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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 March - November. Meet at 9 am for 9:15 departure
DE/3-4/35-70  December - February.  Meet at 10 am for 10:15 departure

Social Climbers   March - November. Meet at 8:45 am for 9:00 departure
D/3-4/35-70 December - February.  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 08, 2012 9:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Mike Harding leads this 35 miles, 4500? ft. ride. One change from the original route: the main route will go up Bohlman, leaving On Orbit to (in the ride leader's words) "the macho types"; i.e., at the junction of Quickert and On Orbit, the main route turns R to descend to Bohlman, then L to continue up Bohlman to the summit.
  • Wed, August 01, 2012 9:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance: 68 miles
    Elevation: 8900 ft per Ride with GPS
    Lunch: Big Basin Park HQ, very small store so bring food

    Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1504447
    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


    Map:


    Profile:

  • Wed, July 25, 2012 9:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Due to fresh oil and chip coat on Kennedy (thank Steve Prothero for the route condition info), the route for Wednesday is changed:

    Redwood Gulch, Hwy 9, Bear Creek, Black

    RWG Redwood Gulch, Hwy 9, SN1 Skyline to Bear Creek, down Bear Creek, up BLK Black, and return via Skyline, Hwy 9, Pierce/Mt. Eden. 58 miles, 7000 ft. No lunch stop. Rain cancels.

    Bring food/snacks as there aren't any places to get them. Also bring lots of water: there are some places to refill along the way, but some longish stretches with no water sources.

    Shoup Park
    L University
    R Burke
    R Foothill
    X Stevens Creek
    cont. Foothill/Stevens Canyon
    R Stevens Canyon @ Mt. Eden
    regroup restrooms on L past junction (water)
    cont. Stevens Canyon
    L Redwood Gulch to T
    R Hwy 9
    R Skyline
    regroup CDF fire station on L (water, no restrooms)
    R Skyline (back to Saratoga Gap)
    regroup Skyline @ Bear Creek
    L Bear Creek
    regroup Bear Creek @ Montevina
    L Montevina
    L Black
    regroup Lakeside Elementary School (water? restrooms?)
    cont. Black
    R Skyline
    regroup Saratoga Gap (hotdog/soda guy?)
    R Hwy 9
    L Pierce
    regroup Mountain Winery
    cont. Pierce
    L Mt. Eden (or Teerlink/Damon/Mt. Eden)
    R Stevens Canyon (opt. detour L to restrooms/water)
    X Stevens Creek
    cont. Foothill
    L El Monte
    R University
    L Shoup Park

    Steve Chapel leads this 54 mile, 5000(?) ft. ride.

    Print cue sheet from http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1452310.

    Map:


    Profile:


  • Wed, July 18, 2012 9:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Ride leader Dave Fitch says: Coastal Classic. Approx. 56 miles, 5200 ft. (back at Shoup by 3:30-4 pm). Brief lunch stop at the "no bike shoes" General Store in San Gregorio (bring or buy). Heavy coastal fog or high winds changes route, rain cancels.

  • Sun, July 08, 2012 11:18 PM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Mike Harding leads this 50 mile, 4500’ standard.
  • Wed, July 04, 2012 9:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Paul Melville leads this 55 mile, 5600' ride.
  • Wed, June 27, 2012 9:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Dave Fitch leads this week.

    Cue sheet generated using googlemap_cuesheet from route: http://tinyurl.com/8xna4op

    Route: Los Altos, California to Los Altos, California
    Distance:  66.06 miles
    Total Ascent: 6986 feet

      Distance    |     Climbing     |      Directions
    Total    Last |  Elev Total Last | 
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
     0.00    0.00 |   204     0    0 | Depart    
     0.02    0.02 |   205     2    2 | Left      
     0.06    0.04 |   209     5    4 | Left      University Ave
     0.20    0.14 |   204     6    0 | Left      Burke Rd
     0.64    0.44 |   251    65   59 | Right     Chapin Rd
     0.89    0.25 |   259    97   32 | Straight  Robleda Rd
     1.71    0.82 |   414   266  169 | Right     Elena Rd
     1.89    0.18 |   469   321   55 | Left      Taaffe Rd
     2.50    0.61 |   595   470  149 | Right     Taaffe Rd
     2.77    0.27 |   726   601  131 | Right     Altamont Rd
     3.84    1.06 |   736   749  147 | Left      Page Mill Rd
    10.25    6.41 |  2255  2608 1860 |           Alpine Rd
    17.75    7.50 |   457  3005  397 | Straight  Pescadero Creek Rd
    29.47   11.72 |    32  3826  821 | Right     Stage Rd
    36.82    7.35 |    64  4574  748 | Right     CA-84 E
    48.25   11.44 |  1099  5807 1233 | Slight Rt Old La Honda Rd
    50.81    2.55 |  1711  6456  649 | Left      CA-35 N
    52.29    1.48 |  1465  6518   62 |           CA-84
    55.72    3.44 |   448  6528   11 | Sharp Rt  Portola Rd
    56.55    0.82 |   359  6552   23 | Left      Sand Hill Rd
    60.30    3.76 |   156  6764  212 | Right     Santa Cruz Ave
    60.40    0.10 |   155  6766    2 | Left      G5
    65.83    5.43 |   202  6979  213 | Right     Main St
    65.86    0.03 |   204  6981    2 | Left      University Ave
    66.06    0.20 |   204  6986    5 | Arrive    Los Altos, California


    Google Map (link):


    Profile:

  • Wed, June 20, 2012 9:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Mike Harding leads this 58 mile, 6200’-climb ride.
  • Tue, June 19, 2012 9:55 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    This entry is just to preserve a link to the Google Maps/Weather.com mashup Trip-planner.
  • Wed, June 13, 2012 9:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance: 70 miles
    Elevation: 6,600 ft
    Lunch: Half Moon Bay

    Revised route information by Steve Chapel:


    Cue sheet generated using googlemap_cuesheet from route: http://tinyurl.com/86aoler

    Route: 400 University Avenue to Foothill Expy
    Distance:  68.02 miles
    Total Ascent: 6821 feet

       Distance    |     Climbing     |      Directions
     Total    Last |  Elev Total Last | 
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      0.00    0.00 |   209     0    0 | Depart    University Ave
      0.13    0.13 |   204     0    0 | Right     Main St
      0.16    0.03 |   202     0    0 | Left      Foothill Expy
      1.78    1.62 |   113     0    0 | Slight Lt Foothill Expy
      3.20    1.42 |   160    79   79 | Straight  G5
      5.60    2.40 |   155   163   84 | Right     Santa Cruz Ave
      5.72    0.11 |   155   167    3 | Left      Sand Hill Rd
      8.63    2.91 |   312   468  301 | Sharp Rt  Whiskey Hill Rd
     10.02    1.38 |   402   593  125 | Left      Woodside Rd
     10.95    0.94 |   398   622   30 | Right     Kings Mountain Rd
     15.92    4.96 |  2068  2314 1691 | Straight  Tunitas Creek Rd
     17.21    1.29 |  1894  2328   14 | Right     Tunitas Creek Rd
     23.26    6.05 |   190  2499  171 | Slight Rt Lobitos Creek Cutoff
     24.94    1.68 |   181  2746  248 | Right     Verde Rd
     26.72    1.78 |   209  2884  138 | Right     Purisima Creek Rd
     30.26    3.53 |   426  3152  267 | Left      Higgins Canyon Rd
     34.64    4.38 |    96  3561  409 | Right     Main St
     36.93    2.29 |    96  3613   53 | Right     Main St
     36.96    0.04 |    96  3614    1 | Left      CA-1 S
     40.16    3.20 |   144  3666   52 | Left      Verde Rd
     40.52    0.36 |   209  3732   65 | Right     Verde Rd
     42.13    1.61 |   192  3834  103 | Slight Lt Lobitos Creek Rd
     46.21    4.08 |   483  4595  761 | Slight Lt Tunitas Creek Rd
     50.59    4.38 |  1894  6161 1566 | Left      Tunitas Creek Rd
     51.89    1.29 |  2068  6348  188 | Straight  Kings Mountain Rd
     56.85    4.96 |   398  6370   22 | Left      Woodside Rd
     57.57    0.72 |   371  6374    4 | Right     Mountain Home Rd
     57.97    0.40 |   388  6409   35 | Left      Manzanita Way
     58.22    0.25 |   381  6428   18 | Left      Manzanita Way
     59.25    1.03 |   310  6440   13 | Left      Sand Hill Rd
     62.34    3.09 |   156  6602  161 | Right     Santa Cruz Ave
     62.44    0.10 |   155  6604    2 | Left      G5
     64.86    2.42 |   159  6696   93 | Straight  Foothill Expy
     68.02    3.16 |   208  6821  124 | Arrive    Foothill Expy

    Google Map (link):


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