We try to have rides for all levels, from beginners to tourists to hard core racers. These range from a noodle ride through the Presidio or Golden Gate Park to a 100-mile ride around beautiful Marin County. Or it could be an easy mountain bike ride in the Marin Headlands to something more challenging over Mount Tamalpais.
Most Different Spokes rides are on weekends, especially during the winter months. With Daylight Savings Time in the spring and summer we often offer rides during the week after work; perhaps going from the Ferry Building out to Golden Gate Bridge or around Golden Gate Park and socializing at dinner afterward. During the year the club has some outstanding weekend outings; think about joining us at the Great Western Bicycle Rally in Paso Robles over the Memorial Day weekend; our July/August weekend at the Russian River; the Lake Tahoe weekend in September. All feature fabulous bicycle rides, again for all levels.
Some of our rides originate at McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park. However, it is not uncommon for a ride to start somewhere along the BART lines, making it easy for those who do not have a car. Other rides might be in such places as the Napa Valley for a wine tour or down the peninsula.