Monday, January 10, 2022

Different Spokes Kit Ordering

The Different Spokes kits are available to order. Order by April 8 and receive your order by April 22, 2024.

The Forza Classic jersey is $96.90.
The Nova Pro Race jersey is $108.80.
The Ventura Cargo Bib shorts are $126.65.

IMPORTANT To get these prices, please use discount code: SOCALDIFFSPOKES
In Checkout, click under "Have discount code" and enter the code in the Promo Code space, then click Apply.

Sales tax and shipping will be added to your order.
Please fill out the Guaranteed Size Recommendation Form PRIOR TO YOUR ORDER to get a size recommendation.  If Jakroo’s size recommendation is incorrect, you pay to return the unused item to them (with tags on and within 14-days of original delivery date) and they will pay to have a new size created for you!

If you want to add anything else to the store, such as shorts without bibs, triathlon shorts, sleeveless jerseys, long sleeve jerseys, tights, arm warmers, knee warmers, neck gators, gloves, cycling caps, etc. please let Bryan Blumberg know so that he can have them added to the store.

Here are descriptions of the jerseys and cargo bib shorts.


The all-new NOVA PRO is an upgrade to our NOVA high-performance jersey, featuring an updated collar, rear pocket layout, and surge-seam stitching for a clean finish. The NOVA PRO is the new choice for professional and elite teams, with a streamlined fit and lightweight Italian fabrics that wick away sweat, keeping you cool and aerodynamic.

• Available Sizes: Men/Women (2XS-5XL)
• Lightweight & Highly Breathable Italian Performance Fabrics consisting of 86% Polyester & 14% Spandex
• Body forming fit for superior aerodynamics
• Mandarin Ergonomic Collar
• Full length hidden zipper
• Elastic waistband with silicone gripper
• 3 Rear cargo pockets and an additional zipper pocket for valuables
• Reflective accents for increased rider visibility


The VENTURA CARGO PRO bib shorts are a must-have for any cyclist needing more carrying capacity, whether riding a road, gravel or mountain bike. An extremely versatile short, you can wear the VENTURA on their own, or under your favorite baggy shorts or pants. The rear pouch pockets are designed for easy access under a t-shirt, road jersey or mountain bike top. The addition of streamlined pockets on both sides of the thighs, easily accommodates your phone, nutrition or tools. Our new Italian pre-dyed fabric is light, breathable and tough as nails, and the printable bib straps are designed for wicking away moisture and to support extra cargo! THE VENTURA also comes with a professional grade Italian Bormio D20 5+ hour rated chamois and the option for an upgrade to the Road Performance Series chamois offering 9 hours of riding comfort from Elastic Interface.

  • Available Sizing: Men's and Women's 2XS-3XL
  • Italian Premium Stretch Performance Fabrics consisting of 80% Polyester & 20% Spandex
  • Italian Bormio D20 Chamois with optional upgrade
  • 2 Printable thigh pockets and 2 rear pouch pockets above the jersey line
  • Breathable mesh bib straps
  • 5cm Swiss Powerband Grippers
  • Flatlock Stitching

Friday, January 7, 2022

Planned Rides Through March 2022

Jan 2, 2022, 8:30 AM - South Pasadena to Encanto Park - 35 mi, 1100 ft

Jan 9, 2022, 8:30 AM - San Pascual Park to San Gabriel Foothills - 48 mi, 3000 ft

Jan 16, 2022, 8:30 AM - Lida + La Tuna Canyon (Burbank) - 47 mi, 3500 ft

Jan 23, 2022, 8:30 AM - Bouquet, Spunky & San Francisquito Canyons - 45 mi, 3400 ft

Jan 30, 2022, 8:30 AM - Griffith Park to Big Tujunga Canyon - 53 mi, 4300 ft

Feb 6, 2022, 8:30 AM - Arcadia to Glendora - 35 mi, 1750 ft

Feb 13, 2022, 8:30 AM - De Bell & Scholl Cyn Golf Courses + Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy - 42 mi, 3900 ft

Feb 20, 2022, 8:30 AM - Turnbull Canyon - 51 mi, 2000 ft

Feb 27, 2022, 8:30 AM - Sunset Plaza - Roscomare - Stradella - 38 mi, 4000 ft

Mar 6, 2022, 8:30 AM - Montecito Heights / Pasadena Loop - 39 mi, 2400 ft

Mar 13, 2022, 9:00 AM - The Oldest McDonald's Ride Daylight Savings Time Begins - 44 mi, 860 ft

Mar 20, 2022, 8:00 AM - Bonelli Park & Carbon Canyon Chino Hills - 46 mi, 2900 ft

Mar 27, 2022, 8:00 AM - Santa Clarita to Lake Hughes & Bouquet Canyon - 64 mi, 5177 ft

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Different Spokes Kit 2021

For the year 2021, you have the ability to buy any of our Jakroo kits. We have several jersey styles, bib shorts, traditional shorts and even women’s triathlon shorts. There are arm warmers, tee shirts (made of cycling fabric) and a hoodie.

This discount code is good through December 31, 2021 for an additional 20%
(Yes, the discount code ends in zero, not one.)

Now is a good 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.


Thursday, February 18, 2021

Different Spokes is coming back on Feb 28, 2021

Great News!  Different Spokes Bicycling is coming back!  As of today, Thursday, February 18, 2021, the available adult ICU bed count finally reached 15% of the total supply.  That means that the technical requirement of the Safer At Home Order has been met. And we may now legally begin hosting group bike rides again.  Yay!  So, our first Different Spokes club ride will be Arcadia to The Oldest MacDonalds on Sunday, February 28.  Please watch for details about the event coming to you soon.

Monday, February 8, 2021

February 8, 2021 update

On December 21, 2020 we posted an update.  At that time, there were 288 Available Adult ICU Beds, (or 12% of the total) in the entire LA County. Unfortunately, the number of available beds is now just 259.

The guidance from the California Regional Stay At Home Order is that group activities are prohibited until the number of available ICU beds reaches 15% of the total, or about 350.

On December 3, 2020, the California Department of Public Health issued a Regional Stay At Home Order that prohibits all gatherings with members from different households. The order remains in effect as long as the the available adult ICU bed capacity is less than 15 percent.

So, unfortunately, rides will continue to be suspended.

Please keep riding on your own. Stay in shape, but ride either by yourself or with a few friends.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Rides STILL suspended due to COVID-19

Just keeping in touch with our members.  The latest news is that rides are still suspended for the time being due to COVID-19.

On December 3, 2020, the California Department of Public Health issued a Regional Stay At Home Order that prohibits all gatherings with members of other households. The order remains in effect as long as the the available adult ICU bed capacity is less than 15 percent.

You can read the order HERE.

As of December 17, 2020 at 8:00 PM, there were 288 Available Adult ICU Beds in the entire LA County, which is only 12 percent of the Total Adult ICU Bed Capacity.  So, as long as that magic number remains less than 15 percent, Different Spokes is not going to be offering any club rides.

You can view the metrics HERE.

Please keep riding on your own. Stay in shape, but ride either by yourself or with a few friends.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Rides suspended until December 27, 2020

On November 27, 2020, the Los Angeles County Public Health Department issued an order (which you can read in full here):

As new COVID-19 cases remain at alarming levels and the number of people hospitalized continue to increase, a temporary Los Angeles County Health Officer Order will be issued to require additional safety measures across sectors. The temporary order will take effect Monday, November 30, 2020 and remain in effect through December 20, 2020.
  • Gatherings: All public and private gatherings with individuals not in your household are prohibited, except for faith based services and protests, which are constitutionally protected rights.
Therefore, Different Spokes is going to cancel the next three rides and hopefully be able to resume on Sunday, December 27, 2020 with the Oldest MacDonalds Ride.

Please don't stop riding your bikes.  Stay in shape, but ride either by yourself or with a few friends.