Come Ride With Us
Welcome! Grizzly Peak Cyclists is a bicycle club of about 500 members based in Berkeley, California.
We have club rides every weekend throughout the year, and many weekdays too. Roughly half our rides are in the East Bay; the rest are all over the San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond. Our ride calendar is posted every month on this website and in our newsletter. Our members' riding interests run the gamut. We have novices, intermediates, advanceds, and everything in between. Our rides are correspondingly diverse.
Anyone is welcome on our rides. Each ride is rated to indicate the expected terrain, pace, and distance, so you can choose a ride suited to your abilities. Be sure to review our rider guidelines before your first ride to avoid any surprises. Advance signup is not necessary, but feel free to contact a ride's leader in advance with any questions.
Grizzly Peak Century
Every year since 1975 we have hosted the Grizzly Peak Century. The event is known for its challenging but beautiful terrain and gourmet home-made food. For more information, see our century website. We hope to see you there on the first Sunday in May.
Every year, we make significant donations out of the proceeds raised from our Grizzly Peak Century to organizations and causes that promote or help bicycling in some way — be it advocacy, safety, education, awareness, or the bicycling environment. See our donations page for details.
Club Meeting, Wed Aug 12 -- Indoor Virtual Riding
Our next club meeting is Wednesday, Aug 12. The program is at 7:15pm and business is at 8:00pm. Due the COVID-19 public health orders to shelter in place, it will be held by videoconference.
The program presentation will be by club members Holly Brown-Williams and Nick Umemoto on indoor virtual riding. See your Wheel Truth newsletter for videoconference details and a dial-in (audio-only) alternative.
Club meetings are the second Wednesday every month, except December.
Virtual Rides in the Ride Schedule
Getting Started with Zwift
Read an introduction to setting up and using Zwift, by Holly Brown-Williams.
Mountain Hardwear discount July 31 to Aug 23
In addition to other benefits listed on our website, GPC members have access to the Mountain Hardwear / Columbia Sportswear Employee Store in Point Richmond during 3 specific time periods per year, plus a special holiday period. Here is the invitation to GPC members to shop at the store between July 31 and Aug 23. The store has sportswear and outdoor equipment at deeply reduced prices.
You will need to provide the invitation (either a printed copy or a digital copy on your mobile device) AND a copy of your current GPC membership card AND and personal photo ID to gain entry to the store. If you don't have a copy of your membership card handy, you can get your card here.
Each GPC member can bring up to 4 guests each time you shop during the invitation period. See the invitation for the store hours and address.
Grizzly Peak Cyclists statement on club rides during SIP
Club rides are still suspended. This decision was made to the best of our understanding of the current state and county Shelter-In-Place orders. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will regularly update our club policies regarding club rides and activities and in accordance with guidance from state and local authorities. GPC encourages its members to continue to comply with state and county SIP orders. Stay safe and healthy.
GPC Board of Directors
May 21, 2020
New Bike Kit -- Designs and Votes
GPC is in the process of selecting a new design for its club bike kit (jersey and shorts). Information about proposed designs, the selection process, the timetable, and the votes so far is here: https://www.grizz.org/wiki/NewBikeKit.
Let our motto be your guide —
Ride to Eat and Eat to Ride!