Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Different Spokes guidelines with respect to COVID-19

Please wear a helmet when on the bike. Please wear a face covering when off the bike. Practice "social distancing" during rides by not following too close to each other.

You should be able to practice social distancing at our meeting venues. Different Spokes rides do not generally meet at restaurants or coffee shops. They meet at public parks where there is free parking, restrooms and a water fountain available.

Face coverings should be worn while you are off of your bike, but while you are on your bike, particularly if you are pedaling hard, you may lower your face covering so that you can breathe freely.

Los Angeles has the following guidelines.

Face Coverings: When in public or after being in public, Angelenos should wear a face covering when exiting your home and when interacting with others.

Physical Distancing: Keep 6ft between you and other residents.

Hand washing: Scrub your hands with soap and clean water for at least 20 seconds after touching frequently-used items, such as door handles, gas pumps, shopping carts or cashier touchscreens and PIN pads.

Salutations & Greetings: Adopt non-contact salutations, such as waving.

High-touch Surfaces: Routinely clean high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, phones, and car steering wheels, using soap and water, followed by a disinfectant

Travel: Avoid non-essential personal and leisure travel

Communal Food & Drink: Do not share or eat communal food and drink at any gatherings

Please download this PDF from USA Cycling for Group Ride Recommendations.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Planning on bringing Different Spokes rides back on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Here is a tentative ride schedule. For details an any ride, just click on the ride's name. A new Facebook events will be created for each ride prior to each ride. If you don't feel comfortable on a group ride yet, it is totally understandable. Otherwise, please plan to exercise social distancing and bring a face covering in addition to your helmet. June rides will be on the easier side to help you ease back into riding if you've been off of your bike. If you want a harder ride, feel free to ride your bike to the meeting location or to go rogue and add miles on at the end of a ride. Hopefully, this will work out.
Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 9:00 AM - The Oldest McDonald's Ride - 44 miles - 860 feet
Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 8:00 AM - Burbank to Chinatown 2 - 33 miles - 1400 feet
Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 8:00 AM - Griffith Park Coffee Ride - 33 miles - 2300 feet
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 8:00 AM - Arcadia to Glendora & Donut Man - 33 miles - 1000 feet
Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 8:00 AM - GMR to Mt. Baldy Village - 47 miles - 5500 feet
Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 8:00 AM - Santa Monica to Neptune's Net - 61 miles - 2900 feet
Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 8:00 AM - Ride for the Pizza! (Arcadia to Glendora) - 35 miles - 1750 feet
Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 8:00 AM - Long Beach to Laguna Beach - Temple Ave Start - 62 miles - 1270 feet
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 8:00 AM - Rancho Palos Verdes Switchbacks - 61 miles - 3500 feet
Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 8:00 AM - Malibu to Port Hueneme - 74 miles - 3560 feet
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 6:00 AM - Cool Breeze Hilly Century - 111 miles - 5965 feet
Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 8:00 AM - North Atwater Park to Franklin Canyon - 45 miles - 4100 feet
Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 8:00 AM - Lida + La Tuna Canyon (Burbank) - 47 miles - 3500 feet
Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 8:00 AM - Azusa to Crystal Lake Café - 49 miles - 5600 feet
Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 8:00 AM - Arcadia Three River Loop - 73 miles - 1100 feet

Monday, March 16, 2020

Club Rides Are Suspended Temporarily


Different Spokes Bicycling Club of Southern California is a member of the League of American Bicyclists.

The Bike League has recommended that cycling clubs reschedule all events including group rides.

USA Cycling has recommended that Group Rides be suspended at least through April 5, 2020.

Bicycling Magazine has an FAQ on How to Ride Safely Amid Coronavirus Concerns.

Bicycling Magazine also has an article on Spit and Snot Etiquette During the Coronavirus Outbreak. (Yes, you read that right.)

Additionally, Harold Sarmiento, a friend of Different Spokes and Nurse Practitioner in the Infectious Disease Department at Kaiser's Los Angeles Medical Center has also recommended that we cancel our club rides for at least a few weeks.

Therefore, we are sorry to have to announce this, but we are going to suspend club rides for the time being. Your club officers will continue cycling individually, and you are encouraged to do the same in order to preserve your sanity and to remain physically fit. Exercise does boost your immune system, so please continue to ride your bikes.

Monday, January 6, 2020

DSSC Kit 2020

Announcing the Different Spokes kit for 2020 designed by Augusto José Ferriols IV.  We have several jersey styles, bib shorts, traditional shorts and even women’s triathlon shorts (just for Kim!).

Save an additional 20% by using discount code DIFFSPOKES2020

Our previous kits in grey & hot pink and multicolored chain links are also still available.  Now is the time to complete your wardrobe in Different Spokes cycling apparel.

Guaranteed Size Service: If you haven't ordered from Jakroo before, please use the guaranteed sizing service to ensure ordering can be done in complete confidence. If you use the form and your kit still doesn't fit, they will exchange your item for free. You will only pay shipping.


Here is the link to our store, please don't forget to use the discount code for an extra 20% off.


Monday, September 9, 2019

TUESDAY, September 24, 7pm - 9pm
AIDS/LifeCycle & Different Spokes


545 miles… Can you do it?

AIDS/LifeCycle, the 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, will be hosting an event for Different Spokes on September 24th at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. We are incredibly proud of the programs and services our AIDS/LifeCycle team has helped fund over the years and our collective impact in the fight against HIV/AIDS – so what better way to celebrate?

Have you ever been curious about doing the Ride? This event will be the perfect forum to learn more about AIDS/LifeCycle, its impact on the services provided at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, highlight our collective accomplishments, and shift gears towards 2020.

AIDS/LifeCycle has challenged the Southern California community to reach 1000 SoCal-based Cyclists by October 12th, so inviting friends who are interested in the Ride is encouraged. You can make a world of difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS by participating in the Ride. Let’s do our part by bringing riders into the community and helping them reach that goal.


The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90038
TUESDAY, September 24, 7pm - 9pm

please click here to R.S.V.P.

Thursday, February 21, 2019


Due to popular demand, we are bringing back Different Spokes logo Sweatshirts and Tee Shirts.  This year, you have a choice of either Heather Grey or Navy Blue.  Deadline to order is March 22, 2019.

We have the following choices:
  • Fruit of the Loom Sofspun Zip Hoodie - $34.02
  • Fruit of the Loom Sofspun Pullover Hoodie - $31.52
  • Hanes Ultimate Heavyweight Pullover Hoodie - $32.50
  • Gildan Ultra Cotton T‑shirt - $14.57
  • Gildan Ultra Cotton Women's T‑shirt - $14.57
To see pictures of all of your options and to order, click here!