Ovarian Psycos Present: April Luna Ride – Womyns Self Defense Ride!

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Ovarian Psycos Present
Our April Full Moon Ride
Dedicated to Womyn’s Self Defense and Denim Day!
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This THURSDAY April 25th, Join Las Ovarian Psycos as we ride under the full moons light in dedication to Womyns Self Defense and Denim Day LA! There is no excuse and never an invitation to rape! We feel as womyn we need to make sure we are always prepared to defend ourselves from any person, predator, rapist, boyfriend etc. That is why we’re bringing to you this very special Luna Ride!

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We will be meeting up at 1st and Mednik at Belvedere Park in Boyle Heights! Address is 4801 E 1st St. LA 90022 and riding to Corazon Del Pueblo!

There we will have a self defense workshop by some of our Ova Sisters and familia who teaches the Self Defense Classes at Corazon Del Pueblo!

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Meeting Up: 6:30
Riding Out: 7:00

Open to ALL Womyn and Womyn Identified ONLY!

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*** Click here to read on the history of Denim Day ***

Read all about it! Ovarian Psycos featured in LA OPINIÓN!

Extra Extra!!! Read all about it! This past weekend Las Ovarian Psycos were featured in LA OPINIÓN! Short and sweet article but touches on good stuff: Sisterhood, reverse racism, yesterday’s CicLAvia, our past Black & Brown Unity Ride with East Side Riders & Black Kids on Bikes, our upcoming August 2nd Annual Clitoral Mass and more!

Read, share & enjoy!

Click on this link to read the article!!!

If you need it translated – read below:

This Sunday, as every year, thousands of Angelenos will leave their cars parked and mounted their bikes to participate in CicLAvia and take advantage of 15 miles of traffic-free streets that connect the historic El Pueblo de Los Angeles to Venice Beach.

Since its inception in 2010, the event has attracted cyclists over 100,000 Angelenos participating either in groups, with their families or alone.

The Ovarian Psycos, a group of women of color in East Los Angeles, is one of many groups that will participate in the event.

“Ovarian Psycos born three years ago in Boyle Heights, in response to the lack of representation of women of color within the cycling community of Los Angeles,” said Maryann Aguirre, member and spokesperson for the group. The group was founded by Xela of X, also known as Cihuatl Ce (woman in Nahuatl), in 2010. The cyclists organize events to raise awareness in the community, with specific issues they care to women, including domestic violence, abuse or breast cancer, among others.

Every month during full moon Psycos Ovarian women come out with their bikes around the city. Some of the events are exclusive for women cyclists, while others include other groups Angelenos.

 

Unity Ride, for example, was an event that made with Eastside Riders and BKOB groups, to promote unity among Hispanic and African American community.

For the upcoming August 24, Psycos Ovarian women have planned the event Clitoral Mass, annual walk, which last year had 300 cyclists.

Most cyclists are from East Los Angeles and the main requirement for membership is to be a woman of color.

“Some people have told us that we are doing so discrimination, but we do not believe in reverse racism,” said Aguirre. The spokesperson advised that those interested in joining the group, they can begin to participate in the rides and see how they feel.

“The bike is only a herramineta. Many of us come from families with problems of abuse or violence and we feel that the group is like a brotherhood, we are much more than friends,” said Aguirre. “Being part of Ovarian Psycos has helped me a lot in my personal life,” he added.

Ovarian Psycos Aguirre said was one of the many groups that exist in Boyle Heights and who were an integral part of the community.

This Sunday, the group will meet Mexico in the Park, Lincoln Heights with other cycling groups, such as the Eastside Club, and the Coalition of cyclists to participate in CicLAvia Montebello.

Article By: Virginia Gaglianone

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

Get to know the Ovarian Psycos – Alejandra Ocasio

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Alejandra is currently the Right Ovary for the Spring Season – 2013

  • Name/Ova Alias: Fo/Focasio
  • Your Bici’s Name/Alias: La Suavecita

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    First Ride: Spooky Sabbath Ride

  • Born and Raised: Born in Sacramento, raised in San Diego and Chicago
  • Day job/night job: Lifelong Student/Tutor at Academia Semillas del Pueblo, 
  • First ride: Spooky Sabbath Ride
  • Reason(s) for joining: I kept hearing about these badass muxeres putting in mad work in the community. How could I not wanna join! But what kept me cuming back was the good energy and the sense of sisterhood I got being around all these womyn. 
  • Best and worst experience from a ride: Best: My first luna ride. Like nothing I ever experienced. Worst: No bad experiences so far 44275_955248058131_8047470_n
  • What have you accomplished/hope to accomplish: I hope to get more in tuned with my bike and her needs and to get more and more muxeres out in the streets on their bicis
  • Words of wisdom: Take care 562936_433432376700290_562629348_nof yourself (emotionally, physically, mentally). Short, simple, to thepoint. My mom always says it. Still trying to figure out how to actually do it.

FILL IN THE BLANKS:

  • The best thing about being a Muxer: Being able to be a badass and look cute while I’m at it. 
  • My favorite form of hydration: Water all day every day
  • My Ovarian Psyco sisters are: Strong, Amazing, Beautiful, Hilarious
  • Best way to get rid of cramps: Lots of Sleep, Water and Exercise. 
  • My bike is (my): weapon577231_10151487134538289_773392918_n

Los Angeles’ 2nd Annual CLITORAL MASS!

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CALLING ALL WOMYN AND WOMYN IDENTIFIED RIDERS!

The time has cum for Los Angeles’ 2nd Annual CLITORAL MASS is making its way to a hood near you….August 24th 2013
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MORE INFO T.B.A!

***If you would like to be part of the Clitoral Mass organizing committee please email: ovarian.psycos@gmail.com***

RSVP on the FB event page, here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/486704604728980/?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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Link

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Dear friends and familia,

We are reaching out to you today to ask for your support to fund our sisters’ from New Orleans campaign–“Sistah to Sistah: A Road trip fundraiser to support the Ovarian Psycos” on Indiegogo.com.

Their trip, which is scheduled to take place in January 2013, is designed to raise funds, awareness and support for Ovarian Psycos’ all-womyn run community bicycle space which we intend to open in Boyle Heights in our effort to continue to empower young womyn of color in underserved communities.

We would greatly appreciate your support in helping these two ambitious young womyn mechanics from New Orleans, Tracey and Alisha, raise the necessary funds of $1,000 to cover travel expenses and purchase equipment. They will also be collecting donations of money, books, ‘zines, tools, bike parts, office equipment and other resources you may have to help us get the shop up and running.
All of your contributions are tax-deductible through Plan B’s 501-C3 non-profit status. Ask us how!

We appreciate any help you are able to contribute to this incredible manifestation of sisterhood including sharing this message among your contacts.

Visit the campaign website here:

http://www.indiegogo.com/LTS2OPB/x/1889180?action_object_map={%22430424743679978%22%3A219138824886984}&action_ref_map=[]&action_type_map={%22430424743679978%22%3A%22og.likes%22}&fb_action_ids=430424743679978&fb_action_types=og.likes

With love,

Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade
ovarian.psycos@gmail.com
ovarianpsycos.com