We finally did it! After twenty-five years of being called Dykes on Bikes – we are now a Chapter of the legendary San Francisco Dykes on Bikes®. It is with the utmost honor that I remind you that my aunt Tata Flores founded Dykes on Bikes for Chicago in her own personal way.
Tata was a passionate advocator. I honor her memory by leading the official Dykes on Bikes® Chicago as their president. This is a prestigious organization, and I will be leading it with a lot of heart and pride. Behind every rugged butch there’s a talented fem with a sense of humor to keep the balance. I am excited to announce that Tamale Sepp will be the Vice President of Dykes on Bikes Chicago. Of course we can not be a complete organization without an amazing treasurer like Cathy Cortes, and last but not least, Amy “Fuego” Burnstine will tackle the role of secretary.
The group will be a non-for-profit organization committed to supporting philanthropic endeavors in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and women’s communities and beyond. Additionally, the group will reach out to empower a diverse community of women through rides, charity events, Pride events and education.
Dykes on Bikes Chicago have claimed The Parlour as our hub (hang out) and will collaborate with The L Stop for upcoming events in the very near future. In addition to Chicago’s extraordinary website The L Stop, you will now have the motorcyclist driving force of Dykes on Bikes® Chicago to call your own.
There are currently seventeen Chapters throughout the United States and Internationally, Chicago will make it eighteen. Within the coming months, I will be recruiting members. The first recruitment meeting takes place on February 16th at 6:30PM @ Parlour located at 6341 N. Clark St. Additional announcements will be posted on The L Stop, Face Book, Twitter or check out our new web page www.dykesonbikeschicago.com. You can always e-mail me directly at email@example.com.
Remember, if you have any questions regarding anything and everything having to do with motorcycles hit me up.
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Debby Rijos was born and raised in Chi-Town. She grew up in the Ukrainian Village and Bucktown neighborhoods. The mind and the body are her passion; she has a background in Psychology as well as Fitness. When not cruising on her Harley in Boystown you can find Debby fulfilling her public duties at the Department of Public Health. Yes! She is 100% Boricua.