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Grizzly Peak Cyclists club rides during SIP

  • In-person group rides are offered in accordance with our GPC COVID-19 Protocol.
    • Members only - no guests.
    • Pre-registration is mandatory.
    • Not a member? Join now!
  • Online virtual rides (Zwift, Sufferfest, RGT Cycling, Zoom, etc) are permitted for everyone.

* Rides shown with an asterisk were added too late for publication in the Wheel Truth newsletter.

WED OCT 28, 2020 Today
WED OCT 28 2/M/21 * Knights of Suburbia Happy Hour p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams  
Meet at 10:45 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 22mph (2.2 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together with strong sweep support to help those at the back stay in the group. Knights of Suburbia is an Australia-based group that mostly rides outdoors and focuses on promoting mental wellbeing. In our Zwift rides, we work hard to create a positive atmosphere and foster support for mental wellness so everyone enjoys a "happy hour" on the bike.

THU OCT 29 0/M/0 * Poursuite de la Lanterne Rouge p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 23mph (2.3 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together for most of the ride, but then given the chance to chase our Red Beacon sweeper (Lanterne Rouge) at 47 minutes and try to catch him before the finish. Our Lanterne Rouge is released at 45 minutes in and given a 2 minute head start. The Yellow Beacon ride leader maintains the listed pace for the full hour for those who do not wish to chase.

Register on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/953170

SUN NOV 1 - MON NOV 30 Varies GPC Challenge Rides - Bay Area Summit Series
Leader: Thomas Fraser   (954) 290-3903
Meet at 8:00 am
Mandatory pre-registration

Bay Area Summit Series: Complete riding to the summit of 3 of the 4 area summits.

Grizzlies we’ve created a series of fun rides you can complete over a calendar month, at your convenience, with your family or friends pod or on your own. These are non-competitive with the intention to simply achieve the completion of the series in which you choose to participate on your own schedule within a calendar month. The series has something for everyone at every level of cycling. When you complete the series you will be entered into a raffle for any prizes. Please see "How It Works" at the bottom of the descriptions of the rides.

Mt. Diablo:

South Entrance from Athenian School, about 24 miles, Ride rating 3-4

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34447954

North Entrance: from Walnut Creek Bart Station, about 37 miles, Ride rating 4

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34470866

Mt. Tamalpais:

Fairfax loop thru Mill Valley: start at Larkspur Ferry Terminal about 40 miles, Ride rating 4.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34444647

Fairfax, CA via Bolinas Rd: start at El Cerrito del Norte Bart, Pt. Richmond, Larkspur Ferry Terminal or Fairfax, CA from about 35 & up to 78 miles if starting from Bart, Ride rating 4.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34471360

Panoramic Hwy: begin at El Cerrito del Norte Bart, Pt Richmond, Larkspur Ferry Terminal or Mill Valley along route; from about 32 & up to 67 miles if starting from Bart, Ride rating 4

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34471113

Mt. Hamilton:

Berryessa Bart station: start at Berryessa Bart station or Alum Rock Rd near Mt. Hamilton Rd from about 40 miles & up to 50 miles if starting at the Bart station, Ride rating 3.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34471519

Mt. Umunhum:

Berryessa Bart station: start at Berryessa Bart station or along Hicks Rd prior turning up Mt Umunhum Rd about 60 miles from Bart, Ride rating 4-5.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34472188

Berryessa Bart station: start at Berryessa Bart station or along Hicks Rd prior turning up Mt Umunhum Rd about 84 miles from Bart, Ride rating 4-5.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34472038

How Does It Work?

  • Exclusively for GPC members (for insurance and any raffle prizes)
  • Signup & accept the electronic waiver on the GPC Ride webpage
  • Record your ride for insurance* and verification of achievement (use free versions of Ride with GPS or Strava)
  • Share your ride (via email ChallengeRides@grizz.org & share on the GPC Strava Club page)
    • If not a member of the GPC Strava Club please request to join on the GPC Strava Club page
  • Upon achievement of the minimum rides in a challenge series your entry will be included into a raffle for any prizes

* Please note your club can provide the same medical coverage for the ride routes in the series as if you were on a standard club group ride. Recording of the ride assures verification of riding the mapped route. When riding off the predetermined route coverage is not included just like a club ride (e.g., like riding from home to the meeting location).

SUN NOV 1 - MON NOV 30 3/0/29 GPC Challenge Ride - Parks & Recreation
Leader: Thomas Fraser   (954) 290-3903
Meet at 8:00 am
Mandatory pre-registration

GPC Challenge Ride: Parks & Recreation Single Ride with three clues to solve (see details below)

Grizzlies we’ve created a series of fun rides you can complete over a calendar month, at your convenience, with your family or friends pod or on your own. These are non-competitive with the intention to simply achieve the completion of the series in which you choose to participate on your own schedule within a calendar month. The series has something for everyone at every level of cycling. When you complete the series you will be entered into a raffle for any prizes. Please see "How It Works" at the bottom of the descriptions of the rides.

GPC Parks & Recreation challenge is a scenic but hilly ride with three clues to solve along the 29 mile route. You have to sign up to make it official but take the rest of November to complete it alone or with a few close friends. This ride is routed to and from the Rockridge BART station but feel free to start and end wherever you like, as long as all three clues are solved. The three clues are embedded in the Ride-with-GPS map but they are also listed on a google document at the link below if you’d prefer to print out and take them with you.

Be sure to join the GPC Strava club, and record the ride on your phone or bike computer. After you complete the ride and post it to Strava, rename it to “GPC Parks & Rec Challenge” and attach your selfies. Those that sign up, complete the route and solve the clues, as proven by the posted Strava ride with selfies, will automatically be entered into a raffle to win a newly designed club buff. The raffle winner will be announced sometime in December.

Link to the Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34353573

Clue #1 - Welcome to where Tunnel Road Meets Skyline Drive. Long before Hwy 24 was built I was the pathway through the hills as memorialized on this plaque. Look for an island on the left with a beautiful Oak tree. I’ll be sitting just below. Take a selfie with me.

Clue #2 – Welcome to Roberts Park. Look for the entrance at “10570” Skyline Drive. You’re not going for a swim but nearby you’ll find a “rocky” chair, fill up your water bottle before taking a selfie with the plaque commemorating "Tommy" Roberts.

Clue #3 – Dr. Gibbons welcomes you to Redwood Regional Park. You can find me world wide but long ago was native to just this area. Find the plaque paying homage to me “Salmo Iridia” near the fishway parking lot. Take a selfie with me.

How Does It Work?

  • Exclusively for GPC members (for insurance and any raffle prizes)
  • Signup & accept the electronic waiver on the GPC Ride webpage
  • Record your ride for insurance* and verification of achievement (use free versions of Ride with GPS or Strava)
  • Share your ride (via email ChallengeRides@grizz.org & share on the GPC Strava Club page)
    • If not a member of the GPC Strava Club please request to join on the GPC Strava Club page
  • Upon achievement of the ride and solving any clues in a challenge your entry will be included into a raffle for any prizes

* Please note your club can provide the same medical coverage for the ride routes in the series as if you were on a standard club group ride. Recording of the ride assures verification of riding the mapped route. When riding off the predetermined route coverage is not included just like a club ride (e.g., like riding from home to the meeting location).

SUN NOV 1 0/TM/0 Sunday Funday p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 1:15 pm

60 minutes, D pace, 21mph (2.0 w/kg). This ride presented by The Big Ring (TBR) encourages those who want to push their pace a little higher than the standard sub 2.0 w/kg social rides on Zwift. We roll together on the beautiful Sand and Sequoias route, which includes one sprint and one KOM climb. For the best ride experience, please always stay by the leader's Yellow Beacon as it is easy to get ahead especially on the climb and descent.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/957817

MON NOV 2 0/TM/0 Ascenders Team Social Monday (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, D pace, average 21mpg (1.9 w/kg). This social event is currently on the Watopia Flat course, with 3 sprints during the hour. We run a monthly sprint league with prizes awarded to the top man and woman by points. Top sprints awarded 10 points, down to 1 point for 10th fastest sprint. Fastest sprint time of the month is awarded 5 bonus points. Course changes monthly. Vibe is friendly and supportive, with strong sweepers at the back to help anyone who falls out of the group draft.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/959878

MON NOV 2 Speaker Series Ride With GPS - The Basics and Beyond
Leader: Michael Koved     (510) 508-4193
Meet at 7:00 pm

Save the Date: On Monday November 2nd, our next Speaker Series guest is Alex Gay from Ride with GPS.

Who: Alex Gay is the Organization Account Manager for Ride with GPS. He works with cycling clubs, event operators, tour operators, and tourism bureaus worldwide helping them learn Ride with GPS' tools and helps develop new features for the Organization Accounts. Alex joined Ride with GPS in February 2018 where he began as part of the customer service team.

Alex enjoys mountain biking and long gravel rides in the late Spring, Summer, and early Fall and rides on the road the rest of the year.

What: His presentation will cover the following topics:

  • What is Ride with GPS?
  • What is the Club Account and how to use it?
  • Route planner tips and tricks
  • Downloading and starting a ride on the app
  • Plenty of time for questions

How:

  1. Zoom: https://bit.ly/34VBnfj
    • Meeting ID: 885 1373 3833
    • Passcode: 8DDHNi
  2. Dial in:

The series is free of charge and available to members and nonmembers. Bring a friend, coworker and family member.

WED NOV 4 2/M/21 Knights of Suburbia Happy Hour p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams  
Meet at 10:45 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 22mph (2.2 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together with strong sweep support to help those at the back stay in the group. Knights of Suburbia is an Australia-based group that mostly rides outdoors and focuses on promoting mental wellbeing. In our Zwift rides, we work hard to create a positive atmosphere and foster support for mental wellness so everyone enjoys a "happy hour" on the bike.

THU NOV 5 0/M/0 Poursuite de la Lanterne Rouge p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 23mph (2.3 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together for most of the ride, but then given the chance to chase our Red Beacon sweeper (Lanterne Rouge) at 47 minutes and try to catch him before the finish. Our Lanterne Rouge is released at 45 minutes in and given a 2 minute head start. The Yellow Beacon ride leader maintains the listed pace for the full hour for those who do not wish to chase.

Register on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/953170

SUN NOV 8 0/TM/0 Sunday Funday p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 1:15 pm

60 minutes, D pace, 21mph (2.0 w/kg). This ride presented by The Big Ring (TBR) encourages those who want to push their pace a little higher than the standard sub 2.0 w/kg social rides on Zwift. We roll together on the beautiful Sand and Sequoias route, which includes one sprint and one KOM climb. For the best ride experience, please always stay by the leader's Yellow Beacon as it is easy to get ahead especially on the climb and descent.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/957817

MON NOV 9 0/TM/0 Ascenders Team Social Monday (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, D pace, average 21mpg (1.9 w/kg). This social event is currently on the Watopia Flat course, with 3 sprints during the hour. We run a monthly sprint league with prizes awarded to the top man and woman by points. Top sprints awarded 10 points, down to 1 point for 10th fastest sprint. Fastest sprint time of the month is awarded 5 bonus points. Course changes monthly. Vibe is friendly and supportive, with strong sweepers at the back to help anyone who falls out of the group draft.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/959878

WED NOV 11 2/M/21 Knights of Suburbia Happy Hour p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams  
Meet at 10:45 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 22mph (2.2 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together with strong sweep support to help those at the back stay in the group. Knights of Suburbia is an Australia-based group that mostly rides outdoors and focuses on promoting mental wellbeing. In our Zwift rides, we work hard to create a positive atmosphere and foster support for mental wellness so everyone enjoys a "happy hour" on the bike.

WED NOV 11 Meeting Virtual Club Meeting (repeats monthly)
Meet at 6:45 pm for a 7:00 pm start

Join the club's virtual monthly business meeting at 7:00 pm. Optional social time from 6:45 pm to 7:00 pm. Check your email for an announcement with details of how to join the meeting. There will not be a presentation at this meeting. See the listing for the Speaker Series for monthly presentations.

THU NOV 12 0/M/0 Poursuite de la Lanterne Rouge p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 23mph (2.3 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together for most of the ride, but then given the chance to chase our Red Beacon sweeper (Lanterne Rouge) at 47 minutes and try to catch him before the finish. Our Lanterne Rouge is released at 45 minutes in and given a 2 minute head start. The Yellow Beacon ride leader maintains the listed pace for the full hour for those who do not wish to chase.

Register on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/953170

SUN NOV 15 0/TM/0 Sunday Funday p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 1:15 pm

60 minutes, D pace, 21mph (2.0 w/kg). This ride presented by The Big Ring (TBR) encourages those who want to push their pace a little higher than the standard sub 2.0 w/kg social rides on Zwift. We roll together on the beautiful Sand and Sequoias route, which includes one sprint and one KOM climb. For the best ride experience, please always stay by the leader's Yellow Beacon as it is easy to get ahead especially on the climb and descent.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/957817

MON NOV 16 0/TM/0 Ascenders Team Social Monday (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, D pace, average 21mpg (1.9 w/kg). This social event is currently on the Watopia Flat course, with 3 sprints during the hour. We run a monthly sprint league with prizes awarded to the top man and woman by points. Top sprints awarded 10 points, down to 1 point for 10th fastest sprint. Fastest sprint time of the month is awarded 5 bonus points. Course changes monthly. Vibe is friendly and supportive, with strong sweepers at the back to help anyone who falls out of the group draft.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/959878

WED NOV 18 2/M/21 Knights of Suburbia Happy Hour p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams  
Meet at 10:45 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 22mph (2.2 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together with strong sweep support to help those at the back stay in the group. Knights of Suburbia is an Australia-based group that mostly rides outdoors and focuses on promoting mental wellbeing. In our Zwift rides, we work hard to create a positive atmosphere and foster support for mental wellness so everyone enjoys a "happy hour" on the bike.

THU NOV 19 0/M/0 Poursuite de la Lanterne Rouge p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 23mph (2.3 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together for most of the ride, but then given the chance to chase our Red Beacon sweeper (Lanterne Rouge) at 47 minutes and try to catch him before the finish. Our Lanterne Rouge is released at 45 minutes in and given a 2 minute head start. The Yellow Beacon ride leader maintains the listed pace for the full hour for those who do not wish to chase.

Register on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/953170

SUN NOV 22 0/TM/0 Sunday Funday p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 1:15 pm

60 minutes, D pace, 21mph (2.0 w/kg). This ride presented by The Big Ring (TBR) encourages those who want to push their pace a little higher than the standard sub 2.0 w/kg social rides on Zwift. We roll together on the beautiful Sand and Sequoias route, which includes one sprint and one KOM climb. For the best ride experience, please always stay by the leader's Yellow Beacon as it is easy to get ahead especially on the climb and descent.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/957817

MON NOV 23 0/TM/0 Ascenders Team Social Monday (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, D pace, average 21mpg (1.9 w/kg). This social event is currently on the Watopia Flat course, with 3 sprints during the hour. We run a monthly sprint league with prizes awarded to the top man and woman by points. Top sprints awarded 10 points, down to 1 point for 10th fastest sprint. Fastest sprint time of the month is awarded 5 bonus points. Course changes monthly. Vibe is friendly and supportive, with strong sweepers at the back to help anyone who falls out of the group draft.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/959878

WED NOV 25 2/M/21 Knights of Suburbia Happy Hour p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams  
Meet at 10:45 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 22mph (2.2 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together with strong sweep support to help those at the back stay in the group. Knights of Suburbia is an Australia-based group that mostly rides outdoors and focuses on promoting mental wellbeing. In our Zwift rides, we work hard to create a positive atmosphere and foster support for mental wellness so everyone enjoys a "happy hour" on the bike.

THU NOV 26 0/M/0 Poursuite de la Lanterne Rouge p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 23mph (2.3 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together for most of the ride, but then given the chance to chase our Red Beacon sweeper (Lanterne Rouge) at 47 minutes and try to catch him before the finish. Our Lanterne Rouge is released at 45 minutes in and given a 2 minute head start. The Yellow Beacon ride leader maintains the listed pace for the full hour for those who do not wish to chase.

Register on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/953170

SUN NOV 29 0/TM/0 Sunday Funday p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 1:15 pm

60 minutes, D pace, 21mph (2.0 w/kg). This ride presented by The Big Ring (TBR) encourages those who want to push their pace a little higher than the standard sub 2.0 w/kg social rides on Zwift. We roll together on the beautiful Sand and Sequoias route, which includes one sprint and one KOM climb. For the best ride experience, please always stay by the leader's Yellow Beacon as it is easy to get ahead especially on the climb and descent.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/957817

MON NOV 30 0/TM/0 Ascenders Team Social Monday (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, D pace, average 21mpg (1.9 w/kg). This social event is currently on the Watopia Flat course, with 3 sprints during the hour. We run a monthly sprint league with prizes awarded to the top man and woman by points. Top sprints awarded 10 points, down to 1 point for 10th fastest sprint. Fastest sprint time of the month is awarded 5 bonus points. Course changes monthly. Vibe is friendly and supportive, with strong sweepers at the back to help anyone who falls out of the group draft.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/959878

WED DEC 2 2/M/21 Knights of Suburbia Happy Hour p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams  
Meet at 10:45 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 22mph (2.2 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together with strong sweep support to help those at the back stay in the group. Knights of Suburbia is an Australia-based group that mostly rides outdoors and focuses on promoting mental wellbeing. In our Zwift rides, we work hard to create a positive atmosphere and foster support for mental wellness so everyone enjoys a "happy hour" on the bike.

THU DEC 3 0/M/0 Poursuite de la Lanterne Rouge p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 23mph (2.3 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together for most of the ride, but then given the chance to chase our Red Beacon sweeper (Lanterne Rouge) at 47 minutes and try to catch him before the finish. Our Lanterne Rouge is released at 45 minutes in and given a 2 minute head start. The Yellow Beacon ride leader maintains the listed pace for the full hour for those who do not wish to chase.

Register on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/953170

SUN DEC 6 0/TM/0 Sunday Funday p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 1:15 pm

60 minutes, D pace, 21mph (2.0 w/kg). This ride presented by The Big Ring (TBR) encourages those who want to push their pace a little higher than the standard sub 2.0 w/kg social rides on Zwift. We roll together on the beautiful Sand and Sequoias route, which includes one sprint and one KOM climb. For the best ride experience, please always stay by the leader's Yellow Beacon as it is easy to get ahead especially on the climb and descent.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/957817

MON DEC 7 0/TM/0 Ascenders Team Social Monday (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, D pace, average 21mpg (1.9 w/kg). This social event is currently on the Watopia Flat course, with 3 sprints during the hour. We run a monthly sprint league with prizes awarded to the top man and woman by points. Top sprints awarded 10 points, down to 1 point for 10th fastest sprint. Fastest sprint time of the month is awarded 5 bonus points. Course changes monthly. Vibe is friendly and supportive, with strong sweepers at the back to help anyone who falls out of the group draft.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/959878