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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.

April–October (the months that are completely Daylight Saving Time) Hills R Us meets at 9 am and rolls promptly at 9:15. November–March (the months that are either Standard Time or only partially DST) we meet at 10 am to roll out at 10:15. The D Social Climbers meet and roll out 15 minutes earlier, to do the same ride at a more “social” pace.

Hills R Us is rated DE/3-4/35-70, Social Climbers is rated D/3-4/35-70.

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.

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  • Wed, October 22, 2014 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    Time for another Dirty HRU Mountain Bike Alternative Ride for those who like to mountain bike.

    Start time 9:30 am at Steven Creek - Mt Eden parking lot.
    Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5442191  This is the core route and we will decide on the exact route depending on weather, trail condition and desires of the riders.   This weeks plan is up Grizzly Flats then north in search of Ancient Oaks Trail. There are lots of short cuts for anyone who wants a shorter ride.
    Bring water and snacks.

  • Wed, October 22, 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Stay local . . .  40 miles 4,500 ft

    L University Ave
    L Burke Rd
    R Chapin Rd
    S Robleda Rd
    L Elena Rd
    S El Monte Rd
    R Voorhees Dr
    R Clausen Ct
    S Barley Hill Rd
    L Hilltop Dr
    R Hillview Rd
    R Magdalena Ave
    R Stonebrook Dr
    S Laura Ct
    R Kate Dr
    L Teresa Way
    R Stonebrook Dr
    REGROUP @ Oak Knoll Circle
    R Oak Knoll Cir
    R Oak Knoll Cir
    L Oak Knoll Cir
    R Oak Knoll Cir
    S Prospect Ave
    L La Loma Dr
    R Summit Wood Rd
    L Tepa Way
    L Moody Rd
    REGROUP @ Page Mill
    R Page Mill Rd
    L Foothills Park
    REGROUP @ lookout point in FP
    S Page Mill Rd
    R Altamont Rd
    L Briones Way
    L Vía Ventana
    S Page Mill Rd
    L Arastradero Rd
    L Alpine Rd
    L Joaquin Rd
    REGROUP @ top of Joaquin,
    R Old Spanish Trail
    L Vista Verde Way
    R Ramona Rd
    R Los Trancos Rd
    L Fire Rd
    L Valley Oak St
    L Indian Crossing
    L Alpine Rd
    L Willowbrook Dr
    L Portola Rd
    R Westridge Dr
    L Alpine Rd
    OPTION for lunch in Ladera shopping center
    R Junipero Serra Blvd
    S Foothill Expy
    R Hillview Ave
    S W Fremont Rd
    R St Francis Rd
    L La Cresta Dr
    REGROUP top of La Cresta @ Viscaino
    L Viscaino Rd
    L Viscaino Rd
    L Concepcion Rd
    R W Fremont Rd
    L W Edith Ave
    R University Ave
    A Shoup Park

    Route on Ride With GPS: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5193536

  • Thu, October 16, 2014 11:56 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)

    Made me laugh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw7HC8z_zZs

  • Wed, October 15, 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous


    The Hills-R-Us ride for 10/15/14 will be: Kennedy/Shannon +
    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance: 45 miles
    Elevation: 3900 ft
    Lunch: Los Gatos Town Plaza Park
    Rain Cancels

    Route: Kennedy-Shannon +
    R  University Ave
    R  S El Monte Ave
    R  Foothill Expy
    Cont N Foothill Blvd
    Cont Stevens Canyon Rd
    Cont Mt Eden Rd
    R  Damon Ln
    L  Teerlink Way
    R  Pierce Rd
    REGROUP Mountain Winery
    L  State Route 9 N
    R  6th St
    L  St Charles St
    Sharp right  Oak St
    L  Lomita Ave
    L  Vickery Ave
    R  Saratoga LosGatos Rd
    R  Montalvo Rd
    L  Piedmont Rd
    REGROUP Villa Montalvo
    R  Peach Hill Rd
    L  Glen Una Dr
    R  stay on Glen Una Dr
    R  Saratoga LosGatos Rd
    R  Austin Way

    R  Lancaster Rd
    L  Matilija Dr
    L  Ojai Dr
    L  Greenwood Ln
    R  Greenwood Rd
    Bike Path to Deodar
    L  Withey Rd
    R  Beck Ave
    R  Hernandez Ave
    Slt R  Glen Ridge Ave
    L  Pennsylvania Ave
    R  Bayview Ave
    L  W Main St
    REGROUP  Town Plaza Park
    Cont Los Gatos Blvd
    R  Kennedy Rd
    L to stay on Kennedy Rd
    REGROUP Kennedy @ Top
    L  Shannon Rd
    L  Englewood Ave
    R  Kennedy Rd
    Cont Caldwell Ave
    L  Bella Vista Ave
    Cont New York Ave
    L  Pleasant St
    R  E Main St
    LUNCH Town Plaza Park
    R  University Ave

    L  Saratoga LosGatos Rd
    L  Wardell Rd
    R  Arroyo De Arguello
    Cont Vía Roncole
    L  Prospect Rd
    Cont S Stelling Rd
    L  Rainbow Dr
    R  Bubb Rd
    L  Hyannisport Dr
    R  Linda Vista Dr
    L  McClellan Rd
    L  Palm Ave
    R  Mira Vista Rd
    L  Janice Ave
    L  Stevens Creek Blvd
    R  N Foothill Blvd
    L  Main St
    L  University Ave
    R  Shoup Park

  • Wed, October 08, 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    King's and then West Alpine from La Honda
    Link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6202668
    Leader: Doug Hahn
    Distance: 49 miles
    Elevation: 5300 ft
    Bring or buy lunch at La Honda market.

    Route ::

    Start Start of route
    Left Turn left onto University Ave
    Left Turn left onto Burke Rd
    Right Turn right onto Old Altos Rd
    Right Turn right onto Fremont Rd
    Left Turn left onto Concepcion Rd
    Right Turn right onto Purissima Rd
    Left Turn left to stay on Purissima Rd
    Left Turn left onto Arastradero Rd
    Left Turn left onto Page Mill Rd
    Right Turn right onto Arastradero Rd
    Left Turn left onto Alpine Road Trail
    Right Turn right onto Portola Rd
    Left Turn left to stay on Portola Rd
    Left Slight left to stay on Portola Rd
    Straight Continue onto CA-84 E/Woodside Rd
    Left Slight left onto Tripp Rd
    Left Turn left onto Kings Mountain Rd
    Left Turn left onto CA-35
    Right Turn right toward CA-84 W
    Right Turn right onto CA-84 W
    Left Turn left onto Pescadero Rd
    Straight Continue straight onto Alpine Rd
    Left Turn left to stay on Alpine Rd
    Left Turn left to stay on Alpine Rd
    Straight Continue onto Page Mill Rd
    Right Turn right onto Altamont Rd
    Left Turn left onto Taaffe Rd
    Left Turn left to stay on Taaffe Rd
    Right Turn right onto Elena Rd
    Left Turn left onto Robleda Rd
    Right Slight right onto Chapin Rd
    Left Turn left onto Burke Rd
    Right Turn right onto University Ave
  • Wed, October 01, 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Meet 8:45 for 9:00 Start.  

    Cue sheet generated using googlemap_cuesheet from route: http://tinyurl.com/3tn4ue8

    Distance | Climbing | Directions
    Total Last | Elev Total Last |
    0.00 0.00 | 209 0 0 | Left University Ave
    0.13 0.13 | 204 0 0 | Left Burke Rd
    0.20 0.07 | 191 0 0 | Right Old Altos Rd
    0.31 0.11 | 201 15 15 | Right W Fremont Rd
    1.38 1.07 | 216 85 70 | Left Concepcion Rd
    2.24 0.86 | 371 244 158 | Right Purissima Rd
    2.46 0.22 | 360 250 6 | Left Purissima Rd
    3.61 1.15 | 224 258 8 | Left Arastradero Rd
    4.29 0.68 | 231 339 81 | Left Page Mill Rd
    4.54 0.25 | 249 363 24 | Right Arastradero Rd
    6.53 1.99 | 389 596 234 | Left Alpine Rd
    7.68 1.15 | 561 768 172 | Right Portola Rd
    REGROUP Little People's Park, Portola Town Square (bathrooms)
    10.55 2.88 | 386 812 44 | Left Old La Honda Rd
    REGOUP OLH @ Skyline Blvd
    13.95 3.40 | 1711 2151 1339 | Continue West Old La Honda
    16.51 2.56 | 1099 2185 34 | Left CA-84 W
    REGROUP New La Honda Market
    19.87 3.35 | 405 2201 16 | Continue CA-84 W
    20.47 0.60 | 346 2201 0 | Left Pescadero Rd
    21.59 1.12 | 452 2326 125 | Straight Alpine Rd
    29.05 7.46 | 2255 4508 2182 | Straight Page Mill Rd
    REGROUP Page Mill @ Skyline
    35.46 6.41 | 739 4849 341 | Right Altamont Rd
    36.53 1.07 | 726 4984 135 | Left Taaffe Rd
    37.41 0.88 | 469 5007 23 | Right Elena Rd
    37.59 0.18 | 414 5007 0 | Left Robleda Rd
    38.40 0.82 | 259 5020 14 | Slight Rt Chapin Rd
    38.66 0.25 | 251 5045 24 | Left Burke Rd
    39.10 0.44 | 204 5057 12 | Right University Ave
    39.23 0.13 | 209 5063 5 | Arrive Shoup Park

  • Wed, September 24, 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous

     The Hills-R-Us ride for 9/24/14 will be: Redwood Gulch, Skyline South, Black, Skyline North
    Link: http://www.westernwheelersbicycleclub.memberlodge.com/hillsrus?mode=PostView&bmi=729196
    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance: 58 miles
    Elevation: 6200 ft
    Lunch: Late Lunch at Fire Station on Skyline, bring food. Lakeside Elementary is on so maybe not a good lunch stop food


    R  University Ave

    L  S El Monte Ave

    R  Foothill Expy

    S  Stevens Canyon Rd

    R  Stevens Canyon Rd

    REGROUP restrooms/water on L

    L  Redwood Gulch Rd

    R  Hwy 9

    L  Skyline

    CDF fire station if needed

    (last chance for water until Black Rd)

    REGROUP STOP sign @ Bear Creek Rd

    L  Bear Creek Rd

    L  Montevina Rd

    L  Black Rd

    REGROUP @ Lakeside Elementary on R (School is on

    so maybe not a good lunch stop)

    R  Skyline

    REGROUP CDF fire station on L

    R  Page Mill Rd

    REGROUP top of Page Mill

    R  Altamont Rd

    REGROUP crest of rise on Altamont

    L  Taaffe Rd

    R  Elena Rd

    L  Robleda Rd

    R  Chapin Rd

    L  Burke Rd

    R   University Ave

    R  Shoup Park

  • Mon, September 15, 2014 1:51 PM | Anonymous

    Montebello, Mt. Eden/Pierce/Toll Gate, Comer/Parker Ranch

    Montebello, Mt. Eden (+ Sarahills and Toll Gate), Parker Ranch (from Comer), and finish with Mora and the Quarry in Los Altos Hills. ACTC goats: MNB Montebello, MEN Mt. Eden/Pierce, MOR Mora. 43 miles, 4600 ft. No lunch stop planned, bring lunch to eat at regroup. Rain cancels.

    Route on RideWith GPS

    Shoup Park
    R University
    L El Monte
    R Foothill
    X Stevens Creek Blvd
    cont. Foothill/Stevens Canyon
    R Montebello
    regroup gate at top
    U-turn back down Montebello
    R Stevens Canyon
    R Stevens Canyon @ Mt. Eden
    regroup restrooms on L 100 yd. past Mt. Eden fork
    R Stevens Canyon
    R Mt. Eden, to T
    L Pierce
    R Sarahills, before bridge, to T
    L Verde Vista
    R Tamworth, to T
    R Seaton, to T
    L Malcolm, to T
    L Trinity
    R Pontiac, to T
    L Saratoga Hills
    R Reid, to T
    L+R onto Elva, to T
    L 4th St
    R Springer, to T (restrooms nearby?)
    R Hwy 9 (Big Basin Hwy)
    R Toll Gate
    L Saratoga Heights (@ Toll Gate fork), to T
    R Saratoga Heights, to T
    R Pierce
    L Comer
    cont. Star Ridge Ct
    cont. Parker Ranch Ct.
    cont. "Private Rd"
    cont. Calabazas Creek, to traffic triangle
    R Parker Ranch Rd, to T
    L+R Prospect to 7 Springs Pkwy
    L+R @ fountains onto 7 Springs Dr
    R 7 Springs Ln, to T
    L Rainbow
    R Bubb
    L Columbus (@ STOP sign)
    R Santa Teresa, to T
    L Hyannisport
    R Linda Vista, to T
    L McClellan
    R Mira Vista, @ top of hairpin, to T
    L Janice, to T
    L Stevens Creek Blvd
    R Foothill
    L Cristo Rey @ traffic light
    L into Rancho San Antonio
    regroup @ restrooms in parking lot
    back to Cristo Rey
    L Cristo Rey
    L Oak Valley, to T
    R Sycamore Dr, to T @ gate
    L St. Joseph
    bear L onto Eva (@ St. Joseph fork), to T
    L Granger, to T
    L Loyola
    L Terrace
    cont. Mora, to end
    regroup top of Mora
    back down Mora
    L Sunhills
    L Kenbar
    R Rolly, to T
    L W Loyola
    cont. Camino Hermoso
    L Magdalena
    L Stonebrook, thru 2 gates
    cont. Laura
    R Kate
    L Teresa
    cont. Stonebrook
    regroup Prospect/Oak Knoll
    R Oak Knoll Cir, to T
    R Oak Knoll Cir (anticlockwise around loop), to T
    L Oak Knoll Cir
    R Oak Knoll Cir (to exit back to Stonebrook)
    X Stonebrook
    cont. Prospect, to T
    L La Loma, to T
    R Summit Wood
    L Tepa (i.e., cont. downhill), to T
    R Moody
    R Moody @ Altamont junction
    L Elena @ STOP
    R Robleda @ STOP
    R Chapin @ Robleda fork, to T
    L Burke
    R University
    R Shoup Park
  • Wed, September 10, 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    The Hills-R-Us ride for 9/10/14 will be: The Coastal Classic
    Ride with GPS: http://ridewithgps.com/users/98609 
    Leader: Doug Hahn
    Distance:  56 miles
    Elevation:  5500 ft
    Lunch: The Bike Hut, bring or buy at La Honda Mkt
    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 Triangle Park

    L Old La Honda Rd 

    Regroup at top (Skyline Blvd)

    S Old La Honda West

    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, September 03, 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous


    I have the following route for Wed 9/3/14.  
    The Hills-R-Us route:  Big Basin + China Grade
    Route link:  http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3407328
    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance:  68 miles
    Elevation:  7500 ft
    Lunch: Big Basin  
    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  Damon
    L  Teerlink
    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
    R  N Escape Rd
    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 Regroup at Top
    R  Redwood Gulch
    R  Stevens Canyon Rd
    L  Stevens Canyon Rd
    C  S Foothill
    L S El Monte Ave
    R University Ave
    A  Shoup Park
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