Grizzly Peak Cyclists maintains an electronic discussion forum, which is open only to GPC members. Its purpose is to allow members to share information and exchange messages with each other. Messages may be on a variety of subjects including anything related to club business, bicycling, bicycle advocacy, or any other subject that the poster feels may be of interest to a significant number of other GPC members. For more information, including how to join the list, see our Forums page.
Wheel Truth Newsletter
Every member receives a monthly email with a link to the current edition of the Wheel Truth. If for some reason you didn't receive your monthly email, you can request it be resent. Also, you can view the current month's Wheel Truth here.
An archive of the Wheel Truth (in PDF format) from to January, 2000 through the current issue, and ride schedules (in text format) from August, 1995 to the present is available to club members. Login is required using your email address, which must match the one in your membership record.
Membership cards may be required to get discounts at local shops or for other purposes. If you don't have a card, get it here.
You can find other members using our Member Finder tool. Login is required using your email address, which must match the one in your membership record. You can also download a full roster in pdf format on the same page.
Bicycle Travel Case
Members can use the club's hard-shell bicyle travel cases for a nominal fee. For information and reservations, contact the Bike Case Librarian at BikeCase at grizz dot org.
Earn or Purchase GPC Clothing
Members have the opportunity to earn club clothing or other premiums by leading 8 rides within a 12 month period. For information see Ride Leader Credits. Members may also purchase club clothing.
If you ride with a GPS device, or even if you ride with a GPS enabled smartphone, you may enjoy recording your rides on Strava. If you become a Strava member (even a free membership will work) and you are also a member of GPC, then you are eligible to join the GPC Strava club, where you can follow the riding activity of your fellow Grizzlies and get to know them better.
Log on to the Strava website, then go to the GPC Strava Club page. At the top, click on the button Request to join. If your Strava username is not sufficient to determine your real name, then you must also send a message to StravaAdmin at grizz dot org giving your Strava username and your real name so we can verify your GPC membership. You will receive a notice when you have been approved. Use the same email to report any problems.
RideWithGPS - Premium Membership
RwGPS is a popular route mapping tool. You can create routes on your computer, follow routes on your smartphone, download them to your phone or gps device, and print cue sheets and maps. You can also record your rides. Some of these features require premium membership. Compare the different plans. Current GPC club members can get the benefits of RwGPS premium membership for routes in the club's RwGPS library, which is managed by our Route Managers and can also get a 20% discount on individual basic or premium membership. If your route is not yet in the library, you can become a Route Manager. To join the RwGPS club or get discounted memberships, click the button on this page (login required). For more details contact rwgps-info at grizz dot org .
Mountain Hardwear Employee Store
GPC members have access to the Mountain Hardwear / Columbia Sportswear Employee Store in Point Richmond during 3 specific time periods per year. Watch the home page news for details of the next access period, including the invitation. The store has sportswear and outdoor equipment from the Columbia Sportswear Company family (Columbia, Mountain Hardwear, SOREL, and prAna) at deeply reduced prices. 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.
Pre-registration for Rides
Members may pre-register online for scheduled rides and other club events. Members may also pre-register their guests. This saves time at the start for members and leaders. Members may also see a list of other persons who are registered.
Accident Medical Insurance
Our club insurance provides, for members on club rides: "Accident Medical Coverage: $10,000 per person per accident excess of a $500 per claim deductible and excess of any other valid and collectible insurance." In other words (as we understand it) it will cover your medical costs over $500 from a crash on a GPC ride after your primary health coverage has paid whatever it pays, and up to $10,000.
If you need to exercise this benefit, you and your ride leader should consult the incident reporting instructions page.
Discounted LAB Membership
Grizzly Peak Cyclists members are eligible for a $15 discount on a League of American Bicyclists individual membership (new or renewal). See https://bikeleague.org/join for information and a list of benefits (including a subscription to Bicycling magazine). Use the discount code Grizzl on the payment screen to get the discount.
Volunteer for the Century
Members are invited to participate in the planning and execution of our annual Century. See the Century Planning Policy page to learn more about planning and see the Century Volunteer page to learn more about execution.
Discounts at Local Businesses
The following is a partial list of local businesses that offer discounts to GPC members. Most discounts are 10% - 15%. Policies vary about discounts on bikes and items on sale. Be sure to ask about the discount if you're unsure.
Many stores require members to show their membership cards to get their discount, so be sure to carry your GPC card with you during buying sprees. If you don't have a card, get it here.
If you can help improve this list please contact webmasterat grizz dot org
- 3D Bikefit, San Francisco (bike fitting)
- Alameda Bicycle
- Ausinheiler Physical Therapy and Personal Training, (discount on 3D bike fits and computrainer cycling analysis)
- Blue Heron Bikes, Berkeley
- Castro Valley Cyclery
- Cycle City, Alameda
- DaraSports PT, (use code GPC20)
- Encina Bicycle Center, Walnut Creek
- Hank and Frank Bicycles, Lafayette
- Law Offices of Daniel H. Rose, (specializing in the representation of injured bicyclists and pedestrians)
- Mike's Bikes, Berkeley
- Mountain Hardwear Employee Store, Pt Richmond. Watch the home page news for details of the next access period.
- Pegasus Bicycle Works, Martinez
- Sharp Bicycle, Lafayette
- Stay True Cycles, Berkeley
- Stone's Cyclery, Alameda
- Summit Bicycles, Burlingame, Los Gatos, San Jose
- The Pedaler, El Sobrante
- Transports, Berkeley, Oakland
- Trek Bicycle, Berkeley
- Trek Bicycle, Oakland
- Wrench Science, Berkeley