Every year since 1975 the Grizzly Peak Cyclists have hosted the Grizzly Peak Century. The event is known for its challenging but beautiful terrain and gourmet home-made food. This page has only the basic information. There are many more details on the rest of the site.
The 2020 Grizzly Peak Century will be held on Sunday May 3, 2020.
The main start/finish and post-ride meal location is Campolindo High School, 300 Moraga Rd, Moraga, CA. Parking at Campolindo is limited, so if you are driving there, please try to carpool with other riders if you can. We also offer a car-free alternative start in Tilden Park. For details on both options see our Start Locations page.
Rider check-in is 6:30 am to 8:30 am at Campolindo (7:30 am to 10:00 am at Island Picnic Area in Tilden Park if you use the alternative car-free start). We urge slower riders to get an early morning start.
There are three routes to choose from, all of them very hilly: 52 miles, 76 miles, and 102 miles. The latter two routes are identical for the first 73 miles (the north loop), at which point the metric century route returns to the finish while the full century route continues on to the south. For more information see the Routes page.
After a very popular debut in 2018 the 52 mile "half century" returns this year. This route is the heart of our longer north loop route, offering plenty of climbing, great views, and a sufficient amount of exercise. It is the Century Chairperson's favorite option!
We have dropped the 110 mile route this year in favor of the safer and more scenic 102 mile out-and back on Redwood Road.
Entry fees for 2020 will be published here near the end of 2019. The ride is limited to 1,000 riders and has sold out for many years, so you should register early if possible. We will also have a variety of century-related items available for purchase when you register.
- Your choice of three beautiful routes
- Cue sheet and road markings
- Rest stops at 15 - 25 mile intervals
- Clothing drop at the first rest stop (Island Picnic Area)
- Basic mechanic service at all rest stops
- SAG vehicle support
- A fabulous post-ride barbeque
- A souvenir GPC Century glueless patch kit
In 2017 many local cycling events were affected by road closures due to winter storm damage and some events in the Pacific Northwest were affected by wildfires. In response, starting in 2018, the Grizzly Peak Century has purchased Event Cancellation Insurance. This will allow us to offer riders a full refund if our event must be cancelled due to road closures, fire, earthquake, extreme weather, or other natural disaster, even if we have already spent part of the registration fees on non-refundable century preparations.
Other Items For Sale
See our Merchandise page for information on custom designed Jerseys, T-shirts and patches. Jerseys are ordered directly from Voler, and T-shirts and patches can be ordered with your registration.
Century Prep Rides
Join us for a series of nine rides for intermediate bicyclists who want to build stamina and increase range. The rides will be on consecutive Sundays, beginning February 28, and will gradually progress in distance from about 25 to about 55 miles. All are over moderately hilly terrain, similar to that of the century. Those who complete the series should be well-prepared to ride at least the 76-mile (metric century) route. For more information see our Century Prep Series page.
Donations (Where does my fee go?)
We donate most of the proceeds raised from our 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.
Let our motto be your guide —
Ride to Eat and Eat to Ride!