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 200 members,
18% 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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Lately in the blog
|Ladies Lunch in Afghanistan (5/23)||The Ladies Who Lunch ride last Saturday visited Khyber Pass Kebob in Dublin after a leisurely roll down the Contra Costa Canal and Iron Horse trails. This easy meander brought out seven folks including the Den Daddy Derek Liecty, Adrienne Ratner, Roy [...]|
|Weekday Rides Go Coastal (5/15)||Cycling on the San Mateo coast can be dismally cold when the marine layer is thick and the sun nowhere in sight. Ah, but when the fog fails to roll in and the sun shines brightly it can be pure heaven. That was the case yesterday with our second Diff [...]|
|Cinderella 2013 Report! (4/25)||Member Janet Lourenzo was kind enough to pen her experience at this year's Cinderella Classic. Janet, like literally thousands of other women, took the start line of the 2012 Cinderella only to be driven to abandon the ride after torrential rain and [...]|
|30th Anniversary kit pics (4/19)||
Here's the short sleeve jersey and bib shorts. I'm relieved the colors turned out more vibrant in real life than as they appeared in the drawings. Primal Wear describes this sizing of this clothing as "club" fit i.e. a little more room [...]|
|The Ladies Tour the Pig Farm Looking for Ham (4/14)||When idly talking with David Goldsmith last year, I half-jokingly remarked that we needed a ride series where we just went somewhere good to eat. Cycling would be the side dish to the main course of, well, the main course. You’d have to take the Wa [...]|
|On a Clear Day You Can See Forever... (4/12)||This year’s first weekday ride got off to a great start on Tuesday, April 9. After a blustery, wet weekend that had us wondering whether we might be rained out, we had brilliantly clear skies devoid of smog and overcast—perfect! Eight folks parti [...]|
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