Thursday, December 6, 2018

Announcing the Different Spokes 2019 Kit

For 2019, Augusto has designed our kit. We will open the online store in January 2019. The store will be open for 3 weeks. After the store closes, you will receive your kit 2 weeks later. Just like last year, our vendor is Jakroo. We will be offering you a choice of 3 different jersey styles plus regular shorts or bib shorts.

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We will be receiving a few samples of the NOVA and MISSION jerseys. A number of our members already own the TOUR jersey. Jakroo offers guaranteed fit, which is highly recommended. Just call Jakroo or chat with them on their website. Give them your weight and measurements then they will recommend a size. If it doesn't fit, you just pay return shipping and they will make you another one in a different size.

The TOUR short-sleeve jersey is the same jersey we used in 2018. "With a European twist to the classic jersey, the TOUR features longer sleeves and a folded band cuff. It is built with upgraded soft and comfortable performance fabrics and offered in all three fit styles (Slim, Standard and Relaxed) for a personally tailored fit. If you love to ride, you’ll love the TOUR Jersey."

To satisfy a few requests for a more competitive warm weather jersey, we will be offering the form-fitting lightweight NOVA short sleeve jersey. "The NOVA Jersey will be your companion on your hardest rides, keeping you cool and aerodynamic. The NOVA features a form-fitting cut that slices through the wind, and lightweight Italian fabrics that wick away sweat. JAKROO recommends the NOVA Jersey to professional and elite teams."

Some women prefer to have more of a triathlon tank top, so to satisfy their request, we've got the MISSION Women's Zip Tank. "The women’s specific MISSION sleeveless zip tank was designed committed athletes looking for a competitive advantage during racing and training. Features include a 10 inch front zip for superior airflow on warmer days, a rear gripper to keep the hem from creeping up, and a rear nutrition pocket with 2-sided access to keep race day fuel within reach. The addition of DWR treatments to key panels ensure a quick-drying top that won’t sag when wet and prevents overheating."

We will also offer your choice of the VELO Pro shorts or the VELO Pro bib shorts.

"The perfect combination of comfort and performance, the VELO Pro Shorts feel great with upgraded Italian fabrics and pro level chamois. Choose the VELO for classic lines."

"The perfect combination of comfort and performance, the VELO Pro Bib Shorts feel great with upgraded Italian fabrics and pro level chamois. Choose the VELO for classic lines."

"Complete your kit with these long lasting and great looking bib shorts."

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!

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


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:
Sign up here:
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:
Sign up here:
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 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