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.
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 member benefit: Mountain Hardwear discount
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. Here is the invitation to GPC members to shop at the store between May 15 and June 18. The store has sportswear and outdoor equipment at deeply reduced prices.
You will need to provide either a hard copy of the invitation or a digital copy on your digital 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. The store is at 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond CA 94804 just off of the Bay Trail. Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat-Sun 10am-7pm.
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.
New feature: Member Finder tool
If you can't find your membership roster or if you need up-to-the-minute information, you can search for another member using our new Member Finder tool. You must log in to use the tool.
Let our motto be your guide —
Ride to Eat and Eat to Ride!