    0.0 Right Turn right 47.9
    0.0 Left Turn left 47.9


  • Wed, February 05, 2020 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Weather forecast is for a chilly day, let's warm up by climbing Page Mill. Then, south on Skyline to Bear Creek Road, Summit Road, Mountain Charlie Road, around Lexington Reservoir.

    Note: This ride will go down Los Gatos Creek Trail (i.e. dirt) from Lexington to downtown Los Gatos.

    Distance: 58 miles
    Elevation: 5485 ft.
    Lunch: (Bring your lunch) Redwood Estates Upper Park, Summit Road at Bayview Dr. ~ mile 29.
    Ride Leader: Cathy Switzer

    Rain cancels

    Route >
    Cue Sheet >
    Weather Forecast >


  • Wed, January 29, 2020 10:00 AM | Anonymous member

    The Hills-R-Us ride for 1/29/20 will be: Kings and WOLH

    Rain Cancels 
    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance: 44 miles
    Elevation: 4200 ft
    Lunch: Skylonda

     


    Cue Sheet:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30154126/cue_sheet

    GPS Route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30154126


  • Tue, January 21, 2020 9:30 AM | Anonymous member

    Kennedy Shannon With Extra Maze

    The route contains a short bike-path connector to Deodar Ln. Mt. Eden, Pierce, Peach Hill, Shannon / Kennedy and extra maze on way home between Los Gatos and Saratoga.. Rain cancels.

    Distance: 48 miles
    Elevation: 3500 ft per Ride With GPS
    Lunch: Los Gatos Town Plaza Park

    Ride Leader Steve Chapel, Rain Cancels

    Link to route at Ride With GPS


    Turns Miles
    R University Ave 0.1
    L S El Monte Ave 0.6
    R Foothill Expy 0.7
    Continue onto N Foothill Blvd 4.4
    Continue onto Stevens Canyon Rd 5.6
    Continue onto Mt Eden Rd 8.8
    R Damon Ln 10.9
    L Teerlink Way 10.9
    R Pierce Rd 11.2
    L Big Basin Way 12.1
    R 6th St 13.5
    L St Charles St 13.5
    R Oak St 13.7
    L Lomita Ave 13.7
    L Vickery Ave 13.9
    R Saratoga Los Gatos Rd 14.3
    R Montalvo Rd 14.3
    L Piedmont Rd 15
    R Peach Hill Rd 15.5
    L Glen Una Dr 16.4
    R Saratoga Los Gatos Rd 17.1
    R Austin Way 17.5
    R Lancaster Rd 17.7
    L Matilija Dr 18
    L Ojai Dr 18.4
    L Greenwood Ln 18.5
    R Greenwood Rd 19
    L Withey Rd 19.3
    R Beck Ave 19.9
    R Hernandez Ave 19.9
    R Glen Ridge Ave 20.5
    L Pennsylvania Ave 20.6
    R Bayview Ave 20.7
    L W Main St 20.7
    Cont. Los Gatos Blvd 21.4
    R Kennedy Rd 22
    L Shannon Rd 25.3
    L Englewood Ave 27.8
    R Kennedy Rd 28.2
    Cont. Caldwell Ave 28.4
    L Bella Vista Ave 28.6
    Cont. New York Ave 29
    L Pleasant St 29.1
    R E Main St 29.2
    R University Ave 29.7
    L Bachman Ave 30
    R N Santa Cruz Ave 30.1
    Cont. Winchester Blvd 30.9
    L Daves Ave 31.1
    R Vía Caballero 31.9
    Cont. Twin Creeks Rd 32.1
    L Quito Rd 32.7
    R Sobey Rd 32.7
    L Chester Ave 33.6
    L Allendale Ave 34.9
    R Fruitvale Ave 35.7
    R Saratoga Ave 36
    L Scotland Dr 36.1
    R Cumberland Dr 36.6
    L Cox Ave 37.2
    Cont. Wardell Rd 37.7
    R Arroyo De Arguello 38.1
    Cont. Vía Roncole 38.6
    L Prospect Rd 38.8
    Cont. S Stelling Rd 39.1
    L Rainbow Dr 39.6
    R Bubb Rd 40.1
    L Hyannisport Dr 40.9
    R Linda Vista Dr 41.3
    L McClellan Rd 41.5
    R Mira Vista Ave 41.9
    L Palm Ave 42
    R Mira Vista Rd 42
    L Janice Ave 42.3
    L Stevens Creek Blvd 42.5
    R N Foothill Blvd 42.6
    L Main St 43.6
    Turn right Into Shoup 45.8
  • Wed, January 15, 2020 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We’ve turned over a new page on the calendar, it’s time for the first 2020 HRU up Page Mill. We'll drop into the frozen tundra of West Alpine, a steady climb up 84 and West Old La Honda.

    Lunch at the now-closed store in La Honda, hope that the tables and chairs are still there.

    Distance: 39 miles
    Elevation: 4,344’
    Lunch: Bring, the store is closed

    Ride Leader: Cathy Switzer

    Reminder! One group, meet at 9:45 AM, roll at 10:00 AM

    Route >

    Cue Sheet >

    Weather forecast >

    Rain in Los Altos or over the hill cancels.


  • Wed, January 08, 2020 9:45 AM | Anonymous member

    Crystal Springs, Crestview, Emerald Hills

    Ride Leader: Don Johann

    RidewithGPS Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29168732

    Distance: 48 miles

    Climb: 4000 ft

    Lunch at Safeway Shopping Center on Polhemus

    REMEMBER: COMBINED GROUP MEETS AT 9:45 FOR 10 AM START. THIS IS A SOCIAL RIDE

    RAIN CANCELS 

    Leg Dir Type Notes Total
    Right Turn right toward University Ave 0.0
    0.1 Left Turn left onto University Ave 0.1
    0.1 Left Turn left onto Burke Rd 0.2
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Old Altos Rd 0.2
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Fremont Rd 0.3
    1.1 Left Turn left onto Concepcion Rd 1.4
    0.3 Right Turn right onto Viscaino Rd 1.7
    0.1 Right Turn right to stay on Viscaino Rd 1.8
    0.6 Right Turn right onto Purissima Rd 2.4
    0.8 Left Turn left onto Arastradero Rd 3.1
    0.7 Left Turn left onto Page Mill Rd 3.8
    0.3 Right Turn right onto Arastradero Rd 4.0
    2.0 Left Turn left onto Alpine Rd 6.0
    1.1 Right Turn right onto Portola Rd 7.2
    1.4 Left Regroup at Little Peoples Park 8.6
    2.0 Left Turn left to stay on Portola Rd 10.6
    0.2 Straight Continue onto Mountain Home Rd 10.8
    2.0 Left Regroup 12.8
    0.0 Straight Continue onto Cañada Road 12.8
    7.4 Left Turn left onto CA-92 W 20.2
    0.6 Right Turn right onto CA-35 20.8
    0.5 Left Take Bike Path on Left 21.3
    1.0 Left Regroup at Dam 22.3
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Crystal Springs Rd 22.5
    0.9 Right Turn right onto Polhemus Rd 23.4
    1.2 Left LUNCH 24.6
    0.1 Right Turn right 24.7
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Polhemus Rd 24.8
    0.5 Straight Continue onto Ralston Ave 25.3
    0.7 Right Turn right onto Hallmark Dr 26.0
    1.4 Straight Continue onto Crestview Dr 27.4
    2.3 Left Turn left onto Edgewood Rd 29.7
    0.4 Right Turn right onto Cordilleras Rd 30.1
    0.0 Left Regroup 30.1
    0.0 Right Turn right onto Lakeview Way 30.1
    0.5 Right Turn right onto Sylvan Way 30.6
    0.8 Straight Continue onto Glenloch Way 31.5
    0.3 Right Turn right onto Hillcrest Way 31.8
    0.4 Left Turn left onto Eastview Way 32.2
    0.0 Right Turn right onto Sunset Way 32.2
    0.0 Left Regroup 32.3
    0.0 Right Turn right onto California Way 32.3
    0.2 Left Turn left onto W California Way 32.5
    0.2 Right Turn right to stay on W California Way 32.7
    0.5 Left Turn left onto Jefferson Ave 33.2
    1.0 Right Turn right to stay on Jefferson Ave 34.2
    0.2 Right Turn right onto Emerald Hill Rd 34.4
    0.5 Left Turn left onto Farm Hill Blvd 34.9
    0.5 Right Turn right onto Mcgarvey Ave 35.4
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Fernside St 35.5
    1.1 Straight Continue onto Alameda de las Pulgas 36.6
    2.6 Straight Continue onto Santa Cruz Ave 39.2
    0.4 Left Turn left onto Junipero Serra Blvd 39.6
    2.4 Straight Continue onto Foothill Expy 42.0
    0.6 Right Turn right onto Hillview Ave 42.6
    0.7 Straight Continue onto Fremont Rd 43.3
    0.7 Right Turn right onto St Francis Rd 44.0
    0.6 Left Turn left onto La Cresta Dr 44.6
    0.8 Right Turn right onto Viscaino Rd 45.4
    0.1 Left Turn left onto Roble Ladera Rd 45.5
    0.4 Straight Continue onto Purissima Rd 45.8
    0.7 Left Turn left onto Robleda Rd 46.5
    0.6 Right Slight right onto Chapin Rd 47.1
    0.3 Left Turn left onto Burke Rd 47.4
    0.4 Right Turn right onto University Ave 47.8
    0.1 Left Turn left onto Lincoln Ave 47.9


  • Wed, January 01, 2020 9:45 AM | Anonymous member

    The Hills-R-Us ride for 1/1/20 will be: OLH and West Alpine
    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance: 39 miles
    Elevation: 4300 ft
    Lunch: La Honda

     

    Remember the new single group start at 9:45 am, Rolling at 10 am.  There is the possibility that OLH will be closed for road work, if it is closed we will use Kings Mt.

    Rain Cancels 
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30625922  
     

    OLH West Alpine

    L  University Ave

    L  Burke Rd
    R  Old Altos Rd

    R  W Fremont Rd

    L  Concepcion Rd

    R  Purissima Rd

    L  Purissima Rd

    L  Arastradero Rd

    L  Page Mill Rd

    R  Arastradero Rd

    L  Alpine Rd

    R  Portola Rd

    REGROUP Little People’s Park

    L  Old La Honda Rd

    REGOUP OLH @ Skyline Blvd

    C  West Old La Honda

    SAFETY REGROUP WOLH @ Hwy 84

    L  CA-84 W

    REGROUP   La Honda Market
    C  CA-84 W

    L  Pescadero Rd

    S  Alpine Rd

    S  Page Mill Rd

    REGROUP Page Mill @ Skyline

    R  Altamont Rd

    L  Taaffe Rd

    R  Elena Rd

    L  Robleda Rd

    R  Chapin Rd

    L  Burke Rd

    R  University Ave


  • Wed, December 18, 2019 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    8:00 AM: Ride Cancelled (due to rain, and wet wet roads)

    Steve's 5 Loops From Shoup, modified!

    Valley View, Mora, Camino Hermosa, Altamont, Altamont Circle, Foothill Park, Alexis (John Chambers' house), Golden Oak, Westridge/Cervantes, Sand Hill. 

    Bring Munchies, no lunch stop planned.

    42 miles/4,200 feet

    Rain cancels

    Download the route >

    Download the cue sheet >

  • Mon, December 09, 2019 10:49 AM | Anonymous member

    10 am START TIME

    Social Climbers Ride Leader: Dave Fitch

    RideWithGPS Link:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30146275

    Distance: 40 miles 

    Elevation Gain: 4400 feet

    Lunch:  no Lunch planned, bring snacks to eat at regroups

    Right Turn right onto University Ave 0.1
    1.1 Straight Continue onto Anita Ave 1.1
    0.0 Left Turn left onto Border Rd 1.2
    0.3 Right Turn right onto Valley View Dr 1.5
    0.4 Right Turn right onto Summerhill Ave 1.9
    0.0 Left Turn left onto Hilltop Dr 1.9
    0.1 Left Turn left onto Hillview Rd 2.0
    0.5 Right Turn right onto Fairway Dr 2.6
    0.5 Straight Continue straight onto Loyola Dr 3.1
    0.2 Right Turn right onto Esberg Rd 3.3
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Mora Dr 3.4
    0.8 Straight Continue onto Mora Trail 4.2
    0.6 Left Turn left to stay on Mora Trail 4.8
    0.0 Right Turn right to stay on Mora Trail 4.8
    0.0 Left Turn left onto Rancho San Antonio Service Rd 4.8
    1.3 Right Turn right onto Cristo Rey Dr 6.1
    0.1 Left Slight left to stay on Cristo Rey Dr 6.2
    0.0 Straight At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Cristo Rey Dr 6.3
    0.8 Right Turn right onto N Foothill Blvd 7.1
    0.7 Left Turn left onto Stevens Creek Blvd 7.7
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Janice Ave 7.8
    0.2 Right Turn right onto Mira Vista Rd 8.0
    0.2 Left Turn left onto Palm Ave 8.3
    0.0 Right Turn right onto Mira Vista Ave 8.3
    0.2 Left Slight left onto McClellan Rd 8.4
    0.4 Right Turn right onto Linda Vista Dr 8.8
    0.1 Right Turn right to stay on Linda Vista Dr 8.9
    0.0 Right Turn right onto Hyannisport Dr 9.0
    0.0 Left Turn left onto Linda Vista Dr 9.0
    0.5 Right Turn right onto Santa Teresa Dr 9.5
    0.0 Straight Continue onto Terrace Dr 9.6
    0.0 Right Turn right onto Terra Bella Dr 9.6
    0.1 Left Turn left onto Lindy Ln 9.7
    0.1 Left Turn left onto Regnart Rd 9.9
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Monrovia St 10.0
    0.2 Right Turn right onto Bubb Rd 10.1
    0.1 Left Turn left onto Rainbow Dr 10.2
    0.3 Right Turn right onto 7 Springs Ln 10.5
    0.1 Left Turn left onto Seven Springs Dr 10.6
    0.2 Left Turn left onto Seven Springs Pkwy 10.7
    0.4 Left Turn left onto Prospect Rd 11.1
    0.0 Right Turn right onto Parker Ranch Rd 11.1
    0.6 Left Slight left onto Parker Ranch Ct 11.8
    0.7 Left Turn left onto Comer Ct 12.5
    0.0 Right Turn right to stay on Comer Ct 12.5
    0.1 Left Slight left onto Comer Dr 12.6
    0.4 Right Turn right onto Pierce Rd 13.0
    0.8 Left Turn left onto Sarahills Dr 13.8
    0.2 Left Turn left to stay on Sarahills Dr 14.0
    0.6 Left Turn left onto Verde Vista Ln 14.6
    0.2 Right Turn right onto Tamworth Ave 14.8
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Seaton Ave 14.9
    0.2 Left Turn left onto Malcom Ave 15.1
    0.1 Left Turn left onto Trinity Ave 15.2
    0.0 Right Turn right onto Pontiac Ave 15.2
    0.1 Left Turn left onto Saratoga Hills Rd 15.3
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Reid Ln 15.4
    0.1 Left Turn left onto Canyon View Dr 15.5
    0.0 Right Turn right onto Elva Ave 15.5
    0.2 Left Turn left onto 4th St 15.7
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Springer Ave 15.8
    0.3 Left Turn left to stay on Springer Ave 16.1
    0.0 Right Turn right onto Big Basin Way/Congress Springs Rd 16.1
    0.3 Right Turn right onto Toll Gate Rd 16.4
    0.5 Straight Continue onto Saratoga Heights Dr 16.9
    0.5 Right Turn right onto Pierce Rd 17.4
    0.3 Left Turn left onto Mt Eden Rd 17.7
    2.3 Straight Continue onto Stevens Canyon Rd 20.0
    1.4 Left Slight left onto Montebello Rd 21.4
    1.4 Right Turn right to stay on Montebello Rd 22.8
    7.6 Left Turn left to stay on Montebello Rd 30.4
    1.4 Left Turn left onto Stevens Canyon Rd 31.9
    1.8 Straight Continue onto S Foothill Blvd 33.6
    1.2 Left Keep left to continue on Foothill Expy 34.9
    3.7 Left Turn left onto S El Monte Ave 38.6
    0.2 Right Turn right onto University Ave 38.7
    0.6 Left Turn left


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