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Hills R Us

Hills R Us rolls weekly on Wednesdays

Ride leader announces the start location and route (see blog posts below) on the Monday prior. Download the route, and/or print the cue sheet, ride leaders do not provide printouts.

Hills R Us rolls within a 15 minute time window. This is a social-paced D ride with regroups; faster riders are welcome to form a D+/E group.

April - November:  Meet and Roll between 8:45 am and 9:00 am 
December - March:  Meet and Roll between 9:45 am and 10:00 am

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


Last update: 3-May CBS

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  • Wed, July 21, 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Let's go to the coast.  We'll climb Page Mill and Haskins Hill, with a return via Tunitas Creek Rd.

    Starting time and location:  Meet at Shoup Park at 8:45 for a 9:00 start

    Distance: 65 miles

    Elevation gain: 7,200'

    Ride Leader:  Jack Jones

    Bring or buy lunch at Arcangeli's Market in Pescadero.  Note for the return - the water spigot is off at Robert's Market in Woodside.

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  • Wed, July 14, 2021 9:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This week's HRU starts in Half Moon Bay with a neutral start to the Bike Hut where we REGROUP, then we climb Tunitas to SKYLINE, for our best times for the Bike Hut Classic (see below), to see if we can put our names on the winners plaque along with Cathy Switzer’s!

    Meet at 9:15 AM for a 9:30 AM start

    There is plenty of 12 hour parking on Purissma St. and the surrounding streets. The start is ON Purissma, between Kelly and Mill Street. There are toilets at Mac Dutra Park at Main and Kelly, around the corner from the start.

    Distance: 53 miles
    Elevation: 4,617'
    Lunch: Bring to enjoy at the Duck Pond
    Guest Ride Leader: Gary Virshup

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    Western Wheelers is a sponsor for the Bike Hut Classic 2021. Similar to The Sequoi-Tual, this is a DIY charitable event (July 9-27) and supports the Abundant Grace Coastside Worker organization.

    From Suzie Trexler at the Bike Hut: 

    The ride window opened Friday, July 9 and goes through Tuesday, July 27. Feel free to ride as many times as you like. The ride reception will be on Saturday, July 31 at Potrero Nuevo Farm behind the Bike Hut.

    If you haven't registered already, head over to our event page. There, you will find all the ride details, including the route and how to report your time with Strava or manually. There is also an interactive message board where you can post any questions or photos and ride reports. Additionally, you'll find lots of information about the incredible cause you are supporting with Abundant Grace and their efforts to put the homeless to work on an organic farm. 

    If you have any friends, family or colleagues who might want to participate in this fundraiser ride, please let them know that July 12 is the last date to guarantee your t-shirt with registration

     A big THANK YOU to our sponsors, including Pen Velo, Alto Velo, Western Wheelers, and Swell Yoga! We'd also like to thank RouteArrows for marking our route!

    See you at the Bike Hut,

    Suzie Trexler


  • Wed, July 07, 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    It's time for HillsRUs to go over to the Santa Cruz area again.  We will depart from Lexington Reservoir and cross the mountains to Scotts Valley and Felton and then return via Zayante, Summit and Old Santa Cruz Hwy

    Starting Location: Parking Lot .3 mi past the dam at Lexington Reservoir. There is now a $6 fee to park there (Credit/Debit Card). There is also a dirt area across the street from the parking lot that can handle about 6 cars.

    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

    Start Time: be there by 8:45 for a 9 am departure.

    Distance: 56 miles

    Elevation: 5500 feet

    Lunch: Bring or Buy to eat at the Covered Bridge County Park in Felton (at the intersection of Mt Hermon Rd and Graham Hill Rd)

    Routehttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/28916033

    Cue Sheethttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/28916033/cue_sheet

    Weather:  https://bit.ly/3qPJ4OP

    Ride Leader: Don Johann


  • Wed, June 30, 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Enjoy the cool breeze as we head up Kings Mountain Road to Skyline, towards the coast but quick! A visit to the Duck Pond, and then a left turn takes us up through the stunning Redwoods to Alpine Lake for lunch. Continue south, descend Highway 9 and head back to Shoup.


    Start: Shoup Park, roll at 9 AM
    Distance: 66 miles
    Elevation: 6,294' per RWGPS

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    Lunch: bring to enjoy at Alpine Lake at mile 40 or so.
    Ride Leader: Cathy Switzer


  • Wed, June 23, 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    The weather will be cool enough to make a trip to Mt Um.

    Starting Location: Cupertino Bike Shop (CBS) for a 8:45 to 9:00 rolling start.

    Distance and elevation gain: 62 miles, 5,500'

    Lunch: Top (or parking lot) of Mt Umunhum. Bring food and water. The road at the very top may be closed to cyclists.

    Ride Leader: Jack Jones

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  • Wed, June 16, 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Well, it's going to be pretty hot on this side of the hill on Wednesday so lets head over to Half Moon Bay where it will be a lot cooler.

    Starting Location:  Shoup Park, 8:45 for a 9:00 am start

    Distance and Elevation: 69 miles 6400 feet

    Lunch:  Bring Lunch to eat at the Johnston House in Half Moon Bay

    Routehttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/36423783

    Cue Sheet: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36423783/cue_sheet

    Weather: https://bit.ly/3wu1TJw


  • Sun, June 06, 2021 3:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Good to start with the climb, the weather forecast calls for a brisk morning. Up Page Mill, south on Skyline to Bear Creek Road, Summit Road, Mountain Charlie Road, around Lexington Reservoir, with a new route through Saratoga!

    Distance: 58 miles
    Elevation: 5174 ft.
    Lunch: Cuesta de Los Gatos Park, AKA Redwood Estates Upper Park on Summit Road at Bayview Dr. ~ 28 miles

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    Special Guest Lead by Gary Virshup

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

    Rain cancels.

  • Wed, June 02, 2021 8:30 AM | Anonymous member

    In celebration of the week of the Sequoi-tual https://westernwheelersbicycleclub.wildapricot.org/Sequoia, we will be doing the 72 mile route from Shoup Park.  Note the slightly earlier start, both because the ride is a tad longer than usual, and because we don't want to miss the pastries and coffee at the new Loma Mar store, on our descent into Pescadero.  The weather looks... well... Goldilocks.  

    We'll start at Shoup again, first heading up Page Mill, and then down Alpine.  From there we'll head up Haskins Hill, and down into Pescadero, stopping first in Loma Mar.  We'll do lunch behind the Archangel bakery, so bring or buy, or do a little of each.  After lunch, we'll do Stage across to Tunitas, and down Kings Mountain, before taking the Portola loop back to Shoup.  

    You do not need to be registered for the Sequoi-tual, but if you are, make sure and wear your jersey.  

    Starting Location:  Meet at Shoup Park at 8:15 for an 8:30AM roll.

    Distance: 72 miles

    Elevation: 8100 feet

    Lunch: Bring lunch, or buy in Pescadero to eat behind the Archangel bakery..

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  • Wed, May 26, 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Let's go do a regular route and enjoy more great weather.  We'll climb Page Mill Road, descend Alpine Road on our way to San Gregorio.

    Lunch at the Bike Hut, so bring food.

    Starting Location:  Meet at Shoup Park for a rolling 8:45 to 9:00 AM departure.

    Distance: 57 miles

    Elevation gain: 5,800'. 

    Ride Leader - Jack Jones

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  • Wed, May 19, 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    As T.S. Eliot might have said, good ride leaders borrow; great ride leaders steal.  So let's steal most of Don's great ride from last week, but do it in the other direction.  

    We'll start at Shoup again, first heading out to Los Gatos and Lexington.  Past Lexington we'll do something a little different from the traditional HRU Lexington route, climbing Redwood Estates out of Holy City, in lieu of our usual Mountain Charlie ascent.  We'll continue on across Summit/Bear Creek/Skyline to Page Mill.  

    Make sure and load up with two water bottles before leaving Los Gatos.  There should be food and beverages to buy at the Redwood Estates store, halfway up the climb, but it's wise to have supplies that will last until the Castle Rock parking area.  

    Starting Location:  Meet at Shoup Park at 8:45 for a 9:00M roll.

    Distance: 58 miles

    Elevation: 5200 feet

    Lunch: Bring lunch to eat at Redwood Estates Park on Summit. or buy lunch at the small market halfway up the Redwood Estates climb, and carry it up to the park.

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    Note:  be aware that there is a 1.5 mile section of dirt on the Los Gatos Creek trail. In this direction the trail starts flat, and then has a short steeper gravel section which is easily walkable.  From there it's quite rideable to the climb across the dam face, although care should be taken when exiting the short bridge onto the gravel, just before the asphalt dam climb.


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