DOB QLD donates $4,500 to charity

Dykes On Bikes Queensland is proud to announce our recent donation of $4,500 to Open Doors Youth Services.

We would like to thank everyone who has supported our Ultimate Pillion Experience raffle over the past 8 months which has enabled us to pass on the profits to such a valuable charity for our LGBTQI youth.

 

2016 Sydney Mardi Gras

300 days of planning, 14 days of adventure, 3,371kms of riding, 30 DOB QLD members, two Ultimate Pillion Experience winners, one $20 million dollar Super Yacht, 500,000 people on the Streets of Sydney watching a parade, 350+ Dykes On Bikes members riding in that parade, over 1,000,000 photos, hours of TV footage, news coverage around the world, and all on the budget of $40,000 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for joining the 2016 Dykes On Bikes Queensland trip to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. I hope you all enjoyed the experience.

 

 

 

 

 

Ultimate Pillion Experience Winners

Congratulations to Natalie K. from the greater Brisbane area on winning the 2016 Ultimate Pillion Experience raffle!  Both Natalie and her partner Jill will be heading down to Sydney for an amazing weekend with Dykes On Bikes Queensland to enjoy the 2016 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras!

 

2nd prize of $150 went to Mr Brett M. in the Hervey Bay area and 3rd prize was also from that area with Crissy L. winning $50 cash!

 

Thank you to EVERYONE who entered and financially supported us with this raffle over the past year!!  We ended up selling 708 tickets which went along way to helping us support our favourite charity – Open Doors Youth Services !!!

 

 

 

 

RAINBOW OIL

RAINBOW OIL is a magazine style newsletter produced by Dykes On Bikes Queensland every 6 months (November and May). It is packed full of member profiles and updates of the things this great club has been up to recently and what we have coming up.

 

If you would like to be added to the mailing list please email president@dykesonbikesqld.org

 

Hervey Bay Success !

Thank you to all the members and associate members who recently travelled to Hervey Bay with DOB QLD.

We combined our Rockhampton, Hervey Bay and Brisbane area groups together for an awesome weekend and I trust you all had a fantastic time!  Thank you to everyone who helped to make this possible and a huge thank you to the crowd who attended the Saturday night dance party at the Bayswater and supported us with raffle ticket purchases and entertainment!  We had a great weekend!

 

 

Brisbane Pride 2015

Thank you to all the riders who came along and joined us in the 2015 Brisbane Pride event this year!

It was great to see so many of you with almost 50 bikes taking part at this years celebration.  Special thanks to the Brisbane Gay Bikers who turned up again this year to ride along side Dykes On Bikes to celebrate all things RAINBOW !!!

 

 

 

Rockhampton News

DOB QLD had a great first ride with 4 members starting the legacy in the Rockhampton area.  It is our plan to extend the membership numbers in this area so more lesbians can enjoy what this club has to offer and enjoy not only monthly rides but also come and join us on camping trips and weekends away in the future.

 

A BIG THANK YOU to Beck (ride leader) and Candice who have put some hard work into getting this area started. Julz will be heading up to Rockhampton next month to join you all for the ride and introduce herself.  Plus we will do some Mardi Gras training (which is essential if you intend to come to MG with us) and enjoy a couple of beers and a dinner on Saturday night if you are all free.

 

All rides in the Rockhampton area will be run on the 2nd Sunday of the month and will meet at Allentown Hotel, Rockhampton.  For more information about joining DOB QLD please contact Julz via email: president@dykesonbikesqld.org

 

Rockhampton Road Trip

DOB QLD recently had a fantastic trip up through the state with a weekend as guests at the Rockhampton Equality Rally.  A huge thank you to the team up there who made this event possible including Alan and Kelly.  We felt welcome, made ourselves at home and had a great time!  Your locals were friendly, we raised both money and awareness for Open Doors Youth Services (our chosen charity), and the ride up was just awesome!

Another big thank you needs to be put out for all the sponsors of our trip and the Marriage Equality Rally which included Rockhampton Club-Rok,  Caltex at Yeppoon and Gracemere and Quest Apartments Rockhampton – which is a great rainbow supporting place to stay!!!

Check out our Facebook page for more photos and TV interviews.

 

For Women In Gasoline Culture

While in Sydney we were privileged to meet Heleana from In Venus Veritas (www.invenusverit.as) who had a chance to meet our members, laugh with us and get to know why our girls join and stay with Dykes On Bikes.

 

Check out the recent article on DOB QLD … www.invenusverit.as/the-petrolettes-blog/2015/3/15/dykes-on-bikes

 

Thanks Heleana … we loved meeting you too and we will see you next year for a pre Mardi Gras BBQ!

 

 

2015 Sydney Mardi Gras Trip

As most self respecting LGBTQI individuals will be aware the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is held once a year in Sydney and Dykes On Bikes Queensland always makes its annual lesbian pilgrim to celebrate!

 

18 members including our ULTIMATE PILLION EXPERIENCE winner made the trip and enjoyed ten days of entertainment, laughter, partying and celebrating.  We were guests on the “STUDIO 10” show with Ida Butrose, Sarah Harris and the team, lead the parade in beautiful weather and enjoyed some great riding in NSW including a sunny trip up to see the 3 Sisters in the Blue Mountains.

 

Thank you to all the girls who attended this year.  We will do it all again next year so start saving and planning your outfits!