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
Visit our Strava and our Facebook pages!
Happy Birthday, Garth !
Happy Birthday, Thomas !
July 30 - 8:00AM - Saturday: Marshall Wall! (100 miles, D, 5)
July 30 - 8:00AM - Saturday: Diablo Morning (25 miles, B, 5)
August 06 - 8:00AM - Saturday: San Francisco to San Jose (73 miles, C, 3)
August 07 - 9:30AM - Sunday: Gazos Creek-Butano loop (40 miles, B, 4)
August 13 - 9:00AM - Saturday: Jersey Ride (27/47/59 miles miles, A, 3)
August 14 - 9:30AM - Sunday: Orinda Pool Party (30 miles, B, 3)
August 14 - 9:30AM - Sunday: Orinda Pool Party: Long route (35 miles, C, 4)
August 20 - 10:00AM - Saturday: Social A Ride: Iron Horse Trail over the Khyber Pass (18 or 36 miles, A, 1)
Special Events Calendar for 2016:
Lately in the blog
|Ride Recap: Tilden Park Heaven Becomes Hell (7/28)||The July 4 weekend saw Different Spokes return to the dirt with the first sorta-mountain bike ride in…well, a whole long time! This was supposed to be a pleasant jaunt in Tilden Park with a couple of wicked descents and one hellacious climb up Seav [...]|
|Ride Recap: Sawyer Camp Trail & Mediterranean Kebab (7/28)||In July the Social Ride took on a beloved ride, the Sawyer Camp Trail. The Sawyer Camp Trail has been a club ride since the beginning but its popularity waxes and wanes. For one, even though it’s close to San Francisco it’s not an especially easy [...]|
|Ride Recap: Social Ride Silverado Trail & Lunch at Sogni di Dolci (6/19)||Yesterday’s Social Ride took place under sunny skies and some light heat when afternoon temps made it up into the mid-80s. The rain the previous couple of days had cleaned out the haze and gave us nicely crisp views of the valley hills. Bill, Joe, [...]|
|Ride Recap: Bay Vistas and Lunch at Tabla (5/29)||It’s a sign of the times: not only do we post rides at the last minute but folks send their RSVPs at late as possible too. Two days before our Social A Ride Roger and I thought we were going to be doing it alone. By Saturday morning there were eigh [...]|
|Ride Recap: Wine Country Century (5/9)||This year’s Wine Country Century, a club favorite, took place on a rainy day. That’s the first time I can remember that happening in quite a long time. The prediction was for “showers”, which turned out to be technically true—it rained off [...]|
|Ride Recap: San Juan Bautista-Elkhorn Slough (5/2)||[caption id="attachment_1449" align="aligncenter" width="300"] "David, that looks awfully steep!"[/caption]
David Gaus’s annual visit to his old stomping grounds took place this past weekend. Despite having relocated from Hollister years ago he [...]|
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