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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.

  • Thu, May 17, 2018 4:52 PM | Anonymous member

    Reminder from Betty. Our own Cathy Switzer has a blog of her "extended vacation" across the US. Yesterday she rode over a hundred miles in 95 degree heat. Take a look here

    For those who don't already know, our Wonder Woman has a daily blog also:

    Travels


  • Mon, May 14, 2018 9:26 PM | Anonymous member

    Halfmoon Bay via Kings, Tunitus Creek and Lobitos Creek Cutoff - 68 miles 6600 feet, Bring or buy lunch in Halfmoon Bay. Rain cancels.

    Steve Chapel ride leader

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/1305847


    Turns Distance
    Shoup Park 0.0
    R Main St 0.2
    L Foothill Expy 0.2
    R Santa Cruz Ave 5.6
    L Sand Hill Rd 5.8
    L Whiskey Hill Rd 8.7
    L Woodside Rd 10.1
    R Kings Mountain Rd 11.0
    Cont. Tunitas Creek Rd 16.0
    RLobitos Creek Cutoff 23.4
    R Verde Rd 25.0
    R Purisima Creek Rd 26.8
    L Higgins Canyon Rd 30.4
    R Main St 34.8
    Lunch 36.6
    L CA-1 S 36.6
    L Verde Rd 39.8
    R to stay on Verde Rd 40.2
    L Lobitos Creek Rd 41.8
    L Tunitas Creek Rd 45.9
    Cont. Kings Mountain Rd 51.6
    L Woodside Rd 56.6
    R Mountain Home Rd 57.3
    L Manzanita Way 57.7
    L Sand Hill Rd 59.0
    R Santa Cruz Ave 62.1
    L G5/Junipero Serra Blvd 62.2
    R Main St 67.6
    L University Ave 67.6
    Shoup Park 67.8


  • Wed, May 09, 2018 7:15 PM | Anonymous member

    The Hills-R-Us ride for 5/9/18 will be: Hicks-Mt Umunhum
    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance: 67 miles
    Elevation: 6,500 ft
    Lunch: Bring Lunch


    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25396212

     

    Right

    Turn right onto University Ave

    0.1

    0.7

    Left

    Turn left onto S El Monte Ave

    0.7

    0.1

    Right

    Turn right onto Foothill Expy

    0.9

    3.6

    Straight

    Continue onto Foothill Blvd

    4.4

    1.3

    Straight

    Continue onto Stevens Canyon Rd

    5.8

    3.2

    Straight

    Continue onto Mt Eden Rd

    8.9

    2.1

    Right

    Turn right onto Damon Ln

    11

    0

    Left

    Turn left onto Teerlink Way

    11.1

    0.3

    Right

    Turn right onto Pierce Rd

    11.4

    0.9

    Left

    Turn left onto CA-9 N

    12.2

    1.4

    Right

    Turn right onto 6th St

    13.6

    0.1

    Left

    Turn left onto Oak St

    13.8

    0.1

    Right

    Turn right onto Lomita Ave

    13.8

    0.2

    Left

    Turn left onto Vickery Ave

    14.1

    0.4

    Right

    Turn right onto Saratoga Los Gatos Rd

    14.5

    2.5

    Right

    Turn right onto Ridgecrest Ave

    16.9

    0.6

    Left

    Turn left onto Beck Ave

    17.5

    0.1

    Right

    Turn right onto Hernandez Ave

    17.6

    0.5

    Right

    Turn right onto Peralta Ave

    18.1

    0.1

    Left

    Turn left onto Pennsylvania Ave

    18.2

    0.2

    Right

    Turn right onto Bayview Ave

    18.4

    0

    Left

    Turn left onto W Main St

    18.4

    0.7

    Straight

    Continue onto Los Gatos Blvd

    19.1

    0.6

    Right

    Turn right onto Kennedy Rd

    19.7

    3.3

    Right

    Turn right onto Shannon Rd

    23

    0.7

    Right

    Turn right onto Hicks Rd

    23.7

    5.3

    Right

    Turn right onto Mt Umunhum Rd

    29

    5.4

    Summit

    Summit ! U Turn

    34.4

    5.4

    Left

    Turn left onto Hicks Rd

    39.9

    5.3

    Left

    Turn left onto Shannon Rd

    45.2

    3.2

    Left

    Turn left onto Englewood Ave

    48.4

    0.4

    Right

    Turn right onto Kennedy Rd

    48.8

    0.2

    Straight

    Continue onto Caldwell Ave

    49.1

    0.4

    Left

    Turn left onto Bella Vista Ave

    49.5

    0.4

    Straight

    Continue onto New York Ave

    49.9

    0.1

    Left

    Turn left onto Pleasant St

    50

    0.1

    Right

    Turn right onto E Main St

    50.1

    0.7

    Right

    Turn right onto Bayview Ave

    50.8

    0

    Left

    Turn left onto Pennsylvania Ave

    50.8

    0.1

    Right

    Turn right onto Glen Ridge Ave

    50.9

    0.1

    Left

    Slight left onto Hernandez Ave

    51.1

    0.6

    Left

    Turn left onto Beck Ave

    51.7

    0.1

    Right

    Turn right onto Ridgecrest Ave

    51.7

    0.6

    Left

    Turn left onto Saratoga Los Gatos Rd

    52.3

    2.9

    Straight

    Continue onto Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd

    55.2

    1.7

    Left

    Turn left onto Wardell Rd

    56.9

    0.3

    Right

    Turn right onto Arroyo De Arguello

    57.2

    0.5

    Straight

    Continue onto Vía Roncole

    57.7

    0.3

    Left

    Turn left onto Prospect Rd

    58

    0.3

    Straight

    Continue onto S Stelling Rd

    58.2

    0.5

    Left

    Turn left onto Rainbow Dr

    58.7

    0.5

    Right

    Turn right onto Bubb Rd

    59.2

    0.8

    Left

    Turn left onto Hyannisport Dr

    60

    0.5

    Right

    Turn right onto Linda Vista Dr

    60.5

    0

    Left

    Turn left to stay on Linda Vista Dr

    60.5

    0.1

    Left

    Turn left onto McClellan Rd

    60.7

    0.4

    Right

    McClellan turns right and Mira Vista 

    61

    0.2

    Left

    Turn left onto Palm Ave

    61.2

    0.2

    Right

    Turn right onto S Foothill Blvd

    61.4

    1.1

    Straight

    Continue onto Foothill Expy

    62.5

    4.2

    Left

    Turn left onto Main St

    66.7

    0

    Left

    Turn left onto University Ave

    66.8

    0.1

    Right

    Turn right

    66.8


  • Wed, May 02, 2018 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Time for a trip to Big Basin park. Rain Cancels.

    North Escape is extra credit.


    Distance :: 65 mi

    Elevation :: 7300 ft

    Lunch :: Big Basin Park

    Leader :: Doug Hahn


    RWGPS :: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27375354


    Route sheet ::

    65.2 miles

    RWG, Big Basin China Grade

    Leg Dir Type Notes Total

    Left Turn left toward University Ave 0.0
    0.0 Right Turn right onto University Ave 0.0
    0.6 Left Turn left onto S El Monte Ave 0.7
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Foothill Expy 0.8
    3.6 Straight Continue onto Foothill Blvd 4.4
    1.3 Straight Continue onto Stevens Canyon Rd 5.7
    3.2 Right Turn right to stay on Stevens Canyon Rd 8.8
    1.7 Left Turn left onto Redwood Gulch Rd 10.5
    1.4 Right Sharp right onto CA-9 S 11.9
    9.2 Straight Continue onto CA-236 N 21.1
    13.3 Left Sharp left onto China Grade Rd 34.4
    3.4 Right Turn right onto CA-236 S 37.8
    4.7 Straight Continue onto CA-9 S 42.5
    6.1 Left Turn left onto CA-35 (signs for State 35/San Francisco) 48.6
    6.4 Right Sharp right onto Page Mill Rd 55.0
    6.4 Right Turn right onto Altamont Rd 61.4
    1.1 Left Turn left onto Taaffe Rd 62.5
    0.3 Left Turn left to stay on Taaffe Rd 62.8
    0.6 Right Turn right onto Elena Rd 63.4
    0.2 Left Turn left onto Robleda Rd 63.5
    0.8 Right Slight right onto Chapin Rd 64.4
    0.3 Left Turn left onto Burke Rd 64.6
    0.4 Right Turn right onto University Ave 65.1
    0.1 Right Turn right 65.2

    Print Ride With GPS · https://ridewithgps.com

  • Wed, April 25, 2018 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    We'll head South to Bear Creek, Black. Return Skyline, Page Mill. Limited water and RR stops. Bring lunch.

    60 miles/ 7,000 feet

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27317903


    Turn right onto University Ave

    0.1 mi

    Turn left onto S El Monte Ave

    0.7 mi

    Turn right onto Foothill Expy

    0.8 mi

    Continue onto N Foothill Blvd

    4.5 mi

    Continue onto Stevens Canyon Rd

    5.7 mi

    Straight Mt Eden Rd

    8.9 mi

    Turn right onto Pierce Rd

    11.2 mi

    Slight right onto CA-9 S

    12.2 mi

    RR / water at CDF on Skyline

    17.7 mi

    Turn left onto CA-35

    17.7 mi

    Turn left onto CA-35/Bear Creek Rd

    28.0 mi

    Turn left onto Montevina Rd

    31.7 mi

    Turn left onto Black Rd

    32.0 mi

    RR / Water at school Sometimes if not locked

    33.5 mi

    Turn right onto CA-35/Skyline Blvd

    36.5 mi

    CDF water / "CAT" RR

    43.5 mi

    Turn right onto Page Mill Rd

    49.3 mi

    Turn right onto Altamont Rd

    55.7 mi

    Turn left onto Taaffe Rd

    56.8 mi

    Turn right onto Elena Rd

    57.7 mi

    Turn left onto Robleda Rd

    57.9 mi

    Slight right onto Chapin Rd

    58.7 mi

    Turn left onto Burke Rd

    58.9 mi

    Continue straight onto Old Altos Rd

    59.3 mi

    Continue onto Burke Rd

    59.3 mi

    Turn right onto University Ave

    59.4 mi


  • Mon, April 16, 2018 6:43 PM | Anonymous member

    Weather looks OK - Might be a bit cool. Lets do OLH, West OLH and Climb Kings

    OLH, West OLH and Kings Mountain Rd, 50 Miles 5100 Ft
    Bring lunch to eat at regroup. Rain cancels

    Ride Leader Steve Chapel

    Link to route at Ride With GPS

    Type Notes Distance
    Start Shoup Park 0.0
    Left  University Ave 0.1
    Left  Burke Rd 0.2
    Right  Old Altos Rd 0.3
    Right  W Fremont Rd 0.4
    Left  Concepcion Rd 1.5
    Right  Purissima Rd 2.3
    Left  Arastradero Rd 3.7
    Left  Page Mill Rd 4.4
    Right  Arastradero Rd 4.6
    Left  Alpine Rd 6.6
    Right  Willowbrook Dr 8.7
    Left  Portola Rd 9.5
    Left  Old La Honda Rd 11.6
    Right  Skyline Blvd 15.0
    Left  CA-84 W/La Honda Rd 16.5
    Left Old La Honda Rd 19.3
    Left  CA-35 N/Skyline Blvd 21.9
    Right  La Honda Rd/84 23.4
    Left Tripp Rd 27.9
    Right  Kings Mountain Rd 28.8
    Summit U Turn at Skyline Blvd 34.2
    Left Descend Kings 34.3
    Left  Woodside Rd 39.2
    Right  Whiskey Hill Rd 40.2
    Left  Sand Hill Rd 41.6
    Right  Santa Cruz Ave 44.5
    Left  G5/Junipero Serra Blvd 44.6
    Straight Cont. Foothill Expy 47.0
    Right  Main St 50.1
    Left  University Ave 50.1
    Straight Turn right into Shoup 50.2
    End End of route 50.3
  • Wed, April 11, 2018 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    New Hills-R-Us route for 4/11/18:  Crystal Springs Neighborhoods

    Rain Cancels!
    Route link:  http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2899631  New link to add Flintstone House: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27201734

     

    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance:  49 miles
    Elevation:  3,600 ft by Ride with GPS 
    Lunch: I'm not sure about lunch stop, bring snacks

    Route:

    L  University Ave

    L  Burke Rd

    R  Old Altos Rd

    R  Fremont Rd

    R  To stay on Fremont

    L  St Francis Rd

    R  La Cresta Dr

    L  Arastradero Rd

    L  Page Mill Rd

    R  Arastradero Rd

    L  Alpine Rd

    R  Portola Rd

    L  Portola Rd

    S  Mountain Home Rd Regroup at Roberts

    C  Cañada Road

    C  CA-92 E/Ralston Ave

    R  CA-35

    R  Bunker Hill Dr

    L  Polhemus Rd

    C  Crystal Springs Rd

    L  Tartan Trail Rd

    R  Black Mountain Rd

    L  Black Mountain Rd

    R  Woodridge Rd

    R  Crystal Springs Rd

    C  Polhemus Rd

    L  Ascension Dr

    L  Bel Aire Rd

    R  Laurie Ln

    R  Parrott Dr

    L  De Anza Blvd

    L  De Anza Blvd

    L  De Anza Blvd

    R  De Anza Blvd

    L  Polhemus Rd

    C  Ralston Ave

    R  Ralston Avenue Bike Trail

    L  Cañada Road

    Regroup at Roberts

    L  Woodside Rd

    R  Whiskey Hill Rd

    L  Sand Hill Rd

    R  Santa Cruz Ave

    L  Junipero Serra Blvd

    C  Foothill Expy

    R  Main St

    L  University Ave


  • Wed, April 04, 2018 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    9:00 AM start

    Pescadero CCW (OLH, 84, Stage, Haskins, W Alpine), rain cancels.

    Distance :: 65 miles,

    Elevation :: 6500 ft.

    Lunch at Archangeli's Bakery

    Leader :: Doug Hahn

    Route on Ride with GPS

    Notes Miles
    Shoup Park 0.0
    L University Ave 0.1
    L Burke Rd 0.2
    R Old Altos Rd 0.3
    R Fremont Rd 0.4
    L Concepcion Rd 1.5
    R Purissima Rd 2.3
    L Arastradero Rd 3.7
    L Page Mill Rd 4.4
    R Arastradero Rd 4.6
    L Alpine Rd 6.6
    R Portola Rd 7.8
    L Old La Honda Rd 10.7
    L CA-35 14.1
    R Old La Honda Rd 14.1
    L CA-84 W 16.7
    L Stage Rd 28.1
    L Pescadero Creek Rd 35.4
    R Alpine Rd 47.2
    Cont. Page Mill Rd 54.7
    R Altamont Rd 61.1
    L Taaffe Rd 62.2
    R Elena Rd 63.1
    L Robleda Rd 63.3
    R Chapin Rd 64.1
    L Burke Rd 64.3
    R University Ave 64.8
    Turn right 64.9
    Shoup Park 65.0
  • Wed, March 28, 2018 9:01 AM | Anonymous member

    COASTAL CLASSIC

    Old La Honda, West OLH, Hwy 84, Stage Road, Tunitas, Kings, Whiskey Hill, Sand Hill, Foothill to Shoup.

    Lunch at Bike Hut
    56 miles, 5200 ft. Rain cancels.

    GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27107310

    L University    0.1

    L Burke Rd              0.2

    R Old Altos Rd  0.3

    R Fremont Rd    0.4

    L Concepcion Rd 1.5

    R Purissima Rd  2.4

    L Arastradero   3.7

    L Page Mill Rd  4.4

    R Arastradero   4.7

    L Alpine Rd     6.7

    R Portola Rd    7.8

    L Old La Honda  10.7

    L Skyline Blvd  14.1

    R W OldLa Honda 14.1

    L onto CA-84    16.7

    R Stage Rd        28.1

    R CA-1 N           29.3

    R Tunitas          30.8

    Cont. Kings     40.2

    L Woodside Rd   45.2

    R Whiskey Hill  46.2

    L Sand Hill Rd  47.6

    R Santa Cruz    50.5

    L Junipero Serra50.6

    Cont. Foothill  53.0

    R Main St               56.0

    L University    56.1

    R into Shoup    56.2




  • Wed, March 28, 2018 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    This ride has two up and backs. Summit Springs, Patrol. Then Kings, SKyline, 84. And LaCresta on the way home. Bring,buy lunch Skylonda. Rain cancels. 45 miles and 5,200 feet.

    GPS Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12617119

    Start Shoup    0

    L University   0.04

    L Burke Rd     0.19

    R Chapin Rd    0.63

    Cont. Robleda  0.88

    L Elena Rd     1.7

    R Moody Rd     2.44

    R Page Mill    5.29

    L Arastradero  7.81

    L Alpine Rd    9.81

    R Golden Oak   9.88

    R Peak Ln      10.64

    R Cervantes    10.73

    L Fawn Ln      10.77

    L Golden Hills 11.13

    L Westridge Dr 11.79

    R Portola Rd   12.88

    Cont. Woodside 15.97

    L Tripp Rd     17.08

    L Noel Rd      17.21

    R Partition Rd 17.3

    L Summit Spring 17.6

    U Turn          18.17

    L Patrol       18.5

    U-Turn          19.58

    L Entrance Way 20.24

    L Kings Mt Rd  20.34

    L CA-35         24.48

    L CA-84/       29.97

    R Portola Rd   33.46

    L Alpine Rd    37.68

    R Arastradero 38.82

    L Page Mill    40.81

    R Arastradero  41.05

    R La Cresta Dr 41.99

    Cont Viscaino 43

    L Concepcion Rd 43.41

    R Fremont Rd   43.69

    L Edith Ave    44.47

    R University   44.64

    Right Shoup    45.05

    End of route   45.16


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