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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, 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):


    Profile:

  • Wed, June 06, 2012 9:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Dave Fitch leads this ride from behind.
  • Wed, May 30, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Mike Harding leads this 46 mile, 6000(?) ft. ride.

    Cue sheet generated using googlemap_cuesheet from route: http://tinyurl.com/7ytfuaq
    
       Distance    |    Directions
     Total    Last |
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      0.00    0.00 | Depart    University Ave
      0.59    0.59 | Left      S El Monte Ave
      0.71    0.12 | Right     Foothill Expy
      4.40    3.69 | Straight  N Foothill Blvd
      5.60    1.21 | Straight  Stevens Canyon Rd
      7.39    1.79 | Right     Montebello Rd
     12.58    5.19 | U-Turn    Montebello Rd
     17.78    5.19 | Slight Rt Stevens Canyon Rd
     19.15    1.37 | Right     Stevens Canyon Rd
     20.80    1.65 | Slight Lt Redwood Gulch Rd
     22.20    1.40 | Sharp Rt  Big Basin Way
     25.29    3.08 | Straight  CA-35 N
     31.65    6.36 | Right     Page Mill Rd
     38.06    6.41 | Right     Altamont Rd
     39.12    1.07 | Left      Taaffe Rd
     40.01    0.88 | Right     Elena Rd
     40.19    0.18 | Left      Robleda Rd
     41.00    0.82 | Slight Rt Chapin Rd
     41.26    0.25 | Left      Burke Rd
     41.70    0.44 | Right     University Ave
     41.86    0.17 | Arrive    University Ave
    
    

  • 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

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