“‘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!
Click on the image to view the registration form!
Xicas, grab your bikes and get ready because the Ovarios del Barrio are going downtown for a very special exhibit @ Redcat Art Gallery.”Rigo 23: Autonomous InterGalactic Space Program”
Initiated by San Francisco-based artist Rigo 23, Autonomous InterGalactic Space Program is an interdisciplinary collaboration with weavers, seamstresses, painters, carpenters, and cultural activists in Chiapas, Mexico. Taking the form of a large-scale sculptural environment, Rigo 23′s project for the Gallery at REDCAT is the outgrowth of the artist’s direct contact and negotiation with the Good Government Junta of Morelia, Chiapas, part of a governing body that represents the interests of the autonomous communities and artisan co-ops throughout the region. Autonomous InterGalactic Space Program is organized around the theme “Another World, Another Path,” articulated by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) at the First Global Festival of Dignified Rage in 2009, which marked the group’s fifteenth anniversary and underscored its commitment to Mayan conceptions of the cosmos.”
For more info visit: http://www.redcat.org/exhibition/rigo-23-autonomous-intergalactic-space-program
The gallery closes at 6 pm so get there early to check it out.
We roll out at 7 pm sharp!
You know the deal.
+Womyn & womyn-identified ONLY ride.
+Bring working bikes
+Safety equipment wherever possible–helmets, front and back lights, etc.
+Bring positive vibes and something to share as we will be ending with a circle!
The Ovas will be takin’ ova the pit-stop. We will be having food & drinks, music, OVA MERCH and minor bike repairs going on! Stop by and say HI!- – - – - – - – - -
Information on the LABC River Ride: REGISTER TODAY
7 great rides! Rides for all ages, all abilities, all along the scenic LA River Bike Path. Choose from:
* 100-Mile Century Ride
* 70-Mile Park to Playa Ride
* 70-mile reverse Playa to Park Ride
* 50-Mile Half-Century Ride
* 36-Mile Training Ride
* 15-Mile Family Ride (kids 12 & under ride FREE)
* Kids’ Ride & Safety Rodeo (for young kids ages 2-6; they ride FREE courtesy of Los Angeles County)
Register now for the 12th Annual Los Angeles River Ride at www.la-bike.org/riverride
In the spirit of D-I-T (Do It Together!), Ovarian Psycos have teamed up with one of our favorite co-ops Bici Libre to bring you Ladies + Trans Nites every other Thursday–feauting bike repair workshops by expert bike mechanics, and the goofiest soundtrack around (please ignore ignore the video).
LADIES + TRANS NIGHT!
BICI LIBRE- 1205 W. 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Thurs. May 24th
Thurs. June 7th and every other Thursday after.
Watch the ladies in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9c7NDbZPco