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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.

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

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. For more information, click on the button above to see our century website. We hope to see you there 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.

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News

Gravel Bikes, Gravel Rides: The Basics and Beyond

Curious about the Gravel ride craze? Want to learn about gear and potential places to ride? Join the GPC Speaker Series on Monday October 5th at 7pm. Go here for more information.

October Club Business Meeting

Our club business meeting this month is on Wednesday, October 14. The agenda includes a vote to spend up to $7500 on the new club kits to cover redemption of ride leader credits and limiting members to redeeming two ride leader premiums for this purchasing round.

See your Wheel Truth newsletter for videoconference details and a dial-in (audio-only) alternative.

Last month’s program presentations by Mary Ann Jawili on her self-supported two week tour of Chile's Carretera Austral and Michael Koved on his climbs last summer in the Dolomites and France's Provence region are also available at Membership > Archives > Meetings and Programs.

Club meetings are the second Wednesday every month, except December.

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 .

DaraSports PT discount

We are pleased to announce another discount with a local business: DaraSportsPT physical therapy and sports performance in Oakland, catering specifically to cycling performance. Owner and GPC member Dara Richman is offering all Grizzlies $20 off all bootcamps or first physical therapy appointment (online or in-person). Sign up online for any of her services and use code GPC20.

For a complete list of discounts, see our benefits page.

Stay True Cycles discount

Based on the positive member feedback we received about Stay True Cycles, GPC is pleased to announce that members will receive a 10% discount on parts and accessories. In addition, deeper discounts may be available if we plan ahead and do a bulk buy on a specific item or bike. Stay True Cycles is a Cervelo dealer.

Getting Started with Zwift

Read an introduction to setting up and using Zwift, by Holly Brown-Williams.

Grizzly Peak Cyclists statement on club rides during SIP

Club rides are still suspended. This decision was made to the best of our understanding of the current state and county Shelter-In-Place orders. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will regularly update our club policies regarding club rides and activities and in accordance with guidance from state and local authorities. GPC encourages its members to continue to comply with state and county SIP orders. Stay safe and healthy.

GPC Board of Directors
May 21, 2020


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