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.
Grizzly Peak Cyclists statement on club rides during SIP
Club rides are still suspended. This decision was made to the best of our understanding of the current state and county Shelter-In-Place orders. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will regularly update our club policies regarding club rides and activities and in accordance with guidance from state and local authorities. GPC encourages its members to continue to comply with state and county SIP orders. Stay safe and healthy.
GPC Board of Directors
May 21, 2020
Club Meeting, Wed June 10 -- DaraSportsPT
Our next club meeting is Wednesday, June 10. The program is at 7:15pm and business is at 8:00pm. Due the COVID-19 public health orders to shelter in place, it will be held by videoconference. See your Wheel Truth newsletter for videoconference details and a dial-in (audio-only) alternative.
Dara Richman, DPT, CSCS is a GPC member and owner of DaraSportsPT, physical therapy and sports performance in Oakland, catering specifically to cycling performance. She has over 15 years of experience treating patients and athletes of all levels including NFL, USA Volleyball, MLS, USA Ski team, triathlon, and road and mountain biking. With the SIP order in mind, she will share advice on how to manage self care and improve riding -- advice we can all follow from our own homes, where we might not have any exercise equipment.
Club meetings are the second Wednesday every month, except December.
Let our motto be your guide —
Ride to Eat and Eat to Ride!