Sunday, December 17, 2017

Port Hueneme December 17 Cancelled

Due to high winds and smoke, today's ride - December 17, 2017 - is cancelled. Sorry about that.

Friday, November 3, 2017


We have selected Jakroo as our manufacturer for our 2018 team kit. We will begin accepting orders before the end of November. The “store” will be open for a 3 week window. Prices are shown below. Sales tax and shipping direct to you will be added to your order. Here is the pricing:

Fresco - Sleeveless Jersey - $58.65 (Relaxed or Standard fit)

Tour - Short Sleeve Jersey - $78.20 (Relaxed, Standard or Slim fit)
Velo Pro - Bib Shorts - $93.50
Velo Pro - Regular Shorts - $89.25

Monday, October 9, 2017

Ordering closed on Monday, October 30. All of the shirts are expected to arrive at Bryan & Mario’s house by Monday, November 13.

We are very excited to be celebrating our 35th year with sweatshirts, tee shirts and tank tops.  We're going with grey and hot pink because our 2018 club kit will also be grey with hot pink.

You may order any number of any combinations shown below.  There are pull over or full zipper sweatshirts; tee shirts and tanks for the ladies and tee shirts and tanks for the men.

Note:  The appearance of the artwork below is computer generated. The artists at CustomInk will assure a proper placement of our club design and a consistent shade of pink on all items.  In fact, the pink will be Pantone 213 C to match our new kits.

PLEASE HURRY!  Ordering closes on Monday, October 30, 2017.

Your club president is so excited about this that he's going to order a full zip hoodie, a tee shirt and a tank top.  What will you be ordering?

Once the ordering deadline closes, all of the shirts will be shipped to Bryan & Mario's house. You make pick up your shirts from Bryan or Mario at their home or on a club ride. If that doesn't work for you, then please contact Bryan to arrange for him to mail your purchase to you.

To order:  CLICK HERE

Monday, September 25, 2017

Ride Tour de Foothills with Brian Osterwalder

Our club secretary Brian Osterwalder invites you to join him to ride a century in the foothills with well stocked rest stops and great SAG support. It’s the annual Veterans Day Tour de Foothills!

The century route includes just over 100 miles of the great cycling, just over 5000 feet of climbing and 5 rest stops.

Upon your return, you will be pampered with great food as a part of your ride registration with an optional Beer Garden and Wine tasting to complete your fantastic day.

The event is on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM and meets in downtown Upland, California.

Speaking of veterans, you can register for the ride for free! Everybody else pays, but we’ve got a $10-off discount code for you:  bikelink01

So please follow this link to register:  Click here to REGISTER!

Finally, please send an email to Brian at brianosterwalder AT gmail DOT com so that you can make plans to meet him at the ride.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Flying with your Bicycle?

Our member Martin Keleti wants to share with our club his tips for saving money if you're traveling with your bicycle.  Some of these tips can save you money if you're flying to San Francisco for AIDS/LifeCycle next year, or if you're just going on vacation.

Alaska Airlines $25

Virgin America $50

Hawaiian Air $35

Compare those prices with United for $150

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Training for the Cookie Ride

Training for Phil Gaimon's Cookie Fondo Continues

Pete Demirai has requested a series of really hard Santa Monica Mountain rides to prepare for Phil’s Cookie Fondo, which is on October 15, so we're going to have a series of rides on Saturdays to train. These difficult rides are open to EVERYONE!

The first ride was on Saturday, August 19. Did you go? Other club members going on the Cookie Ride are Christian Shopinski, Brian Osterwalder and Bryan Blumberg.

Training for the Cookie Ride
Sat, Aug 19 – Fernwood – Cold Canyon – Agoura – 47 miles and 5,000 feet

Upcoming Santa Monica Mountain Rides
Sat. Sept 2 – Helen's Monthly Group Ride (Piuma, Schueren & Old Topanga) – 45 miles & 4,900 feet
Sat. Sept 9 – Las Flores – Mulholland – Decker 48 miles & 5,250 feet
Sat. Sept 16 – Látigo to PCH & Piuma to Stunt – 52 miles & 6,000 feet
Sat. Sept 30 – Up Encinal – Down Mulholland – Up Yerba Buena – Down Deer Creek – 45 miles & 5,800 feet

Friday, August 11, 2017

Pos Peds Co-hosted Rides

Different Spokes member Salvatore Ianniello recently became Ride Coordinator for the Los Angeles Chapter of Positive Pedalers.  He is going to be setting up one AIDS/LifeCycle training ride per month on Saturdays from August 2017 through May 2017.

He has asked that the rides be co-hosted by Different Spokes.  So, look forward to the addition of Saturday rides being added to our calendar.

Of course any of our club members who are Certified Training Ride Leaders will be welcome to volunteer to co-facilitate these rides.

Thanks Sal!