Ride with pride !
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 122 members,
11% 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
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Happy Birthday, Gordon !
Lately in the blog
|Antisocial Darwinism: Survival of the Fittest? (12/3)||Howard Neckel was one of the original members of Different Spokes when it was founded back in 1982. I recently found out that Howard was no longer a member and wanted to find out why after 32 years he no longer was a part of the club. In his own word [...]|
Autumn in northern California is always a strange time, a neither-fish-nor-fowl period. If you think for a minute, you’ll realize that we don’t have four real seasons here; it’s more like three seasons: a short, green spring; a dr [...]|
There it is in the photo: the new Carquinez Scenic Trail, beckoning… I shot that photo through the locked gate at the western end of the trail a couple days ago. Carquinez Scenic Drive, the long abandoned county road connecting Crockett and Mar [...]|
|2014 Fall Social Recap (10/20)||
We had a big turnout for this year’s Fall Social at Phil Bokovoy’s house in Berkeley. The last hurrah of excellent weather must have encouraged a spate of Spokers to roll over to the East Bay for the traditional rides, the ever-popular Three [...]|
|Dirt Riding (10/9)||
Last weekend I did a club ride starting in Pescadero and out Cloverdale Road into the back side of Big Basin State Park via Gazos Creek Road. After arriving at the park headquarters it continued up car-free Escape Road, a bypass to Highway 236 ( [...]|
|Gear Review: Camelbak Podium Ice Bottle (9/17)||[caption id="attachment_1010" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Camelbak Podium Ice (21 oz) and Big Chill (24 oz) bottles[/caption]
Water bottles are a cheap accessory usually running between $4 and $10, and unless you’re using a pack hydration s [...]|
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