If you enjoy riding your motorbike or scooter and are looking for a group of fun dykes to ride with, then Sydney’s Dykes On Bikes Inc. is for you. If you are interested in bikes, riding with us in the annual Mardi Gras parade or just want to expand your social network, we’d love you to come along to one of our many rides or events. Our members range from 18 to 80 years old, and we welcome any sized bike from a sporty scooter to a massive trike; P or L plate; or even if you don’t have a bike yet, we’d love to meet you. We go on group rides monthly ranging from short rides to the beach, longer rides to the mountains and regional rides to events we love to participate in, such as the Broken Heel Festival in Broken Hill, and Tropical Fruits for New Year’s Eve in Lismore There are rides to choose from for every comfort and experience level. Dykes On Bikes Inc. membership gives you more than fun rides to go on. You will also probably have many laughs and good times with a great group of people. Your membership will give you access to many membership discounts, exclusive weekends away and camping trips, and you’re bound to make some great friendships along the way.
Full Members get all the glory! You need to have your motorcycle licence or learners permit and identify as female* and as a dyke. Full Members are entitled to ride on any of our rides and get voting rights at our AGM and General Meetings. You need to be a Full member to ride in Mardi Gras.ation.
This membership is available to anyone who doesn’t have a licence or just wants to be someone’s pillion (female* pillions only allowed in the parade)? If you don’t identify as female or dyke, then Associate Membership is for you. All members are welcome to come to our group rides.
Interstate, Regional or Overseas Member
If you’ve never been a member of Sydney’s Dykes on Bikes Inc. before or you haven’t been a paid member for the last 2 years, you’ll need to contact our Membership officer first who will guide you through the current process (Full Members need to be nominated by two other members)
Be a Ride Leader for the Mardi Gras Parade!
With a couple of hundred bikes in the Parade and riders of varied abilities, it’s important to have trustworthy and responsible riders to lead each colour group and demonstrate what to do on the Parade route. This is very helpful for experienced and new riders alike and is reassuring to have responsible and experienced rider available to answer questions and provide help on the day.
Being a Ride Leader during Mardi Gras is a special responsibility, among other things, the ride leader is responsible for maintaining the pace while we ride and to answer any questions you may have on the day. Ride Leaders need to be able to commit to attending a special early briefing time and perform safety checks on their rider’s bikes. The Ride Leaders get a special patch at the Parade, different to the normal participant’s patch as well as our undying gratitude.
Your membership fees go towards our insurance, Mardi Gras costs, supplies (flags, bags, sticky tape) and storage costs. We are a not-for-profit Incorporated Association.