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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 77 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: September 22 - 6:00AM - Saturday: DOUBLE BAY DOUBLE - Day 1 (100 miles, C, 4)
September 22 - 9:15AM - Saturday: Mt. Diablo in the Fall (45 miles, C, 5)
September 23 - 6:45AM - Sunday: DOUBLE BAY DOUBLE - Day 2 (101 miles, C, 4)
September 29 - 9:45AM - Saturday: Social A Ride: Oktoberfest at Gaumenkitzel! (29 miles, A, 1)
October 13 - 9:00AM - Saturday: Jersey Ride (27/47/59 miles miles, A, 3)
October 14 - 1:00PM - Sunday: FALL SOCIAL (0 miles, A, 1)
October 14 - 9:00AM - Sunday: Three Bears Loop (before the Fall Social) (38 miles, B, 3)
October 14 - 9:30AM - Sunday: Bay Trail to Rosie the Riveter Memorial (before the Fall Social) (24 miles, A, 1)
October 21 - 9:15AM - Sunday: Mt Hamilton in the Fall (44 miles, B, 3)

Special Events Calendar for 2018: Events 2018

Lately in the blog

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...
Not Dead Yet (8/15)[caption id="attachment_1923" align="aligncenter" width="504"] July Jersey Ride had 13 riders[/caption]   "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."...
Road Tubeless Update (8/4)[caption id="attachment_1738" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Schwalbe Pro One, 700x28, on Hed Belgium Plus rim[/caption]   For almost two years I’ve been running road tubeless tires on my bike and I’ve commented about my experience h...
The First Gay Pride (6/27)[caption id="attachment_1908" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Our 1983 Parade Float with Spokers[/caption] The year was 1983 and the club had only been in official existence a few months, since November 1982. But the Founding Daddies & Mamas ...
Pride Goeth Before A Fall (6/24)[caption id="attachment_1905" align="aligncenter" width="300"] 2018 Pride Ride Crew[/caption]   The Pride Ride is a fairly new Different Spokes regular event, offered every year on Pink Saturday. Back in the day there was no Pride Ride for...

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