Come Ride With Us
Welcome! Grizzly Peak Cyclists is a bicycle club of about 750 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 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.
Come ride with us. 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. You do not have to be a member to attend our rides, but if you're ready, you can join now!Grizzly Peak Century Register Now
We have hosted the annual Grizzly Peak Century since 1975. The event is known for its challenging but beautiful terrain and gourmet home-made food. For more information, click on the button above to see our century website.
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.
Century Registration Open, Volunteers Needed
Registration is now open for the 2023 Grizzly Peak Century to be held on Sunday, May 7. Volunteers are always needed to help. We have opportunities on century-day itself and also in the days before and after — so you can both ride and volunteer, if you like. Volunteers get a T-shirt and a Ride-Leader credit.
Century Prep Series Continues
Join us for a series of nine rides for intermediate bicyclists who want to build stamina and increase range. The rides will be on consecutive Sundays. All are over moderately hilly terrain, similar to that of the century. Those who complete the series should be well-prepared to ride at least the 76-mile (metric century) route. For more information see our Century Prep Series page.
2023 Century-Prep Ride Schedule
Please see the Current Ride Schedule for more information, including the ride leaders and contact information and possible route changes due to road closures and winter storm damage.
Sun Mar 26 - Ride #4 Pinehurst, Grizzly Peak Loop 30 miles
Sun Apr 2 - Ride #5 East Bay Hills 35 miles
Sun Apr 9 - Ride #6 Three Small Walls 40 miles
Sun Apr 16 - Ride #7 Morgan Territory 52 miles
Sun Apr 23 - Ride #8 Century South Loop 44 miles
Sun Apr 30 - Ride #9 Century North Loop 48 miles
Mountain Hardwear access March 10 to April 2
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. Here is the invitation to GPC members to shop at the store between March 10 and April 2. The store has sportswear and outdoor equipment from the Columbia Sportswear Company family (Columbia, Mountain Hardwear, SOREL, and prAna) 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, address, and other details.
Let our motto be your guide —
Ride to Eat and Eat to Ride!