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.
Web Site downtime
The grizz.org web site will be unavailable and grizz.org email will experience delays during the period from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec 9 while we move these services to a new server.
Holiday Party - Wed December 11
In December, we have a holiday dinner party instead of a general club meeting. This year's party will be Wed Dec 11, 6:30 pm to around 9:30 pm. Location: Z Cafe & Bar, 2735 Broadway, Oakland. The cost is $20 for GPC members and $30 for non-members. You can sign up and pay here: https://www.grizz.org/home/holiday.php.
Mobile Ride Schedule on Apple devices
If you are using the mobile version of our ride schedule on an Apple iOS or iPadOS device, and you have added the web app to your home screen, we recommend removing it and then adding it back again. Recent updates to our app have changed the way it works on Apple products and your old icon is incompatible. For help or to ask a question, please contact .
Mountain Hardwear discount Dec 6 to Jan 1
In addition to other benefits listed on our website, GPC members have access to the Mountain Hardwear / Columbia Sportswear Employee Store in Point Richmond during 3 specific time periods per year, plus a special holiday period. Here is the invitation to GPC members to shop at the store between Dec 6 and Jan 1. The store has sportswear and outdoor equipment at deeply reduced prices.
You will need to provide the invitation (either a printed copy or a digital copy on your mobile device) AND a copy of your current GPC membership card AND and personal photo ID to gain entry to the store. If you don't have a copy of your membership card handy, you can get your card here.
Each GPC member can bring up to 4 guests each time you shop during the invitation period. See the invitation for the store hours and address.
BART Weekend Service Disruptions
BART will single-track between Embarcadero and 24th Street Mission stations on every Sunday in November and December. Expect 15-30 minute delays depending on time of day. Additional such Sunday work will occur throughout years 2020 and 2021. Detailed info is on the BART page here.
Let our motto be your guide —
Ride to Eat and Eat to Ride!