Black Lives Matter!!
It is Pride month and we as an organization would like to say unequivocally, that
BLACK LIVES MATTER. BLACK QUEER LIVES MATTER. BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER.
We owe Pride and many of our hard-fought rights to black queer and trans revolutionaries like Marsha P. Johnson and Stormé Delarverie. We can also never forget that the queer community reflects a lot of the social ills of society writ large, and our ranks are certainly not immune to racism. We must always be aware of the insidious nature of white supremacy, vigilant in combating discrimination, and open to learning, evolving, and educating ourselves, ever striving for a more equitable future for all. There is plenty of work to be done both in and outside of our community regarding racial justice and specifically the centering and elevation of Black voices. We must never forget that Pride was a riot, and that none of us are free until all of us are free. In honor of the tireless work of queer Black activists, we as an organization will be making a substantial donation to our local Black Resilience Fund this month. Happy Pride. Black Lives Matter. The Fight Continues.
PORTLAND DYKES ON BIKES® MOTORCYCLE CONTINGENT
Is an organization committed to creating a local, national and international community of women motorcyclists and friends of women motorcyclists.
Our mission is to support
Philanthropic endeavors in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and women's communities, and reach out to empower a community of diverse women through rides, charity events, Pride events and education.
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Dykes on Bikes® Portland Chapter
Rides to support Oregon and Washington LGBTQ communities. We participate in Pride Events of various cities. DOBPDX attends fundraisers, events in different cities, create rides together as a club to help promote LGBTQ events. We plan rides that incorporate all types of fun events so that we can spread queer visibility.
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Learn About the Dykes On Bikes Officers
Road Name: First Patch
When I think of riding, two phrases come to mind. The first by author Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, “Well-behaved women seldom make history”. The second was from a friend when I asked him why he rode. He said, “When I ride I understand why birds fly”.
Road Name: Fievel
I fell in love with Motorcycles at the age of 7 when I took my first ride on the back of Honda Goldwing, however, I did not pick up riding on my own till 2015. I haven’t looked back since.
Road Name: LKat
I was drawn to and entranced by motorcycling from a very young age. The speed, the machinery, the precariousness, the outsider lifestyle. After riding go-karts and dirt bikes as a kid I got onto my first true motorcycle at the age of 24 and never looked back. Something about the erotic mortality of flying through space on a vibrating machine speaks deeply to the radical, queer philosopher in me.
Road Name: Gadget
I was only 13 years old when I first threw my leg over that Honda 100, I fell in LOVE instantly. I’ve been riding ever since. There is something about the freedom that it brings to you.