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, Patrick !
Happy Birthday, Mary Anne !
Happy Birthday, Bob !
August 08 - 9:00AM - Saturday: Jersey Ride (27/47/59 miles miles, A, 3)
August 15 - 9:00AM - Saturday: Summer Favorites Ride #2: Marshall Wall (62 miles, B, 4)
August 16 - 3:30PM - Sunday: Jock Sunday at The Lookout: Fundraiser and Fun (0 miles, A, 1)
August 22 - 10:00AM - Saturday: August Social Ride: Lunch at B Street & Vine (26 miles, A, 1)
August 23 - 9:30AM - Sunday: Orinda Pool Party & Ride (30 miles, B, 3)
August 23 - 9:30AM - Sunday: Orinda Pool Party & Ride: longer ride (35 miles, C, 3)
September 06 - 8:30AM - Sunday: Summer Favorites Ride #4: Napa Chiles Valley + Mt Veeder (69 miles, B, 3)
September 12 - Saturday: Double Bay Double 5.0 (9/12-13)
Special Events Calendar for 2015:
Lately in the blog
|What is a Different Spokes Ride? (6/24)||What is a typical Different Spokes ride? A cursory glance at our ride calendar shows a variety of road rides, in fact only road rides. In 2014 there wasn’t a single mountain bike ride listed—all 108 rides were on the road. The shortest ride was t [...]|
|Revisiting Fred-dom: Cycling Mirrors (6/15)||
Back in the day no racer or wannabe racer would be caught in public sporting a cycling mirror. That shame was relegated to touring cyclists and nerdy safety geeks, i.e. "freds". No pro racers ever used a mirror, instead preferring to quickly glan [...]|
|The First Bike-A-Thon Riders: Bruce Matasci (6/8)||Dennis Westler, former Different Spokes President, wrote this obituary, which was originally published in the March 1991 ChainLetter. Dennis’ recollection of Bruce is spot-on. Bruce had the distinction of having having been a member of the Special [...]|
|The First Bike-A-Thon Riders: Dr. Bob Bolan (6/1)||Today we have the AIDS LifeCycle as the main cycling event that raises money for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and which involves the participation of literally thousands of riders. But the progenitor of the LifeCycle was the Different Spokes AID [...]|
|Social Ride: Brunch at Assemble! (5/6)||[caption id="attachment_1113" align="aligncenter" width="300"] At Assemble for brunch![/caption]
Once the mainstay of the club the social brunch ride has fallen onto hard times. Whether it’s just the times we live in or unnatural selection we ju [...]|
|All Good Things Must Come to an End (4/1)||Spokers,
It's a fact of life that all good things must come to an end. So it is with the 2015 March Saddle Challenge. If you signed up for this year's Saddle Challenge, please finish entering your miles cycled during March within the next few days [...]|
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