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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, December 17, 2014 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    We can do the "modified ring of fire"



    Stay local since the forecast is for showers - RAIN CANCELS.

    Distance :: 29 miles

    Elevation :: 3200 ft

    No lunch

    Ride leader :: Doug Hahn

  • Sun, December 07, 2014 1:41 PM | Anonymous

    Louis's Lunacy RAIN CANCELS

    Social Climbers meet 9:45, leave 10:00.  D/E riders meet 10:00, leave 10:15

    Louis`s Lunacy Modified
    Link to route at Ride with GPS: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4107701 

    Distance: 28 miles
    Elevation: about 3500 ft.
  • Wed, December 03, 2014 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Social Climbers meet 9:45, leave 10:00.  D/E riders meet 10:00, leave 10:15

    Louis`s Lunacy Modified
    Link to route at Ride with GPS: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4107701 

    Distance: 28 miles
    Elevation: about 3500 ft. 

  • Wed, November 26, 2014 10:00 AM | Anonymous


    Looks like nice weather for Wed so lets go over the hills. Rain will cancel if it somehow shows up.

    The Hills-R-Us ride for 11/26/14 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
    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, November 19, 2014 10:00 AM | Anonymous
    The forecast shows possible spotty showers so I'm planning a route close to Los Altos.
    ?rain cancels?

    Moody, Foothills Park, Alpine/Joaquin, Westridge, St. Francis/La Cresta 40 miles 4,500 ft Lunch: Late or no Lunch, bring food! Route on Ride With GPS: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5193536

    Leader : Doug Hahn

    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
  • Wed, November 12, 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.  There are lots of short cuts for anyone who wants a shorter ride.

    Rain cancels
    Bring water and snacks.


  • Mon, November 10, 2014 1:11 PM | Anonymous

    Pete Petroski's Tre Cime di Woodside

    48 Miles 5100 Ft
    OLH, West OLH and Kings Mountain Rd
    Bring lunch to eat at regroup. Rain cancels
    Ride Leader: Steve Chapel
    Route at Ride With GPS

     GO TOTAL TURN 0.0 0.0 Head NORTH on University Ave 0.2 0.2 L at Burke Rd 0.1 0.2 R at Old Altos Rd 0.1 0.3 R at W Fremont Rd 1.1 1.4 L at Concepcion Rd 0.9 2.3 R at Purissima Rd 1.4 3.6 L at Arastradero Rd 0.6 4.3 Slight RIGHT to stay on Arastradero Rd 0.0 4.3 L at Page Mill Rd 0.3 4.6 R at Arastradero Rd 0.4 5.0 Regroup at Parking Lot 1.6 6.6 L at Alpine Rd 2.1 8.6 R at Willowbrook Dr 0.8 9.5 L at Portola Rd 2.1 11.6 L at Old la Honda Rd 1.7 13.3 L to stay on Old la Honda Rd 1.3 14.6 Regroup at Top of OLH 0.0 14.6 R at CA-35/Skyline Blvd 1.5 16.1 L at CA-84/La Honda Rd 2.8 18.9 Sharp LEFT at Old la Honda Rd 0.6 19.5 L to stay on Old la Honda Rd 1.9 21.3 L at CA-35/Skyline Blvd 1.5 22.8 Regroup at Skylonda 0.0 22.8 Descend 84 East 0.2 23.0 L to stay on CA-84/La Honda Rd 4.3 27.4 CONTINUE on Tripp Rd 0.9 28.3 Regroup at Tripp & Kings 0.0 28.3 L at Kings Mountain Rd 0.2 28.5 R to stay on Kings Mountain Rd 3.9 32.4 Regroup at Top of Kings 0.0 32.4 Head down Kings (East) 3.9 36.3 L to stay on Kings Mountain Rd 0.9 37.2 L at CA-84/Woodside Rd 1.0 38.2 Regroup at Woodside Store 0.0 38.2 R at Whiskey Hill Rd 1.3 39.5 Slight LEFT to stay on Whiskey Hill Rd 0.0 39.6 L at Sand Hill Rd 2.9 42.5 R at Alpine Rd 0.1 42.6 L at Junipero Serra Blvd 2.4 45.0 CONTINUE on Foothill Expy 3.0 48.1 R at Burke Rd 0.0 48.1 L at University Ave 0.1 48.2 University Ave / Shoup Park
  • Wed, November 05, 2014 10:00 AM | Anonymous


    The Hills-R-Us ride for 11/5/14 will be: OLH and West Alpine
    Leader: Paul Melville
    Distance: 39 miles
    Elevation: 4300 ft
    Lunch: La Honda
    Remember the new 10 am start time.  Rain Cancels

    OLH West Alpine

    L  University Ave
    L  Burke Rd
    R  Old Altos Rd
    R  W Fremont Rd
    L  Concepcion Rd
    R  Purissima Rd
    L  Purissima Rd
    L  Arastradero Rd
    L  Page Mill Rd
    R  Arastradero Rd
    L  Alpine Rd
    R  Portola Rd
    REGROUP Triangle Green Park
    L  Old La Honda Rd
    REGOUP OLH @ Skyline Blvd
    C  West Old La Honda
    L  CA-84 W
    REGROUP   New La Honda Market
    C  CA-84 W
    L  Pescadero Rd
    S  Alpine Rd
    S  Page Mill Rd
    REGROUP Page Mill @ Skyline
    R  Altamont Rd
    L  Taaffe Rd
    R  Elena Rd
    L  Robleda Rd
    R  Chapin Rd
    L  Burke Rd
    R  University Ave

  • Sat, November 01, 2014 10:18 AM | Anonymous

    I'm not saying that the HillsRUs rides are tough.  But, here's a ride that might be a bit easier...

  • Wed, October 29, 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous
    Big Basin + China Grade
    Link to route at Ride with GPS: 
    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1504447 Distance: 68 miles Elevation: 8900 ft per Ride with GPS Lunch: Big Basin Park HQ, very small store so bring food Route: Big Basin + China Grade 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 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 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 L Skyline REGROUP CDF 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
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