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!
October 22 - 8:00AM - Saturday: Point Reyes Station (80 miles, D, 4)
October 23 - 9:00AM - Sunday: Morgan Territory (from Walnut Creek BART) (52 miles, B, 3)
October 30 - 8:00AM - Sunday: Fall Fun Ride #2: The Lake Berryessa Cycling Loop of Ultimate Awesomeness! (45 miles, B, 3)
November 05 - 9:15AM - Saturday: Mt. Hamilton in the Fall (45 miles, C, 3)
November 12 - 9:00AM - Saturday: Jersey Ride (27/47/59 miles miles, A, 3)
November 20 - 8:00AM - Sunday: Fall Fun Ride #3: Hollister Hills Climbing (40 miles, B, 3)
Special Events Calendar for 2016:
Lately in the blog
|Ride Recap: Orinda Pool Party & Ride(s) (8/17)||
They was a splishin’ and a splashin’
Reelin’ with the feelin’
Movin’ and a groovin’
Rockin’ and a rollin’. Yeah!
|History of the Orinda Pool Party (8/1)||[caption id="attachment_1228" align="aligncenter" width="300"] OMG, no bicycles! What happened to the club??[/caption]
The Orinda Pool Party is coming up in just two short weeks! I thought this might be a good time to share a short histo [...]|
|Ride Recap: Tilden Park Heaven Becomes Hell (7/28)||The July 4 weekend saw Different Spokes return to the dirt with the first sorta-mountain bike ride in…well, a whole long time! This was supposed to be a pleasant jaunt in Tilden Park with a couple of wicked descents and one hellacious climb up Seav [...]|
|Ride Recap: Sawyer Camp Trail & Mediterranean Kebab (7/28)||In July the Social Ride took on a beloved ride, the Sawyer Camp Trail. The Sawyer Camp Trail has been a club ride since the beginning but its popularity waxes and wanes. For one, even though it’s close to San Francisco it’s not an especially easy [...]|
|Ride Recap: Social Ride Silverado Trail & Lunch at Sogni di Dolci (6/19)||Yesterday’s Social Ride took place under sunny skies and some light heat when afternoon temps made it up into the mid-80s. The rain the previous couple of days had cleaned out the haze and gave us nicely crisp views of the valley hills. Bill, Joe, [...]|
|Ride Recap: Bay Vistas and Lunch at Tabla (5/29)||It’s a sign of the times: not only do we post rides at the last minute but folks send their RSVPs at late as possible too. Two days before our Social A Ride Roger and I thought we were going to be doing it alone. By Saturday morning there were eigh [...]|
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