World Naked Bike Ride photos
World Naked Bike Ride photos and more
As always, the starting location for the ride will be announced later this spring, with the actual route kept under wraps to dissuade the public from lining the streets in advance, posing a possible public safety hazard for attendees. The World Naked Bike Ride is officially a protest — against our dependency on oil, for cyclist safety and in support of body positivity. Attendees are also encouraged to adopt their own causes, often using their bare backs as protest signs. The event's motto is "bare as you dare," encouraging riders to dress down to their comfort. That means while there will certainly be thousands of nude cyclists, there will also be plenty of people riding topless or in costumes.
The World Naked Bike Ride WNBR is an international clothing-optional bike ride in which participants plan, meet and ride together en masse on human-powered transport the vast majority on bicycles , but some on skateboards and inline skates , to "deliver a vision of a cleaner, safer, body-positive world. The dress code motto is "bare as you dare". In , there was a shift towards simplifying the message and focusing on cycling advocacy. The WNBR saw events in 28 cities, in ten countries on four continents. Simon Oosterman , the organizer of the WNBR in Auckland , and the first to be arrested during a WNBR event, is credited with going further and refocusing the issue on oil-dependency.