Thursday, December 6, 2018

Announcing the Different Spokes 2019 Kit

Different Spokes 2019 Kit Store is Now Open!
For the lowest price, order by January 24

For all orders placed by January 24, 2019, delivery will be scheduled for February 4, 2019.  Tracking information will be emailed to you 2 - 3 days prior to actual delivery date. Jakroo always tries to beat their scheduled delivery date. Delivery requires signature release.

Reorder Mode: If you miss the January 24 deadline, the store will change to bi-monthly delivery so that new members may order and to facilitate ordering replacement items throughout the season.  No minimums are required during re-order mode, but prices will be in the “2-5” quantity tier.  (Example: the TOUR jersey will cost $81 after January 24, instead of today’s price of $63.)

Like last year, Jakroo is offering us 25% off of their regular prices.  Please use coupon code DIFFSPOKES2019

Note: You will also be charged sales tax plus shipping.

Augusto designed our kit.

We have FOUR different jersey styles:

FRESCO Sleeveless Jersey, regular price: $64.00; with 25% off it is only $48.00
TOUR Short-Sleeve Jersey, regular price: $84.00; with 25% off it is only $63.00
NOVA Short-Sleeve Jersey, regular price: $94.00; with 25% off it is only $70.50
VUELTA Long-Sleeve Jersey, regular price: $77.00; with 25% off it is only $57.75

We have THREE different bottoms:

VELO Pro Shorts, regular price: $94.00; with 25% off it is only $70.50
VELO Pro Bib Shorts, regular price: $104.00; with 25% off it is only $78.00
HAMMER Bib Tights, regular price: $91.00; with 25% off it is only $68.25

In 2018, we offered FRESCO sleeveless, TOUR short sleeves, VELO pros shorts and VELO bib shorts.  This year, we are adding NOVA short sleeves, VUELTA long sleeves and HAMMER bib tights.  You can read the descriptions on the Jakroo website, but just so you know, the NOVA short sleeve jersey is a competition warm weather jersey that is form-fitting and lightweight. It is tighter than the TOUR jersey.

Click here for sizing.  Use it for reference, but please take advantage of the Guaranteed Fit Service. If you use guaranteed fitting, then if it doesn't fit, you just pay return shipping and they will make you another one in a different size.

Guaranteed Fit Service:  Jakroo and Different Spokes encourage everyone to request a guaranteed fitting.  How do you do that?  Just chat with them on the Jakroo website or call our account manager, Claire at 1-800-485-7067 ext. 117

Be prepared with the following data points:
  • Gender
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Chest 
  • Waist (at navel)
  • Hips 
  • Inseam
  • Fit Preference (Looser, Standard, Body-Forming)
Click here for answers to Jakroo’s Frequently Asked Questions.

Don’t forget to use coupon code DIFFSPOKES2019 to obtain our discount.
FRESCO sleeveless jersey $48.00

TOUR short-sleeve jersey $63.00

NOVA short-sleeve jersey $70.50
VUELTA long-sleeve jersey $57.75

VELO Pro shorts $70.50

VELO Pro bib shorts $78.00
HAMMER bib tights $68.25

Friday, November 16, 2018

Join Chooda.org for Bike Zambia 2019 and make your adventure count!

Bike Zambia is an incredible 325+ mile ride from Lusaka to Livingstone in June/July through the stunning countryside of Zambia. This is much more than just a ride. Riders will get the opportunity to participate in the Zambian culture through immersive experiences; witness amazing wildlife and one of the seven wonders of the world, Victoria Falls; and join a wonderful, inclusive community both at home and in Africa.



Bike Zambia supports essential local programs that focus on HIV/AIDS prevention, education and awareness as well as the economic empowerment of women and girls. More than a million people live with HIV in Zambia with 41,000 adults and 7,300 children being newly infected in 2017. HIV continues to fuel the country’s tuberculosis epidemic and women, especially young women, are disproportionately affected by HIV.



Refer to this article/posting with Different Spokes and receive 10% off your registration. Visit http://chooda.org/registration/ for more information and to register, or contact bikezambia@chooda.org with any questions!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Club Elections Results

Club Elections Results!

After 10 days of voting, the polls have closed and the unsurprising results are in:

38 people voted.  That's just over 50% of our total club membership 67 members.  Thank you all for participating.

Chief Executive Officer - President, Bryan J Blumberg received 37 votes.  Alfie the dog received 1 vote.

Vice President/Ride CoordinatorKimberly S Winick received 37 votes.

SecretaryAugusto J Ferriols IV received 38 votes.

Chief Financial Officer - Treasurer/Membership Coordinator, Mario Rivera received 38 votes

Social Activities/Outreach CoordinatorBekim "Pete" Demirai received 38 votes.

Nine voters left comments:
Thank you!
I am the president.
I’m going to miss everyone, maybe I can start a DC chapter? Love ya
Happy to be a member!
Great job of being inclusive to all, organizing great rides and just being cool.
Thank you Bryan, Kim, Mario, Pete!!
You are all winners!! Keep up the great work.
Thanks for doing such a great job Bryan!!! 🚴🚴🚴
Thank you all for the work that you do.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Open House!

Friday, September 21, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Please mark your calendars!  We are having an open house to promote AIDS/LifeCycle.  If you or a friend have ever thought about being a Volunteer, a Roadie or a Cyclist, please come.

Learn about The Ride.  Learn about the Experience.  Learn about bicycling 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles June 2 - June 8, 2019.  If you ever thought about registering for The Ride, but aren't sure, please come.  Come directly from work.  Invite your friends who are interested in doing The Ride or who just want to hear more about it.

This event will be in Los Feliz.  Food will be provided by AIDS/LifeCycleDifferent Spokes members Bryan Blumberg, Mario Rivera and Rafael Siria will be co-hosting at their home.

To RSVP for this event, PLEASE CLICK HERE!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

TWO SPECIAL EVENT RIDES
PLEASE SIGN UP

Yes, other Different Spokes members are going, so please register and go on these rides with us.

Sunday, October 7, 2018
Finish The Ride Santa Clarita
Metric Century Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22990366
Sign up here:  https://www.finishtheride.org/
Price:  $55 if you use Discount Code CLUB10 and register before August 25, 2018.

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Tour de Foothills
Join Team "Different Spokes"
100 mile Century Route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26455874
Sign up here:  https://www.tourdefoothills.com/
Price:  Century ride $75.  FREE for US Veterans

Monday, July 23, 2018

Nominations for Club Officers

Would you like to be an Officer of the Corporation?

Different Spokes Bicycling Club of Southern California is a California Corporation.  We need to have officers to serve a one-year term.  Would you like to be an officer?  There isn't much work involved in being an officer.  The office is what you make of it.

These are the available positions:

• President
• Vice President / Ride Coordinator
• Secretary
• Treasurer/Membership Coordinator
• Social Activities/Outreach Coordinator

Please offer to run for one of these offices.  If you would like to be an officer of our club, please send an email to dspokes@sbcglobal.net stating which position you would like to fill.

Note: In order to be an officer of Different Spokes, there is one requirement: you have to be a member.

Friday, July 13, 2018