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.
Century Wrapup Meeting Thursday June 29
All members are welcome and encouraged to get involved with the planning of the 2017 Century. The next meeting will be at the home of Janet Noble and Brian Aldrich at 6:30 pm on Thursday June 29. See your Wheel Truth for the address. Pizza will be provided by the club. RSVP to Century Planning Policy.to be included in the pizza order. Also see our
Thank you, Berkeley Bowl West
A special shout-out to Berkeley Bowl West for helping us out in an emergency. Thanks to their efforts we restocked the Briones rest stop for the Century in an emergency situation. They have provided excellent support to the club for many years. If you haven't had a reason to patronize their store until now, this is an excellent reason to.
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.
New benefit for members: Trek Bicycle in Berkeley
The new Trek Bicycle Store at 2480 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley has joined our list of local businesses offering discounts to club members. Its discount is a generous 20% on parts and accessories and 5% on bicycles. Just show your GPC membership card to get the discount. The manager's name is Bobby Miller and information about the store is at https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/Berkeley. Thanks to Board Member Jean-Marie Enjuto for coordinating this benefit.
Pre-Registering for Rides
Ride leaders now have the option to accept pre-registration for their rides. If a leader has enabled this feature, you will find a link to register in the online ride listing. More information is on our pre-registration information page.
Ride Leading - Email Submission of Sign-In Sheets
Ride leaders may now submit a scanned PDF file of the ride sign-in sheet by email, rather than using postal mail to submit the original paper. See the instructions posted here.
Let our motto be your guide —
Ride to Eat and Eat to Ride!