The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is an annual protest and demonstration in the form of a clothing optional bicycle ride, which happens in approximately 70 cities around the world.
Organisers say, ‘through our naked and highly visible presence on our roads our protest aims to highlight the vulnerability of cyclists to motorists who appear blind to our presence, to promote cycling as an alternative to a car culture, and encourage positive body image for all.
‘Too many cyclists are killed or injured on our roads by car drivers who claim that they did not see the cyclists. We say to the car drivers, if we ride naked, ‘can you see me now’?
Our naked riders are as vulnerable as the planet that we live on owing to a society that over-promotes car use. Ditch your car, grab a bike, and do your health and the environment a big favour.
‘Too many people of all genders and ages are unhappy with their bodies. We encourage all to come along ‘bare as you dare’ and be happy with your body.
‘We welcome all. Please join us for our 15th WNBR on March 12. The Byron Bay annual ride is the largest gathering of WNBR riders in Australia, all in our tiny town. Hoping to see many come out, participate or just be here to cheer on and support WNBR.
‘It’s a great opportunity to show your support for awareness for bicycle safety on our roads. Butler Street Reserve at 1pm for a 3pm ride. Helmets are a must.’
If you wear a helmet are you really naked?
A little competition for getting the kit off with on the same day – Sunday 12/3/23 – we had the Nudie Bike Ride and the Sydney Skinny.
Not sure if anyone manged to do both events on the day