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 have some restrictions 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.
- May 3 @ 7pm: Nutrition for Cyclists: Fuel Your Body for Optimal Performance
Presenter: Breanne Nalder Harward, former cycling pro and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
- May 20th @ 7pm: Everything You Want to Know about Ebikes
Presenter: Brett Thurber, Owner of New Wheels
- All Speaker Series replays available on the GPC YouTube Channel.
May 12 Club business meeting
This business meeting we will be discussing the upcoming July election (we need an Election Task Force Chair), Jakroo and Voler stores, the Speaker Series, raising membership dues, Challenge rides and September 12 GPC Century planning.
See your Wheel Truth newsletter for videoconference details and a dial-in (audio-only) alternative.
Revised COVID Policy for Group Rides
The GPC Group Ride Covid-19 Protocol has been revised again. The important changes are:
- The maximum group size is now dependent on the color tier for the county in which the ride takes place. In most cases this will increase the number of riders allowed.
- A new Vaccinated-only type of ride has been introduced. These rides may optionally have fewer restrictions on pre-registration, number of riders, masks, and distancing, at the discretion of the ride leader.
The GPC Board of Directors will continue to monitor current conditions and state and county requirements in order to keep our ride schedule in compliance while maximizing our group ride opportunities.
GPC Clothing Stores open May 3 - May 17
The Voler and Jakroo online stores will both open on May 3 for two weeks; closing May 17. For details see general information about club clothing.
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.
Let our motto be your guide —
Ride to Eat and Eat to Ride!