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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, 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

    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 (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
      
    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 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  
     
    Route: 
    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
  • Mon, August 25, 2014 8:39 PM | Anonymous

    Lets go south this week.  Hicks via Mt Eden, Pierce, Peach Hill, Kennedy and Shannon. Bring or buy lunch in Los Gatos. 60 miles, 5100 ft. Rain cancels.

    If you need a route sheet please print one. My printer is not working.

    GPS Route on Ride With GPS

    Steve C

    R University    0.1
    L S El Monte    0.7
    R Foothill  0.9
    Cont. Mt Eden Rd  9
    R Pierce Rd     11.3
    L Big Basin Way 12.3
    R 6th St    13.7
    L Oak St    13.8
    R Lomita Ave    13.9
    L Vickery Ave   14.1
    R Saratoga Los Gatos Rd     14.5
    R Montalvo Rd   14.6
    L Piedmont Rd   13.2
    R Peach Hill    13.7
    L Glen Una Dr   14.6
    R Saratoga Los Gatos Rd     15.4
    R Ridgecrest    16.8
    L Beck Ave  17.4
    R Hernandez     17.5
    R Glen Ridge    18.1
    L Pennsylvania  18.2
    R Bayview Ave   18.3
    L Main St   18.3
    Cont onto Los Gatos Blvd    19
    R Kennedy Rd    19.6
    R Shannon Rd    22.9
    R Hicks Rd  23.6
    U-Turn      31
    L Shannon Rd    36.3
    L Englewood     39.5
    R Kennedy Rd    39.9
    Cont Caldwell   40.1
    L Bella Vista   40.3
    Cont New York   40.7
    L Pleasant St   36.7
    R E Main St     36.8
    R N Santa Cruz  37.4
    L Saratoga Los Gatos Rd     37.9
    Cont S Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd    41.4
    L Prospect Rd   43.8
    Cont S Stelling 44.3
    L Rainbow Dr    44.8
    R Bubb Rd   45.3
    L Hyannisport   46
    R Linda Vista   46.5
    L McClellan Rd  46.7
    L Palm Ave  47.2
    R Foothill  47.4
    Cont Foothill   48.4
    L S El Monte    52.1
    R University    52.3
    Left At Shoup   53.6

  • Wed, August 20, 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Page Mill, Alpine, Portola State Park, 84, Skyline, King's.

    Ridewithgps :: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5695617

    Ride leader :: Doug Hahn

    Distance :: 56 mi

    Elevation :: 6300 ft

    Lunch is at Skylonda


    Route ::

    Start Start of route
    Right Turn right onto University Ave
    Right Turn right onto S El Monte Ave
    Left Turn left onto Moody Rd
    Left Turn left onto Page Mill Rd
    Regroup Page Mill & Skyline
    Straight Continue onto Alpine Rd
    Straight Continue onto Portola State Park Rd
    Regroup Park Headquarters
    Left Turn left onto Alpine Rd
    Right Turn right to stay on Alpine Rd
    Right Turn right to stay on Alpine Rd
    Straight Continue onto Pescadero Rd
    Straight Continue onto CA-84 E/La Honda Rd
    Right Slight right onto Old La Honda Rd
    Left Turn left onto CA-35/Skyline Blvd
    Lunch Skylonda
    Right Turn right onto Kings Mountain Rd
    Left Turn left onto Woodside Rd
    Regroup Roberts Market
    Right Turn right onto Whiskey Hill Rd
    Left Turn left onto Sand Hill Rd
    Left Slight left to stay on Sand Hill Rd
    Right Turn right onto Santa Cruz Ave
    Left Turn left onto G5/Junipero Serra Blvd
    Right Keep right to stay on G5/Junipero Serra Blvd
    Right Slight right to stay on Junipero Serra Blvd
    Right Slight right to stay on Junipero Serra Blvd
    Straight Continue onto Foothill Expy
    Right Turn right onto Main St
    Left Turn left onto University Ave
    Right Turn right
    End End of route
  • Wed, August 20, 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous

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

    Start time 9 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.  There are lots of short cuts for anyone who wants a shorter ride.
     
    Bring water and snacks.
     
    Paul

  • Wed, August 13, 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Some steep, shorter hills to link Moody and Kings. 45 miles, 5200 ft Moody, Patrol, Kings Mountain. Bring or buy lunch at Skywood Market, Sky Londa. Rain cancels, fog or heavy winds on Skyline changes route.

    Cue sheet generated using googlemap_cuesheet from route: http://tinyurl.com/3fqee5e

    Distance | Climbing | Directions
    Total Last | Elev Total Last |
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    0.00 0.00 | 209 0 0 | Left University Ave
    0.14 0.14 | 204 0 0 | Left Burke Rd
    0.58 0.44 | 251 60 59 | Right Chapin Rd
    0.83 0.25 | 259 92 32 | Straight Robleda Rd
    1.65 0.81 | 414 260 168 | Left Elena Rd
    2.40 0.76 | 329 321 61 | Right Moody Rd
    5.22 2.82 | 959 997 676 | Right Page Mill Rd
    7.73 2.51 | 249 1061 65 | Left Arastradero Rd
    9.72 1.99 | 389 1295 234 | Left Alpine Rd
    9.79 0.07 | 399 1305 10 | Right Golden Oak Dr
    10.55 0.76 | 770 1689 384 | Right Peak Ln
    REGROUP top of Peak
    10.64 0.09 | 794 1715 26 | Right Cervantes Rd
    10.68 0.04 | 779 1715 0 | Left Fawn Ln
    11.04 0.36 | 662 1720 5 | Left Golden Hills Dr
    11.69 0.66 | 464 1720 0 | Left Westridge Dr
    12.79 1.09 | 502 1856 136 | Right Portola Rd
    15.03 2.24 | 359 1876 19 | Left Portola @ Sand Hill
    15.85 0.82 | 448 1988 113 | Straight Woodside Rd
    16.97 1.12 | 462 2043 55 | Slight L Tripp Rd
    17.10 0.13 | 451 2043 0 | Left Noel Rd
    17.18 0.09 | 519 2111 67 | Right Partition Rd
    17.49 0.31 | 503 2135 25 | Left Summit Springs Rd
    REGROUP top of Summit Springs
    18.08 0.59 | 930 2562 427 | U-Turn Summit Springs Rd
    18.39 0.31 | 697 2562 0 | Left Patrol Rd
    REGROUP top of Patrol
    19.44 1.05 | 935 2946 384 | U-Turn Patrol Rd
    20.13 0.69 | 561 2947 1 | Left Entrance Way
    20.22 0.09 | 492 2947 0 | Sharp L Kings Mountain Rd
    REGROUP Skyline @ Tunitas
    24.30 4.08 | 2068 4542 1595 | Slight L Skyline Blvd
    REGROUP Skywood Mkt, Sky Londa (lunch)
    29.82 5.52 | 1465 4864 322 | Slight L CA-84
    33.25 3.44 | 448 4874 10 | Sharp R Portola Rd
    REGROUP Portola @ Sand Hill
    34.07 0.82 | 359 4897 23 | Right Portola Rd
    37.45 3.38 | 561 5153 256 | Left Alpine Rd
    38.60 1.14 | 389 5153 0 | Right Arastradero Rd
    40.59 1.99 | 249 5246 93 | Left Page Mill Rd
    40.82 0.23 | 237 5252 6 | Right Arastradero Rd
    41.76 0.94 | 196 5320 68 | Right La Cresta Dr
    REGROUP La Cresta @ Viscaino
    42.76 1.00 | 476 5615 295 | Slight L Viscaino Rd
    43.10 0.34 | 298 5623 8 | Left Viscaino Rd
    43.17 0.07 | 255 5623 0 | Left Concepcion Rd
    43.46 0.28 | 216 5624 1 | Right W Fremont Rd
    44.23 0.77 | 178 5655 31 | Left W Edith Ave
    44.40 0.17 | 188 5668 13 | Right University Ave
    44.87 0.46 | 209 5689 21 | Arrive Shoup Park

  • Wed, August 06, 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous

     The Hills-R-Us ride for 8/6/14 will be: The Coastal Classic
    Ride with GPS: http://ridewithgps.com/users/98609 
    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 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 

  • 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
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