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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, May 23, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Steve Chapel leads this 46 mile, 5800 ft ride
  • Wed, May 16, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Paul Melville leads this 55 mile, 5600 ft Hills R Us favorite. Full route description.
  • Wed, May 09, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Mike Harding leads this week.

    Cue sheet generated using googlemap_cuesheet from route: http://tinyurl.com/6mghwy8

    Route: Los Altos, California to 4th St
    Distance:  33.18 miles
    Total Ascent: 4012 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 | Left      Burke Rd
      0.20    0.07 |   191     0    0 | Right     Old Altos Rd
      0.30    0.11 |   201    10    9 | Right     W Fremont Rd
      1.38    1.07 |   216    80   70 | Left      Concepcion Rd
      2.24    0.86 |   371   239  160 | Right     Purissima Rd
      2.46    0.22 |   360   246    6 | Left      Purissima Rd
      3.61    1.15 |   224   254    8 | Left      Arastradero Rd
      4.29    0.68 |   231   335   81 | Left      Page Mill Rd
      4.54    0.25 |   249   359   24 | Right     Arastradero Rd
      6.53    1.99 |   389   592  234 | Left      Alpine Rd
      7.67    1.15 |   561   764  172 | Right     Portola Rd
     10.55    2.88 |   386   808   44 | Left      Old La Honda Rd
     10.89    0.34 |   498   919  111 | Left      Old La Honda Rd
     11.35    0.46 |   672  1093  174 | Right     Old La Honda Rd
     11.43    0.08 |   707  1129   36 | Slight Rt Old La Honda Rd
     13.10    1.67 |  1373  1799  670 | Slight Rt Old La Honda Rd
     13.95    0.85 |  1711  2147  348 | Left      Skyline Blvd
     26.06   12.11 |  2622  3812 1665 | Left      Big Basin Way
     30.84    4.78 |   890  3929  116 | Left      Big Basin Way
     33.12    2.28 |   497  4012   84 | Left      4th St
     33.18    0.05 |   473  4012    0 | Arrive    4th St

    Google Map (link):


    Profile:

  • Wed, May 02, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Big Basin by Redwood Gulch, Hwy 9, Skyline, Bear Creek, Big Basin, Hwy 9, Skyline, Page Mill
    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance: est 65 miles
    Elevation: est 6,000 ft
    Lunch: Big Basin

    Route

    Depart University Ave
    L El Monte Ave
    R Foothill Expy
    S Stevens Canyon Rd
    R Stevens Canyon Rd
    REGROUP restrooms on Mt. Eden fork
    L Redwood Gulch Rd
    R CA-9 S
    REGROUP Saratoga Gap @ Skyline
    L Skyline
    REGROUP Skyline @ Bear Creek
    L Bear Creek
    L Hwy 9
    R Big Basin Hwy 236
    REGROUP Big Basin Park HQ (Lunch)
    S Big Basin Hwy
    REGROUP HWY 236/HWY 9 junction STOP sign
    L Hwy 9
    REGROUP Saratoga Gap
    L Skyline
    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, April 25, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Steve Chapel leads this 70 mile ride to Half Moon Bay and back via Kings Mtn and Tunitas Creek, north on Hwy 1 to Half Moon Bay, back on Higgins-Purisima and Lobitos Creek. Bring or buy lunch to eat in Half Moon Bay. Questionable weather changes route to the modified PA Bike Ring of Fire.

    Cue sheet generated using googlemap_cuesheet from route: http://tinyurl.com/886ndze

       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   166    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
     15.91    4.95 |  2068  2314 1692 | Slight Rt Tunitas Creek Rd
     17.20    1.30 |  1894  2328   14 | Right     Tunitas Creek Rd
     23.25    6.05 |   190  2499  171 | Left      Tunitas Creek Rd
     25.27    2.02 |   111  2559   59 | Right     CA-1 N
     32.02    6.75 |   100  2728  170 | Right     Main St
     32.09    0.07 |    96  2728    0 | Left      Main St
     34.21    2.12 |    96  2759   31 | Left      Higgins Canyon Rd
     38.59    4.38 |   426  3499  741 | Right     Purisima Creek Rd
     42.12    3.53 |   209  3550   51 | Left      Verde Rd
     43.73    1.61 |   192  3653  102 | Slight Lt Lobitos Creek Rd
     47.81    4.08 |   483  4421  768 | Slight Lt Tunitas Creek Rd
     52.19    4.38 |  1894  5987 1566 | Left      Tunitas Creek Rd
     53.49    1.30 |  2068  6175  188 | Slight Lt Kings Mountain Rd
     58.44    4.95 |   398  6197   23 | Left      Woodside Rd
     59.38    0.94 |   402  6231   34 | Right     Whiskey Hill Rd
     60.76    1.38 |   307  6261   30 | Left      Sand Hill Rd
     63.69    2.94 |   156  6409  148 | Right     Santa Cruz Ave
     63.79    0.10 |   155  6411    2 | Left      G5
     66.22    2.42 |   159  6504   93 | Straight  Foothill Expy
     69.22    3.01 |   202  6625  121 | Right     Main St
     69.25    0.03 |   204  6626    2 | Left      University Ave
     69.33    0.07 |   209  6631    5 | Slight Rt University Ave
     69.39    0.06 |   209  6631    0 | Arrive    University Ave

    Google Map (link):


    Profile:

  • Wed, April 18, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Mike Harding leads this week’s 50 mile, 4500’ standard:

    Start Shoup Park
    L,R,L to Foothill Expy
    Left on Arastradero Rd
    Left on Page Mill
    Right on Arastradero Rd 
    Left at Alpine Rd
    Right at Portola Rd
    Left at Portola Rd
    Left at Tripp Rd 
    Left at Kings Mt Rd REGROUP
    Right at Skyline REGROUP
    Right at Hwy 92
    Right at Cañada
    Left at bridge and trail
    Right at Hallmark REGROUP
    Cont. on Crestview @ barrier
    Left at Edgewood
    Right at Cordilleras
    Right at Canyon
    Right at Oak Knoll REGROUP + OPTIONAL lunch stop
    Left at Lakeview
    Left at Jefferson
    Right on Emerald Hill
    Left on Farm Hill
    Left at McGarvey
    Right on Fernside
    Straight on Alameda
    Straight on Santa Cruz
    Left at Junipero Serra
    Cont. on Foothill Expy
    Right on Burke
    Left to Shoup Park

    Google Map (link):


    Profile:

  • Wed, April 11, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Paul Melville leads this 43 mile, 4300 ft. ride.
  • Wed, April 04, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Steve Chapel leads this week, on the Coastal Classic, 56 miles, 5200 ft. Bring or buy lunch at the San Gregorio General Store. Rain cancels, heavy fog on the coast side changes route.
  • Wed, March 28, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Steve Chapel leads this week's 44 mile, 4,400 ft. ride. Rain cancels.
  • Wed, March 21, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Since last week's ride was rained out, Mike Harding will lead Louis’ Lunacy again this week.
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