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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 83 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: December 15 - 10:00AM - Saturday: Healdsburg Harvest -- The Birthday Ride (53 miles, B, 2)
December 16 - 10:00AM - Sunday: Social A Ride: Treasure Island Ramble to Oakland Grill Scramble (24 miles, A, 2)
January 01 - 9:30AM - Tuesday: Resolution Ride - Mt. Diablo (38 miles, B, 5)
January 12 - 9:00AM - Saturday: Jersey Ride (27/47/59 miles miles, A, 3)

Special Events Calendar for 2018: Events 2018

Lately in the blog

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...
2019 Century Rides (11/24)The 2018 Century/Gran Fondo season is essentially over  and it’s not too early to start thinking about next year. Here’s the early bird information list. February 9 Saturday. Tour de Palm Springs. $55-87. Registration is open. Here’s you...
Different Smokes (11/15)[caption id="attachment_1990" align="aligncenter" width="434"] The Camp Fire last Thursday[/caption]   [Thanks to Jerome for the title; I was going to call this “Summer of Smokes” but both last year’s and this year’s gigantic fires...
Sign Of The Times: Respro Mask (11/13)   If you insist upon riding when the air quality is bad or if you regularly ride next to major roads or freeways, you should consider riding with an anti-pollution mask. During “red” alerts the Bay Area Air Quality Management District s...
Continuing Lessons on Road Tubeless Tires (11/6)[caption id="attachment_1963" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Orange Seal tire 'booger' blocking a puncture[/caption]   I recently got a flat tire on a road tubeless tire. How is that possible you say? I’d love to tell you it was becaus...

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