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 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. Due to the current pandemic, our group rides are limited to club members and require advance sign-up per our COVID-19 protocol. Not a member? Join now!Grizzly Peak Century
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. Due to COVID-19 we were forced to cancel the 2020 GPC Century and we are currently considering options for 2021. 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.
Hear From Our Members
As the pandemic has limited our cycling and social activities, staying connected is especially important. We’re starting a series where members can share their thoughts on cycling topics. The initial theme is “Why I Ride”. Checkout the latest submission.
Club Newsletter and Speaker Series
- Read all about the club's activities, rides and business in the current issue of the Wheel Truth.
- GPC Speaker Series (see GPC Ride calendar for details and our YouTube Channel for recordings).
Groups Rides have Resumed
With a majority of respondents to our member interest survey indicating an interest in club rides, and with state and local Shelter-In-Place orders easing restrictions on outdoor and group activities, the board has voted to resume club rides, with new restrictions. Read our Group Ride COVID-19 Protocol. Ride leaders are now welcome to post rides.
The GPC Challenge Rides
Fun - Convenient - Win Prizes
Grizzlies, we’ve created a series of fun rides you can complete over a calendar month, at your convenience, with your family or friends pod or on your own. These are non-competitive with the intention to simply achieve the completion of the series in which you choose to participate on your own schedule within a calendar month. The series has something for everyone at every level of cycling.
Registration begins Now & Start riding Nov 1st thru Nov 30th
GPC Parks & Recreation challenge: Complete a single ride of 30 miles and solve the three (3) clues.
Bay Area Summit Series: Complete riding to the summit of 3 of the 4 area summits.
December 9 Holiday Party
We can’t take the party to Z Cafe like last year, so we’re taking the party to your homes! The GPC holiday party is going virtual. Join us for merriment, games, and prizes. End 2020 on a high note with your fellow Grizzlies. We’ll meet over Zoom; you’re welcome to join by phone, but you’ll have more fun with video. Dress up in festive clothing and BYOB! ;)
December 9, 2020
6:45–7:00pm: social and A/V check
See your Wheel Truth newsletter for videoconference details and a dial-in (audio-only) alternative.
Mountain Hardwear discount Nov 6 to Nov 29
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 Nov 6 and Nov 29. 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 and address.
Water and Restrooms Map
Many Bay Area jurisdictions have turned off drinking fountains and/or closed public restrooms as part of their Covid prevention measures. See this Google Map for current status of many facilities in our riding areas. The map was developed by the Western Wheelers Bicycle Club. To contribute to the map, send your observations to .
Getting Started with Zwift
Read an introduction to setting up and using Zwift, by Holly Brown-Williams.
Let our motto be your guide —
Ride to Eat and Eat to Ride!