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

The Runaway Luna Ride!

November is National Runaway Youth Prevention Month…

Ovarian Psycos Present:

Dedicated to our children in need of a safe haven.
Our goal is to increase awareness while also educating the public about the solutions and the role they can play in preventing youth from running away.When approximately 10,000 suspected child abuse reports are filed every month here in the city of Los Angeles alone and a staggering 1.6 to 2.8 million youth nation wide runaway every year… this luna ride- but more importantly- becoming aware of the resources in our communities for runaway youth could possibly make a difference in the life of a youth that you know.
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We will be meeting up: Jovenes Inc.
1208 Pleasant Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Meet up time 7:00pm
Ride out: 7:30

Destination location: My Friend’s Place
5850 Hollywood Blvd.
L.A., CA 90028

♥ Our children need us.. come and ride and educate and share.. todo para tod@s!

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Please Bring:

- WORKING bikes (you’d be surprised)
– Tools (if you have them)
– Extra patches and tubes (we got 4 flats at our last ride)
– LIGHTS LIGHT LIGHT!!! … It gets dark…duh!
– Helmet if you got it! PROTECT THAT CRANIUM!
– Water – Hydrate yo’self
– An open heart & mind!

WOMYN or WOMYN-identified ONLY please!

Thankxtaking Co-ed Ride Recap in Pix

~Ovarian Psycos Thanxtaking Ride 11.24.12~

This “Thanksgiving” we wanted to challenge folx to think about what they are really giving thanks for this holiday season. “Thanksgiving” celebrates centuries of displacement, genocide and rape of indigenous peoples in the Americas. We wanted to create a space to honor and continue the legacy of indigenous resistance in a time where consumerism–of unhealthy food, commodities–is at an all time high.

Our best attended co-ed ride besides Tour de la Heights, close to 50 riders gathered at Tierra de la Culebra/ACLA in Highland Park for a workshop on Decolonizing Your Diet inspired by Mujeres Talk, an educational platica by permaculturalist Ari Robles and ride inspired by the Fallen Fruit Collective.

Volunteers from Tierra de la Culebra Park and Arts, Land, Community Activism (ACLA) welcomed riders to the park with a DIY sign and invited participants to harvest some of their greenlife including A LOT OF OLIVES, aloe, lavander, rosemary and many others.

Riders from as far as Pomona (shoutout to the Xicas from Pomona!) arrived around 8:00pm to take part in the workshop and platica before the ride.

Riders who participated in the Decolonize Your Diet workshop broke out into groups to compare the Western Diet and the Decolonized diet and touched on themes like Environmental Racism, Industrialization, Capitalism, White Supremacy, and Genetically Modified Foods among other things.

Resident Permaculturalist Ari Robles spoke to the group about the importance of  building relationships within our community. To many of the rider’s excitement, he also informed us that anything that hangs off of someone’s yard into the sidewalk is fair game.

Throughout the ride and at designated pit stops, riders gathered various goodies including oranges, grapefruit, lemon, avocado, and a variety of herbs.

–Spoke card–

Image from Luz’s Decolonial Cooking Club