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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

  • Wed, June 22, 2022 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    D/4.8 (5580')/47 Hills R Us

    Climbing early, looking for shade. Starting with Montebello, we’ll then head up and back Stevens Canyon, turn up Redwood Gulch and return along Skyline to Page Mill.  Bring two full water bottles and food.

    Note: if Stevens Canyon is still closed from San Juan to Montebello (from a fallen power pole), we will skip Montebello and take Pierce/Mt. Eden to Stevens Canyon and Redwood Gulch. (If you download both routes, that’s a guarantee that Stevens Canyon will be open!)

    Start Location: Shoup Park, Los Altos

    Distance: 47 miles
    Elevation Gain: 5,589’
    Weather: Warm to Hot
    Lunch: Bring, enjoy at Alpine Lake, mile 36

    Route > (if lower Stevens Canyon is closed, Alternate >)
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  • Wed, June 15, 2022 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Starting location and time: Meet at Shoup Park, Los Altos; 8:45 AM for a 9:00 AM departure.

    Climbing Kings Mountain, then down and ups to the gates on Native Sons, Star Hill and Bear Gulch West. It's shady, except for the bottom of Bear Gulch. Return via Skywood, the neighborhood at Four Corners, Hwy 84 and the Portola Valley loop.

    Elevation Gain - 6,054'

    Distance - 55.2 miles

    Ride Leader - Don Johann, graciously subbing for Jack

    Lunch -Late,  Bring or buy at Skywood Trading Post & Deli ('Four Corners')

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  • Wed, June 08, 2022 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    We're in a mini heat wave now so let's head for cooler locations on the coast and yet try to avoid most of the Sequoia route.

    Start Location and Time: meet at Pioneer Hotel in Woodside at 8:45 for a 9:00 start.

    Distance and Climb: 60 miles, 4800 ft

    Routehttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/32734678

    Cue Sheethttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/32734678/cue_sheet

    Weatherhttps://bit.ly/3aCuc25

    Lunch: Lunch will be at the San Benito House Garden Deli in Half Moon Bay. There can be a long line to order so you might want to order ahead and here's a link: https://sanbenitohouse.com/garden-deli-cafe . I would estimate we'd be there around 12:30

    Ride Leader:  Don Johann



  • Wed, June 01, 2022 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It's June already?! Steve can't lead, but has selected today's route - let's climb Old La Honda and West Alpine, have lunch at Alpine Lake, and head south to Highway 9.

    Start: Shoup Park (park on outside the park please), rolling at 9:00 AM
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    Bring lunch to enjoy at Alpine Lake

    Ride Leader: Cathy Switzer, for Steve Rempel

  • Wed, May 25, 2022 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    After transiting Foothill Expy, we'll climb Kings Mt Rd, descend Tunitas Creek Rd all the way to Lobito Creek Cut Off, then to Half Moon Bay for lunch via Purissima Creek Rd and Higgins Canyon Rd.  Return is Hwy 1, Lobitos Rd to Tunitas Creek Rd, Kings and back Foothill Expy.   This is a social-paced D ride with regroups; faster riders are welcome to form a D+/E group.

    Start - Shoup Park, Los Altos.  Start Time: Rolling at 9 AM.  Note:  Please park outside of Shoup Park if driving.

    Distance: 68 miles

    Elevation Gain: 6,208’

    Lunch: Bring or buy at Garden Deli Cafe, Half Moon Bay.  Consider ordering ahead at the Deli.

    Ride Leader: Jack Jones


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  • Wed, May 18, 2022 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Post-Ride editing....

    Original title was Coastal Classic Counter Clockwise - nope, it was clockwise...
    Original post missed confirming the Start Location (Shoup Park) and time (meet at 8:45, roll at 9:00 AM).  At least the Ride Schedule was correct!

    D/4.2 (5869')/56 - It’s going to be both cloudy and sunny, cool and warm - while we rode Coastal Classic three weeks ago, but it never gets old to see our Beautiful Pacific Coast, so off we go!

    Coastal Classic Counter Clockwise via Page Mill.

    Distance: 56 miles
    Elevation: 5,869'
    Lunch: bring, to enjoy at the Bike Hut ~ Mile 31

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    Ride Leader, Cathy Switzer

  • Wed, May 11, 2022 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    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.

    We'll visit the coast and enjoy the Eureka Canyon climb back to Lexington.  This is a social-paced D ride with regroups; faster riders are welcome to form a D+/E group. Rain cancels.

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

    Distance: 62 miles
    Elevation Gain: 4,940'
    Lunch: Bring or buy at Corralitos Market
    Ride Leader: Jack Jones

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  • Wed, May 04, 2022 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    These aren't the climbs you're looking for… may we successfully force ourselves up Page Mill and continue climbing past Castle Rock Park. The descent, enjoy it we will, all the way to lunch, and beyond. Around Lexington Reservoir, and on the dirt to Los Gatos, meander back to Shoup Park. 

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

    This is a social-paced D ride with regroups; faster riders are welcome to form a D+/E group. Rain cancels.

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    Lunch: Bring to enjoy at Cuesta de Los Gatos Park, AKA Redwood Estates Upper Park on Summit Road at Bayview Dr., mile 30

    Ride Leader: Cathy Switzer

  • Wed, April 27, 2022 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    We'll stay nice and cool with a trip to the Coast via Old La Honda.   Meet at Shoup park at 8:45 for a 9 AM departure. This is a social-paced D ride with regroups; faster riders are welcome to form a D+/E group. Rain cancels.

    Distance - 56 miles

    Elevation gain - 5,208'

    Lunch - bring food to enjoy at the Bike Hut

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    Ride leader - Jack Jones

  • Wed, April 20, 2022 9:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)

    3800 ft in 35 miles(!) and maybe a couple of llamas/alpacas near the finish.

    No lunch stop. Bring or we could go have lunch in downtown Los Altos at the end of the ride. Rain cancels.

    [This one's not in the WW RwGPS route library yet and I don't think I have access to add to it. —Michael]

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