Grizzly Peak Cyclists

Come Ride With Us

Welcome! Grizzly Peak Cyclists is a bicycle club of about 600 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 next year on the first Sunday in May.

Donations

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.

Strava Club

GPC members are invited to join our Strava club. For more information see our member benefits page.

News

2016 Grizzly Peak Century - Sold Out!

The century is Sold Out. There will not be any same-day registration. Please do not come to the start if you do not have a registration. If you missed out this year, we hope to see you in 2017.

Club Meeting Wednesday May 11

Our meeting this month will be on Wednesday May 11 at the home of Bruce Berg in Berkeley. See your Wheel Truth for the address and phone number. We start with a potluck dinner at 6:30 pm, followed by the program at 7:30. The business meeting will start at about 8:00 pm.

For the program, club member Robin Dean has a short presentation on the national nonprofit Cycle Kids, a cycling-based PE program founded more than 10 years ago by a former Harvard University Cycling Team Coach. Cycle Kids offers a PE curriculum for 4th and 5th grade students that integrates physical activity with practical nutrition lessons. The program aims to strengthen the emotional and physical health of children by giving them the skills to lead active and healthy lifestyles, using the fun and practical skill of riding a bike. Cycle Kids will be on the consideration list of our club’s donation committee next year, with the goal of bringing this program to a low-income East Bay school.

Wanted: Century Volunteers

Each spring, club members get together for a big party known as working the Grizzly Peak Century! You will have a great time with your fellow Grizzlies, and support cycling at the same time. Volunteers will be calling members during March to ask for your help. You can find a list of jobs our volunteer opportunities page. You can also volunteer via email sent to VolCoord at grizz dot org.

Website News

You can still browse our legacy website, but remember it is not being maintained, so information there may be obsolete. Address comments to webmaster at grizz dot org.


Let our motto be your guide
Ride to Eat and Eat to Ride!