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 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.
Come ride with us. 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. You do not have to be a member to attend our rides, but if you're ready, you can join now!Grizzly Peak Century
We have hosted the annual Grizzly Peak Century since 1975. The event is known for its challenging but beautiful terrain and gourmet home-made food. For more information, click on the button above to see our century website.
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.
Tell Us About Your Epic Rides:
When thinking about epic rides, I am reminded of the expression "it is not the glory, it is the story".
Often, cyclists regale their friends about their rides, braving the elements against the odds or taking on a daunting personal challenge. Long adventures requiring perseverance, determination and resourcefulness are familiar themes too.
Epic ride stories usually include touching or funny moments involving friendship, camaraderie and some selflessness.
We want to hear your stories! The submissions should be <250 words and will be published in the Wheel Truth and on our website. A photo of your epic adventure will be appreciated but not required. Please send your submission to Wheel Truth editor John Swanda,
Mountain Hardwear discount Sept 17 to Oct 10
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 September 17 and October 10. The store has sportswear and outdoor equipment from the Columbia Sportswear Company family (Columbia, Mountain Hardwear, SOREL, and prAna) 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, address, and other details.
New Ebike Policy
At our September 8 club business meeting the board and present members adopted an ebike policy for the club. The board will revisit this policy in six months. The main features are:
- It is the ebike rider's responsibility to learn whether the route is legal for their bike.
- Only Class I and Class III bikes are permitted on club rides
- The ride leader of only M, MB, or B paced rides may exclude ebikes, and must state that restriction in the ride description
- We are requesting volunteers to take on finding/recommending speakers for the speaker series. Currently there is no speaker series leader.
- All Speaker Series replays available on the GPC YouTube Channel.
Let our motto be your guide —
Ride to Eat and Eat to Ride!