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HillsRUs 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.

Start location and route announced Monday prior, via wwbc-rides email list and this page (scroll down to the blog).

Meet at 8:45 AM and roll at 9:00 AM departure. DE riders will depart first, C+ will follow.

Ride Leaders rotate weekly - Don Johann, Shawnery Hardin, Jack Jones and Steve Rempel, with guest appearances by Michael Khaw, Gary Virshup, Cathy Switzer, and others.

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

Last update: 20-Jul-2023 CBS

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  • Sun, March 03, 2024 3:20 PM | Anonymous member

    Once again the forecast is for rain (check out the forecast below), so keep an eye out for a cancellation.  But just in case the roads are dry to start, let's try once again to do one of Louis's Lunacy rides.  This ride stays very close to Shoup the whole way, so we can quickly bail for home, should it rain as predicted.  

    Meet at Shoup at 8:45 for a 9:00 AM departure.  We'll have two groups, with the D/E speedsters launching first, followed by the Social Climbers.

    No planned lunch stop.

    Route>

    Weather from Randoplan 

    Ride leader - Steve Rempel


  • Wed, February 28, 2024 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    HRU on a Wednesday.  Climb Kennedy and Hicks, with a return on Shannon.  Ambitious types can go another 5.4 miles to the top of Mt. Umunhum with an additional 2k' of climbing.

    Assemble at Shoup Park at 8:45 for a 9:00 departure, with D/E riders launching a bit before the Social Climbers.

    57 miles, 4,500' of climbing

    Lunch - bring or buy nearby at Los Gatos Town Square

    Route>

    Weather from Randoplan>

    Ride leader - Steve Rempel, substituting for Jack Jones (Thanks, Steve!)

  • Thu, February 22, 2024 9:00 PM | Anonymous member

    C+D/E(6678’)/57 Redwood State Park via King's on Thursday!!!


    Meet at Shoup Park at 8:45 for a 9am departure on Thursday!!!


    57 miles, 6678’ of climbing

    Lunch - Bring food to enjoy at the duck pond or buy something at the La Honda store.


    The forecast is a little hit or miss for Wednesday so I'll be moving HRU to Thursday. Wet roads are a go but real rain will cancel the ride, roads should be dry, hopefully.



    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45637145


    Weather by Randoplan: https://bit.ly/48DhjgR

    C+D/E(6678’)/57 Redwood State Park via King's on Thursday!!!


    Meet at Shoup Park at 8:45 for a 9am departure on Thursday!!!


    57 miles, 6678’ of climbing

    Lunch - Bring food to enjoy at the duck pond or buy something at the La Honda store.


    The forecast is a little hit or miss for Wednesday so I'll be moving HRU to Thursday. Wet roads are a go but real rain will cancel the ride, roads should be dry, hopefully.



    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45637145


    Weather by Randoplan: https://bit.ly/48DhjgR

  • Tue, February 13, 2024 3:24 PM | Anonymous member

    The weather forecast for Wednesday continues to deteriorate so I am moving HRU to Thursday. We will try to get a long ride in before the next atmospheric river arrives and washes out everything. The ride will be Pescadero Clockwise.

    Meet at Shoup Park at 8:45 for a 9:00 Departure. The DE Group will launch first followed the the Social Climbers (C+D)

    66 miles with 6500 feet of elevation gain.

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20044594

    Cue Sheet: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20044594/cue_sheet

    Weather: https://bit.ly/49fcDyB

    Lunch: Bring or Buy to eat at Arcangeli Bakery in Pescadero

    Ride Leader: Don Johann

  • Wed, February 07, 2024 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Right now the forecast is once again for rain (check out the forecast below), so keep an eye out for a cancellation.  But just in case the roads are dry to start, let's do one of Louis's Lunacy rides.  This ride stays very close to Shoup the whole way, so we can quickly bail for home, should it rain as predicted.  

    Meet at Shoup at 8:45 for a 9:00 AM departure.  We'll have two groups, with the D/E speedsters launching first, followed by the Social Climbers.

    No planned lunch stop.

    Route>

    Weather from Randoplan 

    Ride leader - Steve Rempel


  • Tue, January 30, 2024 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Moving HRU to Tuesday as rainy, breezy conditions are expected Wednesday and beyond.

    Meet Jack Jones at Shoup Park, 8:45 AM for a 9:00 AM departure.

    We'll climb Old La Honda with the usual route to the Bike Hut for lunch.  The twist is we'll ride a Lobitos loop on our way back to Tunitas and our return climb home.

    60 miles, 5,700' of climbing.

    Lunch - bring food to enjoy at the Bike Hut, or purchase at La Honda or San Gregorio.

    Route>

    Weather from Randoplan>

  • Wed, January 24, 2024 12:36 PM | Anonymous member

    RIDE BELOW IS FOR TUESDAY THE 23RD!!!! HRU THIS WEDNESDAY IS CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN!!!


    C+D/E(3780)/55.1 Bombers Coastanoa Classic

    When - Tue, January 23, 2024 @ 9:39AM

    Location - La Honda Market, parking along 84 next to store

    Bombers Coastanoa Classic. Meet Shawnery Hardin (shawnery420@gmail.com) at La Honda Market, parking along 84 next to store, at 9:15am for a 9:30am departure


    55.1 miles, 3780’ of climbing. Lunch - Bring food to enjoy at Coastanoa or purchase snacks and drinks at their market.


    Weather is forecast to be the best it's been in a while so get out and enjoy the day on some beautiful roads


    Route: Coastanoa Lunch Run


    Weather by Randoplan: https://bit.ly/4b7r2hy

  • Tue, January 16, 2024 11:36 AM | Anonymous member

    It's time we dug out one of our winter routes.  The rain should end Tuesday night so the roads will be somewhat dry by the time of the ride and it won't be as cold as it has been

    Meet at Shoup Park at 8:45 for a 9:00 departure. The DE group will launch first followed by the Social Climbers (C+D)

    40 miles with 4400 feet of elevation gain.

    Routehttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/30146275

    Cue Sheet: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30146275/cue_sheet

    Weatherhttps://bit.ly/41YVPcs

    Lunch: no lunch stop is planned so bring snacks to eat at the regroups.

    Ride Leader:  TBD

  • Wed, January 10, 2024 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Right now the forecast is for rain, so keep an eye out for a possible cancellation.  But just in case the weather forecast changes, this is the same ride we did 8 weeks ago.  Since we had such a thin herd that day, due to the forecasted rain (which amazingly did not materialize), I'm going to post it again, and hope for the same luck.  This ride has lots of options for bailing back to Shoup, should the need arise.  We won't drop down into La Honda unless it once again looks like dry roads.

    Let's again do some old friends, but in different directions than we have in recent times.

    Redwood Gulch to 9 to Skyline to Alpine, followed by 84, West Old La Honda, and for something really new, we'll come down 84 and take the loop back to Shoup.  

    Meet at Shoup at 8:45 for a 9:00 AM departure.  We'll have two groups, with the D/E speedsters launching first, followed by the Social Climbers.

    Lunch:  Buy food/drink at the La Honda Market, to take up to the duck pond for shade and nature's own web foot entertainment.

    Route>

    Weather from Randoplan 

    Ride leader - Steve Rempel


  • Wed, January 03, 2024 10:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Meet at 9:45 for a 10 AM departure from Shoup Park for the first HRU of 2024.  Should be drier and a bit warmer.

    We'll stick around Portola Valley.  Expect wet roads.  Rain cancels.
    43 miles and 4,100' of climbing.

    No lunch planned, bring snacks.

    Route>

    Weather from Randoplan>

    Ride leader - Jack Jones

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