ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Friday the 13th Bike Ride with the Ovarian Psycos!

 

 

 

 

 

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Join the Ovarian Psycos for our monthly Luna Ride this Friday 

June 13th! 

This ride will be dedicated to all womyn , womyn identified, queer, trans, gender non conforming individuals who have experienced or felt unsafe, intimidated,embarrassed, objectified, or sexualized while riding your bikes! These unwelcome experiences and/or unwanted leering and whistling, sexually explicit comments, demands for a smile, persistent demands for a date or phone number, road rage ignited by NOs , stalking of any sort , kisses being BLOWN in your direction or threats being made while riding your bici or in a public space is not okay! BREAK THE silence ! We womyn are not outside for other’s entertainment and our clothing should not provoke anybody. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! HARASSMENT should not be seen as A NORM or dismissed lightly.!It is not okay for anyone based on their gender preference to feel entitled to make remarks as stated above. Know that this is known as street harassment and it is not a compliment. It’s bullying behavior and it is harmful!

THE TIME HAS COME TO SPEAK UP, reclaim our space on the roads AND share our own personal experiences! XOME out to the ride and engage in some dialogue amongst sisters.

We will be discussing ways of keeping ourselves safe, protected, and ways to combat AND NIP street harassment!

*PLEASE NOTE : This Ride is for Womyn, Womyn identified , queer,trans, gender non conforming individuals.

WHAT TO BRING:
-working bike
-helmet
-lights
-patches, tools, tubes, pump (if you have one)
-water
-money for snacks

Meet up @6:30
Rolling @7:00

We will be meeting at the Cypress/Lincoln gold line station

ENDING LOCATION WILL
BE Los Feliz/Riverside
@ the park

You don’t want to miss this ride!

“Ovarian Psyco Cycles’ Bike Brigade Is the Best Thing Ever” – according to JEZEBEL!

Whoa whoa! Thank you everyone for all the support thus far! We’re just a small collective of only 8 now attempting to create a world where “womyn of color are change agents who maintain and create holistic health within themselves and their respective communities for present and future generations”

Here’s a post that JEZEBEL put on their website earlier today!

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The all-woman, mostly Latina Ovarian Psyco Cycles Brigade is “both an answer and a challenge to the aggressive male biking culture” in Los Angeles. Fuck yes.

Evelyn Martinez grew up with a mother who told her it wasn’t safe for women to ride bikes. Now, she leads the Ovarian Psyco Cycles Brigade, which defies both car culture AND macho bike culture. The nine main members are mostly 20 something Latina nonprofit workers who organize a monthly women’s “Luna Ride” during the full moon. Is this a dream?

To read the rest of the article, click HERE!!!