The Ovarian Psycos are a womyn of color bike collective trying to raise money to open a community bike shop in Boyle Heights, LA. To get this bike shop rolling, co-founders Tracey and Alisha are planning a cross country bike ride on which to gather donations and spread the word about the Ovarian Psycos.
To make this trip happen, the ladies need a cool $1,000. At present, they are a little over halfway to their goal. With this money, they’ll be able to travel the country collecting money and sending out the call for spare parts, tools and any useful bits that they’ll need to open their bike shop.
But why open a bike shop? As bike mechanics themselves, Tracey and Alisha want to spread the word and knowledge about how to build and maintain a bike to other women and trans individuals. This way, they’ll have their own mode of healthy transportation, as well as the skills and space to make sure they keep pedaling.
Go to http://www.indiegogo.com/LTS2OPB and contribute what you can (donations starting at $10 get pretty awesome “thank you” gifts). Also, as a contingent of PLAN B, the New Orleans Community Bike Project, the Ovarian Psycos are part of a non-profit, so all donations are tax-deductible!
They only have 5 days left to make their goal!
Photos via la.streetblog.org and violencegirl.tumblr.com