Cycling Spruce Avenue to Grizzly Peak
Ride 5.5 miles gaining 1,357’ at 4.6% average grade.
This is a great climb that is fairly consistent at 4-6% the entire route. You will never see a double digit gradient on this climb and the steepest quarter mile is a very manageable 8%.
We ride along the western edge of the 2,079 acre Tilden Park most of this climb. While we are on city streets the entire ride, the street in both directions is marked with cycling right of ways painted on the roadway.
Climb begins on Spruce Street, the western boundary of the Berkeley Hills.
There are several openings in the last mile that offer exceptional views of San Francisco Bay.
Finish at Grizzly Peak.
This peak is named after grizzly bears which inhabited the area until the late 1800s.