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Jerome Thomere

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

Hosted by 1&1

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 81 members, 10% 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: January 19 - 9:00AM - Saturday: Crystal Springs Damn NEW Bridge Inspection (30 miles, B, 2)
January 21 - 10:00AM - Monday: The Post-Birthday Ride -- Healdsburg Wine Country (53 miles, C, 2)
January 24 - 7:00AM - Thursday: Hawk Hill (20 miles, B, 4)
January 26 - 10:00AM - Saturday: Lamorinda Tour to the Creekside Grill (30 miles, B, 3)
January 26 - 9:30AM - Saturday: Marin One Bakery Loop -- Lucas Valley, Marshall Wall & the Bovine Bakery (60 miles, C, 4)
January 27 - 6:30PM - Sunday: Ride Leaders Appreciation Dinner at the Firewood Café in the Castro (0 miles, A, 1)
February 09 - 9:00AM - Saturday: Jersey Ride (27/47/59 miles miles, A, 3)

Special Events Calendar for 2018: Events 2018

Lately in the blog

Ride Leader Appreciation Dinner on January 27 (1/15)   We’re two weeks away from the club Ride Leader Appreciation Dinner on Sunday, January 27 at 6:30 pm. This is our annual dinner to thank ride leaders for hosting rides for the club. Last year we had about 60 rides. Of course there were q...
Ride Recap: New Year's Diablo (1/5)[caption id="attachment_2030" align="aligncenter" width="449"] Just Chillin'[/caption]   In the early days of Different Spokes there was no New Year’s Day ride. Akos Szoboslay did lead a New Years overnight mountain bike camping ride in ...
Ride Recap: Talk Dirty To Me, or I Am Curious (Dirty) (1/1)[caption id="attachment_2027" align="aligncenter" width="496"] "I like them thick and knobby!"[/caption]   Just three days before Christmas Different Spokes had its first dirt ride in ages. I really wanted to get one in before the end of t...
Looking for a Great Cycling Vacation? Sierra To the Sea or Cycle Oregon (12/25)   Here are a couple of supported bicycle tours that Spokers have enjoyed in the past, Sierra-to-the-Sea and Cycle Oregon. They are both a week long and make great cycling vacations. Sierra to the Sea (SttS) has been offered for many year...
Ottolock: A Fool and His/Her Money Are Soon Parted (12/14)   Unfortunately I am one of those fools: I put down $65 at REI for one of these locks, the 30-inch model a month ago. It’s really light, lighter than one of those inexpensive cable locks you see at Ace Hardware (don’t you just love that...
It Was 40 Years Ago Today (11/27) For better or for worse having lived through a historic event inclines one to dwell on it or perhaps incorporate it as a seminal touchstone from then on. In November 1978 two such events took place for me: the Jonestown mass suicide and the assas...

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