Last updated 2013-05-04
GPC has the following bike clothing in stock, available for purchase by members (only). Except where noted, all are manufactured by Voler.
SPECIALS and ONE-OF's. We also have the following special and one-of items. When they're gone, they're gone!
To purchase any of the above, contact Melarie Johnson, email Clothing at Grizz dot Org. They may also be earned as ride leader premiums. For armwarmers, socks, or caps, the premium is any combination of items up to a value of $45.
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.
By the way, Voler is pronounced “voe-LAY”, as in French.
From time to time, we place a clothing order with our vendor, Voler. When we do, we announce it in the club newsletter, maillist, 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.
The most recent special order was in July 2012. We do not know when the next one will be.
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 czarina 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.
Here is our GPC jersey design (dated 2003), in two formats: JPEG (faster download, lower resolution) and PDF (slower download, higher resolution.)
Here is our GPC bike shorts design (dated 2007). GPC bike shorts are available only by special order.
Here is our GPC longsleeve / armwarmer design (dated June 2010).
Here is our GPC cycling cap design (dated January 2012).— Mark Abrahams