Spring Newsletter & President’s Report

Included in the Spring Newsletter is our November President’s Report

We loved ms Lola Sola’s tunes as we enjoyed watching the new DOB Mural being painted. Some members asked where they could find Lola’s Music? There are ac couple of places – if you would like to buy her tracks, the Lola Sola – Bandcamp page would be the best place, as all the funds do directly to the musician.

Come Celebrate Christmas

December 15th, 2019 from 2 pm – Come down to the Lady Hampshire Hotel (Camperdown) for a nip of Xmas Spirit with Dykes on Bikes.

Santa and her evil elf will be dropping in to hand out presents and punishments to the naughty children.

There will also be some fun Christmas games where the winning team can be assured of everlasting glory and some free drinks. Always good for a giggle!

Between 2 pm-4 pm, we will also be taking DOB 2020 Membership Renewals (& applications for any newbies that want to sign up for the first time- always best to do this person). $50 (cash or credit card accepted).

It also means you will be one of the first in for your choice of ride colour group in the 2020 Mardi Gras Parade.

An important message from ACON – we need your help!
Help shape the first NSW LGBTI Health Strategy!

The NSW Ministry of Health would like to hear about your experiences accessing health services, and your suggestions for the future. Urbis, an independent research company, is running the consultations.

▪ Complete the community survey

▪ Register your interest in attending a community roundtable:
Those who participate will receive $80 for their time. One-on-one interviews are also available.

more information

September 2019 re-cap

We’ve had a massive September following the AGM welcoming the new and continuing committee members. Check out our Broken Heel short video below.  It was an Epic Road Trip and disco till you drop in the sunburnt outback.  Shortly followed by the Annual Black & White Ball – Leather and Lipstick themed as part of Sydney’s Fetish week.

We had a lovely day out on-Sunday 29th Sept closing the month and Fetish week with a combined ride of Dykes on Bikes and the Boys on Bikes. Thank you, Mike, for setting it in motion. Big thanks to everyone who came out today. Blessings and love to Sister Catheter from Sisters of the Order of Perpetual Indulgence – Sydney House, for blessing the bikes before we rode.

Coming up next is the annual Pink Ribbon ride as we feverishly work behind the scenes to finish the upcoming year’s ride calendar. You can expect to see some new ride routes, some combined outreach rides within other parts of our community and guaranteed  “Adventure before Dementia” opportunities!

RSPCA xmas ride 2018

RSPCA xmas ride 2018

Each year we ride out to the RSPCA shelter in Yagoona and deliver donations for their community outreach programmes.  Apart from making us feel all warm and fuzzy we also get to play with the puppies and kittens, and maybe find a furever friend.

This year we delivered a bumper crop.  Big thanks to all who donated.

Dykes on Bikes 2019 Mardi Gras After Party

Dykes on Bikes 2019 Mardi Gras After Party

We will be holding another Mardi Gras after party at The (Lady) Hampshire Hotel again.  There will be dancing, entertainment and just a great cruisy night with fantastic people.

We’re taking over the whole pub and inviting the entire LGBTQI+ community to come party with us.

Whether you ride with Dykes on Bikes and just want to spend the night partying with some fantastic people you are welcome to join us.

Tickets are available through Sticky Tickets

Black & White Ball 2018

We returned to the Red Rattler in Marrickville for this years Black & White Ball.  The theme this year was The Roaring Twenties and plenty of people made the effort to dress appropriately.  The Best Dressed competitions were highly contested.

After the success of the Mardi Gras After Party we flew DJ JoSH back over from Adelaide to make sure we had plenty of dancing music for the night.

As a special surprise Drag Icon, Sexy Galexy, Came up from Melbourne to perform and MC the night for us.  To round out our drag entertainment the super smooth Jayvante Swing did a few numbers and even Rusty Gates got into the spirit with a little number.

The night raised nearly $1,000 for our charities.