Ovarian Psyco Cycles Brigade
Streets are too often dominated by cars, and cycling clubs too often dominated by macho white men. The Ovarian Psyco Cycles Brigade is an all-female, primarily Latino group out of LA with a lefty, feminist take on supporting one another’s riding. Great to see like-minded people get together to confront the challenges different groups have to riding.
The LA Times recently featured and article on the Ovarian Psycos,
The group says the name “is a play on words intended to be playful and simultaneously create some sort of acknowledgment/acceptance/pride in one’s historically oppressed body.”
Without blushing, the women use “feminine positive” slogans and catchphrases too risque for a family newspaper.
“This is a way to empower ourselves and use language that describes and empowers us,” said Maryann Aguirre, this summer’s group leader.
Read moire at www.latimes.com
Urban Velo #38 featured a similar Oakland CA based riding crew, Fixed Without Dix.