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 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.
GPC members are invited to join our Strava club. For more information see our member benefits page.
BART Weekend Service Disruptions; Hwy 24 EB lane closures
Shuttle buses will replace BART trains between Orinda and Walnut Creek on 6 weekends: 8/17-18, 8/31-9/02 (Labor Day Weekend), 9/14-15, 9/28-29, 10/12-13, 10/26-27. Expect delays of 40 minutes or more. In addition, Hwy 24 Eastbound will have 2 out of 4 lanes closed for this work so expect freeway delays too at weekend peak hours. Detailed info is on the BART page here.
BART will single-track between Embarcadero and 24th Street Mission stations on many Sundays including 8/25, 9/08, 9/22, 10/20, and every Sunday in November and December. Expect 15-30 minute delays depending on time of day. Additional such Sunday work will occur throughout years 2020 and 2021. Detailed info is on the BART page here.
Cyclist Video Evidence
If you use a bike-cam, upload your video recordings of incidents with motorists to this website: CyclistVideoEvidence.com. They maintain a searchable database of motorists who have harassed and/or assaulted cyclists. The more accumulated video evidence, the better. You can use it to track repeat offenders — and the justice system can use it too. Over time, more bike cameras and more evidence will bring better driver behavior.
Let our motto be your guide —
Ride to Eat and Eat to Ride!