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 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

Custom Clothing Order

GPC custom bike clothing can now be ordered. This is your opportunity to order items and sizes that we don't normally stock. To read about what we do normally stock, see our clothing page, here. We will place the order in August — your requests are due to GPC by Friday August 25.

Novice Ride Series, Aug 6 - Sep 10

Join us for a series of rides on six consecutive Sundays, starting August 6. Come see what makes us happy to be outside and riding with our friends. We start with some almost flat routes and work our way up to a 40+ mile ride in West Marin. We'll have a team of experienced ride leaders to help you with the course and teach about basic safety and the well-being of your bike. For details, see our Novice Series page and our current ride schedule.

Road Closures From Winter Storms

This winter's repeated heavy storms have caused many roads to wash out and close. Many of our standard routes are unusable. BikeEastBay has a web page with (reasonably) current status for Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. It includes links to various County web pages for more up-to-date info. The Town of Moraga has a web page with status on the Canyon Rd Bridge closure.


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