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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.

  • HRU logistics have been updated for COVID restrictions
  • Riders sign in* and start at any time during a 15 minute time window
  • Please keep riding groups at fewer than 15-20 riders
  • All riders must be WWBC Members
  • As with all WWBC rides, face masks are mandatory for everyone at ride start and at regroups

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".

* Sign in – Email the Ride Leader in advance, or meet at the start and let the Ride Leader know you’re here! If you join mid-ride, and don’t see the ride leader, send them a text / email - we are required to have attendance information for all riders.


Last update:
31-Jan-2021 CBS; 11-Feb-2021 CBS; 15-Feb-2021 CBS; 19-Feb-CBS
29-Nov-2020 CBS; 13-Nov-2020 CBS; 
10-Oct-2020 CBS; 23-Sep-2020 CBS

  • Wed, February 03, 2021 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    After a forecasted stormy Tuesday, let's climb on Wednesday.

    Enjoy the improved pavement up Page Mill, drop into the frozen tundra of West Alpine, and head back to the start via 84, West Old La Honda, Skyline and 84.  Be aware of downed trees, branches, and point out hazards to the riders behind you.

    Bring food to eat along the way, or buy lunch at the La Honda General Market

    Start: Shoup Park
    Distance: 42 miles
    Elevation: 4414 ft.
    Lunch: La Honda General Market
    Ride Leader: Cathy Switzer

    Rain cancels!!

    Route >
    Cue Sheet >
    Weather Forecast >


  • Wed, December 02, 2020 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Hills R Us is suspended until further notice due to the Covid-19 Surge

  • Wed, November 25, 2020 9:00 AM | Anonymous member
    • A pre Turkey-Day ride to get ready for this year's much more socially distant Thanksgiving.

      Weather forecast is for a high of 61 in Los Altos, so after chilling off a bit on Foothill, we'll warm up by climbing Mt Eden. Then, south to play in the Los Gatos and Saratoga HIlls, followed by Kennedy, then Shannon.  We'll come back via the Cupertino maze, with a few different variations near the end, just to show everyone my favorite version of the maze, using Beauchamps and Seven Springs to avoid Prospect, Rainbow, and Bubb - roads which can be on the busy side.

      Start: Shoup Park
      Distance: 47 miles
      Elevation: 3313 ft.
      Lunch: Los Gatos City Park ~ mile 29.
      Ride Leader: Steve Rempel

      Rain cancels

      Route >
      Cue Sheet >
      Weather Forecast >


  • Wed, November 18, 2020 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Per a suggestion, we'll climb Montebello and continue to Redwood Gulch to Hwy 9.  Continuing on Skyline to Page Mill for our return.

    Distance: 42 miles

    Elevation gain: 5,342'

    Lunch:  Bring your own food, Saratoga Summit CalFire station

    Ride Leader: Jack Jones

    Route>

    Cue Sheet>

    Weather>

  • Wed, November 11, 2020 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Veterans Day - Honor our Veterans by wearing red, white and blue today!

    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 Reservoir to downtown Los Gatos.

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

    Rain cancels

    Route >
    Cue Sheet >
    Weather Forecast >


  • Wed, November 04, 2020 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    HillsRUs for Wednesday Nov 4 will be Debra's Ride:  Kings, WestAlpine, Skyline, 9

    Start Location: Shoup Park

    Meet at 8:45, Rolling in groups of 10 or less starting at 9 am

    Ride Leader: Don Johann

    Distance: 62 miles

    Climb: 6600 feet

    Route Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30364608

    Cue Sheet: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30364608/cue_sheet

    Lunch: Bring Lunch to eat at CDF Fire Station on Skyline



  • Wed, October 28, 2020 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    The Hills-R-Us ride for 10/28/20 will be: Redwood Ramble Plus

    Leader: Paul Melville

    Distance:  59
    Elevation:  7000 ft
    Lunch: Snacks along the way

    Route Link:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30658695

    Cue Sheet > 

    Weather Forecast >

    Start Location:  Shoup Park

    Meet 8:45 AM, rolling in groups ≤ 10, starting at 9:00 AM


  • Wed, October 21, 2020 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mt. Umunhum D/3.3/73

    Distance:73 miles
    Elevation: 6,000'
    Ride leader: Jack Jones

    Start Location:  Shoup Park

    Meet 8:45 AM, rolling in groups ≤ 10, starting at 9:00 AM

    It's been a long summer of riding and this route has several steep descents, so please inspect your brakes.

    We'll be passing by Cupertino Bike Shop ~ 9:20 am for club members who would like to join the ride there.  We'll climb Kennedy, Hicks, Mt. Umunhum, through Old Almaden and return on Shannon.  No lunch stop is planned, bring food.

    Face coverings required at the start location, lunch and regroups.  We'll split up into groups of ten or less.


    Links:
    WW Ride Guidelines >
    Route from RWGPS >
    Cue Sheet >
    Weather Forecast >


  • Wed, October 14, 2020 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Page Mill is always a favorite! Let's have lunch at Arcangeli's - social distancing please - bring or buy.

    To provide better social distancing the riders will be split up into multiple groups of no more the 10 people each. Face coverings required at the start location and regroups.

    Start Location:  Shoup Park
    Ride Leader:  Cathy Switzer

    Route from RWGPS >

    Cue Sheet >

    Weather forecast >

    Distance: 67 mi
    Climb: 6500 feet
    Lunch:  Arcangeli's in Pescadero, bring or buy.

  • Wed, October 07, 2020 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    To celebrate the revival of HillsRUs we will do one of the HRU favorites: The Coastal Classic.  There is construction at the bridge at the bottom of OLH which hopefully will not delay us much.

    To provide better social distancing the riders will be split up into multiple groups of no more the 10 people each. Please bring masks to wear at the start location.

    Start Location:  Shoup Park


    Ride Leader:  Don Johann

    RidewithGPS Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33031168

    Cue Sheet Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33031168/cue_sheet

    Distance: 56 mi

    Climb 5200 feet

    Lunch:  No lunch on the ride.  Bring snacks to eat at the regroups

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