World Naked Bike Ride
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”. Full or partial nudity is encouraged, but not mandatory. As the name of the event states, it’s not necessary to cover any part of the body when participating. Many people take the opportunity to paint their bodies for the occasion.1)7 Things to Know Before Joining a Naked Bike Ride
The first official World Naked Bike Ride was organised in 2004. Before that date there had been naked cycling events in Germany and Seattle. In Spain rides were organized by the Ciclonudista. Also in Canada naked rides were regularly organised.
The background of the WNBR (World Naked Bike Ride) is to ask attention for the vulnerability of the human body in traffic. The people on bicycles.
Currently World Naked Bike Rides are organised in many places. Here are a few of them:
- New Orleans
- San Francisco
- Byron Bay
- Amsterdam (NL)
- Bristol (UK)
- Brussels (BE)
- London (UK)
- Manchester (UK)
- Cape town
Short video of the Ciclonudista in Spain, 2016.
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