Labor Day in Boyle Heights: Clitoral Mass, Dodgertown Bike Ride, El Mercado del Pueblo Grand Opening

Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade host tonight in Los Angeles the first all-women styled Critical Mass ride, called Clitoral Mass. Photo from Ovarian Psycos Facebook page

Clitoral Mass, Los Angeles’ first all-women mass ride, happening tonight

It’s been months in the making, and now the all-women Clitoral Mass bike ride is happening tonight. Hosted by the Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade, the women are expecting more than 300 women to attend – more than 700 people confirmed on their Facebook event page.

The all-women ride is modeled after the Critical Mass ride, also happening tonight, and will go 28 miles through Downtown Los Angeles, South Los Angeles, and parts of East Los Angeles (Boyle Heights, City Terrace). This is the first all-women mass ride happening in Los Angeles. This ride for women and women identified people, so while men can’t join the ride they can participate in the post-ride party happening at the Vortex celebrating their 2-year anniversary.

Meet up locationLos Angeles Historic State Park (aka “Not a Cornfield”)

Meet-Up Time: 6:00 p.m.

Ride-Out Time: 7:00

Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade website, click here.

Dodgertown Ride

For a full copy of the Dodgertown Bike Ride, click on the image.

Working closely with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Eastside Bike Club presents the “Dodgertown Bike Ride.”  ESBC has secured a couple of sections at Dodger Stadium for all cyclist and their families through a Group ticket sales. Please purchase tickets here.

The event starts with a Bike Rally at 3 p.m. The rally features a best decorated “LA Dodger Fan and Bike” theme. Participants are encouraged to wear Dodger attire and decorate their bikes. A Bike Parade (ala Soul Train Line), with prizes being awarded for best decorated bikes and riders. Music, raffles, health and bike related resources will also be present.

Take me out to the ball game” will be sung by participants just before departing to the stadium.

When: Rally starts at 3 p.m. Ride to the stadium starts at 4:30 p.m. Game Starts at 6:10 p.m.

Where: The rally and ride starts at El Arca (Next to Lincoln Park) 3839 Selig Place Lincoln Heights CA 90031

A farmers market opening in Boyle Heights, supporting street vendor campaign to sell legally on the street

Caridad Vasquez serves pozole to customers earlier this year at a street vendor fundraiser. Vasquez and other vendors with roots from the former Breed Street market will be at this Saturday's El Mercado del Pueblo, or farmers market. Photo from Eastsiderwriter.com

The Boyle Heights non-profit East LA Community Corporation (ELACC) and Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar are celebrating the grand opening of El Mercado del Pueblo,a one-stop evening farmers’ market with crafts, produce, hot food, and live music. The market will include local street food vendors offering their delicious foods including tamales, tortas, crepes, and other crafty treats. The market kicks off on Saturday, September 1 and that will take place every Saturday.

When: Saturday, September 1, 2012 from 5pm-10pm.  Every Saturday thereafter

Where: 2510 E. 6th Street, Los Angeles 90023 (Corner of 6th St and Mathews St.)

Click here for a flyer of the event.

  • BIGBALLRIDAZZ

    When is the Huevos only man ride happening?  I am not sure why streetsblog would promote a discriminatory ride.  If there was a men only ride I am sure you would get flack for promoting it.

  • Kris Fortin

    Hey BIGBALLRIDAZZ. I’ve been the one covering the Ova’s for this year. Aside from doing rides, a lot of their work involves outreaching to women so they can have a broader conversation about women’s issues (they ride when women are murdered on the Eastside, they have done workshops about self defense, and sexual health etc.) I’ve promoted these ladies because they go past just the normal bike ride model. They ride for a very specific purpose, and its been able to bring new women riders out to the streets, sometimes for their very first time. 

    LACBC said in a preliminary study that there are roughly 1 in 5 riders that are women. If women are not riding as much, why not try another ride format like make a ride exclusive to women? Most organized rides, and even riders you see on the road are male majority. Why not try something different to make people feel that the roads are meant for both sexes?There are rides about undocumented immigrants, there are awareness rides when people are hit by cars. I look at what the Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade as doing is using the bicycle as just another way, and a powerful way at that, of bringing issues bigger than bicycling to the forefront of conversation.Don’t forget, there’s always critical mass you can go to tonight. This city is big enough for many types of rides, so just get creative and create your Huevos ride. First ride can be about alcoholism amongst males riders. Hmmm???

  • You do realize that practically every hustle ride or fast-paced group ride in LA is a de facto huevos-only ride, right?

  • If you want to go to the Dodger game today, be part of the large pack of cyclists approaching Dodger Stadium and MAKE HISTORY, but are coming from west of the Stadium (Hollywood/East Hollywood/Silver Lake/Los Feliz/Koreatown areas), I’m leading a feeder ride starting at the Vermont/Sunset Metro station in East Hollywood (across from Children’s Hospital). We meet at 4 p.m., ride at 4:30 p.m. and will meet up with the riders from the Eastside just outside the gate at Elysian Park Ave & Stadium Way.

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