Bike & Landi: Merging Joyful Cycling with Meaningful Conversations on Consent and Pleasure

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In a unique fusion of fun and feminism, Lunas Collective’s Chief Operations Officer, Jeza Rodriguez, recently organized “Bike & Landi,” an activity that combined cycling with insightful discussions on gender and social norms and intimate relationships.

Held on February 24, 2024, this event aimed to create a safe and inclusive space for participants to meet new people, learn about bike repair, and engage in conversations about “landi” in the context of pleasure and consent.

What started as an idea during Jeza’s 10-day meditation quickly became a reality, with Bike & Landi becoming a platform to test the concept of merging the joy of cycling with discussions around unfair social norms.

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Starting from Centris Station in Quezon City, participants embarked on a community ride, stopping at the Dangwa Flower Market for a delightful flower shopping experience. The ride culminated at the UP Diliman Lagoon, where Sabrina Gacad, Lunas Collective's Founder, led a relaxed and engaging conversation on consent and pleasure.

Supported by Tambay Cycling Hub, Budol Buddy, Bikeary, Krebs Cycle, and Make it Safer Movement, Bike & Landi attracted a diverse group of participants, including families and first-time bike commuters. The event received overwhelming support, with participants praising its unique blend of fun and meaningful dialogue.

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One of the highlights of Bike & Landi was a speed dating component, where participants engaged in micro   conversations on topics related to desire, safety, and connection . This added a new dimension to the event, allowing participants to connect on a deeper level and further fostering a sense of community.

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"The feedback from participants has been heartwarming, with many expressing how much they enjoyed the event, the lessons they took away, and the connections they made,” Jeza highlighted in her Instagram post.

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The success of Bike & Landi exemplifies Lunas Collective's commitment to creating safer spaces and promoting respect for boundaries and consent. As an organization, we are incredibly proud of Jeza for her vision and dedication in organizing this event.

We look forward to more activities that challenge social norms and foster inclusivity and empowerment within our community!

Jeza Rodriguez is a board-certified psychometrician, development worker, and feminist youth leader, currently serving as the Chief Operations Officer of Lunas Collective. With a strong commitment to advocacy, Jeza is known for her work in creating safe spaces and promoting pleasure activism. Beyond Lunas Collective, Jeza is an organizer and leader in her communities, enhancing her craft as a bike mechanic while dedicating herself to inclusivity and empowerment. Connect with her on Instragram (@jezarodz) or via [email protected].