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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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  • Mon, July 28, 2014 9:35 PM | Anonymous

    By default I am selecting the route this week (you can blame Dave Fitch since he suggested the route). Lets do the Redwood Ramble this week with Bear Gulch optional.

    55 miles, 5600 ft.  Kings Mountain, NAS Native Sons, SHS Star Hill/Swett, BGW Bear Gulch West.  Bring or buy lunch (late in the ride) at Skywood Market, Sky Londa.

    Shoup Park
    L University
    R Burke
    L Foothill
    X Page Mill/Oregon
    cont. Junipero Serra, to end
    R+L Alpine to Sand Hill
    X over I-280
    R Whiskey Hill, to end
    L Hwy 84 (Woodside Rd)
    REGROUP Robert's Market, Woodside (@ Canada)
    cont. Hwy 84
    R Albion
    L Manuella, to end
    R Kings Mountain
    X Skyline (CA-35)
    REGROUP Skyline @ Tunitas
    ---NATIVE SONS/STAR HILL/SWETT OPTION---
    cont. Tunitas
    L Star Hill
    R Native Sons, to end: REGROUP
    U-turn back to Star Hill
    R Star Hill, to end: REGROUP
    U-turn back to Swett
    R Swett, to end
    R Skyline towards Sky Londa
    ---NATIVE SONS/STAR HILL/SWETT OPTION---
    ---DIRECT TO BEAR GULCH WEST OPTION---
    R (from regroup) Skyline towards Sky Londa
    ---DIRECT TO BEAR GULCH WEST OPTION---
    R Bear Gulch West, to gate
    U-turn back to Skyline
    R Skyline (to Sky Londa)
    REGROUP/LUNCH (ETA 2 pm) Skywood Market, Sky Londa
    L (from regroup) Hwy 84 towards Woodside
    R Portola (bottom of descent, almost 180 deg. turn)
    REGROUP Portola/Sand Hill junction
    R Portola, to end
    L Alpine
    R Arastradero, to end
    [optional restroom break: OSP Parking Lot on Arastradero]
    L Page Mill
    R Arastradero
    X under I-280
    R Purissima, to end
    L Robleda
    R Chapin (@ fork with Robleda continuing left), to end
    L Burke
    R University
    R Shoup Park
  • Wed, July 23, 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    I know that some people rode to Pescadero this weekend but hillsrus hasn't been there in awhile. I made a slightly different figure 8 route that I've never ridden before.

    OLH, Haskins, Stage, 84, W Alpine, Page Mill

    Leader : Doug Hahn

    67 miles, 6500 ft

    lunch at Archangeli's Bakery


    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5352076


    Route :

    Start Start of route
    Left Turn left toward University Ave
    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 Rd
    Left Turn left onto Arastradero Rd
    Left Turn left onto Alpine Road Trail
    Right Turn right onto Portola Rd
    Left Turn left onto Old La Honda Rd
    Left Turn left onto Skyline Blvd
    Right Turn right onto Old La Honda Rd
    Left Slight left onto CA-84 W
    Left Turn left onto Pescadero Rd
    Right Slight right onto Pescadero Creek Rd
    Right Turn right onto North St
    Right Turn right onto Stage Rd
    Left Turn left to stay on Stage Rd
    Right Turn right onto CA-84 E
    Right Turn right 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
    Right Turn right
    End End of route
  • Mon, July 14, 2014 1:57 PM | Anonymous

    Montebellow, Redwood Gulch, Hwy9, Sklyine and Page

    Leader: Steve Chapel

    43 miles, 5400 Ft
    Lunch: Lunch at Fire Station on Skyline, bring food

    Link to route on RideWithGPS



    Route:
    R  University Ave
    L  S El Monte Ave
    R  Foothill Expy
    S  Stevens Canyon Rd
    R Montebellow
    Regroup top of Montebellow
    Descend Montebellow
    R Stevens Canyon
    L  Redwood Gulch Rd
    R  Hwy 9
    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

  • Wed, July 09, 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous

     The Hills-R-Us ride for 7/9/14 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

    Route:

    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

    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

  • Wed, July 02, 2014 9:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)

    Posted on behalf of Martha Landis Kiernan…

    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5187971


    Depart University Ave
    Right Main St
    Left Foothill Expy
    Right Santa Cruz Ave
    Left Sand Hill Rd
    Sharp RT Whiskey Hill Rd
    Left Woodside Rd
    Right Greer Rd
    Left Thru Gate into Huddart Park
    REGROUP Right into 1st Parking Lot
    Right to BATHROOMS and WATER
    Right thru Parking Lot
    Left Huddart Park Rd
    Right Kings Mountain Rd
    REGROUP top of Kings Mountain Rd
    Right Tunitas Creek Rd
    Right Lobitas Creek Rd
    Right Verde Rd
    Right Purisima Creek Rd
    REGROUP Purisima Open Space BATHROOMS
    Left Higgins Canyon Rd
    Right Main Street
    Left LUNCH at Garden Deli (356 Main)
    Right Main Street
    Left Highway 1
    Slight Left at 2nd Verde DON’T MISS
    2nd Left Lobitas Creek Cutoff
    Left Tunitas Creek Rd
    REGROUP top of Tunitas/Kings Mountain
    C Kings Mountain Rd
    Left Manuella Rd
    Right Albion
    Left Woodside Rd
    Right Whiskey Hill Rd
    Left Sand Hill Rd
    Right Junipero Serra Blvd
    C Foothill Blvd
    Right W Edith Ave
    Left University Ave
    Right SHOUP PARK

  • Wed, June 25, 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous
    Roads that we are all familiar with.

    Ride with GPS: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5112946
    Leader: Doug Hahn
    Distance: 53 miles
    Elevation: 5,400 ft
    Lunch: Late Lunch at Skylonda

    Redwood Gulch
    HWY 9
    N on Skyline - water at Fire Station
    West Alpine - water at Nature Center
    Pescadero
    La Honda
    HWY 84
    West Old La Honda
    Skyline to Skylonda - water/lunch
    HWY 84
    Portola
    Alpine
    Arastradero
    Purissima
  • Mon, June 16, 2014 9:06 PM | Anonymous
    Let's do Mad Mikes Monster Mash. This ride is a cobbling 
    together of a series of steep leg and lung busters: Crestview
    the steep way, Melendy, Hastings Drive (from Ralston/Alameda
    to Club/Crestview), Springdale (Cordilleras to Lakeview),
    Sylvan to the Redwood City Cross, then a detour to climb Woodside Drive from Fernside on the way back to Alameda. ACTC
    goats: CRV Crestview, MEL Melendy. No lunch stop (bring lunch
    with you). Rain cancels.

    Distance: 44 miles Elevation: about 4600 ft.

    Link to Route on Ride With GPS

    Start Shoup Park L onto University Ave 0.11 R onto Main St 0.19 L onto Foothill Expy 0.23 R onto Santa Cruz Ave 5.68 L onto Sand Hill Rd 5.79 R onto Whiskey Hill Rd 8.71 L onto Woodside Rd 10.09 R onto Cañada Road 10.32 R onto Edgewood Rd 13.77 L onto Crestview Dr 15.05 R onto Brittan Ave 15.7 L onto Alameda 16.96 L onto Melendy Dr 17.16 R onto Crestview Dr 18.61 Continue onto Hallmark Dr 19.84 R onto Ralston Ave 21.28 R onto Alameda De Las Pulgas 22.69 R onto Carlmont Dr 22.84 L onto Hastings Dr 22.99 R onto Club Dr 24.03 L onto Crestview Dr 24.41 L onto Edgewood Rd 26.37 R onto Cordilleras Rd 26.75 R onto Springdale Way 27.02 L onto Lakeview Way 27.47 R onto Sylvan Way 27.53 Continue onto Glenloch Way 28.37 R onto Hillcrest Way 28.7 R onto Eastview Way 29.09 Continue onto W California Way 29.5 L onto California Way 29.64 L to stay on California Way 29.87 R to stay on California Way 30.16 L onto Jefferson Ave 30.61 R to stay on Jefferson Ave 31.23 R onto Emerald Hill Rd 31.45 L onto Farm Hill Blvd 31.9 R onto Mcgarvey Ave 32.45 R onto Fernside St 32.56 R onto Woodside Dr 33.38 L onto Woodside Rd 35.25 R onto Northgate Dr 35.32 Continue onto Eleanor Dr 35.63 L onto Stockbridge Ave 35.7 R onto Alameda 36.21 Continue Santa Cruz Ave 38.11 L onto G5/Junipero Serra Blvd 38.51 R onto Main St 43.95 L onto University Ave 43.98 R End of route 44.15
  • Wed, June 11, 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous
    The Hills-R-Us ride for 6/11/14 will be: Clockwise Around Lexington
    Note:  This ride will go up the dirt Los Gatos Creek Trail to Lexington
    Ride with GPS: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2583594
    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance: 59 miles
    Elevation: 5,500 ft
    Lunch: Late Lunch at Fire Station on Skyline, bring food!

    Route:
    Depart University Ave
    L  El Monte Ave
    R  Foothill Expy
    L  Homestead Rd
    R  Mary Bike Bridge
    L  Stevens Creek Blvd
    R  N Stelling Rd
    C  Prospect Rd
    R  Via Roncole
    S Arroyo De Arguello
    L  Comer Dr
    R  Pierce Rd
    L  Surrey Ln
    R  Saraview Dr
    L  Sarahills Dr
    L  Verde Vista Ln
    R  Tamworth Ave
    R  Seaton Ave
    L  Malcom Ave
    L  Trinity Ave
    R  Pontiac Ave
    L  Saratoga Hills Rd
    R  Reid Ln
    L  Canyon View Dr
    R  Elva Ave
    L  4th St
    R  Big Basin Way
    L  6th St
    L  Oak St
    R  Lomita Ave
    L  Vickery Ave
    R  Saratoga Los Gatos Rd
    R  Montalvo Rd
    Regroup Montalvo Ticket Center
    C  Piedmont Rd
    R  Peach Hill Rd
    L  Glen Una Dr
    R  Glen Una Dr
    R  Hwy 9
    R  N Santa Cruz Ave
    L  W Main
    Regroup LG Town Park
    R  Los Gatos Creek Trail
    L  Alma Bridge Rd
    R  Aldercroft Heights Rd
    L  Old Santa Cruz Highway
    R  Mountain Charlie Rd
    R  Summit Rd
    L  Bear Creek Rd
    R  Skyline Blvd
    Regroup at Skyline
    Lunch Fire Station
    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
  • Wed, June 04, 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous
    OLH and W Alpine

    Hopefully we can get up W Alpine before it gets too hot.  OLH/W Alpine, 39 miles, 4300 ft.  Lunch (bring or buy) at the New La Honda Market in La Honda. 

    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 Triangle Green Park, Alpine @ Portola
    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
    SAFETY REGROUP WOLH @ Hwy 84
    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
  • Mon, May 26, 2014 9:47 PM | Anonymous
    It is going to be warm so lets do Pescadero Clockwise.

    Link to route at Ride With GPS 
    
    Distance:  66 miles
    Elevation:  6400 ft 
    Lunch: Bring or buy lunch in Pescadero
    
    Route: 
    Shoup Park
    L University
    L Burke, almost to end
    R Chapin
    cont. Robleda, to end
    R Elena
    L Taaffe
    R Altamont
    REGROUP Black Mountain
    cont. Altamont
    L Page Mill
    REGROUP Skyline
    X Skyline
    cont. W Alpine
    L Pescadero
    REGROUP Sam McDonald(?) Park (on R, before summit)
    cont. Pescadero
    R Stage
    LUNCH Arcangeli's Bakery
    cont. Stage
    R Hwy 84
    R W Old La Honda
    L Skyline
    REGROUP Skywood Mkt, Sky Londa
    L Hwy 84 (towards Woodside)
    R Portola Rd, to end
    L Sand Hill
    R+L Alpine to Junipero Serra
    X Oregon/Page Mill
    cont. Foothill
    R Main/Burke
    L University
    R Shoup Park
    



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