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!).

PLEASE HURRY! We have a special buying opportunity beginning January 6 for the best pricing.  For all orders placed by: February 2, 2020, Midnight, PST, delivery will be scheduled for: February 17th.

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!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Announcing the Different Spokes 2019 Kit

Different Spokes 2019 Kit Store

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.

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 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 for more information and to register, or contact with any questions!