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Meet Caz

WHO ARE THE WOMEN UNDER THE HELMETS?

In addition to our Dykes Off Bikes series of live interviews, every so often we’ll be posting profiles of our members so we can all get to know each other better.
This week we meet Caz, our passionate member since 2015.

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Name: Caz

Member since: 2015

Ride: Suzuki GS500F

Riding since: Dirt Bikes when I was a kid, moved up to road bikes 2009 when I was living in the Yarra Ranges.

Loves: Family, Grandkids the ocean.

Hates: crazy car drivers and racists.

What is your pronouns? she

Who inspires you? Ellen DeGeneres

Tell us something about you that no one would know: I went to Cambodia and built houses for a charity group, it is one of the best things I have ever been involved in.

Where’s your favourite place in the world? Asides from home! the Plitvice lakes in Croatia or the deck of a yacht on the Aegean sea.

Tell me how you first got involved in with DOBM? I met some of the group at Midsumma Carnival, then saw them leading the Pride March, I was looking for a women’s group to ride with and you all seemed really friendly.

What is so empowering about riding a motorcycle? And How does riding transform other areas of your life? The freedom that you feel riding a motorbike out on the open road is a joy, makes you feel alive and happy. It is a  great stress reliever to face the rest of life, it resets you.

Which pride parade would you love to ride in? Sydney, I have always wanted to.

What are you passionate about? kindness

If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? Equality, everyone should have rights and be treated equally.

What is your dream bike? Make/Model/Year and why – I haven’t decided yet.

What do you wish other people knew about DOBM? I think DOBM had a bad rep early on, when I was going to join people told me that it was rough and that I would need to butch up to join, which was simply not true. There are women of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs in the club, professional women, mothers, grandmothers and trades people and they are all lovely. It had been the most supportive club I have ever belonged to and getting out with a group of women to ride is one of the most liberating and joyous experiences.  We all have a common goal to get out and ride our bikes hang out with like minded women who love their bikes and to raise funds for the community when we can.

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