Ovarian Psycos Present: The Tender Gender Bender Ride! This Sunday, November 24th!

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Is gender just a matter of being male and female? Is gender only about the way you look or dress? Is it about how you see yourself and how it affects you? Is it socially constructed by the capitalist system to create a gender hierarchy? 

Join Las Ovarios del Barrio this month as we explore these questions and more!!!

During this months all gender ride the Ovarian Psycos invite you to come and explore the spectrum of gender. We will touch on the basics of:

*gender identity
* gender as a social construction
*patriarchy & colonialism as they relate to gender politics
*how to be an ally to folx with who’s identity lies outside the gender binary (societies definitions of masculine & feminine)

This workshop will be mostly activity and discussion based. We want to create a safe space for folx to share and learn. Therefore, we encourage everyone to come with an open heart and open mind. Bigotry and oppression will not be tolerated.

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Meet up: 12:30pm

Location: Sycamore Grove Park near the Ramona Hall Community Center (off the Southwest Museum Goldline Station)

Ride out: 1:00pm

Destination: Corazon del Pueblo ( 2003 e. 1st st. Los Angeles 90033)

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If you’d like to check the FAC out yo bike make sure these things are taken care of;
Frenos (brakes), Aire (air) , Cadena (chain)
Also, make sure your seats are well adjusted

Bring:
-water
-comfortable clothes
-lights (if you have any)
-helmet (if you have one)
-patches (if you have any)
-hand pump (if you have one)

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Ovarian Psycos is an all womyn of color bicycle brigade/collective cycling for the purpose of healing our communities physically, emotionally, and spiritually by addressing pertinent issues. ♥
(www.ovarianpsycos.com)

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Corazon Del Pueblo is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit collective, and community cultural center, that promotes peace, social justice and cultural understanding through the arts, education and social action.
(https://www.facebook.com/corazondelpueblo?fref=ts)

East Side United! Feeder Ride to CicLAvia with OPC, MBC, ESBC, & CCC

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EAST SIDE UNITED!!!
Come and join the east side on a feeder ride to CicLAvia!

With:

- MONTEBELLO BICYCLE COALITION
- OVARIAN PSYCO-CYCLES
- CRANKHEADS CYCLING CREW
- EASTSIDE BIKE CLUB
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Come and join OPC, MBC, CCC & ESBC on a feeder ride to CicLAvia this Sunday. We will be meeting up at “Parque De Mexico” at 9am and rolling out at 9:30!

*** “Parque De Mexico” is located in Lincoln Heights, across the street from Lincoln Park – (where the Zapata Statue is at) on MISSION AND VALLEY BLVD. Across the street from Lincoln Park and Chanos Restaurant! *** 

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((*Montebello Bicycle Coalition:*))

The Montebello Bicycle Coalition (MBC) is a community-based organization comprised of residents and allies whose mission is to transform Montebello into a bicycle-friendly city by advocating for new bicycle infrastructure, educating residents on the political, environmental & health benefits of collective bicycle riding, redefining bicycles as a genuine mode of transportation, and building an active Montebello community for all ages!

((*Ovarian Psyco-Cycles:*))

Mission Statement: We are an all female bicycle brigade/collective cycling for the purpose of healing our communities physically, emotionally, and spiritually by addressing pertinent issues.
Vision Statement: We envision a world where womyn of color are change agents who create and maintain holistic health within themselves and their respective communities for present and future generations. 

((*Crankheads Cycling Crew:*))

Crankheads Cycling Crew (CCC) is a revolutionary community cycling club based in North East Los Angeles. The CCC empowers youth through education, action, self sufficiency and taking over the streets of LA. When not riding, members of the CCC can be found in The People’s Garden @ Wilson High School

((*Eastside Bike Club:*))

Create a Chain Reacting One Mile At A Time – “We Live To Ride and Ride To Live”

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CicLAvia – To The Sea:

https://www.facebook.com/events/592038474157691/?fref=ts

Tod@s Somos Palestine – Ride & Film.

406805_439330409464180_1516952146_nOvarian Psycos present…
YOUR BLOOD IS OUR BLOOD: TOD@S SOMOS PALESTINA!!
Co-Ed Ride Solidarity Ride & Film Screening of Occupation 101
Sunday – December 23rd
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Join us in STANDING UP by riding in solidarity with our Palestinians kin who are currently resisting occupation and colonization!
—> THIS IS A CO-ED RIDE <—
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Recent violence in Palestine has motivated us to create a ride in solidarity!We will be discussing what we can do here in the U.S. to help the Palestine Israeli conflict. We may not be there in person, but our power as consumers goes a long way.

We will meet up at Central Park in Pasadena on Raymond Ave (near gold line station) and riding to Corazon del Pueblo to watch Occupation 101, an informative film on conflict.

Meet up: 5:00
Discussion begins at: 5:30
Ride out: 6:00pm

Film: 8:00

*Even if you DO NOT ride – you can still join us in watching the film at Corazon Del Pueblo

*The space asks for a $2-$3 donation however no one is turned away for lack of funds

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For the Ridazzz:

- Please bring WORKING bikes
- Make sure you put air in your tires and shit, too!
- LIGHTS! It get’s dark out their y’all – daylight savings ya know?
- We sure as hell don’t want no one dehydrating (even though it’s
prolly gna be pretty cold) so drink water!
- Because it’s gna be really cold – BUNDLE UP! Layerssss!
- Remember, keep an open mind and open heart – if you
don’t….you’ll see!
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1st Annual Tour de la Heights ///

Ovarian Psycos and Building Healthy Communities Boyle Heights present

The 1st Annual Tour de la Heights

“‘The act of having pride and paying reverence to one’s own community.. is to instill within our seeds and future generations a profound sense of self worth and value.

It’s the communal reclamation of our neighborhoods.. a resident rebellion!”

Tour de la Heights is an all-inclusive, all-ages bicycle ride through the good hood–Boyle Heights that will lead the community through 10-20 points of interest or, as we call them, cultural treasures. <3

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

RIDE OUT 1pm sharp from Self Help Graphics

1300 East 1st Street  Los Angeles, CA 90033

***Three designated pit-stops will have water and snacks to refuel but please BRING PLENTY OF BOTTLED WATER and drink a lot of water in the days before!***

Please feel free to arrive as early as 10am to participate in Building Healthy Communities Cultural Treasures Project with presentations by community members, food and music.

ABOUT THE TOUR

Tour de la Heights riders will ride from the new site of Self Help Graphics, its walls a kaleidoscope painted by the brushes of the community’s greatest artists, past the site of the fantastical Caine’s arcade on Mission Road, make our way past the LAC+USC hospital the site of thousands of births, over freeway overpasses until reaching a cruising speed down to the boulevard known to some as Cesar Chavez or depending on how old you are, Brooklyn.

We will make our way past the solemn yet lively Evergreen cemetery with its multi-purpose path past joggers that can be found running any time of day or night to El Mercadito waving at crowds of people strolling, reminiscing about the plazas and mercados in their own pueblos back home, through residential neighborhoods and big boulevards, schools and cultural centers, taking back and reclaiming our communities in a truly critical mass!

PHOTO RECAP! Psycos Recycle–A Day @ Long Beach 12/18/11

{OVARIAN PSYCLES RECYCLE}

 A DAY in the LBC!

The first krew starts from Montebello Park around 1:00 PM and rides along the beautiful urban riverpath to met up with with the Southeast LA krew. They meet up on Imperial where the Rio Hondo and LA River meet on the bike path.

The cyclists stop a little over midway to partake in a stretching session and some wholesome snacking! Maryann’s got that reusable canteen! <3

They hustle to make it in about 2 hours.

The roadside is lined with sage bushes that the girls can’t help but pick.

The group engages in some beautification at Long Beach. The group picks up trash along the shore. The majority of trash is Styrofoam which IS NOT RECYCLEABLE!

Other fun items found: a bloody tampon and a condom. EWW. Seriously, people?

So, please help reduce waste and protect the environment by riding your bike & opting for reusable containers such as a kleen kanteen or bobble water bottle, with a build in water filter (starting at 6$ online)!

This holiday season, please keep mother earth in mind and make sure your gifts are eco-friendly. ♥

Love always,

The Ovas

Ovarian Psycos+CBE Ride Against Domestic Violence–NOW RESCHEDULED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY 11/20/11 DUE TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND SAFETY ROAD ISSUES.

Ovarian Psycos & Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) present:

Ride Against Domestic Violence!!

Please join us on Sunday Nov. 20 2011 as we ride from South East High School to the CBE offices. Once we get to CBE, we will have a dialogue on Domestic Violence and how our communities react and handle these tragedies.

This is for all of our sisters & brothers who have left this earth too soon and to those how need the helping hand to break free.

We will meet at the South East High main entrance at 2:00PM

Riding out NO LATER THAN 2:30pm

The route is about 3 miles. (It’s not a race, but there is a pace. All riding styles are welcome!!)

CBE OFFICE
6325 Pacific Blvd, Suite 300
Huntington Park, CA 90255 (Red brick building next door to the Deardens)

Can’t make the ride, join us @ CBE for the discussion.

BREAK THE SILENCE, START THE DIALOGUE!!!

Please have a working bike
Bring a helmet
Bring water
Bring sunscreen
Bring a friend :)

Ride with Las Ovarian Psycos at CicLAvia!! Sunday, October 9th!


This Sunday October 9th, join Ovarian Psycos at CicLAvia!

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It’s HERE!! Another wonderful ride put on by the CicLAvia folks!

CicLAvia temporarily removes cars from LA streets – and the streets fill up with smiles! CicLAvia is not just for recreation. It is social integration.”

Come ride in solidarity with us as we continue to support & strive for:

- Public Space
- Public Health
- Community & Economic Development
- Pedestrian & Bicycle Advocacy

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Hollenbeck Park – Boyle Heights

415 S Saint Louis St
Boyle Heights, California
Meet up time: 9:00 AM

Ride out: 9:30 AM

Distance: About 10 miles (one way)

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!!! ALL TYPES OF BIKES, SCOOTERS, SKATEBOARDS, ETC!

RSVP on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=236530326396481

Beachin Bike Ride Sept 24th!!

Co-Ed Ride to Venice Beach Saturday, September 24th

13 mile bike ride: Eastside meets west side!

Meet at MacArthur Park (Southeast corner:7th & Alvarado)

Ahoy Ladies & Gents! Summer is coming to and end but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! End your summer right with a long and healthy 13 mile ride to “da Westside” Venice beach with the Ovarian Psycos! Then stay and kick it at Venice Beach to your hearts content.

Bring your frisbees, bathing suits, your rockin’ tunes & just come and have an all-around beachin time!

*Reminder: PLEEEEEASE be sure to to bring your WORKING bici’s, helmets, lights, sunblock AND PLENTY OF WATER!! We will be making pitstops!!

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