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Jerome Thomere

Different Spokes
San Francisco
P.O. Box 14711
San Francisco, CA 94114

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Different Spokes San Francisco

Ride with pride !
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Different Spokes is the San Francisco Bay Area’s recreational bicycling club for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community. Founded in 1982, the club is open to all members of the LGBT community and its friends who have a shared interest in bicycling.

We offer a variety of cycling rides and social events throughout the year.

The club currently has 80 members, 9% of them are female. The annual membership fee includes the ability to set up your own rides on the calendar, an online subscription to the club's Yahoo!Group and other benefits, such as discounts at many bike shops.

Membership is not necessary for participation in any club ride. To have a better idea of what is going on at Different Spokes, check out our blog or our photo gallery.

Helmets are required for all club rides. Addresses and telephone numbers are used solely for club purposes and are not available to other sources. If you have any questions about the club, call any member of the board.

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Upcoming rides: October 21 - 9:15AM - Sunday: Mt Hamilton in the Fall (44 miles, B, 3)
October 28 - 9:00AM - Sunday: OCD Ride (Obscene Climbs and Descents): Kings Mountain-Alpine loop (64 miles, B, 4)
November 04 - 9:15AM - Sunday: Morgan Territory (from Walnut Creek BART) (52 miles, B, 3)
November 10 - 9:00AM - Saturday: Jersey Ride (27/47/59 miles miles, A, 3)
November 17 - 9:00AM - Saturday: Gazos Dirt'N Hurt Ride (39 miles, B, 4)
November 21 - 9:45AM - Wednesday: Pre-Thanksgiving Warm-Up -- Rockridge to the Golf Course (45 miles, B, 4)
November 23 - 9:30AM - Friday: Post-Thanksgiving Turkey Burn -- A DSSF Tradition! (60 miles, C, 4)

Special Events Calendar for 2018: Events 2018

Lately in the blog

World’s Longest Road Closure: Crystal Springs Dam Road (10/19)So, who among you remembers cycling across Crystal Springs Dam Road? If you don’t, it’s no surprise because we are approaching the 8th anniversary of its closing. Yes, Crystal Springs Dam Road has been closed for eight years: it closed on October...
Jersey Ride Notes (10/14) David Gaus led this month’s Jersey Ride. Besides David it was Roger Sayre, Roger and I, and guest David. We did a few nice diversions from the usual route, the Corte Madera-Larkspur path around the Corte Madera Shopping Center, and because it w...
Waistlines not Pacelines (10/9)[caption id="attachment_1947" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Oktoberfest training[/caption]   Whatever illusions you might harbor about being able to Consume Mass Quantities because you cycle your pretty ass off, the truth of the matter ...
San Francisco Water Torture (9/27)[caption id="attachment_1941" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Photo courtesy photos-public-domain.com.[/caption]   Warning: this is an insipid rant. Everything was "set" for the reopening of Calaveras Road, right? Until it wasn't. Afte...
The Bleeding Edge of Old Fartdom (8/31)On the most recent Social A ride the topic of conversation was…retirement. On club rides you never know what you’ll end up chatting about. More often than not it’s the usual stuff—bike porn, catching up with recent life events, and politics. ...
Pool Party Proves Perfect (8/20)   Roger and I—as well as those who participated last year—breathed a sigh of relief when the weather forecasts for the Orinda Pool Party & Ride all came in with moderate temperatures. Last year we endured a sweltering 100+ F day t...

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