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. Starting in March, we are acknowledging the club's volunteers who make our GPC experience that much better. The March Wheel Truth shares more information about the Series. Click here to read about the most recent highlighted volunteers.
- March 18 @ 7pm: Ask a Mechanic:
Cleanliness is a Virtue and Flats are Fixable
Presenter: Sam Goldenberg
- April 5 @ 7pm: How to Use Zwift: Basics and Beyond
Presenter: GPC Vice President Tom Dunscombe
- Check out Loretta Henderson's Solo Around the World plus other Speaker Series replays
Available on the GPC YouTube Channel.
Call for Volunteers
New Membership Committee Forming. The New Membership Committee is looking for volunteers. We’ll have an initial couple of meetings to get acquainted and then meet as needed to discuss the progress we are making and resolve questions. Please contact Michael Koved.
March 10 Club business meeting
Social Media Director vote. Tom Fraser has stepped up to lead our social media efforts. We will have a club vote to confirm his nomination. Thank you, Tom!
Bylaws amendment vote. These amendments concern two topics: Director’s Qualifications (removing them) and Term Limits for directors (of no more than four consecutive years, secretary and treasure serve on the board). View them at http://bit.ly/bylaws_march Please use GPC-talk to offer feedback or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Amendments will be final Sunday, March 7, noon.
See your Wheel Truth newsletter for videoconference details and a dial-in (audio-only) alternative.
Mountain Hardwear discount Feb 19 to Mar 14
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 February 19 and March 14. 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 .
Let our motto be your guide —
Ride to Eat and Eat to Ride!