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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.

  • Sun, December 31, 2017 12:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


  • Mon, December 25, 2017 1:34 PM | Anonymous member

    We're doing the 2 climbs named in the subject line, adding some bumps along the way there and back. Optional lunch stop midway at the shopping plaza on Polhemus.
    54 mileses , 4700 Ft. Rain Cancels

    Steve Chapel Ride Leader

    Link to route at Ride With GPS 

    Notes Distance
    Shoup Park 0.0
    L University Ave 0.1
    R Main St 0.2
    L Foothill Expy 0.2
    R Santa Cruz Ave 5.7
    L Sand Hill Rd 5.8
    R Manzanita Way 8.9
    R Mountain Home Rd 10.2
    L Woodside Rd 10.6
    R Canada Road 10.6
    R Godetia Dr 12.1
    L Jefferson Ave 12.6
    R Glencrag Way 12.9
    Cont. Maple Way 13.4
    L W Maple Way 13.6
    L Eastview Way 14.0
    R stay on Eastview Way 14.0
    L Hillcrest Way 14.3
    L Glenloch Way 14.6
    L Sylvan Way 15.0
    L Lakeview Way 15.8
    L Cordilleras Rd 16.3
    L Edgewood Rd 16.3
    R Crestview Dr 16.6
    Cont. Hallmark Dr 19.0
    L Ralston Ave 20.5
    Cont. Polhemus Rd 21.2
    Cont. Crystal Springs Rd 23.1
    L Tartan Trail Rd 23.3
    R stay on Tartan Trail Rd 23.9
    L Black Mountain Rd 24.4
    R Wedgewood Dr 24.4
    Cont. Black Mountain Rd 24.4
    L CA-35 S/Hayne Rd 24.9
    L CA-35 S 25.1
    L Crystal Springs Rd 26.4
    R Polhemus Rd 27.3
    R Bunker Hill Dr 28.4
    L CA-35 S 29.6
    L CA-92 E/Ralston Ave 30.5
    R Canada Road 31.1
    R Olive Hill Ln 37.7
    L Albion Ave 38.1
    R Manuella Ave 38.6
    R Kings Mountain Rd 39.0
    L Tripp Rd 39.4
    Cont. Woodside Rd 40.3
    L Portola Rd 41.4
    L Westridge Dr 44.5
    R Cervantes Rd 45.0
    R Minoca Rd 46.3
    L Golden Oak Dr 46.9
    L Alpine Rd 47.1
    R Arastradero Rd 47.1
    L Page Mill Rd 49.1
    R Arastradero Rd 49.4
    R La Cresta Dr 50.3
    R Viscaino Rd 51.3
    L Roble Ladera Rd 51.4
    Cont. Purissima Rd 51.8
    L Robleda Rd 52.4
    R Chapin Rd 53.1
    L Burke Rd 53.3
    R University Ave 53.8
    Turn right into Shoup 53.9
    End of route 54.0
  • Wed, December 20, 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous member


    The Hills-R-Us ride for 12/20/17 will be: Kennedy/Shannon Long
    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance: 48 miles
    Elevation: 3,500 ft
    Lunch: Los Gatos Town Plaza Park

    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2139402

    Rain Cancels

    Route: Kennedy-Shannon Long
    R  University Ave      0.06

    L  S El Monte Ave      0.6 

    R  Foothill Expy       0.72
    
    Continue  N Foothill Blvd   4.41
    
    Continue  Stevens Canyon Rd 5.62
    
    Continue  Mt Eden Rd   8.78
    
    R  Damon Ln    10.91
    
    L  Teerlink Way 10.94
    
    R  Pierce Rd   11.23
    
    REGROUP at Winery      
    
    L  Big Basin Way       12.09
    
    R  6th St      13.47
    
    L  St Charles St       13.54
    
    Sharp right  Oak St    13.65
    
    L  Lomita Ave  13.7
    
    L  Vickery Ave 13.91
    
    R  Saratoga Los Gatos Rd    14.31
    
    R  Montalvo Rd 14.33
    
    L  Piedmont Rd 14.97
    
    REGROUP Villa Montalvo 
    
    R  Peach Hill Rd       15.53
    
    Slight left  Glen Una Dr    16.35
    
    R to stay on Glen Una Dr    16.63
    
    R  Saratoga Los Gatos Rd    17.13
    
    R  Austin Way  17.54
    
    R  Lancaster Rd 17.74
    
    L  Matilija Dr 18.02
    
    L  Ojai Dr     18.37
    
    L  Greenwood Ln 18.48
    
    R  Greenwood Rd 18.97
    
    Path to   Deodar       
    
    L  Withey Rd   19.31
    
    R  Beck Ave    19.86
    
    R  Hernandez Ave       19.88
    
    R Glen Ridge Ave       20.47
    
    L  Pennsylvania Ave    20.58
    
    R  Bayview Ave 20.68
    
    L  W Main St   20.71
    
    REGROUP Town Plaza     
    
    Continue  Los Gatos Blvd    21.44
    
    R  Kennedy Rd  22.02
    
    REGROUP Top Kennedy    
    
    L  Shannon Rd  25.37
    
    L  Englewood Ave       27.84
    
    R  Kennedy Rd  28.26
    
    Continue  Caldwell Ave 28.48
    
    L  Bella Vista Ave     28.64
    
    Continue  New York Ave 29.04
    
    L  Pleasant St 29.13
    
    R  E Main St   29.27
    
    LUNCH - Town Plaza     
    
    R  University Ave      29.75
    
    L  Bachman Ave 30.09
    
    R  N Santa Cruz Ave    30.18
    
    Continue  Winchester Blvd   30.92
    
    L  Daves Ave   31.12
    
    R Vía Caballero 31.95
    
    Continue  Twin Creeks Rd    32.12
    
    L  Quito Rd    32.7
    
    R  Sobey Rd    32.74
    
    L  Chester Ave 33.62
    
    REGROUP Chester L turn 
    
    L  Allendale Ave       34.98
    
    R  Fruitvale Ave       35.79
    
    R  Saratoga Ave 36.08
    
    L  Scotland Dr 36.16
    
    REGROUP @ Scotland L turn   
    
    R  Cumberland Dr       36.68
    
    L  Cox Ave     37.22
    
    Continue  Wardell Rd   37.8
    
    R  Arroyo De Arguello  38.13
    
    Continue  Vía Roncole  38.62
    
    L  Prospect Rd 38.9
    
    Continue  S Stelling Rd     39.17
    
    L  Rainbow Dr  39.66
    
    R  Bubb Rd     40.16
    
    L  Hyannisport Dr      40.92
    
    R  Linda Vista Dr      41.39
    
    L to stay on Linda Vista Dr 41.44
    
    L  McClellan Rd 41.58
    
    L  Palm Ave    42.09
    
    R  Mira Vista Rd       42.1
    
    L  Janice Ave  42.34
    
    REGROUP before Stevens Creek L turn
    
    L  Stevens Creek Blvd  42.54
    
    R  N Foothill Blvd     42.63
    
    L  Main St     47.63
    
    R Shoup 47.89
    


  • Wed, December 13, 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous member

    40 Miles / 4,600 feet

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26596845

    Bring lunch. No stop planned. Hill top regroups. Seven Springs route screwed up. Fend for yourself!

    Apparently Sandborn Rd., is closed for maintenance. We'll skip it.

        Turn left onto S El Monte Ave 0.6
    0.1   Turn right onto Foothill Expy 0.7
    3.7   Continue onto N Foothill Blvd 4.4
    1.2   Continue onto Stevens Canyon Rd 5.6
    1.8   Turn right onto Montebello Rd 7.4
    4.6   Summit U Turn 12
    4.7   Slight right onto Stevens Canyon Rd 16.7
    1.4   Slight right  Stevens Canyon Rd 18
    1.7   Slight left onto Redwood Gulch Rd 19.7
    1.4   Turn Left onto Route 9 21.1
    1.7   Turn right onto Sanborn Rd 22.8
    1.1   Turn right Into Picnic Area 23.9
    0.1   U Turn 23.9
    -1.1   Turn right onto Route 9 22.8
    4   Turn left onto Toll Gate Rd 26.8
    0.5   Continue onto Saratoga Heights Dr 27.3
    0.5   Turn right onto Pierce Rd 27.8
    1.7   Turn left onto Comer Dr 29.5
    0.4   Continue onto Comer Ct 29.9
    0.2   Comer Ct becomes Star Ridge Ct 30
    0.4   Continue onto Parker Ranch Ct 30.5
    0.3   Continue onto Parker Ranch Rd 30.7
    0.6   Turn left onto Prospect Rd 31.4
    0   Turn right onto Seven Springs Pkwy 31.4
    0.4   Turn right onto Seven Springs Dr 31.8
    0.4   Turn right toward Rainbow Dr 32.1
    0.1   Turn left onto Rainbow Dr 32.2
    0.1   Turn right onto Bubb Rd 32.3
    0.8   Turn left onto Hyannisport Dr 33.1
    0.5   Turn right onto Linda Vista Dr 33.6
    0   Turn left to stay on Linda Vista Dr 33.6
    0.1   Turn left onto McClellan Rd 33.7
    0.4   McClellan Rd  becomes Mira Vista Ave 34.1
    0.2   Turn left onto Palm Ave 34.3
    0.2   Turn right onto S Foothill Blvd 34.5
    1.1   Continue onto Foothill Expy 35.6
    4.2   Turn left onto Main St 39.8
    0   Turn left onto University Ave 39.8
    0.1   Slight right to stay on University Ave 39.9
    0.1   Turn right into Shoup 40


  • Wed, December 06, 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Forecast is sunny but cool so let's do a mountain loop. Rain cancels.

    Distance :: 42 mi

    Elevation :: 4500

    Lunch :: Skylonda

    Leader :: Doug Hahn


    RWGPS :: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26572102


    Route sheet ::

    41.9 miles

    Page, W Alpine, WOLH

    Leg Dir Type Notes Total

    Left Turn left onto University Ave 0.1
    0.1 Left Turn left onto Burke Rd 0.2
    0.4 Right Turn right onto Chapin Rd 0.6
    0.3 Straight Continue onto Robleda Rd 0.9
    0.8 Right Turn right onto Elena Rd 1.7
    0.2 Left Turn left onto Taaffe Rd 1.9
    0.6 Right Turn right to stay on Taaffe Rd 2.5
    0.3 Right Turn right onto Altamont Rd 2.8
    1.1 Left Turn left onto Page Mill Rd 3.8
    6.4 Straight Continue onto Alpine Rd 10.3
    4.8 Right Turn right to stay on Alpine Rd 15.1
    2.7 Straight Continue onto Pescadero Creek Rd 17.8
    1.1 Straight Continue onto CA-84 E 18.9
    3.9 Right Slight right onto Old La Honda Rd 22.8
    2.6 Left Turn left onto CA-35 25.4
    1.5 Right Turn right toward CA-84 E 26.8
    0.0 Right Turn right onto CA-84 E 26.9
    3.4 Right Sharp right onto Portola Rd 30.3
    0.8 Right Turn right to stay on Portola Rd 31.1
    3.4 Left Turn left onto Alpine Rd 34.5
    1.1 Right Turn right onto Arastradero Rd 35.6
    2.0 Left Turn left onto Page Mill Rd 37.6
    0.2 Right Turn right onto Arastradero Rd 37.8
    0.7 Right Turn right onto Purissima Rd 38.5
    1.8 Left Turn left onto Robleda Rd 40.3
    0.6 Right Slight right onto Chapin Rd 41.0
    0.3 Left Turn left onto Burke Rd 41.2
    0.4 Right Turn right onto University Ave 41.7
    0.1 Right Turn right 41.8

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

  • Tue, November 28, 2017 9:10 AM | Anonymous member

    Route: Shoup Park, Kings, Tunitas, Lobitos Creek, Lobitos Creek Cutoff
    and return via Tunitas / Kings.

    Distance: 55 miles. Total Ascent: about 5500 feet
    Lunch at Bike Hut - Right off cutoff onto Tunitas. Rain Cancels
    Ride Leader: Steve Chapel

    Link to route at Ride With GPS

    Turns Distance
    Start of route 0
    L University Ave 0.06
    L Burke Rd 0.2
    R Old Altos Rd 0.27
    R Fremont Rd 0.38
    L Concepcion Rd 1.45
    R Purissima Rd 2.32
    L Arastradero Rd 3.69
    L Page Mill Rd 4.37
    R Arastradero Rd 4.62
    L Alpine Rd 6.62
    R Portola Rd 7.76
    Cont Woodside Rd 11.98
    L Tripp Rd 13.1
    L Kings Mountain Rd 13.95
    Cont Tunitas Creek Rd 18.27
    R Lobitos Creek Rd 23.97
    L Verde Rd 28.08
    L Lobitos Creek Cutoff 28.25
    R Tunitas Creek Rd 29.94
    Lunch at Bike Hut 30.93
    Back up Tunitas
    Cont Kings Mountain Rd 39.47
    L Woodside Rd 44.49
    R Whiskey Hill Rd 45.43
    L Sand Hill Rd 46.81
    R Santa Cruz Ave 49.75
    L G5/Junipero Serra Blvd 49.85
    R Main St 55.3
    L University Ave 55.33
    Turn right 55.52
    End - Shoup Park 55.57
  • Wed, November 22, 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Looks like good weather for Wed so lets get a trip to the coast while still we can.  The Hills-R-Us ride for 11/22/17 will be: The Coastal Classic.  West OLH may still have construction so we will likely just go down Hwy 84. 

    Rain cancels!


    Link:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/9610455
    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance:  56 miles
    Elevation:  5500 ft
    Lunch: The Bike Hut, bring or buy at 
    La Honda Mkt
      
    Route:
    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 

    L Alpine Rd

    R Portola Rd 

    Regroup at Little Peoples Park

    L Old La Honda Rd 

    Regroup at top (Skyline Blvd)

    S Old La Honda West (will likely skip)

    L CA Hwy 84 group

    Regroup at La Honda Mkt

    L Stage Rd

    R Hwy 1

    R Tunitas Creek

    Lunch at the Bike Hut

    Regroup at top (Skyline Blvd)

    C Kings Mountain

    L Woodside Rd (Hwy 84)

    Regroup at Roberts Store

    R Mountain Home Rd

    L Manzanita Wy

    L Sand Hill Rd

    R Santa Cruz Ave

    L Junipero Serra Blvd 

    C Foothill Expy.

    R Main St

    L University Ave

    R Shoup Park        


  • Wed, November 22, 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous member
    This short ride will get back to Shoup around 2:00 or so.

    34 miles / 3,500 feet

    Rain Cancels. No lunch planned.

        Turn right onto University Ave
    0.7   Turn left onto S El Monte Ave 0.7
    0.1   Slight right 0.9
    3.6   Continue onto Foothill Blvd 4.4
    1.3   Continue onto Stevens Canyon Rd 5.8
    1.8   Turn right onto Montebello Rd 7.5
    5.3   U Turn at top, Gate  Montebello Rd 12.8
    5.3   Right onto Stevens Canyon Rd 18.1
    1.4   Continue onto Mt Eden Rd 19.4
    2.3   Turn left onto Pierce Rd 21.8
    0.6   Turn left onto Quarry Rd 22.4
    0.2   Through Gate onto Villa Oaks Ln 22.8
    0.5   Turn right onto Mt Eden Rd 23.3
    1.5   Continue onto Stevens Canyon Rd 24.7
    3.2   Continue onto S Foothill Blvd 27.9
    1.3   Continue onto Foothill Expy 29.2
    4.2   Turn left onto Main St 33.4
    0   Turn left onto University Ave 33.5
    0.1   Turn right 33.5





  • Wed, November 15, 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous member

    It looks like rain coming in the afternoon so let's stay local.

    Louis's Lunacy tour around Los Altos Hills. Extra Bonus at the peak of Alta Tierra take Alta Ln and look for the Russian billionaires house.

    No Lunch, bring a snack for Foothills Park.

    Link to route at Ride With GPS

    Distance: 29 miles, Total Ascent: approximately 3300 feet

    Turns Distance
    Shoup 0.0
    R University Ave 0.1
    R S El Monte Ave 0.7
    L Summerhill Ave 1.0
    R Magdalena Ave 2.0
    L Hillview Dr 2.1
    L Fairway Dr 2.3
    R Villa Dr 2.5
    Cont. on Country Club Dr. 2.8
    R Terrace Dr 3.3
    R Mora Dr 3.6
    R Sunhills Dr 4.6
    L Kenbar Rd 4.7
    R Rolly Rd 4.8
    L W Loyola Dr 4.9
    R Ravensbury Ave 5.1
    L Camino Hermoso 5.7
    R Magdalena Rd 6.1
    L Stonebrook Dr 6.9
    Cont. on Laura Ct 7.1
    R Kate Dr 7.2
    L Teresa Way 7.3
    R Stonebrook Dr 7.4
    L Prospect Ave 7.6
    L La Loma Dr 8.0
    R Summit Wood Rd 8.2
    L Tepa Way 8.7
    R Moody Rd 8.9
    L Altamont Rd 8.9
    R Taaffe Rd 10.0
    R Elena Rd 10.9
    L Robleda Rd 11.1
    L Alta Tierra Rd 11.5
    R La Paloma Rd 11.8
    L Westwind Way 12.0
    R Concepcion Rd 12.2
    L Viscaino Rd 12.6
    R La Cresta Dr 13.0
    R St Francis Rd 13.8
    R Anacapa Dr 14.1
    R stay on Anacapa 14.5
    L Viscaino Rd 14.7
    L Concepcion Rd 15.2
    L Fremont Rd 15.4
    L St Francis Rd 15.7
    L Ascension Dr 15.8
    L Anacapa Dr 16.1
    Cont. on Viscaino R 16.3
    L Roble Ladera Rd 16.4
    Cont. on Purissima 16.8
    R La Barranca Rd 16.9
    L Elena Rd 17.3
    R Moody Rd 18.9
    R Page Mill Rd 21.7
    L Foothill Park 21.9
    L Down Hill 22.2
    R at Interpretive Center 22.9
    R at top 23.6
    Cont. on Page Mill 24.2
    R Altamont Rd 24.6
    Cont. on Moody Rd 26.8
    R El Monte Rd 27.1
    L University Ave 28.4
    Turn left into park 29.0
    Shoup 29.1
  • Wed, November 08, 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous member

    There may be rain coming in, so let's keep it close to home. 

    30 miles, 3200 feet

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18435949

    Tour Around Los Altos/Portola Hills

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

    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 Canter 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


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