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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, March 07, 2018 10:00 AM | Anonymous member

    The forecast looks nice so let's try riding Skyline.

    Regroup at Fire station, bring or buy lunch at Skylonda.

    Rain cancels.

    Distance :: 46 mi

    Elevation :: 4500 ft

    Lunch :: Skylonda

    Leader :: Doug Hahn

    ridewithgps :: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26966772

    Route ::

    Right Turn right onto University Ave 0.1
    1.1 Straight Continue onto Anita Ave 1.1
    0.0 Left Turn left onto Border Rd 1.2
    0.3 Right Turn right onto Valley View Dr 1.5
    0.4 Right Turn right onto Summerhill Ave 1.9
    0.0 Left Turn left onto Hilltop Dr 1.9
    0.1 Left Turn left onto Hillview Rd 2.0
    0.5 Right Turn right onto Fairway Dr 2.6
    0.5 Straight Continue straight onto Loyola Dr 3.0
    0.2 Right Turn right onto Esberg Rd 3.3
    0.1 Right Turn right onto Mora Dr 3.4
    0.8 Straight Continue onto Mora Trail 4.2
    0.6 Left Turn left to stay on Mora Trail 4.8
    0.0 Right Turn right to stay on Mora Trail 4.8
    0.0 Left Turn left onto Rancho San Antonio Service Rd 4.8
    1.3 Right Turn right onto Cristo Rey Dr 6.1
    0.1 Straight At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit and stay on Cristo Rey Dr 6.3
    0.8 Right Turn right onto N Foothill Blvd 7.1
    1.2 Straight Continue onto Stevens Canyon Rd 8.3
    3.2 Right Turn right to stay on Stevens Canyon Rd 11.4
    1.7 Left Turn left onto Redwood Gulch Rd 13.1
    1.4 Right Sharp right onto CA-9 S 14.5
    3.0 Right Slight right onto CA-35 17.5
    13.6 Right Turn right toward CA-84 E 31.1
    0.0 Right Turn right onto CA-84 E 31.2
    3.4 Right Sharp right onto Portola Rd 34.6
    0.8 Right Turn right to stay on Portola Rd 35.4
    3.4 Left Turn left onto Alpine Rd 38.8
    1.1 Right Turn right onto Arastradero Rd 39.9
    2.0 Left Turn left onto Page Mill Rd 41.9
    0.2 Right Turn right onto Arastradero Rd 42.1
    0.7 Right Turn right onto Purissima Rd 42.8
    1.8 Left Turn left onto Robleda Rd 44.6
    0.6 Right Slight right onto Chapin Rd 45.3
    0.3 Left Turn left onto Burke Rd 45.5
    0.4 Right Turn right onto University Ave 46.0
  • Wed, February 28, 2018 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Five Loops From Shoup Modified - a good route for a rainy day

    Steve's 5 Loops From Shoup that is modified a bit. Valley View, Mora, Camino Hermosa, Altamont, Altamont Circle, Foothill Park, Alexis(John Chambers house), Golden Oak, Westridge/Cervantes, Sand Hill. RAIN CANCELS! Bring Munchies, no lunch stop planned.

    42 miles/4,200 feet

    Route on Ride with GPS

    Notes Distanct
    Start Shoup Park 0.0
    R University Ave 0.1
    Cont. Anita Ave 1.1
    L Border Rd 1.2
    R Valley View Dr 1.5
    L Summerhill Ave 1.9
    R Magdalena Ave 2.2
    L Hillview Dr 2.3
    R Fairway Dr 2.4
    Cont. Loyola Dr 2.9
    R Terrace Dr 3.6
    R Mora Dr 3.9
    R Sunhills Dr 4.9
    L W Loyola Dr 5.0
    R Ravensbury Ave 5.4
    L Camino Hermoso Dr 6.0
    R Magdalena Ave 6.5
    L Stonebrook Dr 7.2
    R Kate Dr 7.5
    L Teresa Way 7.6
    Cont. Stonebrook Dr 7.7
    R Oak Knoll Cir 7.9
    R cont. Oak Knoll Cir 8.0
    R cont.  Oak Knoll Cir 8.4
    R cont.  Oak Knoll Cir 8.5
    Cont. Prospect Ave 8.5
    L La Loma Dr 8.9
    R Summit Wood Rd 9.1
    L Tepa Way 9.6
    R Moody Rd 9.8
    L Altamont Rd 9.8
    Conti. Altamont Cir 12.0
    R Page Mill Rd 12.6
    R into Footh Hill Park 12.9
    Left Descend around lake 13.2
    Right at Interpretive Center 14.0
    Left Page Mill 15.2
    L Alexis Dr 16.7
    Make a U-turn 17.7
    L Page Mill Rd 18.8
    L Paseo Del Roble Dr 18.8
    L Page Mill Rd 19.6
    L Arastradero Rd 19.8
    L Alpine Rd 21.8
    R Golden Oak Dr 21.9
    R Alpine Rd 23.5
    R Portola Rd 24.1
    R Westridge Dr 25.3
    R Cervantes Rd 25.8
    L Westridge Dr 27.3
    R Portola Rd 29.4
    Cont. Sand Hill Rd 31.7
    R Santa Cruz Ave 35.4
    L G5/Junipero Serra Blvd 35.5
    Cont. Foothill Expy 38.0
    R Hillview Ave 38.5
    Cont. onto Fremont Rd 39.2
    L Burke Rd 41.3
    R University Ave 41.6
    R Shoup Park 41.7
    End of Ride 41.8

  • Mon, February 19, 2018 5:01 PM | Anonymous member

    A ride for a cold day: Kennedy/Shannon via Saratoga and Los Gatos

    The route is Kennedy Shannon, 45 miles and about 3100 ft. Bring or buy lunch in Los Gatos. Rain Cancels.

    Ride Leader Steve Chapel

    Route on Ride with GPS

    Turns Distance 
    Shoup Park 0.0
    R University Ave 0.1
    L El Monte Ave 0.7
    R Foothill Expy 0.8
    Cont. Stevens Canyon Rd 5.7
    Cont. Mt Eden Rd 8.9
    R Pierce Rd 11.2
    L Big Basin Way 12.2
    R 6th St 13.6
    L Oak St 13.7
    R Lomita Ave 13.8
    L Vickery Ave 14.0
    R Route 9 N 14.4
    R Montalvo Rd 14.4
    L Piedmont Rd 15.1
    R Peach Hill Rd 15.7
    L Glen Una Dr 16.5
    R Route 9 N 17.3
    R Ridgecrest Ave 18.7
    L Beck Ave 19.3
    R Hernandez Ave 19.4
    R Glen Ridge Ave 20.0
    L Pennsylvania Ave 20.1
    R Bayview Ave 20.2
    L W Main St 20.2
    Cont. Los Gatos Blvd 20.9
    R Kennedy Rd 21.5
    L Shannon Rd 24.8
    L Englewood Ave 27.3
    R Kennedy Rd 27.7
    Cont. Caldwell Ave 27.9
    L Bella Vista Ave 28.1
    Cont. New York Ave 28.5
    L Pleasant St 28.6
    R E Main St 28.7
    R University Ave 29.2
    L  Route 9 S 29.7
    Cont. Saratoga Sunnyvale 33.3
    L Wardell Rd 35.0
    R Arroyo De Arguello 35.3
    Cont. Via Roncole 35.8
    L Prospect Rd 36.1
    Cont. S Stelling Rd 36.4
    L Rainbow Dr 36.9
    R Bubb Rd 37.4
    L Hyannisport Dr 38.1
    R Linda Vista Dr 38.6
    L McClellan Rd 38.8
    L Palm Ave 39.3
    R S Foothill Blvd 39.5
    Cont. Foothill Expy 40.5
    L S El Monte Ave 44.2
    R University Ave 44.4
    Turn left 45.0
    Shoup Park 45.1
  • Wed, February 14, 2018 10:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Weather looks good  so lets do the Both Sides of OLH+ ride. 
    Rain Cancels
    The Hills-R-Us route:  Both Sides of OLH+
    Route link:   http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1879963 

    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance:  42 miles
    Elevation:  4200 ft
    Lunch: Bring or buy lunch at Skywood Market, Sky Londa.

    Shoup Park
    L  University Ave
    L  Burke Rd
    R  Old Altos Rd
    R  W Fremont Rd
    L  Concepcion Rd
    R  Purissima Rd
    L  Arastradero Rd
    L  Page Mill Rd
    R  Arastradero Rd
    R  Alpine Rd
    L  Santa Cruz Av
    L  Sand Hill Rd
    S  Portola Rd 
    R  Old La Honda Rd 
    Regroup at top (Skyline Blvd).
    R  Skyline Blvd
    L  CA Hwy 84
    L  Old La Honda Rd
    Caution: blind curve. Regroup at top.
    L  Skyline Blvd
    Regroup, food, water, restroom in Sky Londa.
    R  CA Hwy 84
    R  Portola Rd  - Hairpin curve.
    R  Portola Rd
    L  Alpine Rd
    R  Arastradero Rd
    R  Page Mill Rd
    L  Altamont Rd
    L  Taaffe Rd
    R  Elena Rd
    L  Robleda Rd
    R  Chapin Rd
    L  Burke Rd
    R  University Rd
    R  Shoup Park


  • Wed, February 07, 2018 10:00 AM | Anonymous member

    It looks like it will be a beautiful day for riding. For anyone wanting a shorter ride you can treat PSP as extra credit.

    Lunch at Skylonda, rain cancels.

    Distance :: 48 mi

    Elevation :: 5900 ft

    Leader :: Doug Hahn

    ridewgps :: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10270621

    Turns     Distance
    Shoup   0.0
    L University Ave        0.1
    L Burke Rd      0.2
    R Chapin Rd     0.7
    Cont. Robleda Rd        0.9
    R Elena Rd      1.7
    L Taaffe Rd     1.9
    R Altamont Rd   2.8
    L Page Mill Rd  3.9
    Cont. Alpine Rd 10.3
    Cont. Portola State Park Rd     13.8
    Regroup Portola St Park 17.3
    L Alpine Rd     20.9
    Cont. Pescadero Rd      24.9
    Cont. CA-84 E   26.0
    R Old La Honda Rd       29.9
    L Skyline Blvd  32.5
    Lunch Skylonda  33.9
    Descend 84 East 34.0
    Sharp right onto Portola Rd     37.4
    L Sand Hill Rd  38.2
    R Santa Cruz Ave        42.0
    L G5/Junipero Serra Blvd        42.1
    Cont. Foothill Expy     44.5
    R Main St       47.5
    L University Ave        47.5
    R Shoup Park    47.7
  • Wed, January 31, 2018 10:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Leader:  Dave Fitch

    Distance: 44 miles

    Elevation: 3940 feet

    RideWithGPS (Thanks to Steve Carman!):


    PDF (Thanks to Steve Prothero!):


  • Mon, January 22, 2018 2:52 PM | Anonymous member

    Tour Around Los Altos/Portola Hills - A Ride for Rain Days

    Lets stay close to home Wednesday. Rain should hold off until about 2.

    Quinn Hill, Mora, Blandor, Moody, Footill Park, Westridge, La Cresta
    30 miles, 3200 feet. Bring a snack for Foothills Park. Rain cancels.

    Steve Chapel Ride leader.

    Route on Ride with GPS

    Notes Distance
    Start of route 0.0
    R University Ave 0.0
    R Quinnhill Rd 1.1
    L Summerhill Ave 1.5
    R Hilltop Dr 1.7
    L Hillview Rd 1.8
    R Fairway Dr 2.4
    Cont. onto Loyola Dr 2.9
    R Esberg Rd 3.1
    R Mora Dr 3.2
    R Sunhills Dr 3.9
    L Kenbar Rd 4.0
    R Rolly Rd 4.1
    L W Loyola Dr 4.2
    Cont. Camino Hermoso 4.4
    L Magdalena Ave 4.6
    L Blandor Way 5.0
    R Olive Tree Ln 5.1
    L Blandor Way 6.2
    L Magdalena Ave 6.3
    L Stonebrook Dr 6.7
    R Kate Dr 7.1
    L Teresa Way 7.2
    L Prospect Ave 7.5
    L La Loma Dr 7.8
    R Summit Wood Rd 8.1
    L onto Tepa Way 8.5
    L Moody Rd 8.7
    R Page Mill Rd 11.3
    L into Foothill Park 11.5
    L at lake 11.7
    R at Interpretive Center 12.5
    R at Top 13.2
    L Page Mill Rd 13.8
    L Arastradero Rd 13.8
    L Alpine Rd 16.1
    R Portola Rd 18.1
    R Westridge Dr 19.2
    R Alpine Rd 20.4
    L Arastradero Rd 23.3
    L Page Mill Rd 24.0
    R Arastradero Rd 26.0
    R La Cresta Dr 26.3
    R Viscaino Rd 27.2
    L Roble Ladera Rd 28.2
    Cont. Purissima Rd 28.3
    L Robleda Rd 28.6
    R Chapin Rd 29.3
    L Burke Rd 29.9
    R University Ave 30.2
    Turn right 30.6
    End of route 30.8
  • Wed, January 17, 2018 10:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Lets do Mike K's Swan Song!   Rain cancels.  No lunch stop (there is a option for lunch but usually it is skipped) so bring snacks.

    The Hills-R-Us route:  LAH quarry, Moody, Foothills Park, Alpine/Joaquin, Westridge, St. Francis/La Cresta
    Route link:

    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance:  40 miles
    Elevation:  4500 ft 
    Lunch: Bring snacks, no lunch stop



    R University Ave   0.0
    L Burke Rd   0.2
    R Chapin Rd   0.6
    Cont. Robleda Rd   0.9
    L Elena Rd   1.7
    Cont. El Monte Rd   2.5
    R Voorhees Dr   3.3
    R Clausen Ct   3.4
    Cont. Barley Hill Rd   3.6
    L Hilltop Dr   3.9
    R Hillview Rd   4.3
    R Magdalena Ave   4.7
    R Stonebrook Dr   5.8
    Cont. Laura Ct   6.1
    R Kate Dr   6.1
    L Teresa Way   6.2
    R Stonebrook Dr   6.3
    R Oak Knoll Cir   6.5
    Cont. Prospect Ave   7.1
    L La Loma Dr   7.5
    R Summit Wood   7.8
    L Tepa Way   8.2
    L Moody Rd   8.4
    R Page Mill Rd   10.9
    L Foothill Park   11.2
    L Slight L   11.4
    R Slight R   12.2
    R Page Mill Rd   13.4
    R Altamont Rd   13.8
    L Briones Way   14.0
    L Ventana Way   14.3
    R Page Mill Rd   14.5
    L Arastradero Rd   16.0
    L Alpine Rd   17.9
    L Joaquin Rd   22.3
    R Old Spanish Trail   22.7
    L Vista Verde Way   23.1
    R Ramona Rd   23.4
    R Los Trancos Rd   24.1
    L Fire Rd Only   25.1
    L Valley Oak St   25.2
    L Indian Crossing   25.8
    L Alpine Rd   25.9
    R Willowbrook Dr   26.1
    L Portola Rd   26.9
    R Westridge Dr   27.3
    R Golden Hills Dr   28.4
    R Meadowood Dr   28.6
    R Cervantes Rd   29.0
    L Shawnee Pass   29.0
    R Iroquois Trail   29.4
    Cont. Georgia Ln   29.6
    L Portola Rd   29.9
    L Alpine Rd   30.4
    R Junipero Serra   34.7
    Cont. Foothill Expy   37.1
    R Hillview Ave   37.7
    Cont. Fremont Rd   38.4
    R St Francis Rd   39.0
    L La Cresta Dr   39.6
    L Viscaino Rd   40.4
    L Concepcion Rd   40.8
    R Fremont Rd   41.1
    L W Edith Ave   41.9
    R University Ave   42.1

  • Wed, January 10, 2018 10:00 AM | Anonymous member

    The rain should be done but the roads may still be wet and debris strewn so let's stay local. Bring lunch. Rain cancels.

    Distance :: 40 mi

    Elevation :: 4800 ft

    Leader :: Doug Hahn

    RideWithGPS :: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10970821

    Route ::

    Turns Distance 
    Shoup Park 0.0
    R University Ave 0.1
    Continue onto Anita Ave 1.1
    L Border Rd 1.2
    R Valley View Dr 1.5
    R Summerhill Ave 1.9
    L Hilltop Dr 1.9
    L Hillview Rd 2.0
    R Fairway Dr 2.6
    Continue straight onto Loyola Dr 3.1
    R Esberg Rd 3.3
    R Mora Dr 3.4
    Continue onto Mora Trail 4.2
    L  Service Rd 4.8
    R Cristo Rey Dr 6.1
    L to stay on Cristo Rey Dr 6.3
    Stright at  circle, Cristo Rey Dr 6.3
    R N Foothill Blvd 7.1
    L Stevens Creek Blvd 7.7
    R Janice Ave 7.8
    R Mira Vista Rd 8.0
    L Palm Ave 8.3
    R Mira Vista Ave 8.3
    L McClellan Rd 8.4
    R Linda Vista Dr 8.8
    R Hyannisport Dr 9.0
    L Linda Vista Dr 9.0
    R Santa Teresa Dr 9.5
    Cont. Terrace Dr 9.6
    R Terra Bella Dr 9.6
    L Lindy Ln 9.7
    L Regnart Rd 9.9
    R Monrovia St 10.0
    R Bubb Rd 10.1
    L Rainbow Dr 10.2
    R 7 Springs Ln 10.5
    L Seven Springs Dr 10.6
    L Seven Springs Pkwy 10.7
    L Prospect Rd 11.1
    R Parker Ranch Rd 11.1
    L Parker Ranch Ct 11.8
    L Comer Ct 12.5
    R to stay on Comer Ct 12.5
    L Comer Dr 12.6
    R Pierce Rd 13.0
    L Sarahills Dr 13.8
    L to stay on Sarahills Dr 14.0
    L Verde Vista Ln 14.6
    R Tamworth Ave 14.8
    R Seaton Ave 14.9
    L Malcom Ave 15.1
    L Trinity Ave 15.2
    R Pontiac Ave 15.2
    L Saratoga Hills Rd 15.4
    R Reid Ln 15.4
    L Canyon View Dr 15.5
    R Elva Ave 15.5
    L 4th St 15.7
    R Springer Ave 15.8
    L to stay on Springer Ave 16.1
    R Big Basin Way 16.1
    R Toll Gate Rd 16.4
    Continue onto Saratoga Heights Dr 16.9
    R Pierce Rd 17.4
    L Mt Eden Rd 17.7
    Cont. Stevens Canyon Rd 20.0
    L Montebello Rd 21.4
    L Stevens Canyon Rd 31.9
    Cont. S Foothill Blvd 33.6
    L S El Monte Ave 38.6
    R University Ave 38.7
    Turn left 39.3
    Shoup Park 39.4
  • Wed, January 03, 2018 10:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Rain in forecast but moving into later in the day. This route keep us closer to home. Wet roads, rain cancels. No lunch stop planned.

    37 miles / 3,600 feet

    Route on Ride with GPS

    Turns Distance 
    Start of route 0.0
    Turn left 0.0
    R University Ave 0.1
    R Quinnhill Rd 1.1
    L Summerhill Ave 1.5
    R Magdalena Ave 2.0
    L Hillview Dr 2.1
    R Fairway Dr 2.3
    Cont. Loyola Dr 2.8
    R Terrace Dr 3.5
    R Mora Dr 3.8
    R Sunhills Dr 4.7
    L W Loyola Dr 4.9
    Cont. Camino Hermoso Dr 5.3
    L Magdalena Ave 5.4
    L Stonebrook Dr 6.2
    R Kate Dr 6.5
    L Teresa Way  6.6
    Cont. Stonebrook 6.7
    R Oak Knoll Cir 6.9
    R to stay on Oak Knoll Cir 7.0
    L to stay on Oak Knoll Cir 7.4
    R to stay on Oak Knoll Cir 7.5
    Cont. Prospect Ave 7.5
    L La Loma Dr 7.9
    R Summit Wood Rd 8.1
    R to stay on Summit Wood Rd 8.4
    L Tepa Way 8.6
    R Moody Rd 8.8
    L Altamont Rd 8.8
    Cont. Altamont Cir 11.0
    R Page Mill Rd 11.6
    R Foothill Park 11.9
    L Descend around Lake 12.2
    R Interpretive Center 13.0
    R Vista Hill 13.7
    L Page Mill Rd 14.2
    L Paseo Del Roble Dr 15.7
    L Page Mill Rd 16.4
    L Arastradero Rd 16.6
    L Alpine Rd 18.6
    R Golden Oak Dr 18.7
    L Alpine Rd 20.3
    L Westridge Dr 21.6
    R Portola Rd 24.5
    Cont. Sand Hill Rd 26.8
    R Santa Cruz Ave 30.5
    L G5/Junipero Serra Blvd 30.6
    Cont. Foothill Expy 33.1
    R Hillview Ave 33.6
    Cont. Fremont Rd 34.3
    L to stay on Fremont Rd 35.2
    L Burke Rd 36.4
    R University Ave 36.7
    L into Shoup Park 36.8
    End of route 36.9

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