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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, September 05, 2012 9:00 AM | Anonymous member
    Route on Ride with GPS
    Leader: Mike harding
    Distance: 40 Miles
    Elevation: 4000 ft
    Lunch: Bring or buy at Polhemus @ De Anza shopping plaza.
    Shoup Park
    L University
    R Burke
    L Foothill
    X Page Mill/Oregon
    cont. Junipero Serra
    R+L Alpine to Sand Hill
    R Manzanita
    R Mountain Home
    regroup Roberts Market Woodside
    X Hwy 84/Woodside Rd
    cont. Canada
    X under I-280
    R Godetia
    L Jefferson
    R Glencrag
    S Maple (vs. R to Glencrag)
    L W Maple
    L Eastview @ T
    R Eastview @ Rocky Way
    L Hillcrest
    regroup Glenloch
    L Glenloch
    L Sylvan
    L Lakeview
    L Cordilleras
    L Edgewood
    R Crestview, thru barrier
    cont. Hallmark
    L Ralston
    X over Hwy 92
    cont. Polhemus
    R Crystal Springs
    L Tartan Trail; climb
    L Black Mountain @ T
    L Hayne
    X under I-280
    L Skyline/Hwy 35 @ T
    L Crystal Springs
    R Polhemus
    lunch option: Polhemus
    @ De Anza shopping plaza
    R Polhemus
    L Bunker Hill; climb
    L Hwy 35
    L Hwy 92 R Canada
    R Olive Hill
    L Albion
    SHARP R Manuella
    R Kings MountainR Kings Mountain
    L Tripp
    regroup Old Woodside Store
    cont. Tripp
    merge onto Hwy 84
    S Portola Rd
    R Portola Rd @ Sand Hill
    L Westridge
    R Cervantes
    R Minoca
    merge onto Golden Oak (downhill)
    L+R Alpine to Arastradero
    L Page Mill
    R Arastradero
    X under I-280
    R La Cresta
    R Viscaino
    L Roble Ladera
    merge onto Purissima
    L Robleda @ T
    R Chapin
    L Burke
    R University
    R Shoup Park


  • Wed, August 29, 2012 9:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Route on Ride with GPS
    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance: 53 miles
    Elevation: 6700 ft according Ride with GPS
    Lunch: La Honda

    Shoup Park
    L University
    L Burke
    R Old Altos to T
    R Fremont
    L Concepcion to T
    R Purissima to T
    L Arastradero
    L Page Mill
    R Arastradero to T
    L Alpine
    R Portola
    REGROUP Triangle Green Park
    L Old La Honda
    REGROUP Skyline
    cont. West Old La Honda to T
    L Hwy 84
    REGROUP La Honda Country Market
    cont. Hwy 84
    L Pescadero
    L Alpine (Regroup at top)
    R Skyline
    Regroup at CDF fire station
    L Hwy 9
    L Pierce
    L Mt Eden
    S Stevens Canyon
    S Foothill Expy
    Left S El Monte Ave
    R University Ave
    R Shoup Park



  • Wed, August 22, 2012 9:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Steve Chapel leads this 70 mile ride.
  • Wed, August 15, 2012 9:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Dave Fitch leads this 66 mile, 6200 ft. ride.
  • 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



  • 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.



  • 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.
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