Last updated 2017-07-14
The August 2017 Special Order. We will place an order for GPC bike clothing in August. This is your opportunity to order items and sizes that we don't normally stock. Go here for full ordering information. Orders are due to GPC by Friday August 25. Items are expected to be available for pickup by club members on (approximately) the week of October 2. For any questions, contact Melarie Johnson at .
Clothing in Stock
GPC has the following bike clothing in stock, available for purchase by members (only). Clothing may also be earned by redeeming (8) Ride Leader Credits. For armwarmers, socks, or caps, the premium is any combination of items up to a value of $45. Except where noted, all clothing is manufactured by Voler (pronounced “voe-LAY”, as in French).
- GPC jerseys (club-fit ¾-length-zipper, men's and women's): $65.
- GPC armwarmers (2010 design, from Voler): $31/pair.
- GPC club socks: $5/pair. (What a deal! They are priced way under most cycling socks, and they will match your GPC jersey way better, too.)
- GPC wind vests: $60.
- GPC wind jackets: $67.
- GPC cycling caps (from Walz Caps): $15.
- GPC wool jerseys. See below.
SPECIALS and ONE-OF's. We also have the following special limited-quantity items. When they're gone, they're gone!
- GPC men's and women's shorts, small number, limited selection: $68.
- GPC men's and women's full-length-zipper short-sleeve race- and club-fit jerseys, limited selection: $67.
Contact our Clothing Officerfor details and availability of the above.
GPC also stocks “ride leader” wind jackets. They are a special design, with the logo “Ride Leader,” intended to honor those who have led at least 8 rides. They are available as a ride leader premium only — not for purchase — and may be earned only once per member.
Wool Jerseys. GPC also stocks wool jerseys, made by Oregon Cyclewear. They can be purchased or earned as ride leader premiums. Images, pricing, and other information are on the wool jersey order form. However the available sizes, styles, and colors may be different than shown there. For more info about wool jerseys (only), contact Sherie Reineman .
Special Order Clothing
From time to time, we place a clothing order with our vendor, Voler. When we do, we announce it in the club newsletter, email list, and web site, so that club members may specify special items as part of the order. This is the ONLY way to obtain items such as race-fit jerseys, sleeveless jerseys, full-length-zipper jerseys, longsleeve jerseys; any kind of shorts, knickers, etc; or special sizes such as XS or XXL.
Voler sizing information is online, here. However, the comment on that page about free sizing exchanges applies only to to stock items purchased directly from Voler. It does not apply to special-ordered GPC bike clothing.
Note that Voler's sizes may be different from what you're used to. In other words, don't assume that Voler's size M (for example) will fit like your usual size M. For one thing, quality road bike clothing is intended to fit snugly. If you are buying items from GPC stock, our Clothing Officer will let you try on sizes as necessary. When we place a special order from Voler, we generally have a “sizing kit” on loan from them for two weeks preceding the order so that you can see what fits you best.
RLC Layaway Policy
When the club places an order for clothing, the following RLC Layaway Policy applies:
GPC members may order one clothing item using "RLC Layaway"; that is, an incomplete set of ride leader credits. You must have at least one ride in before using the layaway plan. You will receive your item after you complete the set of 8, and you have one year from the month in which we place the order. If you have not done so by then, you're expected to pay for the item instead. You may have only one outstanding RLC Layaway item, so if you currently have one from a previous order, you need to complete that set of 8 before you order any more on RLC Layaway. The GPC Clothing Officer will administer this policy and will handle any questions or interpretation needed.
This policy has been in effect for many years, and was approved in the above form at our regular club meeting of July 10, 2013.