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

Breaking the Cycle–September Luna Ride Sept 29, 2012

  • It’s that time of the month again ladies!!!

    Ovarian Psycos bring you our September Luna Ride – A bike ride riding under the full moon in a sea of womyn (and female identified) individuals ♥

    “To all my lovely ladies who need some female strength, a nice ride under the stars and an open dialogue about the obstacles that families are faced with ALL set with in a loving and nurturing group of womyn ♥ “

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    This Luna Ride is titled:
    “Breaking the Cycle”

    - Being born into families that are affiliated and affected with first hand ‘gangsters’ leaves their children with no choice but to deal with this. This is the example that we have to see AND our children, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews have to see and deal with everyday and know nothing else but this.
    This is something that a few of our Psyco Sisters have brought up to our attention. Ovarian Psycos are not just some “pretty girls on bikes” we, like many others deal with this shit on a daily basis!
    Easy money, drugs, gang life, trying to make a dollar outta nothing – We already have to fight off the oppressor and on top f that – they’re kicking us and our brothers and sisters down. The psycos are tired of this – Let’s be the change we wish to fkn see – break that cycle.

    Ride will be ending at Whittier Narrows. There we will have a talking circle and give out useful information for everyone. ♥
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    Meet Up: Gold Line – Indiana Station
    Meet Up Time: 7:30 pm
    Roll Out Time: 8:00
    End Destination: Whittier Narrows

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    Please:
    – Bring WORKING Bikes!
    – Stay Hydrated – Drink Agua!
    – It’s will get DARK – LIGHTS LIGHTS LIGHTS!
    – Open Heart – Open Mind ♥
    – Remember: FEMALE AND FEMALE IDENTIFIED –>ONLY<–

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    Ovarian Psycos Mission:
    “We are an all-womyn bicycle brigade cycling for the purpose of healing our communities physically, emotionally, and spiritually by addressing pertinent issues through cycling.”

    Ovarian Psycos Vision:
    “We envision a world where womyn of color are change agents who create and maintain holistic health within themselves and in their respective communities for present and future generations.”

LOS ANGELES’ FIRST CLITORAL MASS A TODO DAR! (VIDEO)

THANKS TO ALL THE LOVELY WOMYN & WOMYN ID’d FOLKS WHO HELPED MAKE LA’S FIRST CLITORAL MASS A TODO DAR!

More than 250 womyn took the streets on their bicis, guided by ladies in reflective vests and the outline of, of course, the beautiful moon goddess coyolxauhqui dressed in blue, on August 31st for LA’s first Clitoral Mass!
The ride came after months of preparation by the Clitoral Mass committee which consisted of Ovarian Psycos core collective members, our sisters over at the Iron Unicorns and many other womyn/womyn id’d cyclists and all around psycos! Womyn in the CMC coordinated safety, “caracol” traffic control, pit stops that included a drum circle in Leimert Park and snacks at La Mina in City Terrace, an after-party celebrating OPCB’s 2 year anniversary and much more!

Riders met up at LA’s state historic park on Friday Aug. 31st–no, not making line for FYF– but to ride in LA”s first ever Clitoral Mass ride. Elsewhere, Critical Mass may have drawn nearly 2,000+ riders, but Clitoral Mass made historic strides that will leave skid marks in LA’s history forever.

Video of the ride courtesy of our friend Kris Fortin over at LA Streetsblog