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.
Club Meeting, Wed April 8 -- Videoconference
Our next club meeting is Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00pm. Due the COVID-19 public health orders to shelter in place, it will be held by videoconference. There is no potluck and no program, so business starts at 7:00pm. See your Wheel Truth newsletter for videoconference details and a dial-in (audio-only) alternative.
Club meetings are the second Wednesday every month, except December.
Grizzly Peak Century Canceled
In accordance with the CDC’s recommendation to cancel all events within the next 8 weeks with more than 50 attendees, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Grizzly Peak Century on May 3. If you have already registered, you will receive a full refund for your entry fee (and t-shirt if you purchased one). More information on our Century Website.
All Club Rides Canceled
All GPC club rides are temporarily canceled due to the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order.
New Bike Kit -- Call for Design Concepts
Mon Feb 17 - Today the New Bike Kit Committee kicks off an eight week period during which anyone who wishes can develop and submit a jersey design concept. Deadlines: You have until Monday March 2 (two weeks from today) to let us know your intention to submit, and until Monday April 13 (eight weeks from today) to send us your concepts. All the details are here: https://www.grizz.org/wiki/NewBikeKit/SelectionProcess. Watch this news space for further developments soon. Already four design concepts have been submitted. Several still need to be shown publicly. This will happen, "soon."
Let our motto be your guide —
Ride to Eat and Eat to Ride!