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All-Female Eastside Bike Crew in L.A. Forms a 'Clitoral Mass'

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Step aside, boys, there's a new biking group in Los Angeles, and they want you to know they "don't need no fucking balls."

LA Streetsblog has a profile of the fierce women who make up this new Eastside-based biking brigade called the Ovarian-Psycos.

The riders clearly have more than biking on their minds: Their leaders are referred to as left and right ovaries. Meeting organizers are called "clit checkers." They sport stickers with the slogan: “Ovaries so big, we don’t need no fucking balls.” Their monthly bike rides are called "Luna Rides." Their 2-year anniversary coming up in July will be titled "Clitoral Mass."

The group might not be taken as seriously by other (mostly male) biking groups, but that's kind of beside the point: the group is as much dedicated to creating a safe space for women on the streets as it is to biking for the hell of it. The group is close-knit and they discuss domestic violence. Streetsblog recounts how one of their monthly rides turned into a protest after Lincoln Heights resident Bree'Anna Guzman was discovered on the side of a freeway. During the protest, the riders chanted "Whose Streets? Our Streets."

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Ovarian-Psycos sounds a little like Midnight Ridazz, Slutwalk and Occupy Wall Street all rolled into one. For the full profile of how the group came to be and photos, check out the full post over at Streetsblog.