SERVING OUR COMMUNITIES
DYKES ON BIKES® WINNIPEG, CA
Dykes on Bikes® Winnipeg, CA Women’s Motorcycle Contingent is a registered non-profit organization committed to creating a local, national and international community of women motorcyclists and friends of women motorcyclists. Our mission is to support philanthropic endeavors in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Two-Spirit, and women’s communities, and to reach out to empower a community of diverse women through rides, charity events, Pride events and education.
We need to keep fighting.
Our 2SLGBTQ+ youth, elders, family, and friends need our help. While we’ve come a long way towards equal rights and anti-discrimination, we still have a long way to go. Dykes on Bikes® Winnipeg, CA Women’s Motorcycle Contingent has pledged to keep fighting for what’s right in our communities; working together with other agencies and groups in our city and province to help make a difference.
of transgender and Two Spirit people in Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario have attempted suicide at least once (Taylor, 2006)
2SLGBTQ* youth face approximately 14 times the risk of suicide and substance abuse than heterosexual peers (Gibson, 2011)
of 2SLGBTQ+ students feel unsafe in Canadian Schools (Egale, 2011)
Dykes on Bikes® made their first Pride event debut with a group of 20 to 25 women in 1976 in San Francisco, CA.
Today, Dykes on Bikes® boasts over 20 international chapters, all overseen from the main office in San Francisco where it all began. Hundreds of riders now participate in Pride events all around the world.
In 2019, the mother chapter in San Francisco approved the first official Canadian Chapter of Dykes on Bikes® Women’s Motorcycle Contingent in the heart of the continent –Winnipeg, Manitoba.