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 next year 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.

Strava Club

GPC members are invited to join our Strava club. For more information see our member benefits page.


Club Meeting Wednesday October 14

Our meeting this month is at the home of Jeff Kurtock. See your Wheel Truth for the address. We will start with a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7:15 and the business meeting at 8 p.m. For the program, John Steinberg will share experiences of his August trip in the French Alps, with recommendations and planning tips.

The meeting agenda includes the final vote on the annual donations package for 2015. See our donations page for the proposal.

Century Planning Meeting Wednesday October 21

All members are welcome and encouraged to get involved with the planning of the 2016 Century. The first meeting will be at the home of Janet Noble and Brian Aldrich at 6:30 pm on Wednesday October 21. See your Wheel Truth for the address. Pizza will be provided by the club. RSVP to CenturyChair at grizz dot org. Also see our Century Planning Policy.

Clothing Order

If you ordered GPC Voler bike clothing in August, it is now (Oct 01) available for pickup. To make your pickup arrangements, contact Melarie Johnson at clothing at grizz dot org.

Introducing Routes

We have revamped our Cue Sheet Library and promoted it to the top level menu above with the new name Routes. All of the cue sheets and maps are still there, but now you can browse them grouped by region. You can also sort, filter, and search for routes meeting particular criteria. As before, you are invited to submit routes in electronic form to webmaster at grizz dot org.

Website news

For a limited time, you can still browse our legacy website, but remember it is not being maintained, so information there may be obsolete. Address comments to webmaster at grizz dot org.

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