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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.

  • Wed, August 07, 2019 9:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)

    8/6/19 late update: I've just been informed that Montebello may be closed for repairs all August, M–F 8:30am–6pm. If that's the case, we'll substitute Quarry/Villa Oaks, Parker Ranch and Regnart for Montebello: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30774537 (cue sheet: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30774537/cue_sheet), 36.4 miles, 3,700 ft. Same water/restroom stops, but mileages are now 8.9 and 30.4

    Forecast says it'll be cold up on Skyline, so let's do a few climbs we've neglected for a while. No lunch stop, bring snack a/o lunch. Rain cancels.

    leader: Michael Khaw

    distance: 40 miles; climb: 4,300 ft.

    GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30625871

    cue sheet: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30625871/cue_sheet (If it doesn't work, go to the GPS link, click on "More" near the top left, then click "Print cuesheet" from the resulting popup menu)

    Regroups at tops of: Montebello, Redwood Gulch, Sanborn, and Toll Gate.

    1st restroom & water break between Montebello and Redwood Gulch on Stevens Canyon Rd. just past the Mt. Eden fork (~mile 18).

    2nd restroom & water break at McClellan Ranch Park (~mile 33.5).



  • Wed, July 31, 2019 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Going Coastal again!  Bring a light jacket, could be cool.

    65 miles, 7,209' elevation gain per RWGPS

    Lunch at Arcangeli's Grocery in Pescadero

    Download the route and cue sheet from RWGPS
    (Club Members - check out the WW Premium Club Account info)

    Rain Cancels

  • Wed, July 24, 2019 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    NOTE STARTING POINT:  Pioneer Saloon in Woodside

    HillsRUs will go north this week to visit Sweeney Ridge, Pacifica and Devils Slide. To fit this into a normal HillsRUs distance we will start from the Pioneer Saloon in Woodside at the normal times. Feel free to ride to the start if you want a longer ride

    RidewithGPS Link:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29570795

    Distance: 65 miles

    Elevation Gain: 5900 feet

    Lunch: San Benito House in Half Moon Bay (corner of Mill St and Main)

    Turn left onto Woodside Rd 0.0 mi
    Slight right onto Cañada Road 0.2 mi
    Turn left onto CA-92 W 7.6 mi
    Turn right onto CA-35/Skyline Blvd 8.2 mi
    Turn right onto CA-35/Golf Course Dr/Hayne Rd 11.2 mi
    Turn left onto CA-35/Black Mountain Rd/Skyline Blvd 11.4 mi
    Turn right onto Trousdale Dr 14.3 mi
    Turn left onto Hunt Dr 14.4 mi
    Turn left onto Frontera Way 14.5 mi
    Continue onto Vallejo Dr 14.6 mi
    Turn left onto Millbrae Ave 15.2 mi
    Turn right onto Skyline Blvd 15.3 mi
    Turn left onto Larkspur Dr 16.0 mi
    REGROUP 16.1 mi
    Turn right onto San Andreas Trail 16.1 mi
    Slight right to stay on San Andreas Trail 17.5 mi
    REGROUP 18.1 mi
    Turn left onto Skyline Blvd 18.1 mi
    Turn left onto Sneath Ln 18.6 mi
    Continue onto Sneath Ln Trail 20.0 mi
    Turn right onto Sweeney Ridge Trail 21.5 mi
    Make a U-turn 22.0 mi
    Turn left onto Sneath Ln Trail 22.5 mi
    Continue onto Sneath Ln 24.2 mi
    Turn left onto Skyline Blvd 25.3 mi
    Turn left onto Sharp Park Rd 26.7 mi
    REGROUP 26.8 mi
    Turn left onto Bradford Way 28.8 mi
    REGROUP 28.8 mi
    Turn left onto Mori Point Rd 29.3 mi
    Continue onto CA-1 S 29.4 mi
    Turn right toward California Coastal Trail/Devil's Slide Trail 32.3 mi
    RESTROOMS REGROUP 32.4 mi
    Continue onto California Coastal Trail/Devil's Slide Trail 32.5 mi
    Turn left toward CA-1 S 33.8 mi
    Turn right onto CA-1 S 33.8 mi
    Turn left onto Kelly Ave 43.6 mi
    Turn left onto Main St 43.8 mi
    U-Turn 43.9 mi
    LUNCH at San Benito House 43.9 mi
    Turn left onto Cabrillo Hwy S 44.9 mi
    Turn left onto Verde Rd 49.7 mi
    Turn right to stay on Verde Rd 49.7 mi
    REGROUP 49.8 mi
    Slight left onto Lobitos Creek Rd 50.0 mi
    Slight left onto Tunitas Creek Rd 54.1 mi
    Turn left to stay on Tunitas Creek Rd 58.5 mi
    Continue onto Kings Mountain Rd 59.8 mi
    Turn left onto Woodside Rd 64.8 mi
    Turn right 65.7 mi


  • Wed, July 17, 2019 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    The Hills-R-Us route:  Pescadero Clockwise 

    West OLH is currently closed so we can either go around the barriers on West OLH or take 84, each rider can decide which way they will go.


    Route link:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2175070

    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance:  66 miles
    Elevation:  6400 ft 
    Lunch: Bring or buy lunch in Pescadero

    Route:

    Pescadero Clockwise

    D  Shoup Park
    L  University Ave
    L  Burke Rd
    R  Chapin Rd
    S  Robleda Rd
    R  Elena Rd
    L  Taaffe Rd
    R  Taaffe Rd
    R  Altamont

    Rd Regroup at Black Rd
    L  Page Mill Rd

    Regroup Top of Page Mill
    S  Alpine Rd
    L  Pescadero Creek Rd Regroup at Sam McDonald Pk

    R  Stage Rd

    Lunch in Pescadero
    R  CA-84 E
    R  Old La Honda Rd
    L  CA-35 N

    Regroup in Sky La Honda
    L  CA-84
    R  Portola Rd
    L  Sand Hill Rd
    R  Santa Cruz Ave
    L  Foothill Expy (G5)
    R  Main St
    L  University Ave

    A Shoup Park


  • Mon, July 08, 2019 8:30 AM | Anonymous member

    Weds July 10 - Let's count the Redwoods again, and climb out via S. Skyline.

    Distance: 69 miles
    Elevation Gain: 6,420 ft
    Lunch: Junction Park, Boulder Creek. Bring, or buy at Johnnie's in Boulder Creek

    RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30491775

    Turn right onto University Ave 0
    Turn left onto S El Monte Ave 0.6
    Turn right onto Foothill Expy 0.7
    Continue onto Foothill Blvd 5.2
    Continue onto Stevens Canyon Rd 6.5
    Turn right to stay on Stevens Canyon Rd 9.7
    REGROUP Restrooms on Mt. Eden fork 9.8
    Turn left onto Redwood Gulch Rd 11.3
    Sharp right onto CA-9 S 12.7
    Summit & Regroup 15.9
    Turn left to stay on CA-9 S 21.9
    Turn left onto Middleton Ave 29.6
    Turn left to stay on Middleton Ave 29.7
    LUNCH at Junction Park 29.7
    Make a U-turn at Junction Ave 29.7
    Turn right to stay on Middleton Ave 29.8
    Turn right onto CA-9 N/Central Ave 29.9
    Turn right onto Bear Creek Rd 30
    REGROUP Turn left onto CA-35 39.3
    SUMMIT 3,100 46.4
    Turn right 49.5
    Slight right onto CA-9 N/Big Basin Way 49.6
    Turn left onto Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd 56.9
    Turn left onto Prospect Rd 59.3
    Continue onto S Stelling Rd 59.7
    Turn left onto Rainbow Dr 60.2
    Turn right onto Bubb Rd 60.7
    Turn left onto McClellan Rd 61.7
    McClellan Rd turns slightly right and becomes Mira Vista Ave 62.7
    Turn left onto Palm Ave 62.9
    Turn right onto S Foothill Blvd 63.1
    Continue onto Foothill Expy 64.2
    Turn left onto Main St 68.4
    Turn left onto University Ave 68.5
    Turn right 68.6
    Turn left onto University Ave 68.6
    Turn right 68.7
    Turn left 68.8
  • Wed, July 03, 2019 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    The route is Kennedy Shannon, 45 miles and about 3100 ft. Bring or buy lunch in Los Gatos. Troy's Birthday is July 5th. We'll stop and see the new bench and remember our friend.

    Route on Ride with GPS

    Turns Distance 
    Shoup Park 0.0
    R University Ave 0.1
    L El Monte Ave 0.7
    R Foothill Expy 0.8
    Cont. Stevens Canyon Rd 5.7
    Cont. Mt Eden Rd 8.9
    R Pierce Rd 11.2
    L Big Basin Way 12.2
    R 6th St 13.6
    L Oak St 13.7
    R Lomita Ave 13.8
    L Vickery Ave 14.0
    R Route 9 N 14.4
    R Montalvo Rd 14.4
    L Piedmont Rd 15.1
    R Peach Hill Rd 15.7
    L Glen Una Dr 16.5
    R Route 9 N 17.3
    R Ridgecrest Ave 18.7
    L Beck Ave 19.3
    R Hernandez Ave 19.4
    R Glen Ridge Ave 20.0
    L Pennsylvania Ave 20.1
    R Bayview Ave 20.2
    L W Main St 20.2
    Cont. Los Gatos Blvd 20.9
    R Kennedy Rd 21.5
    L Shannon Rd 24.8
    L Englewood Ave 27.3
    R Kennedy Rd 27.7
    Cont. Caldwell Ave 27.9
    L Bella Vista Ave 28.1
    Cont. New York Ave 28.5
    L Pleasant St 28.6
    R E Main St 28.7
    R University Ave 29.2
    L  Route 9 S 29.7
    Cont. Saratoga Sunnyvale 33.3
    L Wardell Rd 35.0
    R Arroyo De Arguello 35.3
    Cont. Via Roncole 35.8
    L Prospect Rd 36.1
    Cont. S Stelling Rd 36.4
    L Rainbow Dr 36.9
    R Bubb Rd 37.4
    L Hyannisport Dr 38.1
    R Linda Vista Dr 38.6
    L McClellan Rd 38.8
    L Palm Ave 39.3
    R S Foothill Blvd 39.5
    Cont. Foothill Expy 40.5
    L S El Monte Ave 44.2
    R University Ave 44.4
    Turn left 45.0
    Shoup Park 45.1


  • Wed, June 26, 2019 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    The HillsRUs Route for this Wed will visit Kings, Skyline, 84, West Alpine, Skyline again and then descend Hwy 9.

    RidewithGPS Link : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30364608?beta=false

    Distance: 65 miles

    Elevation Gain: 7000 ft

    Lunch: Bring lunch to eat at the CDF Fire Station on Skyline just before Hwy 9

    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
    Regroup at Portola 7.7 mi
    Turn left to stay on Portola Rd 11.1 mi
    Continue onto Mountain Home Rd 11.3 mi
    Turn left onto Woodside Rd 13.3 mi
    Turn right onto Albion Ave 13.6 mi
    Continue onto Manuella Ave 14.1 mi
    Turn right onto Kings Mountain Rd 14.5 mi
    Turn right onto Greer Rd 15.0 mi
    Turn left 15.5 mi
    Turn right 15.5 mi
    Turn right 15.6 mi
    Turn left 15.6 mi
    Turn right onto Huddart Park Rd 15.7 mi
    Regroup, Bathrooms 16.1 mi
    Turn left to stay on Huddart Park Rd 16.3 mi
    Slight right to stay on Huddart Park Rd 16.3 mi
    Turn right onto Kings Mountain Rd 16.6 mi
    Turn left onto CA-35 19.5 mi
    Regroup at Top of Kings 19.5 mi
    Turn right toward CA-84 W 25.0 mi
    Water at Skylonda 25.0 mi
    Turn right onto CA-84 W 25.0 mi
    Regroup at La Honda 31.1 mi
    Turn left onto Pescadero Creek Rd 31.7 mi
    Continue straight onto Alpine Rd 32.8 mi
    Turn left to stay on Alpine Rd 35.5 mi
    Regroup at Skyline 40.3 mi
    Turn right onto CA-35 40.3 mi
    Lunch at CDF Fire Station 46.1 mi
    Turn left onto CA-9 N 46.7 mi
    Slight left onto Pierce Rd 52.3 mi
    Regroup at Mtn Winery 52.6 mi
    Turn left onto Mt Eden Rd 53.3 mi
    Continue onto Stevens Canyon Rd 55.6 mi
    Continue onto S Foothill Blvd 58.8 mi
    Continue onto Foothill Expy 60.1 mi
    Turn left onto S El Monte Ave 63.7 mi
    Turn right onto University Ave 63.8 mi


  • Wed, June 19, 2019 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    HRU this week is Big Basin + China Grade.  May go up the Redwood Gulch shortcut.

    Ride with GPS: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1504447
    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance: 68 miles
    Elevation: 7,800 ft
    Lunch: Big Basin Park HQ, very small store so bring food

    Route:
    Big Basin + China Grade
    Depart University Ave
    L El Monte Ave
    R Foothill Expy
    S Stevens Canyon
    R Stevens Canyon
    REGROUP restrooms on Mt. Eden fork
    L Stevens Canyon
    R Mt. Eden
    R Pierce
    R Hwy 9 (Big Basin Hwy)
    REGROUP Saratoga Gap @ Skyline
    - Water at CDF fire station if needed
    S Hwy 9
    REGROUP Hwy 9 @ Hwy 236
    S Hwy 236
    REGROUP Big Basin Park HQ (Lunch)
    S Hwy 236
    L China Grade
    R Hwy 236
    REGROUP Hwy 236 @ Hwy 9 STOP sign
    S Hwy 9
    L Skyline
    REGROUP CDF fire station
    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


  • Wed, June 12, 2019 8:45 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)

    It'll be hot in the valley but clear and comfortable out on the coast, so let's do it the easy way… up and over OLH, lunch at the Bike Hut and back in the shade (mostly) up Tunitas and down Kings. Route sheet and GPS say from the top of OLH to Sky Londa then down 84, but we can decide whether to take WOLH instead.

    Link:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/9610455

    Leader: Michael Khaw

    Distance:  56 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

    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

    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        


  • Mon, June 03, 2019 6:36 PM | Anonymous member

    The HillsRUs route for Wed will be Half Moon Bay

    RideWithGPS Link:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29654751

    Distance: 68 miles

    Elevation Gain: 6200 ft

    Lunch: Garden Deli at San Benito House

    Turn right toward University Ave 0.0 mi
    Turn right toward University Ave 0.0 mi
    Turn left toward University Ave 0.0 mi
    Turn left onto University Ave 0.1 mi
    Turn right onto Main St 0.2 mi
    Turn left onto Foothill Expy 0.2 mi
    Continue onto Junipero Serra Blvd 3.3 mi
    Keep left to stay on Junipero Serra Blvd 3.6 mi
    Slight left to stay on Junipero Serra Blvd 4.7 mi
    Slight left to stay on Junipero Serra Blvd 5.0 mi
    Turn right onto Santa Cruz Ave 5.7 mi
    Turn left onto Sand Hill Rd 5.8 mi
    Slight left to stay on Sand Hill Rd 7.2 mi
    Slight right to stay on Sand Hill Rd 8.6 mi
    Turn right onto Whiskey Hill Rd 8.7 mi
    Turn left onto Woodside Rd 10.1 mi
    Turn right onto Kings Mountain Rd 11.0 mi
    Turn right onto Greer Rd 11.8 mi
    Turn left 12.3 mi
    Turn right onto Huddart Park Rd 12.5 mi
    Turn left to stay on Huddart Park Rd 13.0 mi
    Slight right to stay on Huddart Park Rd 13.1 mi
    Turn right onto Kings Mountain Rd 13.4 mi
    Continue onto Tunitas Creek Rd 16.2 mi
    Turn right to stay on Tunitas Creek Rd 17.5 mi
    Slight right onto Lobitos Creek Rd 21.9 mi
    Continue onto Verde Rd 26.0 mi
    Turn right onto Purisima Creek Rd 27.7 mi
    Turn left onto Higgins Canyon Rd 31.2 mi
    Turn right onto Main St 35.6 mi
    Lunch at San Benito House 36.6 mi
    Turn right to stay on Main St 37.6 mi
    Turn left onto CA-1 S 37.6 mi
    Keep right to stay on CA-1 S 39.5 mi
    Slight right to stay on CA-1 S 40.7 mi
    Turn left onto Verde Rd 42.7 mi
    Verde Rd turns slightly right and becomes Lobitos Creek Cutoff 43.0 mi
    Slight left onto Tunitas Creek Rd 44.7 mi
    Turn left to stay on Tunitas Creek Rd 50.8 mi
    Continue onto Kings Mountain Rd 52.1 mi
    Turn left onto Woodside Rd 57.1 mi
    Turn right onto Whiskey Hill Rd 58.0 mi
    Turn left onto Sand Hill Rd 59.4 mi
    Slight left to stay on Sand Hill Rd 60.6 mi
    Turn right onto Santa Cruz Ave 62.3 mi
    Turn left onto G5/Junipero Serra Blvd 62.4 mi
    Keep right to stay on G5/Junipero Serra Blvd 62.9 mi
    Slight right to stay on Junipero Serra Blvd 63.3 mi
    Slight right to stay on Junipero Serra Blvd 64.3 mi
    Continue onto Foothill Expy 64.9 mi
    Turn right onto Main St 67.9 mi
    Turn left onto University Ave 67.9 mi
    Turn right 68.0 mi


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