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
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Happy Birthday, Dennis !
September 05 - 8:15AM - Saturday: DBD5 Training Ride #5 - San Francisco to San Jose (73 miles, B, 3)
September 06 - 8:30AM - Sunday: Summer Favorites Ride #4: Napa Chiles Valley + Mt Veeder (69 miles, B, 3)
September 12 - 9:00AM - Saturday: Jersey Ride (27/47/59 miles miles, A, 3)
September 12 - 6:00AM - Saturday: Double Bay Double 5, Day 1 (100 miles, B, 3)
September 13 - 7:00AM - Sunday: Double Bay Double 5, Day 2 (100 miles, B, 3)
September 19 - 9:00AM - Saturday: Social Ride: Lunch at 54 Mint Il Forno (27 miles, A, 1)
September 20 - 9:00AM - Sunday: Surf City AIDS Ride, Santa Cruz (30 - 100 miles, A, 3)
October 04 - 1:00PM - Sunday: FALL SOCIAL (0 miles, A, 1)
October 04 - 9:00AM - Sunday: Three Bears Loop (before the Fall Social) (38 miles, B, 3)
September 12 - Saturday: Double Bay Double 5.0 (9/12-13)
Special Events Calendar for 2015:
Lately in the blog
|2015 Cycle Greater Yellowstone - trip report (8/30)||2015 Cycle Greater Yellowstone - trip report (David, Gordon, Nancy)
A fabulous, well-run strenuous ride, with spectacular mountain passes, super helpful staff and volunteers, good plentiful food, weather extremes, and a lot of serious riders. Best [...]|
|What is a Different Spokes Ride? (6/24)||What is a typical Different Spokes ride? A cursory glance at our ride calendar shows a variety of road rides, in fact only road rides. In 2014 there wasn’t a single mountain bike ride listed—all 108 rides were on the road. The shortest ride was t [...]|
|Revisiting Fred-dom: Cycling Mirrors (6/15)||
Back in the day no racer or wannabe racer would be caught in public sporting a cycling mirror. That shame was relegated to touring cyclists and nerdy safety geeks, i.e. "freds". No pro racers ever used a mirror, instead preferring to quickly glan [...]|
|The First Bike-A-Thon Riders: Bruce Matasci (6/8)||Dennis Westler, former Different Spokes President, wrote this obituary, which was originally published in the March 1991 ChainLetter. Dennis’ recollection of Bruce is spot-on. Bruce had the distinction of having having been a member of the Special [...]|
|The First Bike-A-Thon Riders: Dr. Bob Bolan (6/1)||Today we have the AIDS LifeCycle as the main cycling event that raises money for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and which involves the participation of literally thousands of riders. But the progenitor of the LifeCycle was the Different Spokes AID [...]|
|Social Ride: Brunch at Assemble! (5/6)||[caption id="attachment_1113" align="aligncenter" width="300"] At Assemble for brunch![/caption]
Once the mainstay of the club the social brunch ride has fallen onto hard times. Whether it’s just the times we live in or unnatural selection we ju [...]|
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