Around 500 people comprise the community "Dykes on Bikes." A group of St. Petersburg lesbians have begun promoting a healthy lifestyle and motor sports. The idea is to introduce all girls, who are either enthusiastic about motor racing or dream of sitting on the seat of a two-wheeled motor vehicle.
The first events of "Dykes on Bikes" were the coordination of "pokatushki" (joy rides) - races around St. Petersburg and along highways of the Leningrad region. "... It is so nice to quench the thirst for speed and inspire confidence in yourself at the speed of "’a bird’s flight’," says the creator of the idea.
"Pokatushki" have almost become a tradition. Of late, they have been held on Saturdays and Sundays. You can join the brave girls on a ride through one of the bikers social clubs >>.
Translated by Timothy Grishin