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.
GPC members are invited to join our Strava club. For more information see our member benefits page.
Ride Listing Tool - Repeating Rides
When you list a ride that repeats every week or every month, you can now add one or two rain dates as well. There is also a relatively new page detailing other things you should know about working with repeating rides.
Revised Co-leader Policy
Previously, in order to receive credit, a co-leader had to be named in the ride listings as published in the Wheel Truth (there are certain exceptions). At the October meeting we voted to relax this policy, now that ride listings can be updated on-line. Now it is sufficient to add a co-leader to the website anytime in advance of the ride date. See paragraph 3 section (d) in our Ride Leader Credit policy.
Revised Ride Leader Credit Policy
Until now, the club awarded Ride Leader Credit (RLC) only for rides that are submitted far enough in advance to be published in the Wheel Truth. This means that you need to send them in by the usual deadline of the 21st of the preceding month (or the 19th, in February).
At the August meeting, the club voted to award one-half RLC for rides that are approved but posted on the website only. These are called Web-Only rides. Such rides may be posted with a much shorter lead time, and this means that you still receive some credit for leading such rides. See the full Ride Leader Credit Policy, including the update.
Let our motto be your guide —
Ride to Eat and Eat to Ride!