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!
May 28 - 10:00AM - Saturday: Social A Ride: Bay Vistas and Lunch at Tabla in San Mateo (32 miles, A, 1)
May 31 - 8:00AM - Tuesday: Tuesday mystery challenge (90 miles, D, 5)
June 11 - 9:00AM - Saturday: Jersey Ride (27/47/59 miles miles, A, 3)
June 18 - 10:00AM - Saturday: Social Ride: Silverado Trail and Lunch at Sogni di Dolci (38 miles, B, 1)
June 25 - 9:00AM - Saturday: PRIDE RIDE! (28 miles, B, 2)
Special Events Calendar for 2016:
Lately in the blog
|Ride Recap: Wine Country Century (5/9)||This year’s Wine Country Century, a club favorite, took place on a rainy day. That’s the first time I can remember that happening in quite a long time. The prediction was for “showers”, which turned out to be technically true—it rained off [...]|
|Ride Recap: San Juan Bautista-Elkhorn Slough (5/2)||[caption id="attachment_1449" align="aligncenter" width="300"] "David, that looks awfully steep!"[/caption]
David Gaus’s annual visit to his old stomping grounds took place this past weekend. Despite having relocated from Hollister years ago he [...]|
|Electric Bike Expo at Stanford (4/29)||[caption id="attachment_1436" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Demoing e-bikes at Stanford[/caption]
This past weekend Stanford Shopping Center hosted the Electric Bike Expo, one of six taking place in the western US. Roger and I found out about i [...]|
|New Different Spokes Southern California Kit! (4/27)||
Our brethren in Los Angeles have redesigned their club jersey. If you’d like to support them while sporting some fashionable duds, then zip over to their website to place an order. DSSC is offering two jersey designs, a limited editio [...]|
|Ride Recap: Morgan Territory (4/26)||
David Gaus had such a good idea to ride Morgan Territory. The backside of Mt. Diablo can be a bitch during the summer when it’s insufferably hot, spring and fall being the best times to have a fun romp on the Rump. A wet winter made the grassla [...]|
|The Mystery of Volunteerism (4/22)||
Roger and I belong to several cycling clubs including Different Spokes. All of them seem to struggle at one time or another with finding enough people to step forward to fill essential club roles such as producing a newsletter, plan events, do ou [...]|
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