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.
New Bike Kit -- Designs and Votes
GPC is in the process of selecting a new design for its club bike kit (jersey and shorts). Information about proposed designs, the selection process, the timetable, and the votes so far is here: https://www.grizz.org/wiki/NewBikeKit.
Sports Basement -- Special Sale
Sport Basement is offering a special sale to GPC members. It will take place July 5 through July 12. Detailed information and the coupon code is here. (Access requires GPC login.) For further information, contact Phil Morton (firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-847-7651).
Cyclist Video Evidence
If you use a bike-cam, upload your video recordings of incidents with motorists to this website: CyclistVideoEvidence.com. They maintain a searchable database of motorists who have harassed and/or assaulted cyclists. The more accumulated video evidence, the better. You can use it to track repeat offenders — and the justice system can use it too. Over time, more bike cameras and more evidence will bring better driver behavior.
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
Let our motto be your guide —
Ride to Eat and Eat to Ride!