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, Joe !
Happy Birthday, Thomas !
Special Events Calendar for 2016:
Lately in the blog
|Velo Love Ride 2017 (2/23)||[caption id="attachment_1612" align="aligncenter" width="225"] We didn't bring our waders. Or a boat![/caption]
Chico Velo is well known for putting on the Chico Wildflower Century every April. It’s a huge event they’ve made successf [...]|
|Be Careful What You Wish For (2/20)||
I just looked at the weather forecast for this coming weekend and guess what it says: yep, rain both days. Is our epic winter a good thing or a bad thing? There’s an old Buddhist (or Taoist) story that you may have heard before. An old farmer, wh [...]|
|Free Is Not Free (2/6)||
What I’ve learned from the Internet is vast and voluminous! It’s great having all that “knowledge” at your fingertips. For example I recently had to learn how to bleed a Shimano hydraulic disc brake, and in seconds there it was, [...]|
|Road Closures: Inquiring Minds Would Like to Know (2/1)||
Our recent historic rains caused a lot of road closures due to debris flow and water damage. Cyclelicio.us has a nice summary of the closures for the South Bay as of the most recent storm. We are bound to have more rain this winter, and t [...]|
|Update on 2017 Centuries (1/28)||Here is the follow up to my earlier post on 2017 century rides with updates. To see the earlier post, go here.
11 Saturday. Solvang Century. $125 online/$115 mail in. Registration is open. Preregistration closes on Feb. 22. Afte [...]|
|New Year, New Kit...for Different Spokes Southern California (1/25)||
Check out the new kit that DSSC has in store for 2017. Having a nice new kit for 2016 apparently wasn't enough, so they have a new one for this year! To see the whole thing and to place an order, go here. Makes me think that we should have someth [...]|
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