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.
Holiday Dinner Party, Wed Dec 13
Our annual Holiday Dinner Party will be Wed Dec 13. We'll enjoy a delicious Nepalese buffet dinner (and yes, there will be plenty of vegetarian options!). The cost is $35/person (all 2017 Century Volunteers receive a $10 discount). You can get more info and RSVP online here or check your December Wheel Truth for an order form if you prefer snail mail. Please RSVP by 12/10 so we can get an accurate headcount.
Mountain Hardwear discount Dec 15 to Jan 07
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 Dec 15 and Jan 7, which is a special holiday period in addition to our three regular periods. 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.
Century Facebook Page
The Grizzly Peak Century now has a Facebook page. Like and follow us! Feel free to add your review.
Road Closures From Winter Storms
Last winter's repeated heavy storms caused many roads to wash out and close. By now, some have reopened but some have not. Several of our standard routes remain 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.
(Nov 3) Alhambra Valley Road has been reopened.
(Nov 14) Morgan Territory Road, a popular cycling route on the east side of Mount Diablo, will also reopen to traffic with a ribbon cutting on Saturday, December 2.
Let our motto be your guide —
Ride to Eat and Eat to Ride!