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, Kepa !
Happy Birthday, Dennis !
Happy Birthday, Rick !
Special Events Calendar for 2016:
Lately in the blog
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That’s all it takes for your bike to be stolen. This past weekend a Valley Spokesmen member had her expensive Wilier road bike nic [...]|
|SMART Bike Route Status (1/18)||You can view a status report on the Sonoma Marin Area Rapid Transit multi-use path here. The route runs from San Rafael up to the Guerneville turn-off north of Santa Rosa. Portions of the route are unfinished, mainly due to pending permits. But major [...]|
|Get SMART This Spring (1/8)||
The Sonoma-Marin Area Rapid Transit (SMART) train system is set to launch this spring providing train service for 43 miles between San Rafael and northern Santa Rosa. This system uses the existing rail right-of-way of the Northwestern P [...]|
|On New Year's Different Spokes Did Not Climb Mt. Diablo! (1/3)||
Technically we didn’t because neither of our ride leaders remembered to bring a club waiver. So, the six of us were just “friends out for a ride together.” Besides David Sexton and Gordon Dinsdale, the ride hosts, our group comprise [...]|
|What Is A Different Spokes Ride? (12/28)||
Is this too obvious a question? We all know what a Different Spokes ride is, right? It’s a ride listed in our ride calendar and led by a member of the club. Our calendar does have a few non-DSSF rides such as local century rides. These aren’t D [...]|
|Ride Recap: Social Ride to Danville Chow (12/19)||
It wasn’t December 21 but it sure felt like winter had arrived. This morning of the ride the thermometer said 38 F. Well, at least it wasn’t freezing but it was nippy when I poked my nose outside the front door. But I knew that if it was 38 at [...]|
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