Lesbian motorcycle group Dykes on Bikes (DOB) Victoria has folded and has been replaced by a new Melbourne chapter.
Dykes on Bikes Melbourne will take the place of the long-running group which closed down in June.
DOB Melbourne president Chrissy Wells said a new committee is in place and the group is calling for new members.
“I’m hoping within the next two years to have 100 members in the club,” Wells said.
“Clubs are about getting people together with a similar interest and I know there are plenty of women out there who will come back once they see that it’s back to being a good social friendly club where everyone’s coming
together to have fun and not trying to be control freaks.
“At the end of the day, we just want to get a good group.”
Wells, who had been a member of DOB Victoria for a decade, hinted the old group’s end caused some tensions but said the new chapter is looking to the future.
“At the end of the day, we didn’t have the numbers to keep the [old] club alive,” Wells said.
“There are some [DOB Victoria] ex-members [who] have rejoined without hesitation.
“Obviously there’s a handful of girls who clashed heavily with others. But we just truly want to move forward, have fun and have a good time.”
DOB Melbourne will hold a fundraising event to kick-start the new club at the Glasshouse Hotel on November 25.
Drag and musical acts, including Millie Minogue, will be on the bill.
Members of DOB Victoria traditionally opened the annual Pride March Victoria in St Kilda and the street march during Daylesford’s ChillOut festival.
DOB Melbourne will meet regularly for rides, meetings and social events. They will offer information and support to new riders and future riders.
INFO: Visit the Dykes on Bikes Melbourne Facebook page.