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.
Novice Ride Series, Sun Aug 5 - Sun Sep 8
Come join us for a series of rides on six consecutive Sundays, starting August 4, expressly designed for less experienced bicyclists who want to ride more, and in the process increase their cycling abilities. 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.
Location, Location, Location
A new feature of our website allows you to use our database of common ride start locations for your own purposes. You can search locations, see them in a list, or see them on a map; then copy map links for them. The new Locations pages are part of the Routes section of the website.
Let our motto be your guide —
Ride to Eat and Eat to Ride!